Saturday, July 24, 2010

Cooking with Grapeseed Oil

Grapeseed oil is a useful addition to a healthy kitchen. This oil is lower in saturated fat and higher in unsaturated fats than nearly all other oils. It is one of the only foods shown to both lower LDL ("bad") cholesterol and increase HDL ("good") cholesterol. Pressed from the tiny seeds of grapes, grapeseed oil is a good choice for salad dressings - it has a neutral taste. It is also ideal for use as a cooking oil, especially for high-temperature cooking such as sautéing or stir-frying, since it can be heated to higher temperatures than other oils before it starts to smoke. Try it out and see if you like it - store in a cool, dark place and don't buy more than you can use up in a few months.

Watkins offers All-Natural Grapeseed Oils for dipping and cooking.
Original Grapeseed Oil #01535
Citrus and Cilantro Grapeseed Oil #01528
Garlic and Parsley Grapeseed Oil #01527

Use the Citrus and Cilantro and the Garlic and Parsley as dipping oils for French or Italian bread. They are delicious as is or add a little Balsamic Vinegar for a flavor treat.


Sunday, July 04, 2010

Happy Fourth of July

Today we celebrate the Fourth of July in the United States, our Independence Day.

Happy Fourth of July to our followers, friends, and readers.
Have a happy and safe day.