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While strawberries are now available to buy in the depths of winter, and squash can be found on shelves during summer heatwaves, eating seasonally has become a growing movement. As well as being friendlier on the purse strings, eating foods according to the season we’re in also locks in more nutrients and packs a more […]
Top Tips For Eating Well On A Budget
From stashing our fridges with rainbows of fruit and veg to reducing sugar and embracing healthy fats and proteins, most of us know how to eat for good health. Yet, buying mountains of fresh and colourful produce can take its toll on our bank account – particularly when we’re feeling the squeeze during the cost […]
3 types of coconut cooking oil – all different, healthy and delicious
Native to all tropical regions of the world, the coconut tree is known as “the tree of life” and it’s not hard to see why.
Almost every part of the tree and its fruit can be used in some way, providing food, fuel, cosmetics, folk medicine and building materials, among many other things.
Here at Olivado, we use the fruit to make three distinct types of cooking oil, each with their own specific uses.
A vegetarian starter, main and dessert from Olivado
With more and more people choosing the vegetarian lifestyle, it’s essential for restaurants, cafes and food stores to offer meat-free options.
In that spirit, we’ve put together a delicious 3-course meal suitable for vegetarians but loved by everyone!
Three of the best quick and tasty pasta dishes you will love!
One of the great things about pasta is its endless variety.
From spaghetti to lasagne, cannelloni to orzo, penne to ravioli, the types of pasta available is only eclipsed by the number of ways to cook it.
Here are three of the best.
Healthy, tasty and easy – 3 delicious fish recipes for you to try
The beauty of fish is its variety.
Fish come in all shapes and sizes – and flavours. Add to that the hundreds of different ways to cook them and you’ve got practically limitless options for a delicious and healthy meal!
Here are 3 of our favourites.
Want to become a better cook? You need our infused avocado range!
Cooking with bland oil is boring.
Cooking with our award-winning avocado oil helps bring dishes to life, adding flavour and goodness to your meal.
But did you know we have a secret weapon in our kitchen? One that can take your cooking skills to another level?
Meet our infused avocado range, six mouth-watering flavours that transform any recipe!
Three hearty stews for those cold dark nights
Winter is almost upon us.
The nights are longer, the days are shorter, and the temperature is dropping.
And although it might be a while until we’re having barbies on the beach again, these darker nights give us the chance to cuddle up in front of the fire with a delicious bowl of homemade stew.
Here are three recipes to try in the coming months.
Three delicious salmon recipes from our cookbook
Salmon is not only delicious, but an incredibly versatile fish, rich in protein and omega-3 fatty acids.
It can be poached, smoked, pan-fried, roasted, grilled or eaten raw, with each way just as delicious as the last.
Here are three recipes using our oils that help bring out the best in salmon.
Our natural infusion oil range (and a recipe for each one!)
Olivado’s Natural Range is perfect for cooking and baking, bringing a touch of flavour to everyday dishes and transforming them into something special.
By simply adding a little hint of flavour, you can take a recipe to another level, creating something new, something special, and something you’ll always come back to.
Three burger recipes to satisfy the hungriest appetite!
There’s nothing like a good burger.
Whether it’s a juicy beef burger or a spicy chicken burger, it’s a meal that’s not only quick to make, but everyone loves, especially kids!
Here are three of our favourite burger recipes for you to try, each made with one of our delicious cooking oils.
Get ready for summer with these 3 barbeque recipes
Summer is almost here and that can only mean one thing… it’s barbeque time!
Slap on the sunscreen, invite some friends over and try one of these delicious barbeque recipes.
Each one is different, but delicious in their own way. Enjoy!
Olivado’s Omega oil – the perfect blend of avocado oil and olive oil
Olivado’s wide range of cooking oils can transform any dish, but there’s one that combines our two most popular oils to create something truly special.
Our unique Omega oil is a subtle blend of avocado and olive oils, with a hint of flaxseed thrown in to enhance the taste.
The pros and cons of the Keto diet
The keto diet has exploded in popularity in recent years, mainly due to social media, but is it all it’s cracked up to be?
The diet is popular with those who want to lose a few pounds quickly, but does it actually work?
We go into the purported pros and cons of the keto diet, asking if it’s really worth it, is it safe and what you should eat if it is.
3 recipes proving why lamb is New Zealand’s favourite meat
Russia has its bears, Australia has its kangaroos and here in New Zealand, we have our sheep. At one point there were 70 million of them, so it’s no wonder we’ve found plenty of delicious lamb recipes over the years. Here are three of them for you to try at home with our delicious oils.
The smoking point of cooking oils and why they matter
Finding the right tool for the right job is important, and the world of cooking oils is no different. The smoking point of cooking oils differs depending on what that oil is made from, and as such, affects food in different ways.
Love to bake? These 3 delicious baking oils bring recipes to life!
For many people, baking is more than simply food preparation. It’s a way to show love by showering friends and family with delicious treats. It can also be a meditative, therapeutic way to relieve stress, or in its simplest form, a relaxing hobby to pass the time.
