I don’t know if you are aware of this or not, but certain companies that make extra virgin olive oil sell it cut with others like sunflower. You want to get what you paid for, right? Here’s two organizations who certify EVOO, below. You might want to do your own research to find your favorite legitimate brand…
Instead of using butter, you could use a couple tablespoons of EVOO drizzled on your popcorn. I still use olive oil on my salads, but very little. I make a very tasty vinaigrette dressing this way. I have a small plastic container with lid I add ingredients below to and shake. Then, I spoon a tablespoon or two on my salads and toss. It’s really good!
My dressing ingredient recipe…
- Apple cider vinegar
- Powdered onion
- Garlic salt
- Cracked pepper
- A drop or two of sesame oil
- EVOO (California Olive Oil® brand that’s 100% made with California Olives)
- I don’t measure, this is made by eye and taste!
I wondered why I got aches and pains and had trouble breathing after using other brands of olive oil. The brand I use now doesn’t seem to cause problems for me.
‘When you eat 80-90% plant based whole food, green salads are an essential part of your diet’
I have written numerous posts about EVOO, learning many brands sneak cheaper vegetable and seed oils in. That’s not very honest when you pay your hard-earned money thinking you are getting 100% EVOO. I believe they call it fraud, what do you think?
‘I spoon a few pumpkin seeds and a sprinkle of Parmesan/Romano cheese on my salad’
I found California Olive Oil® brand that’s made with 100% California Olives. I buy this at WalMart®. I wait until my list is long enough to fulfill free shipping. Is 100% California Grown Extra Virgin Olive Oil Healthiest? I am still not absolutely certain if using EVOO or any refined oil is health-giving.
Note- before you change your diet consult your doctor. I have make no money from California Olive Oil. I am not endorsing any products or organizations. Use your own judgment.