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Greek Spinach Salad in Mini Phyllo Cups

We found these pre-made phyllo cups at the store a few weeks ago, and kept forgetting to use them. They were flavored, in spinach and sundried tomato, perfect for this recipe. Quite tasty, and cute to boot! We only used half the cups… any ideas for what could fill them next? Greek Spinach Salad in...

Coconut Shrimp & Asian Orange and Avocado Spinach Salad

This was a good one. Crispy coconut shrimp with a creamy peanut dipping sauce, perched next to a fresh and flavorful salad with baby spinach, avocado, and orange. Yup. We’ll be making this meal again. Except… we’d use Taylor’s peanut sauce recipe. Alton’s had far too much peanut butter and almost tasted more like my...

Sauteed Brussels Sprouts with Lemon and Almonds

Good brussels sprouts? Isn’t that an oxymoron? You might think so, but then you haven’t tried these. This post is hereby redemption from the barrage of sweets I’ve posted in the past few weeks. My apologies. I am not trying to put anyone in a sugar coma… but sometimes the desserts are the only part...

Empty-the-Fridge Fritatta

You know all those poor vegetables that start to wilt? Don’t put them out of their misery, put them to good use! Make a fritatta! This recipe was inspired by a Leek and Asparagus Fritatta recipe from the February Bon Appetit. But we figured, since we’re already making a fritatta, why not throw in a...

(Almost) Molten Chocolate Cakes with “Bruised” Berry Sauce

Happy New Year! We’re quickly approaching the 1-year anniversary of Love and Olive Oil (our first post was of our Valentine’s dinner last February!). We are still trying new things and have yet to run out of recipes… needless to say we’re not stopping any time soon! Our holiday treat to ourselves were some delicious...

Cookie Madness: Homemade Oreos

When most people get a sugar craving, they reach for the candy bar. Not me. When I get a sugar craving, I bake cookies. These little gems are the ultimate cure for that craving. Chewey chocolately cookies with sweet vanilla frosting. Taylor thinks they are too sweet… (treason I say! no such thing!). But I...