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By Alexandra Fleischman | June 21, 2013

This week, we kicked back with a perfectly steeped and sweetened glass of iced tea. The tricks are in the details, from the freshness of the tea to the temperature of the water. The same can be said for Bluegrass Soy Sauce, brewed by Bourbon Barrel Foods in Louisville, KY, in true Southern style. Another ingredient worth paying attention to: Argan oil (it’s not just a basket ingredient on Chopped). Use in place of your normal oil of choice, and make things interesting. We were all about taking things easy, from repurposing leftovers to getting a full night’s sleep–there are worse ways to spend a week. Read More

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Back to Basics: Argan Oil

By Ashley Beck | June 18, 2013

mixed greens with argan oil apple vinaigrette

Argan oil pesto

Two weeks ago we introduced Argania’s argan oil, where it comes from, and the fairness of it all. Since we know it’s a new concept for some of our culinary palates I have asked our friends over at Argania to share some ideas on how to use this flavorful oil.

Name: Argan oil made from kernels from Argan Trees (Argania spinosa L.)

Origins: Indigenous to Southern Morocco, these trees grow wild in semi-arid soil and have a deep root system protecting them from soil erosion.

Nutritional Value: Argan oil is rich in vitamin E, antioxidants and fatty acids. These properties are known to lower cholesterol, increase circulation and reduce high blood pressure.

Prep: Argan oil works fabulously as a finishing oil. Use it instead of olive oil in this roasted spring-garlic hummus recipe or drizzled on top of grilled veggies, or crostini. Try it in this delicious pine nut basil argan oil pesto or on a mixed greens salad with argan oil apple vinaigrette. Read More

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The Modern Pantry: Argania

By Ashley Beck | June 6, 2013

Argania argan oil and amlou
Argania argan oil and amlou

Argania, argan oil and amlou

 What is Argan Oil and Amlou?

I don’t know about you, but before I discovered Argania, my knowledge of argan oil was associated with hair. The hottest product around; meant to strengthen, silken and luscious your locks. Little did I know, that this precious salon oil is also a culinary gold mine and has been for centuries.  Read More

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