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Cucina Aurora Sun-Dried Tomato and Basil Infused Olive Oil

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If you want to truly feel blessed, treat yourself to the magic in Cucina Aurora’s Infused Sun-Dried Tomato and Basil Oil. The taste of this 100% Italian sun-dried tomato and basil infused olive oil is reminiscent of an al fresco dinner on a hot summer afternoon, with notes of fresh, playful pesto.

Drizzle over fresh sliced tomatoes and mozzarella for an instant caprese salad. Use to marinate and saute salmon steak, swordfish or chicken. Toss with zucchini or pasta and serve hot or cold. It also makes a perfect complement to tortellini.

Sun-Dried Tomato and Basil Green Beans
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Ingredients
  1. 1 pound green beans, washed & trimmed
  2. 1/2 cup onion, thinly sliced lengthwise
  3. 1 Tbs. Balsamic Vinegar
  4. 2 Tbs. Cucina Aurora Sun-Dried Tomato and Basil Infused Olive Oil
  5. 1/2 cup red pepper, seeds removed, thinly sliced lengthwise
  6. salt & pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Steam the green beans for 7 minutes or until tender.
  2. In large skillet, heat 1 Tbs. oil over medium heat. When oil is hot, add onions and sauté for 5 minutes or until translucent. Add red pepper, green beans and balsamic vinegar, cooking for 2 - 3 minutes, until heated through.
  3. Remove from heat. Add remaining Oil, salt & pepper to taste.
  4. Serve immediately.
Notes
  1. Optional: Substitute cherry tomatoes for red pepper.
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A powerful anti-oxidant known as the “king of herbs”, basil has been linked with prosperity and love in folklore and mythology for centuries. When an Italian suitor wanted to show his love he would place a sprig of basil in his hair to win his hearts desire. Tomatoes are a food that opens up to the possibilities of love and friendship, allowing us to fully give and receive. Together, these powerful flavors work in concert to draw the influences of love and wealth into our lives. 

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Cucina Aurora oils are perfect at room temperature and should be stored with other cooking oils in your home; it should never be refrigerated. The infused oils have a shelf life of 1 year if they are not opened. Once opened, they are best if used in 6 months but may last longer.

Cucina Aurora imports olive oil from Italy, Tuscany to be exact.For the herbs to flavor the oil to their high standards it takes roughly 2-3 weeks for the herbal infusion process to be completed. 

Cucina Aurora infused olive oils are made with all natural ingredients. They are GMO-free, gluten free and vegan. Cucina Aurora does not, never has and never will use artificial ingredients, or preservatives. Please note, although Cucina Aurora does not at this time process any gluten or wheat products, they are not a dedicated or certified gluten free facility.

These delicious artisanal infused olive oils are lovingly hand-made in the USA in Salem, New Hampshire and available in 12 oz glass bottle. 

Why should you buy Cucina Aurora Olive Oil?

Our owner, Dawn Hunt, AKA “The Kitchen Witch” starts every recipe with love and positive intentions. All of the recipes for Cucina Aurora’s products come right from her and have been thoroughly tested for the picky eater, the 5 minute meal maker, as well as the discerning chef.

It took many years for Dawn to perfect her Olive Oil infusions. She searched all over and tested many different types of oil from California, Spain and even Greece. But warmth and flavor of Italian olive oil was the perfect pairing for her fresh, authentic and delicious flavor infusions.

Unlike many oil infusions you may find, Cucina Aurora only uses 100% Olive Oil. Many other brands might use a combination of Canola, or Sunflower oil, Cucina Aurora NEVER uses oil blends. Not only do they love what they do, but they love our customers. They consider each and every customer family. 

You can purchase Cucina Aurora infused olive oils on Amazon for $19.99 (this includes free shipping). 

 

 

Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free.  Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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Jessica

I've been on a gluten free diet since January 2009. It's been an adventure, and a challenge at times. I love to go to new restaurants and try new foods, and being gluten free can make eating out difficult at times. But I will not let my dietary restrictions get in my way of finding new restaurants and products. These are my stories of being a young women in a big city, eating out and trying new foods, all while NOT eating gluten. Like I said, it's an adventure and you are welcome to come along... Please note that as I try to eat gluten free 100% of the time, my intolerance is not as severe as others so please use caution when dining at restaurants that are not certified gluten free.