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Old 07-23-2007, 05:44 PM   #1  
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Default This Week's Healthiest Food - Olives

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Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm!

What are your favorites?
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Old 07-23-2007, 06:00 PM   #2  
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Okay LLV, we might have a little difference of opinion here for once.

I LOVE, simply LOVE black pitted olives. I can't stand any other kind. Not the greek or kalamata or any others. ALthough I love them, if I recall, they're about 9 calories a piece - so I've stopped eating them . In the old days, all I needed was some cut up romaine lettuce and some sliced olives (a alot of them, that was the problem) and that was a great salad for me. Add in some feta cheese and some sliced red onion and then it was an exceptional, EXCEPTIONAL salad.
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I eat olives every day. I LOVE them. Green and black... all kinds! I count them and put them on my salad or in other things I eat. Yum!
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The big green ones that go on a plastic bar toothpick and are then baptized in a Bloody Mary.
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Old 07-23-2007, 07:31 PM   #5  
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The big green ones that go on a plastic bar toothpick and are then baptized in a Bloody Mary.
I love olives too but in a martini ... Never heard of them in a Bloody Mary though sounds like I'd like that
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Old 07-23-2007, 07:34 PM   #6  
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I like all kinds of olives, the greek ones, the green ones etc... it's been a while but I used to indulge in the olives that are stuffed with bleu cheese or whole roasted garlic cloves.

Olives on pizza, rules!
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Old 07-23-2007, 07:38 PM   #7  
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Oh, just wanted to add that other than Martinis I love all types of olives...
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I love olives; kalamatas are my favorite, but I like them all, *except* black olives. Black olives aren't salty or flavorful enough!

Kalamatas have 15 calories each, so I only eat them sparingly.
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I only really like Kalamata olives....my 9 month old baby likes them too, he stole one off my plate and was trying to eat it (ACK choking hazard!!!!) and screamed bloody murder when I took it away. I tore it into pieces and he devoured it. Salt fiend!!

I hate green ones

Regular black olives are ok on certain foods like pizza or some mexican food but not much else.
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I'm not an olive fan. Not even in my martini, normally I go for an onion.
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I love olives! The kalamata, greek, nicoise, or other strongly flavored black ones are my favorites. The pitted canned black kind are ok. I've come across some green olives that I like, but for the most part I don't care for them much.

I like to put them in salads, in pasta, on pizza, have a few on the side with falafel, on sandwiches. Such wonderful flavor, mmmm...

I hate bloody marys. I don't like tomato juice, celery or pickles. Guess that leaves the vodka and olive. Better stick to martinis then.
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Okay LLV, we might have a little difference of opinion here for once.

I LOVE, simply LOVE black pitted olives. I can't stand any other kind. Not the greek or kalamata or any others. ALthough I love them, if I recall, they're about 9 calories a piece - so I've stopped eating them . In the old days, all I needed was some cut up romaine lettuce and some sliced olives (a alot of them, that was the problem) and that was a great salad for me. Add in some feta cheese and some sliced red onion and then it was an exceptional, EXCEPTIONAL salad.
Haha, not so fast, Robin! My favorite olives are the black ones. I don't like greek olives, either. Every now and then I'll eat a green olive. I recently bought these FANTASTIC big huge green olives that are stuffed with a whole garlic clove and they're very yummy. But the spanish olives I'm not too crazy about because they're so salty.

I love greek salads, though, with the "average" black olives, red onion and feta cheese
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Love olives in pretty much every variation - but of course, my favorite is the blue cheese stuffed olive in a nice martini!
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Love olives in pretty much every variation - but of course, my favorite is the blue cheese stuffed olive in a nice martini!
.. I love olives, blue cheese and martinis... I must try this variation
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I love all olives. The fat, the salt; oh they're just so perfect.
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