The leaves are changing colors, trees are losing their leaves and the temperature is starting to drop. Fall is around the corner.  How can you stay warm this season? With this savory pumpkin soup recipe you will almost forget about the impending colder weather!

What you will need:

1 Small Sugar pumpkin 3 – 5 lbs, cut into large chunks with seeds put aside

2 cloves of garlic

3 tbsp of Olivado Organic Avocado oil, divided

1 medium onion chopped

1/8 tsp Old Bay seasoning ancho chili powder to taste

1 litre good quality chicken stock

1 cup pumpkin seeds, rinsed and dried

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce

1/2 tbsp brown sugar

1 drop hot pepper sauce

Dash of pepper (optional)

How did we do it?

Roasted Pumpkin Soup

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Toss pumpkin pieces, garlic and 1 tbsp of the oil together and roast for one hour, cool slightly and peel off skin. In large pot, sautee onion in 1 tbsp oil, until translucent, add pumpkin, garlic, seasoning and chicken stock and bring to boil. Simmer for 10 minutes and then puree.

Serve with a dollop of sour cream and top with sweet and spicy pumpkin seeds.

Sweet and Spicy Pumpkin Seeds

Toss seeds in oil, and add remaining ingredients. Bake the seeds in a single layer on a baking sheet for 45 minutes at 300 degrees.

Afterwards, sit back and enjoy while watching your favorite movie.

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Try this delicious and savoury summer salad, as a side or with grilled chicken, it will be a family favorite!

Olivado Summer Salad

Ingredients for Salad:

1 Avocado

2 Hardboiled eggs

1 Cucumber

1 Large garden carrot

2 cups of broccoli florets

¼ cup of currents

Mixed greens

Ingredients for Croutons:

3 Slices of white bread

2 Tablespoons of Olivado Macadamia Nut Oil

½ Teaspoon minced garlic

1 Teaspoon of basil

¼ Teaspoon of ground oregano

Pepper to taste

Ingredients for salad dressing:

2 Tablespoons of Olivado Avocado Oil

1 Tablespoon of water

¼ Teaspoon of minced garlic

½ Teaspoon of mustard powder

1 Tablespoon of lemon juice

1 Teaspoon of anchovy paste

¼ Teaspoon of worcestershire sauce

In a large bowl slice and dice the salad ingredients and toss in to a bowl of mixed greens. Cut bread slices in to squares then in a frying pan mix oil, garlic, spices and bread squares. Cook and toss at medium heat until croutons are lightly fried, add a little pepper to taste and remove from heat. In a small bowl mix salad dressing ingredients and then dress Salad and toss. Add croutons and Parmesan cheese if desired.

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So glad you asked! LOT’S!

So much is happening we could not wait to share. Olivado Natural Nutrition is now on PINTEREST! Creating new recipes and sharing other peoples recipes has been so much fun.

One of our favorite sources for great Avocado Oil recipes is JL goes Vegan. Here is one of our favorite recipes for Asian Fried Chick’n Salad from JL which is also on his website

In addition to creating and sharing recipes we have been busy placing product in new stores and locations throughout the country. You can now find Olivado Oils in over 150 locations across Canada! To find any of our delicious Olivado Oils near you go to

Why try Olivado oils? That’s easy….because Olivado Oils represent the healthiest, most delicious and versatile oils on the market today.

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No cooking required? Sign us up! Avocado Salmon Lettuce Wraps are super easy, healthy, and, most importantly, delicious!


2 large avocados

2 tbsp. fresh lime juice

1/2 to 1 can salmon, flaked

1/4 cup each – diced English or Persian cucumber, shredded carrot, thinly sliced red bell pepper

1 tsp five spice seasoning

Sea salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste

1 head butter lettuce, cored, wash and dry leaves


Cut avocado into small to medium chunks, add lime juice and toss to coat. Add remaining ingredients and using a rubber spatula, gently toss to combine. Taste and adjust seasoning.

Arrange leaves on a large platter, spoon the avocado-salmon mixture onto the center of each leaf and serve with accompanying sesame ginger miso dressing (see recipe below).

Sesame Ginger Miso Dressing


1/3 cup rice vinegar

1/4 cup avocado oil or grape seed oil*

2 tbsp sesame oil

1 tbsp light brown sugar or agave syrup

1 tbsp miso paste

1 tbsp light soy sauce

1 tbsp sesame seeds

1/2 tsp fresh grated ginger

1 large garlic clove


Place all the ingredients in a blender and pulse until all the ingredients are completely combined and emulsified. Use immediately; store any unused portion in the refrigerator.

Cooking Tip:

*If you do not have avocado oil or grape seed oil, use olive oil.

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Check out Executive Chef Wendy Barrett express her love and multiple uses for Olivado Avocado Oil on morning shows across Ontario!

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Delicious and full of nutrition, Yam Fries are a yummy alternative to French Fries. Try this simple recipe, using Olivado Avocado Oil, as a side to BBQ Ribs or Steak this summer!


2 tbsp Olivado Avocado oil

6 large yams scrubbed and cut into strips

1 tbsp paprika

1 tsp cumin

Coarse salt


Step 1: Preheat oven to 450°F. In a plastic bag, drizzle oil over yams and toss to coat evenly. Add spices and toss to combine.

Step 2: On a greased baking sheet, place fries in a single layer leaving space between them so they get cripsy on all sides

Step 3: Bake for 10 minutes, then flip fries over with a spatula. Bake for another 10. They should be tender on the inside and golden and crisp on the outside. Sprinkle with salt to taste and serve warm.

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Nutrition Diva Monica Reinagel explains the health benefits of Avocado Oil for Dr. Oz show which aired Jan. 14, 2013. Check out the video below:

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One of the world’s leading fitness magazines, SHAPE Magazine, has recommended our Extra Virgin Avocado Oil as a healthy oil to cook with!

Read the article by Shape Online Contributor Matthew Kadey, R.D here:

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Cindy of Hello Dollface, a beauty blog featuring “the best in natural products made without synthetic chemicals, toxins, and parabens”, turned to our Avocado Oil as a great beauty treatment! Visit Cindy’s blog here to read more!

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Seeking a great summer salad recipe? Look no further than Cuisine d’Hélène for a delicious and healthy bean salad using our buttery avocado oil!

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