Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Whipped Goat Cheese

This recipe comes from chef Alon Shaya at Domenica restaurant in New Orleans & is one of the most flavorful cauliflower dishes that I've ever tasted. The cauliflower is precooked in a seasoned poaching liquid which infuses it with flavor & then is roasted to make it crisp. While it may seem like a long process a lot of the prep can be done beforehand. 

California Bruschetta

Easy & delicious this appetizer takes just minutes to make. The trick is to use a super fruity & herbaceous extra virgin olive oil. I like using Domaine Oltremonti for this dish.

Olive Oil Gelato

Gelato may be the Italian word for ice cream but it has distinct differences.  While it tastes denser and creamier than ice cream it normally contains less fat as it has a higher milk to cream ratio than ice cream. This olive oil gelato is delicious topped with chopped pistachios or Fleur de Sel.

Olive Oil Crepes

This recipe comes from my friend (and fellow Olive Oil Sommelier) Hilda's blog. It's a simple but tasty crepe batter that you can make in the blender and leave in the fridge overnight. You can serve them simply with a drizzle of honey and a squeeze of lemon or spread on some of your favorite jam, a smear of Nutella or fill with berries and cream. This same recipe can also be used with savoury fillings. 

Olive Oil & Cacao Brownies

Olive oil might seem like a strange ingredient to make brownies with but believe me, it helps make the perfect fudgy brownie!