Olive Oil Cooking

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Spectrum Culinary™ oils can unlock endless possibilities for healthier cooking and a healthier life. With culinary oils and vinegars having more than 30 varieties of seed,nut and plants,  Spectrum® creates oils that are good for whatever you’re planning to cook, including coconut oil, olive oil, canola oil, avocado oil, grapeseed oil, sesame oil and more.

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I was able to attend a hands on cooking class with Marcus Samuelsson as we partnered together with Spectrum® at a local farmers market in downtown Austin a few weeks ago for an olive oil cooking demonstration. I had already tested out the products in my kitchen, and shared the Avocado Lime Shrimp Salad recipe already on my site with avocado oil and olive oil. Over the years, I have tried to educate myself better on what is best to use for creating meals for my family. Working with them helped to better inform me about healthy oils to use in cooking and food preparation.

Spectrum Event in Austin

I took my husband and 2 daughters to the cooking event, and it was a delight to meet Marcus. I’ll admit, I wasn’t super familiar with his cooking skills before the event, but it didn’t matter. He was SOOOO nice! He took a special interest in my youngest, Cali, as she shared how much she loves making cookies and helping in the kitchen. Though she planned to sit behind the scenes with my husband (as my camera man) while my older daughter Alyssa and I worked together in the cooking demo, Marcus actually called Cali up on stage to be HIS assistant in the tent full of onlookers! She didn’t skip a bit as she joined him on stage.

Marcus Samuelsson cooking event

Olive Oil Cooking

We created a most delicious Avocado Toast, and not just any ordinary avocado toast, it had all sorts of spices and textured goodness in the recipe. Cali helped Marcus fry the egg, while Alyssa and I worked together on mixing the avocado and spices. He then made succotash for all of us to try, and I’d never had that before, so THAT was fun! To see more recipes using the flavorful oils, head to the oil recipes page on Spectrum®.

avocado toast

While I was at the cooking demonstration, I had a Facebook LIVE. It’s a bit tricky to hear whats going on, but you get a sense of it! You can see Cali going up on stage part way through.

Spectrum®  believes the taste and goodness in their culinary oils is about making conscious and thoughtful decisions in the foods we eat and the planet we share. From artisan olive oils, to Non-GMO Project verified Coconut Oil, or dietary supplements like Flaxseed Oil and other Essential Fatty Acids (EFA’s), the Spectrum®  brand is committed to bringing you the best there is for a sustainable and healthy lifestyle (and they have been for over 30 years!). Gourmet food lovers will find extra virgin olive oils from Spain, Italy and Tunisia, each estate grown and produced in small batches .

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I love being able to share my business endeavors with my family and meet great people and learn knew things.

Marcus Samuelsson

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Spectrum Organics, all opinions are my own.

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