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    May 06, 2020 2 min read

    Get ready for a health-packed recipe that'll leave you licking your fingers!

    Ilias & Sons and terra 20 are proud to share this local recipe in celebration of our new partnership. Read on to learn why we're the perfect picky partners, the health perks in every drop of Black Garlic-Infused Extra Virgin Olive Oil (BEVOO), and the recipe that's sure to become a family favorite!

    Picky partners

    terra 20 is all about making healthy, sustainable products easily available to members of the Ottawa community. They've formed partnerships with all kinds of local vendors that strive to do the same - now including us.

    Part of what makes our partnership with terra 20 a perfect fit is...we're both picky! We grow our own olives at our family grove Vasikali, Peleponnese, Greece. We use quality management processes that have been passed down in our family for generations. And we only carry pure, olive-based products completely free of any additives or preservatives, canola oil, vegetable oil or other chemicals. It's because our EVOO's best-in-class that terra 20's comfortable letting our products flow from their shelves.

    Now featuring BEVOO

    The elixir's two main ingredients, Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) and black garlic, have tons of amazing health perks.

    List of EVOO health perks

    • Fend of breast cancer with EVOO's phytonutrient, oleocanthal
    • Deflate heart disease by lowering total blood cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein (LDL)-cholesterol and triglycerides.
    • Lower systolic and diastolic blood pressure.
    • Lose weight faster with an EVOO than low-fat diet (according to a study cited by the OliveOilTimes)
    • Protect against rheumatoid arthritis
    • Prevent and reduce pain from osteoporosis through improving your bones' calcium absorption
    • EVOO has been shown to improve blood circulation
    • EVOO helps reduce and protect against the cognitive ability that can lead to diseases like Alzheimers
    • Replacing foods high in trans fats with EVOO helps improve overall mood

    List of black garlic health perks

    • Healthmad.com says the fermented black bulb's extremely high concentrations of S-allycystein help fight bad cholesterol, infection, and the risk of cancer.
    • Black garlic has twice as many antioxidants as regular garlic (a.k.a. ALOT), which helps protect the body from free radical cell damage that could cause Alzheimers, heart disease, circulatory damage and rheumatoid arthritis.
    • Each clove has manganese, calcium, vitamins B and C, selenium, phosphorus and copper.

    And now, without further ado, the recipe:

      BEVOO-marinated chicken drumsticks

      • Montreal steak spice
      • Ilias & Sons Black Garlic-Infused Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)
      • Raw chicken drumsticks

      Best served with cooked carrots and quinoa

      The night before preparing the meal:
      1. Empty chicken drumsticks into bowl
      2. Cover drumsticks with Black Garlic-Infused EVOO (BEVOO)
      3. Gently massage chicken drumsticks in BEVOO
      4. Leave drumsticks in fridge to marinate overnight 
      Approximately 30 minutes before mealtime:
      1. Heat large frying pan on stove at medium heat
      2. Place drumsticks on frying pan
      3. Turn drumstick over once one side of drumstick is golden brown
      4. Sprinkle Montreal Steak Spice on golden brown side of drumsticks
      5. Repeat steps 4-5 once other side of drumstick is golden brown
      6. Once both sides have been sprinkled with steak spice, reduce to medium low heat.
      7. Continue cooking until internal temperature of drumsticks reach 160 degrees.


        Swing by terra 20 and grab a bottle of our BEVOO to make a batch!

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