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The Benefits of Olive Oil and a Devo Olive Oil #Giveaway

Many years ago, when I was a kid in the burbs of Connecticut my mom cooked our meals in good old fashion bacon grease.  Or lard or whatever other pan drippings she had saved in the fridge.  Yep, stuff tasted good but I shudder to think of the fat deposits on my arteries from years of eating like that!  Nowadays, I primarily cook with olive oil because I have learned a lot about the health benefits of olive oil.  I will cook a few things in butter still but I have really come to like the flavor of olive oil in my dishes. I recently received some Devo olive oil to try out and I am amazed at all the flavors they have to choose from.  If you aren’t familiar with Devo olive oil, here is some information about them from their website:

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Devo Olive Oil is a Gourmet emporium with 60+ varieties of Extra Virgin Olive Oils, Balsamic vinegars, & Hand Made Pastas.  Our mission is to provide the highest quality Extra Virgin Olive Oils, Balsamic Vinegars, and other specialty Organic Gourmet products to our patrons with unparalleled service

If you have not yet made the switch to olive oil, here are a few things to consider as we start out the new year on a healthy eating kick.  If you would like to read more about the benefits of olive oil that are listed below, check out the Olive Oil Times.

Benefits of Olive Oil

1. It may help lower your “Bad” Cholesterol
2.  It may help lower your blood pressure
3.  It may help fight cancer
4.  It may improve brain function
5. Olive oil is rich in antioxidants
6.  Although it is relatively high in calories, olive oil has shown to help reduce levels of obesity.
7. It aids calcium absorption in the body and plays an important role in preventing the onset of Osteoporosis.
8. Older individuals who consume olive oil every day may be able to protect themselves from a stroke.

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Devo Olive Oil has a great selection of products that would really appeal to both novice cooks and seasoned chefs.  They have plain olive oil as well as some delicious flavored olive oil as well.  Since there are so many benefits of olive oil, it is good to find creative ways to use it.  Including a lemon olive oil in your homemade salad dressing or adding a balsamic olive oil to a chicken marinade are great ways to start incorporating olive oil into your diet.  If you need more ideas, check out the Devo Olive Oil recipe page!

For my review, I received the Devo Olive Oil small sampler pack.  The small sample pack contains 9 of their most popular flavors in 2oz bottles (1/4 cup) which is just enough for a couple of salads, sautees, or a marinade.  The Flavors include: Tuscan Herb EVOO, Roasted Garlic EVOO, Chipotle EVOO, Blood Orange EVOO, 18 year Traditional Balsamic, Strawberry Balsamic, Black Cherry Balsamic, Peach White Balsamic, and Honey Ginger White Balsamic.

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Devo Olive Oil Sampler Pack

 

So, over the past few weeks I have been using this wonderful assortment of olive oils in assorted dishes.  So far, everything I have tried has been absolutely wonderful.   The Tuscan Herb EVOO was perfect as a dipping sauce for some good French banquette.  The flavor of the herbs was strong enough to really taste without overshadowing the underlying taste of the olive oil itself.  The  Roasted Garlic EVOO is absolutely heavenly and was perfect in a stirfry I made for dinner.  It is nice to have a garlic oil in the pantry for times when you run out of actual garlic which seems to happen an awful lot in my house. The Strawberry Balsamic was perfect on a dinner salad, the light fruitiness adding a unique touch.  I can’t wait to try the other flavors in my sample pack and these small sizes are a great way to get the benefits of olive oil without investing a ton of money in a flavor you aren’t sure you will like.  If you want to make the switch to olive oil and get healthier in the new year I highly recommend you try this sample pack out!

WIN 2 bottles (2 ounces each) of Devo Olive Oil

Devo Olive Oil would like to give one of my readers 2 of their 2 ounce bottles of olive oil to try out for themselves.  This does not include their specialty gourmet oils.  This is a Rafflecopter giveaway so follow the direction in the form to enter.  This giveaway ends at midnight EST on Friday January 11th, 2013.
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Disclaimer:  In accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials.”: I received product samples  in exchange for my honest review. I received no monetary compensation. All opinions expressed here are mine and mine alone. Some of the links in this post may be “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will add value to my readers.

