One of my must-haves!

Olive Oil

You know how you have those certain products that you cannot live without? Well, I am here today to share with you one of mine. It is Trader Joe’s garlic flavored olive oil. It has truly changed my life-Ok maybe a bit dramatic-but it has changed my cooking world. I always have at least 2 bottles on hand and use it about every day. Of course, you must be a fan of garlic to really appreciate the taste of it.

The best way to use this olive oil is for roasting vegetables. My family has increased our fresh vegetable consumption due to this product. I will purchase a variety of fresh vegetables in the grocery store, cut them up, toss them in a moderate amount of this olive oil (the amount is based on the quantity and size of the vegetables that I am using but generally it is between 1-2 Tbsp) and put them on a greased cookie sheet in my preheated oven at 425 for 15-20 minutes. You really don’t need to add any extra herbs or spices because this oil has enough flavor on its own but it is not too overpowering where you don’t get to enjoy the true flavor of the vegetables. Broccoli, cauliflower, asparagus, okra, zucchini, butternut squash, mushrooms, peppers, squash are just a few that I recommend that you try. Try it today and see if it becomes one of your must haves! Warning: it may lead to increased vegetable consumption in your household too!

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