The Goodness Life is all about eating well to feel your best. Here you’ll find easy and delicious recipes, nutrition tidbits, and all sorts of other info. I hope you enjoy reading about my journey towards living a life full of goodness!
I created Viva Oliva with a simple mission: to provide you with outstanding ultra premium oils, balsamic vinegars and gourmet foods. My colleagues and I take great pride in what we do, with a total commitment to providing you with with a wonderful culinary experience.
I initiated this blog when my friends and I decided to start a container garden (or series of container gardens) spring 2009. Since then, it has evolved into a space for me to share thoughts and recipes. I hope to continue to expand the “gardening” components of the site as I seek opportunities to farm and garden this upcoming season. I am also hoping to expand the site to post more ideas, links, and resources about food and agricultural issues. Until then, I hope you enjoy the recipes and try them out for yourself and your loved ones.
This recipe, adapted from Jane Lawson’s Spanish Kitchen (Thunder Bay Press, 2005) may seem entirely Italian because of the hazelnut and chocolate combo, therefore not fitting into the September theme of Spanish recipes. It is the infusion of cinnamon in the dark chocolate mousse, however that provides a Spanish touch.
Sangria. A staple at many Vancouver summer barbecues (or winter anything), trips to Whistler, Sayulita, and wherever else drinkers enjoy the magic of transforming a cheap liter bottle of red wine into a delicious cocktail. There is no wrong way to prepare Sangria, but there is a best way
The slow insidious displacement of home cooked and communally shared family meals by the industrial food system has fattened our nation and weakened our family ties. In 1900, 2 percent of meals were eaten outside the home. In 2010, 50 percent were eaten away from home and one in five breakfasts is from McDonald’s. Most family meals happen about three times a week, last less than 20 minutes and are spent watching television or texting while each family member eats a different microwaved “food.” More meals are eaten in the minivan than the kitchen.
I saw this recipe in Jane Lawson’s Spanish Kitchen and was reminded of a meal in Placa Reial. The bar was quite touristy and cheesy, you know the type with the laminated picture menus for foreigners, usually a bad sign but the place was very busy so the food couldn’t be that bad. The sauce on the grilled seafood was this lovely nutty and thick tomato sauce like the romesco sauce.
If you love a good burger, you’ve got to make it over to Yeah! Burger, a burger joint that offers five different burgers, endless toppings and a number of delicious sides. The most flavorful thing about Yeah! Burger is how green it is.
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