Tagged: oil

Is olive oil really that special?

In the past 25 years, olive oil has taken on the sta­tus of a health food, initially among those trying to improve their cholesterol lev­els and protect their heart, but then also among people who were...

Algal oil for omega-3s?

Are algal oil supplements a good alternative to standard omega-3 (fish oil) supplements? They seem to be. Derived from various types of micro-algae, algal oil is gaining popularity among vegans and other people who want...

Coconut oil has never been healthy

The American Heart Association recently released a report advising against the use of coconut oil. The Dietary Fats and Cardiovascular Disease advisory reviewed existing data on saturated fat, showing coconut oil increased LDL (“bad”) cholesterol in seven...

Gnocchi with basil pesto recipe

Ingredients: Gnocchi 3 lb potatoes, peeled and mashed 2 cups all purpose flour 1 egg 1/2 tsp salt 1 Tbsp olive oil Pesto 2 cups basil leaves 1/3 cup pecorino cheese 5 garlic cloves...