9 Holiday Cooking with essential oils (easier than you think)

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Holidays are HERE! Yes we have our old family favorites… but if you’re like me… 21+ years (I’m older than 21 but less than 100) of the SAME dishes get a little… stale. Why not try a variation using the essential oils that you’ve come to adore?

Here are a few traditional Thanksgiving / Christmas recipes that tend to be found that have been adapted for essential oils. Keep in mind the essential oils (scroll to the bottom to learn a little more about each of them) are also delicious in many other recipes. For example, I make a rockin’ butternut squash soup with Sage, Thyme and Black Pepper. It’s a family favorite and can be made on a day when I needed a quick wholesome meal component.

Turkey-Injection-Sauce*Meat injectors can be found HERE for about $20.

Southern-Cornbread-dressing

*If you’ve tried YL’s Einkorn wheat for bread making… you could take some of your day old leftover bread and make breadcrumbs with that.

Orange-Honey-Glazed-Ham

*If you like less “intensity” you could make the glaze with 1 drop of each oil.

Sweet-Potato-Casserole

Substitutes: egg replacer for eggs or ground flax seed or chia seed powder mixed with water; can substitute coconut oil for the butter (in this recipe it’s delicious); “milk” can be almond, coconut, hemp etc. doesn’t have to be dairy.

Rosemary-Garlic-Mashed-Potatoes

* I have subbed coconut oil for butter and canned coconut milk for “cream” in recipes like this one. Changes it a little bit in flavor, but still delicious.

Ultimate-Gravy

Lemon-Butter-Green-Beans

* I have found that “dressing & tossing” cooked veggies with olive oil infused with the essential oils like Lemon, it is just as delicious as butter. You won’t be disappointed. 😉

Homemade-cranberry-sauce

It doesn’t get much simpler than this. This gets extra **** stars**** for being a healthy dish.

Pumpkin-Pie

You could try this using Glutino GF crushed pretzels for a variation on the crust. A can of coconut milk is a good substitute for sour cream… might add 2 Tbs white vinegar to give it the zing of sour cream.

Essential Oils That Great For Cooking

A fully stocked kitchen…

 

 

 

 

 

black pepper clove cinnamon bark ginger lemon lime nutmeg oregano orange rosemary sage thyme

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Black Pepper is a great addition to soups and savory dishes when cooking. It’s an energizing oil, supports the digestive system and soothes muscle discomfort following exercise.

Cinnamon Bark oil is a great oil to add to fall dishes, anything with squash or pumpkin or my daily favorite is to add a drop to my morning oatmeal after it’s cooked. It also promotes a healthy immune response, and helps maintain a healthy lifestyle regimen and is a key ingredient in Young Living’s flagship blend, Thieves.

Clove oil is a great oil for soups, veggies and some meat marinades and glazes. It promotes a healthy immune response, and may support overall wellness. Also a key ingredient in Thieves. This oil includes the naturally occurring constituent eugenol, and is an important ingredient in many products including Thieves®, ImmuPower™, Inner Defense™, and Longevity™.

Ginger is great in smoothies or create a soothing tea by mixing Ginger with a good organic honey. It also supports a healthy lifestyle regimen and is a key ingredient in DiGize™, Digest & Cleanse™, EndoGize™, ICP™, and Essentialzymes-4™.

Lemon… there probably isn’t a “wrong” way to use Lemon oil. It’s pretty much good in everything from your drinking water (only in glass or stainless containers!) to desserts and veggies. It has the naturally occurring constituent of limonene. You might decide to add a few drops to a veggie capsule with some carrier oil and take it internally.

Lime is a vibrant essential oil. My favorite way to use it is to add it to my morning green tea matcha or to use it to make guacamole. I also make some really great Einkorn wheat Lemon Bars and my secret ingredient is to add Lime to the crust. YUM! It stimulates the senses with its pleasant aroma, resulting in increased mental clarity, creativity, and even immune system support.

Nutmeg is an oil that makes me think of the fall. It comforts and helps boost energy. You can take it internally in a capsule 3 x day or as needed.

Oregano when taken as a dietary supplement, supports a healthy lifestyle regimen and may also be used to enhance the flavor of foods and your favorite savory recipes. Oregano is an important ingredient in ImmuPower™ and a key oil in the Raindrop Technique®. I love to make a great dipping sauce for bread using 1 drop each of Oregano, Basil, Thyme dropped into about 2 Tbs Olive oil and 1 Tbs balsamic vinegar. YUM.

Orange is another flexible citrus oil. Good in water or a favorite dessert. I have flavored dark chocolate desserts with Orange… delicious. I also like to add a drop of Orange to my green tea matcha in the morning.

Rosemary is great in savory dishes like oven roasted potatoes, soups and italian dishes. It has a fresh, slightly medicinal aroma.

Sage  is particularly delicious with meats and potato dishes. It strengthens the senses and supports a healthy metabolism with a spicy aroma that may help overcome feelings of mental fatigue and purify the home from negative influences.

Thyme may support wellness*, and can be used as a pleasant, flavorful addition to savory dishes. Thyme includes the naturally occurring constituents thymol, para-cymene, and gamma-terpinene, and is an important ingredient in Longevity™ essential oil blend, Inner Defense™, ParaFree™, and Rehemogen™

Happy cooking! Keep checking back for more recipes.

If you’d like to get started with some essential oils to stock your kitchen, send me a note: oils4rookies@gmail.com

 

 

 

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