"What? Did I hear you say you don’t care for them? Did you say yuck? Did you grow up with over roasted/boiled, under seasoned little balls of bitter mush like I did? Well, it’s time to get over that. Let’s forget what was and get to the ‘how to make them delicious’ part. So many ways, so many options will turn these potentially sad green globes into crispy, savory, eat a second helping please, gems. This is one idea, and it is a winner! With GO-On Tap Persian lime oo and their roasted chili oo, these are not just yummy, they are kicked up, crunchy, crispy, tangy balls of fire. (Well, only if you really hit these with spice – which is certainly your prerogative). After I prepped my sprouts and quartered them, I poured GO-On Tap Persian lime oo over them with a hit of salt and freshly ground black pepper. I preheated my oven, preheated my foil-lined cookie sheet in the oven for 10 minutes, then poured on my sprouts to roast. When roasted to my preference, I removed from the oven, sprinkled with fresh lime juice, zest of lime and a spritz of GO-On Tap roasted chili oil. (I keep a food grade spray/spritz bottle with GO oils in them). I then added in chopped sweet heat coated pecans. Done. I could hardly get these to the table to eat. I kept picking at them off the pan! See, you DO like Brussels sprouts. You just need to find what works for you. Roast with GO garlic mushroom oo and crisped bacon and shallots. Roast in GO meyer lemon oo and dill, toss in dried cranberries and crumbled blue cheese when these come out of the oven. Smile. It’s delicious. Honor your appetite. Play with your food.”
"You know when time doesn’t work with your schedule? When life throws you off the rails and then tells you to stay there for a while? (I’m not talking pandemic situation). When it’s too hot to cook, you’re tired, you just don’t feel like it? I get it. I’ve been there. I am there. So, here’s what I did this week. I had some great focaccia that I drizzled with GO-On Tap basil oo, a little garlic and black pepper. Toasted that in the oven and set aside. I pulled some grape tomatoes off my plants, added fresh mozzarella balls, chopped Persian cucumber, pitted some Castelvetrano olives, tore some fresh basil and mixed that all together with GO-On Tap basil oo and lemon white balsamic. This is fresh, easy and made me happy. Do you have black olives? Squash, avocado, arugula, corn, bacon, pasta? Other herbs? You get the idea. Don’t sweat it or make an issue where there needn’t be one. It isn’t about what you don’t have, it’s about what you do. You can make it work. With GO-On Tap products, we know food is always tasty. So, take it easy on yourself. Throw together what works for you. Trust and know that it’s enough and it’s ok. Honor your appetite. Play with your food.”
"I’ll admit, for weeks I did not know what this R post would contain. I had no idea what to make, but with a delightful foodie gift from a friend yesterday, it all became clear. I was given scapes, curly tendrils of green that come up from hard necked garlic plants, and presto, my pesto thoughts ran wild. This is a really nice dip that is fast and easy to make. It’s a great alternative to guacamole or a sour cream based dip. I roasted red peppers on the grill (but you can keep it easy and get a jar of roasted reds if you prefer, just drain first), peeled and seeded them. Then I put the peppers, GO-On Tap Basil EVOO, chopped scapes, freshly grated parm cheese, roasted walnuts, a pinch salt and ground black pepper into my food processor. Done. Easy. Delicious. The scapes bring a lovely soft garlic flavor profile to the pesto versus a sharper, more pungent raw garlic clove hit. If you’d prefer, add fresh basil to the mix. You can add chili flake for a kickier dip as well. Garlic Mushroom, Spanish Signature or even the Blood Orange EVOOs from Grapes & Olives On Tap would be nice options instead of the Basil EVOO that I used. If you’re watching carbs, this would be great spooned over roasted cauliflower. Or, spoon over softened, cream cheese and dip crackers into. As always, honor your appetite. Play with your food."
"This could not be easier or more flexible of a twist on salad. While we know and love mozzarella with tomato and GO-On Tap basil oo, there are endless options with cheese and GO products. What’s in your fridge? What GO-On Tap olive oils and balsamics do you have and love? What combos do you like to use? Well, here’s a new take for your favorites. I cubed fresh mozzerella cheese, sliced some seedless cucumbers, smashed some Castelvetrano olives and mixed with GO-On Tap meyer lemon oo, lemon white balsamic and zest of a lemon. I cracked some pink peppercorn over top and this is done! Seriously easy. Seriously fresh. My avocados aren’t quite ripe now, so I’ll add that the next time I make this. You can swap in feta, kalamata olives, Go-On Tap Spanish Limited Edition oo, chopped tomatoes and red onion. Or, add all that to cubed (or the balls) of fresh mozzarella. Toss in fresh herbs, segment an orange, cut in radishes. Mix and match. Honor your appetite. Play with your food.”
