We are avid users of olive oil, extra virgin olive oil to be exact. We cook with it, drizzle it on popcorn, and enjoy all the health benefits associated with using it. I use butter if a main dish or vegetable recipe calls for it, but I usually try to add in some olive oil to counteract the saturated fat in the butter.
Some recipes need the butter taste to make them taste good, but I’ve found adding in olive oil doesn’t detract from the flavor in most cases. Depending on the recipe, I have completely omitted the butter at times and replaced it with EVOO which turned out great. I haven’t tried this very much in baking desserts and am still experimenting in this area.
Olive oil is used for more than just cooking and has been for thousands of years. It is used in skin care products such as olivella which supposedly makes the products have anti aging effects. It is claimed that Cleopatra used olive oil on her skin as well as many women throughout ancient history. There are moisturizers, soaps, shampoos and all types of products available which use this age old secret of olive oil benefits.