Working at We Olive, I have an endless source of inspiration for healthy and delicious meals. As new products arrive in store and are sampled by our foodie staff, the tasting inevitably turns into a brainstorming session on best uses for the olive oil and typically ends in a mixology competition in pairing it with a vinegar. (Who knew Sonoma Smoked Olive Oil could invoke barbecue sauce when paired with our Aged Balsamic?) A recent discussion on Olio Nuovo with La Jolla store manager, Chris Swain, revealed that he drizzles the unfiltered EVOO over his fruit loaded steel cut oats in the morning. This prompted me to share my olive oil and toast obsessions: toast with avocado slices, drizzled with a peppery extra virgin olive oil and sprinkled with a crunchy sea salt. Or toast with strawberry jam and Meyer Lemon olive oil. This also led me to conclude that I was probably missing out on all kinds of tasty ways to start my day with EVOO and so I began to poll. I asked store owners, We Olive shoppers, and pretty much anyone I knew that had a love for liquid gold for their best EVOO based breakfasts. Starting today, I’ll be posting a tasty collection of recipes and ideas for incorporating California’s best extra virgin olive oil into the most important meal of the day. Enjoy!