Green Olive Sauce

If you ever feel like you are lost and spiraling into a path far from what you imagined your life being, take a minute to think about what your passion is, what you love, and what you miss doing that you used to do. The last few weeks have been beyond stressful for me, and finally I found my happy place again. I remembered why I became so obsessed with blogging, cooking and everything food. What was missing that was causing me to go so crazy? For me, it was the loud music in my kitchen and cooking my own recipes at home for myself and only myself. I find a peaceful place in my kitchen when I am alone and am not trying to please anyone but myself. I can take as long as I want on the dish, while listening to music, without a care in the world. I am so happy that my new job gives me nights off because now I know what has been missing.

Another thing that reminds me why I love cooking so much is sauce. I love trying new creative sauce ideas and look forward to culinary school where I will learn all about them so I can create more of my own creative inspired sauces. For now, I still love finding sauce ideas on fellow bloggers’ sites. This particular sauce came from 101 Cookbooks. She was so right about this not being a photogenic sauce, but trust me the flavor is there! I chose to use chicken broth and low-fat milk in my recipe, instead of vegetable broth and heavy cream. I hope this post leaves you feeling inspired and bear with me while I get my head back on this planet. Also, don’t forget to enter my Muir Glen Giveaway before Friday!

Green Olive Sauce
Recipe type: Sauce
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Serves: 6
  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 yellow onion (chopped)
  • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • ¾ cup chicken broth (or vegetable)
  • ⅓ cup low-fat milk
  • 1⅔ cup green olives (pitted and chopped)
  • lemon juice (to taste)
  1. In a large saucepan, sauté the onion and 1 tbsp oil over medium high heat (about 5 minutes).
  2. Add the garlic and sauté an additional minute.
  3. Add the broth and milk, then bring to a simmer.
  4. Once simmering, remove the pan from the heat and add the olives.
  5. Puree with an immersion blender or in a blender.
  6. Stir in lemon juice to taste before serving over pasta.

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10 Responses to Green Olive Sauce

  1. I need to make this Green Olive Sauce! I also have the same passions with loud music in the kitchen 😉

  2. Kimby says:

    So glad to hear you’ve found your happy place again! Feeling “out of sorts” is the biggest clue that you’ve wandered away from it — hooray for listening to your heart!

    This green olive sauce sounds delicious and serving it over gnocchi… oh yum.

  3. There is a saying that a mom is only as happy as her most unhappy child – I felt your frustration and stress and am happy now because you’re happy. XOXO

  4. Kiri W. says:

    Mmmm, I adore olives, and this would be a dream of a sauce on almost anything :) Perfect!

  5. So glad you found the happy place. I love your olive sauce!

  6. Eliot says:

    Stay in that happy place, my friend!

  7. “I find a peaceful place in my kitchen when I am alone and am not trying to please anyone but myself. I can take as long as I want on the dish, while listening to music, without a care in the world.”

    I can so relate, my kitchen is my happy place, my retreat, the place where my world seems right. Thanks for sharing this. :)

  8. Sandra says:

    Your olive sauce would be a big hit with my husband! I need to try this. Happy is the best feeling, and the kitchen is my comfort zone too!

  9. Bams Kitchen says:

    My kitchen is also my sanctuary where I can block out everything and just be creative or at least have some fun. This is a great sauce and it can be used on so many things. I can’t wait to try it. Take Care, BAM

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