A taste of Mexico – 3 Mexican classics with the Olivado twist!
Mexican food is one of the world’s most admired cuisines, exploding in popularity in recent years thanks to TV shows, fast food chains, and the internet.
We’ve brought you 3 Mexican food classics to try at home, all made with the help of our delicious Extra Virgin Avocado Oil.
Everything you need to know about the Keto diet
One of the latest diets to become popular on social media is the Keto Diet, but is it just another flash-in-the-pan craze or is there something more to it? Read on as we explain how the diet works, what you can eat, and how avocados play a part!
How our factory in Kenya thrives on sustainable practices
Discover how any waste product left over from the creation of our award-winning avocado oil is broken down and reused, helping with everything from powering local buses and trucks, to becoming fertiliser to grow more avocados!
A starter, main and dessert all made with delicious coconut oil
Coconut is what’s known as a superfood, helping with everything from aiding digestion to adding shine to your hair. And on top of that, it’s delicious! Check out this 3-course meal made with our different coconut oils.
A taste of the delicious Mediterranean diet
The peoples of the Mediterranean live longer, suffer fewer heart attacks, and are less susceptible to cancer. There are many reasons and factors which contribute to these remarkable statistics, but one thing is widely accepted – the Mediterranean diet plays a huge role. Check out these 3 delicious dishes from the sun-baked region.
The New Zealand Avocado International Industry Conference
Olivado were delighted to be a Silver Sponsor of the NZ Avocado International Industry Conference, held in Tauranga, Bay of Plenty last month, with our CEO Gary Hannam presenting a speech on the current state of the industry, both here in New Zealand and worldwide.
3 delicious prawn recipes for the seafood lover
Prawns are a sea-food delicacy which can be cooked in a variety of mouth-watering ways. We’ve picked three of the best prawn-based dishes in our cookbook for you to try at home, all made with the addition of Olivado’s delicious and healthy cooking oils.
We believe in Fair Trade – making conscious choices for a better world
Fair Trade is a social movement about decent working conditions, reasonable wages, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in third-world countries. Olivado are proud to be certified as a Fair Trade business.
Discover the goodness of our extra virgin sweet Almond Oil
Used for thousands of years in both sweet and savoury dishes, almonds are packed with nutrients and health benefits. Take a look at the history of the almond, and why our Extra Virgin Sweet Almond Oil should be a part of your kitchen.
Why our natural Organic Omega Oils are a daily essential
Our delicious Omega Oil is a special blend of our delicious extra virgin avocado oil and our extra virgin olive oil, with a little organic flaxseed oil thrown in just to round off the taste. Read why you should include a couple of tablespoons in your diet every day.
Dr Nic Gill loves Olivado extra virgin oils
Olivado are proud to announce that Dr Nicholas Gill has recently expressed his love for our range of extra virgin avocado oils. As one of the top Strength and Conditioning Coaches in New Zealand, Nic has worked with athletes from many disciplines with great success.
A Kenya adventure; a story of avocados, great food and wonderful people
Kiwi Chef Brett McGregor headed off to Kenya for the latest season of Taste of a Traveller, learning how to cook some local favourites and explore our avocado production plants.
Olivado’s business development manager, Pip Llewelyn, joined Brett and recorded her adventures in this remarkable blog, meeting the people who make it all happen and coming face to face with some African wildlife.
Bangkok street food with Master Chef Brett McGregor
Master Chef winner Bret McGregor travels to Bangkok, where he delights in trying authentic Pad Thai, along with some of the city’s other street food. He then is taught how to make delicious pork ribs with a local twist, before returning to New Zealand to try his hand at the local market.
Masterchef winner Brett McGregor cooks a mouth-watering pork belly
In this week’s episode of Taste of a Traveller, Chef Brett McGregor travels to Hong Kong, where he learns how to cook a mouth-watering pork belly with Chilli Caramel and Apple Slaw. On returning to New Zealand, he cooks the dish for a very special guest.
Chef Brett McGregor cooks an authentic Thai chicken curry
In this episode of Taste of a Traveller, New Zealand Masterchef winner Brett McGregor travels to Chiang Mai, Thailand’s second largest city. There he discovers a local chicken noodle curry and returns home to make it using local ingredients with the help of Olivado avocado oil.
The amazing benefits of coconut oil
There are very few ingredients that have made the transformation from bad to good quite as dramatically as coconut oil. Originally vilified by the west, it is now lauded for its health benefits, and is now being recognised as a delicious and healthy alternative in the kitchen. Find out more here:
Chef Matt Bouterey cooks a delicious ceviche entree and lamb main
Renowned Kiwi Chef Matt Bouterey cooks up a delight in Nelson using Olivado avocado oil. For his entrée, Matt will be rustling up a Hoki ceviche with a nuoc chan dressing. For a main, he will make a delicious BBQ lamb with roast vegetables and feta salad.