 

By entering this giveaway, you release this blog and it’s owner from any liability whatsoever, and waive any and all causes of action, related to any claims, costs, injuries, losses or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the giveaway or delivery, mis-delivery or acceptance of any prize.

 

 

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About Diane

Diane has a Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology with a Minor in Health Management and Policy. She spent many years working in cancer research, academics, and biotechnology. Concern over the growing incidence of human disease and the birth of her children led her to begin living a more natural life. She quickly realized that the information she was learning along the way could be beneficial to many others and started blogging as a way to share this knowledge with others. While passionate about health and the environment she can't quite give up her favorite Cheetos and Diet Coke!

Comments

  1. The tomatoes, red peppers, and sweet red onions sounds up my alley!

  2. i most want to try the Black Cherry Balsamic!

  3. carly dunavant says:
  4. Cucumber Onion Salad

  5. Pan Roasted Roman Cauliflower with Caramelized Garlic & Pecorino over Pappardelle, Years ago I had a wonderful cauliflower dish & have never seen it again. I keep looking.

  6. Cucumber Onion Salad sounds yummy. Love a great salad

  7. I’d like to try the Pan Roasted Roman Cauliflower with Caramelized Garlic & Pecorino over Pappardelle (oooh, I just saw that someone else chose this one too!).

  8. I’d like to try the Harvest Pie

  9. cucumber onion salad

  10. ROASTED CALIFORNIA GARLIC OLIVE OIL

  11. Mary Beth Elderton says:

    The Harvest Pie sounds wonderful and easily adaptable to what’s on hand.

  12. susan hartman says:

    I would like to try the Pomegranite Balsamic Glazed & Grilled Rib Eye Steak

  13. This one falls directly into my must-have range: Mini-Spiced Apple Tarts. Yum!

  14. Tomatoes, Peppers, & Sweet Red Onions.

  15. Stephanie Phelps says:

    I would love to try the Rosemary Pork Chops with a Cranberry Juniper Balsamic Glaze

  16. I’d like to try the basil olive oil and the herbs de provence olive oil

  17. their harvest pie sounds delicious!

  18. I’d like to try the Basil Olive Oil.
    Thanks for the chance.

  19. I would try the Cucumber Onion Salad. I am growing cucumbers right now in my greenhouse.

  20. the cucumber onion salad. Thankyou, Ken

  21. Jessica P. says:

    I’d like to try the Pan Roasted Roman Cauliflower with Caramelized Garlic & Pecorino over Pappardelle.

  22. I’d like to try the recipe for Rosemary Pork Chops with a Cranberry Juniper Balsamic Glaze
    Thank you!

  23. The harvest pie sounds really good!

  24. jenny divalicous says:

    Tomatoes, Peppers, & Sweet Red Onions is a great recipe

  25. The harverst pie sounds tasty

  26. I would love to try the
    Pan Roasted Roman Cauliflower with Caramelized Garlic & Pecorino over Pappardelle

  27. Seyma Shabbir says:

    Orange Pomegranate Biscotti

  28. The cucumber onion salad looks awesome

  29. ryan conklin says:

    Orange Pomegranate Biscotti

  30. Amanda Rauch says:

    I want to try the Tuscan Herb & Juniper Short Rib Stew-perfect for this time of year

  31. Pan Roasted Roman Cauliflower with Caramelized Garlic & Pecorino over Pappardelle

  32. rosemary porkchops with cranberry juniper balsmic glaze

  33. Pan Roasted Roman Cauliflower!

  34. Jesselyn A/Jesstinger says:

    So many of them sound great – Olive Oil is a true mainstay in our kitchen – and I already tried one of Devo’s tempting recipes:

    Pan Roasted Roman Cauliflower with Caramelized Garlic & Pecorino over Pappardelle

    and it is absolutely MARVELOUS. Everyone loved it – which is almost unheard of for a CAULIFLOWER dish! It will be a regular meal here – and I just shared it on FB and Twitter too – Thanks!

  35. Carrie Phelps says:

    I think the recipe for the Cucumber Onion Salad sounds perfect for my garden produce.

