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Traditional Portugese Vinha D’Alhos AKA “Portugese Carnitas”

Traditional Portugese Vinha D’Alhos AKA “Portugese Carnitas”

You’ve probably heard of Mexican style carnitas, but have you heard of the flavor explosion that is Portuguese Carnitas (aka Vinha D’Alhos)? One of the most obvious deviations from the process of making traditional carnitas, is that the preparation for Vinha D’Alhos calls for the cubed pork shoulder to take a dip for no less than four days in a spicy, vinegary, wine, olive oil, and garlic laden marinade-of-flavor-love. After the initial marinating, the rest of the process follows a fairly similar trajectory for making Mexican style carnitas. However, I must confess, as much as I adore traditional carnitas, Vinha...

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Zucchini Gingerbread With California Toasted Almonds

Zucchini Gingerbread With California Toasted Almonds

Ingredients2 cups unbleached all purpose flour1 1/2 cup wholewheat flour4 large eggs2 cups freshly grated zucchini and/or carrots1 cup California Toasted Almond Oil1 cup molasses1 cup brown sugar1/2 cup granulated cane sugar2 1/2 teaspoons baking soda2 teaspoons dry ground ginger2 teaspoons cinnamon1/2 teaspoon cloves1/2 teaspoon salt DirectionsPreheat the oven to 350 F. Grease two standard loaf pans, or one 9″x13″ pan. Whisk the oil, molasses, sugars, eggs, and zucchini in a large bowl. Whisk together the dry ingredients in a separate bowl. Add the dry to the wet ingredients and mix just until no dry spots of flour remain. Bake...

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Cherry, Almond, & Lemon Argumanto Olive Oil Biscotti

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Cherry, Almond, & Lemon Argumanto Olive Oil Biscotti

3 1/4 cups all purpose flour1/2 cup Lemon Agrumato Olive Oil3 large eggs, beaten1 cup granulated sugar1 teaspoon almond extract1 cup blanched slivered almonds1 cup dried cherries1 tablespoon baking powder1/2 teaspoon salt Preheat the oven to 350 F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. In a large bowl whisk together the olive oil, eggs, sugar, and almond extract. In another bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, cherries, almonds, and salt. Add the dry ingredients in to the wet ingredients and knead until no spots of dry flour remain. (The dough will be very stiff, and is typically best...

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Garlic-Asiago-Cheddar Cheese Crackers Made With Olive Oil

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Garlic-Asiago-Cheddar Cheese Crackers Made With Olive Oil

Ingredients 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for rolling out the dough1/4 teaspoon baking powder1 1/2 teaspoons salt1/2 teaspoon freshly ground fine black pepper (optional)1 1/2 cups aged, shredded sharp cheddar cheese1 1/2 cups shredded Asiago cheese1 cup garlic UP Garlic Infused Olive Oil (try experimenting with other infused olive oils) Alternatively, For Cheesy White Truffle Crackers 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for rolling out the dough1/4 teaspoon baking powder1 1/2 teaspoons salt1/2 teaspoon freshly ground fine black pepper (optional)1 1/2 cups shredded Asiago cheese1 1/2 cups shredded Parmesan cheese3/4 cup UP Certified Extra Virgin Olive Oil2...

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Tuscan Herb Olive Oil Rubbed Roasted Italian Beef And Italian Beef Sandwiches

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Tuscan Herb Olive Oil Rubbed Roasted Italian Beef And Italian Beef Sandwiches

For this exceedingly simple yet extremely delicious application, I asked my butcher (husband) to recommend the ideal cut of beef to make Chicago style Italian beef sandwiches. He brought me two “lifter” cuts off the chuck. Don’t worry if you can’t find “lifters” though, just use a chuck roast and you’re all good.   5-6 pound chuck roast12 cloves garlic sliced in half1 teaspoon dried oregano1 teaspoons dried red pepper flakessea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste1/4 cup Tuscan Herb Olive Oil2 cups beef stock or brothpickled vegetables or… THESE (optional for sandwiches) Preheat the oven to 425. Cut...

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