Whipping up a tasty weeknight meal is one of my specialties. I am all about adding flavor and creating a recipe the whole family will eat up. One thing we always look forward to and eat until the plate is clean is spaghetti. It’s a crowd pleaser. We often jazz it up with different sauces and veggies, but one ingredient is the same, the 100% Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
Flavor Of Life
As an Italian, 100% Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil is a staple in our home and so are pasta nights. We use this oil in our everyday cooking. I am proud to partner with the Flavor of Life campaign which exists to educate people about authentic Extra Virgin Olive Oil. They are empowering consumers by educating them about the rich history and delicious properties that these oils display – and sharing the delicious Extra Virgin Olive Oil culinary culture that’s been harvested in Europe for generations.
About Extra virgin olive oil
Extra virgin olive oil is made by pressing olive oil, without heat or chemicals; it’s known as the first cold pressed olive oil. Acidity must be below 0.8% or virtually free of acidity. This has nothing to do with the pH or taste, but the % of oleic acid (fatty acid). Higher levels indicate improper production and rancidity. A panel of expert tasters trained by the International Oil Council test for taste defects and the presence of positive attributes of fruitiness, bitterness and spiciness. If the oil doesn’t have the signature fruity taste and harmonious balance it won’t pass as extra virgin. Extra virgin olive oil has a high smoking point of 400°F, so it is great for cooking and baking. You will want to store your oil somewhere dark and cool, not on the counter or near a stove, and never in the refrigerator.
Get comfortable using your EVOO and get to know how to incorporate it into your life. Experiment with different oils for different occasions. Use delicate oils for salad dressings or as a condiment over vegetables, fish, eggs, or potatoes. Try out robust oils with hearty foods that can stand up to the intense flavor, like steak or spicy soup.
Le Stagioni d’ Italia takes great pride in bringing authentic Italian foods from seed to shelf, selecting seeds, harvesting crops, and packaging foods in their state-of-the-art production facilities in Northern Italy. Le Stagioni d’ Italia’s short, fully traceable supply chain is guaranteed sustainable and the great care they take with processing creates exceptional taste. I can say first hand how fresh and pure their Extra Virgin Olive Oil tastes. This Extra Virgin Olive Oil is harvested in Italy, it is vegan, gluten free, and contains no additives or preservatives. A high quality, authentically Italian product.
Simple Spinach & Tomato Spaghetti
- 16 oz. spaghetti ( You can use linguine, or fettuccini)
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- Salt and freshly ground pepper
- 6 Tbs extra virgin olive oil
- 2 cup of spinach
- 1 cup of diced cherry tomatoes
- ¼ tsp crushed red pepper
- Juice of 1 lemon
- Cook pasta according to the package instructions.
- In a pan heat up cherry tomatoes, garlic and extra virgin olive oil and sauté on low, Add in spinach
- Drain pasta, saving ¼ cup of the cooking liquid for later use.
- Return pasta to the pan. Add the spinach and tomatoes mixture and half of the reserved cooking liquid. Toss to combine. Add salt and pepper, red peer and lemon to taste.
I love using 100% Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil in our every day cooking try it and add some flavor to your life!