This post is sponsored by Olive Oils from Spain.
While I can't say I've had too many (or any at all) real cravings during my pregnancy, I will say fall and wintery foods have really been speaking to me. They're so comforting and satiating right now, and easy to prepare in many simple ways as I'll be showing you today.
I've used olive oil as one of the sole oils in my kitchen for years now. And while I've heard and read about the numerous health benefits of regular consumption of this oil, I had never done much research into the many geographic locations it's produced in and distributed from. I had no idea Spain is the largest producer of olive oil and organic extra virgin olive oil in the world. This is largely due to the climate being particularly ideal for olive growing in this country. Spain also invests the most R+D when it comes to their olive oils, in comparison to all other olive oil producing countries combined.
In today’s recipe, the combination of creamy, nutty delicata squash with crisped fingerling potatoes and brussels sprouts work so well together. The pine nuts also add just the right amount of richness and crunch. I created a simple and light dressing to drizzle overtop with grated garlic, olive oil and lemon. The dressing adds a little pop and helps meld all of the ingredients together, especially with the herb flavors infused into the vegetables during the roasting process. I could seriously eat this for days on end.
I utilized the olive oil for the roasting but also in the 3-ingredient dressing you'll drizzle on top at the end. It's the cold-pressed, extra virgin olive oil that feeds our bodies with the highest dose of health benefits (from the polyphenol content). Regular olive oil consumption has been heavily studied and linked to health benefits like, cardiovascular, anti-inflammatory, digestive, cognitive, and many others. The key to getting the most out of your olive oil, is making sure it is of the highest and purest quality. So, it is important to do a little research before grabbing any bottle off the store shelf.
Disclaimer: Please consult your health care provider when making any dietary changes.
Hope you enjoy this cozy, comforting recipe as much as we did! And Happy Thanksgiving week!
The full recipe can be found HERE!
Today's post is sponsored by Olive Oils from Spain, and I received compensation for writing this piece. Opinions are always my own. If I didn't love it, you wouldn't hear about it. Thanks for your continued support!