  36. Jessica R. says:

    I’d make the Mini-Spiced Apple Tarts

  37. Karen Medlin says:

    I would love to try Basil Olive Oil and the Tomatoes, Peppers, & Sweet Red Onions recipe

  38. would love to try Chicken, Caramelized Onions, and Wild Mushrooms Over Pappardelle Sauced With A Creamy Bacon-Thyme-Balsamic Reduction

    http://blog.devooliveoil.com/chicken-over-pappardelle/

    ronaleeduncan{at}aol{dot}com

  39. Stephanie from CT says:

    Rosemary Pork Chops with a Cranberry Juniper Balsamic Glaze

  40. Pan Roasted Roman Cauliflower with Caramelized Garlic & Pecorino over Pappardelle

  41. Pomegranate Balsamic Glazed & Grilled Rib-Eye Steak

  42. I would love to try the Chicken, Caramelized Onions, and Wild Mushrooms Over Pappardelle Sauced With A Creamy Bacon-Thyme-Balsamic Reduction (yum!!!!) or the Tuscan Herb & Juniper Short Rib Stew (I loooooove me some short ribs!)

  43. Chicken, Caramelized Onions, and Wild Mushrooms Over Pappardelle Sauced With A Creamy Bacon-Thyme-Balsamic Reduction

  44. Orange Pomegranate Biscotti

  45. Pomegranate Balsamic Glazed & Grilled Rib-Eye Steak sounds divine!

  46. Tammy Frederick-Leckbee says:

    I want to try them ALL! But the first one I would try is the Tuscan Herb & Juniper Short Rib Stew. Sounds Yummy!

  47. The mini apple tarts.

  48. I’d like to try the Orange Pomegranate Biscotti.

  49. Brandi Price says:

    Pomegranate Balsamic Glazed & Grilled Ribeye Steak! YUM!

  50. purplelarkspur says:

    I would like to try the black cherry balsamic.

  51. I want to try the Pomegranate Balsamic Glazed & Grilled Rib-Eye Steak.

  52. christine hammer weideman says:

    black cherry balsamic sounds amazing

  53. Eureka-Lemon-Extra-Virgin-Olive-Oil is what I would like to try.

    Georgette(Gigi)

  54. The harvest pumpkin is interesting

  55. Lorrie Rodgers (pinklady705) says:

    Cucumber Onion Salad recipe

  56. hminnesota says:

    I like Orange Pomegranate Biscotti

  57. harvest pie

  58. I think the Mini-Spiced Apple Tarts sounds delicious!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

  59. The Rosemary Porkchops w/Cranberry Juniper Balsamic glaze sound delicious

  60. Dianna Thomas says:

    The cucumer Onion Salad sound so fresh to me right now

  61. Ttrockwood says:

    The cucumber onion salad sounds so refreshing!

  62. Desiree Dunbar says:

    I’d like to make the Orange Pomegranate Biscotti

  63. Victoria Carlson says:

    Would love to try the Orange Pomegranate Biscotti!

  64. I’d like to try the cucumber onion salad.

  65. onion cucumber salad? yum!

  66. orange pomegranete biscotti

  67. Miranda Mora says:

    The cucumber onion salad

  68. Mini Spiced Apple Tarts sound good!

    Samantha D
    dull2000 at cox dot net

  69. Cucumber onion salad!

  70. I’d love to try out the Turkey Pot Pie!

  71. Margie Young says:

    I would like to try the Tomatoes, Peppers, & Sweet Red Onions, it sounds like it would be a wonderful side dish to chicken or anything!!

  72. Mini spiced apple tarts sound yummy!

  73. Joyce@MommyTalkShow says:

    I’d like to try the asian meatballs.

  74. Beth Hill says:

    I would like to try the turkey pot pie

  75. Turkey pot pie and more!!

  76. richelle bowers says:

    turkey pot pie

  77. Michelle Tucker says:

    I’d like to try the Pomegranate Balsamic Glazed & Grilled Rib-Eye Steak.

  78. Mini-Spiced Apple Tarts

  79. The recipe for Pomegranate Balsamic Glazed & Grilled Rib-Eye Steak sounds yummy!

  80. I’ve love to try the Mini-Spiced Apple Tarts

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