If your doctor asked that you cut back on saturated fats ie. butter, it’s not all doom and gloom.
Imagine, there is an alternative fat which taste good and can also make your baked good taste delicious. What’s the catch ? None. It’s does not mean you can consume it in copious amount.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) is a monounsaturated fats, with antioxidants and minor compounds which can combat diseases by improving the body’s immune system. No other monounsaturated fats has this properties.
Many scientific studies has suggested that EVOO can reduce the risks of heart disease, together by adopting a Mediterranean diet could provide protection against cancer, arthritis and diabetes.
Recent studies also show that consumption of EVOO protects memory and learning ability and reduces the formation of amyloid-beta plaques and neurofibrillary tangles in the brain – classic markets of Alzheimer’s disease.
For the skeptics that life without butter can’t be good, we strive to provide you with a delicious tasting healthy alternative.
With permission from Deb Perelman, we share here a recipe from her cookbook “Smitten KittenEvery Day”, shortbread which celebrates Extra Virgin Olive Oil rather than apologising for it.
This shortbread is just as addictive, caution portion control required. A “one-bowler” to make, no gadget required other than the oven.
– Sui Tham (Mother, Wife, Farmer, Olive Oil Producer)