Olive Oil Taste Testing

If you’re looking for a new way to season your vegetables, spice up your fish, marinate your meats, or just create a great dip, then olive oil and balsamic vinegar tastings might be for you.

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Olive oil is a staple in most Mediterranean diets and has become popular in Western cooking in the recent decades. Many may not know this, but there are over 20 different types of olive oils, infused with various herbs and spices. When paired with infused balsamic vinegars, the flavor combination possibilities are endless.

Generally when it comes to taste testings wine might come to mind, maybe even cheese or coffee, but never oil. The best way to taste test the quality of olive oil is to place a small amount in a glass, and take a sniff. It should smell fresh. If it smells slightly musty or like cardboard the oil is not pure or has gone bad. Don’t worry if you’re a newbie to all of this, the expert doing the tasting will guide you. And if guzzling a little oil by itself sounds unappetizing, you can always pair the oil with a balsamic vinegar or dip in some bread.

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Gluten-Free Crackers Product Review

I love this stuff!! It’s the first thing I grab when I go to the store. Unlike other gluten-free crackers out there that try to imitate regular gluten crackers and can taste quite stale, these don’t try to imitate it at all. They have a crispy light crunch to them and go perfectly with other toppings or you can eat it by itself. Most people who are non-gluten cringe at the idea of eating something gluten-free, but I gave some to a few coworkers to try and they loved that so much that they went out and bought a few boxes for themselves. There’s a variety of different flavors in this line as well, but I just go for the original.

Ingredients:
Rice flour, potato starch, salt, almonds, safflower oil, natural butter

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Snack Find: Apple Chips

Who ever said the only way you could enjoy an apple was in its full form or only by juicing?

Try baked APPLE CHIPS!

• No added sugar or preservatives
• Fat free
• Gluten free
• All Natural
• 2g of Fiber

What’s so great about this snack, other than the fact that it tastes good, is that there’s 1 WHOLE apple in every bag. And the only ingredient is APPLE, unless you buy the Cinnamon flavored chips, which in that case the only ingredients are still Apple and Cinnamon. That’s it!

Add them to your:
Salads
Yogurt
Or Morning Oatmeal

Enjoy and Follow Your Bliss!