TIPS FOR USING OLIVE OIL
Only use oil that states ‘Zero Cholesterol’ on labels – the blended oil you can buy isn’t as good for you
Use Extra Virgin where possible – the better the quality of oil, the more anti-oxidants and good stuff you’re buying
Beware cheap Virgin Olive Oil – it is likely it isn’t what it says it is, which is why it is cheap… Better to buy good stuff and use less
Use liberally as a salad dressing and to dress vegetables (with lemon juice is simplest, and delicious)
Use Olive Oil instead of butter in recipes like risotto, pilav, fritter batter etc.
Drain things on kitchen paper after you shallow fry them although having looked at length online to find out about this, I don’t think that Olive Oil gets any worse for you if you cook with it (ie it should still be OK if you’re using good quality oil in the first place) – yippee