"Hello GO Friends. Here we are, on letter L. Almost ½ way through the alphabet. This one is a keeper! Lemon is always a winner and carbs/comfort make a triple threat to a meal. And let’s be honest, sometimes, comfort food has to be ‘it’. Enjoy it. Savor it. This recipe, I’ll tell you came from one I’ve seen on a certain food tv channel by a certain Italian female chef. You can search the recipe. I made modifications because I love more parm cheese. I omit bay leaf and chives. I added peas and of course, plenty and then some more, GO-On Tap meyer lemon oo. You could make this interesting and mix a blend of GO meyer lemon oo and rosemary oo or meyer lemon and blood orange oo. For a double bubble of goodness and some tang to the creamy risotto and parm, add some GO-On Tap white lemon balsamic with the GO meyer lemon oo. Mix up your veggie addition if you wish. Peas, asparagus, crisped Brussels sprout leaves, or diced and roasted sweet potato would make wonderful healthy and delicious additions. Tarragon, basil, thyme....your herbs are your options. While we’re home and working on eating healthy, with GO-On Tap olive oils, It's always healthy. Making a luscious, creamy, lemony carb and veg dish is even better with GO. Top with protein of your choice. Or, go all carb out and eat with your veggie mixed in and a side of warm bread or croissant. Stay safe. Stay well. Honor your appetite. Play with your food."
"Well, as it happens, some attempts at food work better than others. This was not the most successful, in form, but it was really good in taste. I’m always up for the ‘breakfast for dinner’ concept. Tonight I tried a new idea. While we’re all hunkering close to home or in our homes, I ask you to stretch your culinary ideas. Try what you like. Make something you might not normally have time for during the week. Experiment. Enjoy. I took shredded hash brown potatoes, mixed in cheese, salt, pepper, granulated garlic and placed in my round waffle maker that I brushed with GO-On Tap garlic mushroom oo. When the potato waffle was done, I topped with soft eggs and salsa. Crispy potato, creamy eggs, kicky salsa. What more could one want? I made a second potato waffle with GO-On Tap rosemary oo, scrambled eggs and warm, pure maple syrup. Delicious. I will admit, getting the hash browns out of the waffle maker was a little challenging. I wonder what a mashed potato waffle would be like? Nonetheless, make this your own. Honor your appetite. Play with your food.”
"Well, GO fans, there is a first time for many, many things in life, and this is the FIRST vegan cake I have ever made. Diane Lopez, of GO-On Tap ownership, asked me to make this and why not! I followed the recipe she gave me, except used GO brand oo's and balsamic. This could not be easier, faster or tastier (considering there's no butter or eggs in it). Like applesauce in a recipe, olive oil is a great moisturizer and 'good fats' addition. This rich chocolate cake proves that eggs and butter do not own the baking world. That said, I did have some issues that I need to figure out how to make better next time. While the chocolate tastes great with the GO blood orange oo , the balsamic is lost (I think the balsamic is there to add acidity to the baking soda for rising with flour). When I cut the loaf, it was more crumbly than I'd hoped. Maybe next time I add more than the 1/3 C. olive oil. The rise of the cake loaf was nice, I just don't quite love the texture/slight dryness yet. GOOD FIRST GO (pun intended) at this. Here's the recipe. 1 1/2 C. all purpose flour, 3/4 C. brown sugar, 1/4 C. cocoa powder, 1 tsp baking soda, 1/2 tsp salt, 1 Tbsp GO balsamic (I used vanilla-fig), 1/3 C GO oo (I used blood orange) and 1 C. water. Mix and pour into a parchment lined 5x9 loaf pan. Bake at 350 for 30-40 minutes. Cool 10 minutes and then remove from pan. ** I baked for the 30 minutes. Next time I make this, I'm adding cinnamon and cayenne pepper to the mix with GO roasted chili oo. Make this the year of doing new things. Honor your appetite. Play with your food.”