this time it's about a garlic flavored oil ... it's very good to use a few drops in sauces ...
Preparation time: less than 15 minutes
RECIPE PREPARATION Aromatic oil:
Chop the garlic but not very finely, put it in a jar, then add the oil
It can be used after soaking for at least a week ...
3 healthy recipes with Plus oils
Make your festive parties healthy and tasty with our vegetarian recipes that include a few drops from our flavored range of Plus essential oils. Here are some delicious ideas for dinner, ideas that will make the food at any party taste sensational.
Salad with ripe figs
Ingredients for salad dressing
- 50 ml NingXia Red
- 1 date
- 1 drop of Cinnamon Bark +
- 50 ml of olive oil
- 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
Cut the figs into 4 and place them on a tray, putting them in the oven at 170˚C for 15 minutes.
Wash the lettuce leaves and place them on a plate. Add the ripe figs on top and prepare the salad sauce, putting all the ingredients in a blender. Sprinkle the pomegranate seeds over the salad to finish. Serve immediately.
Baked nuts with spicy sauce
With so many family dinners, festive parties and work meetings, it's easy to overeat. This delicious baked walnut recipe is a nutritious and satisfying option.
Ingredients for baked nuts
- 1 carrot
- 1 parsnip
- 250 ml vegetable soup
- 1 onion
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 150 grams of mushrooms
- 200 grams of sweet chestnuts
- 100 grams of hazelnuts
- 50 grams of cashew nuts
- 50 grams of sunflower seeds
- 1 tablespoon tomato paste
- 4 drops of Black Pepper + essential oil
- 1 drop of Thyme + essential oil
- 1 tablespoon fresh, chopped thyme
- 1 teaspoon of paprika powder
- 3 large eggs
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1 onion
- 2 cloves of garlic
- Half a stalk of celery
- A piece of fresh ginger
- A handful of dried mushrooms
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 3 tablespoons almond milk
- 1 drop of Nutmeg + essential oil
- ½ teaspoon of smoked paprika powder
Preheat the oven to 180 ° C. Then heat a tablespoon of olive oil in a large pan and cook a grated carrot and finely chopped parsley with a cube of vegetable-flavored spice concentrate for 5 minutes until soft. Add a finely chopped onion, 2 cloves of garlic, 150 grams of finely chopped mushrooms and cook for another 10 minutes.
Place 200 grams of sweet chestnuts, 100 grams of hazelnuts, 50 grams of cashews and 50 grams of sunflower seeds in a blender and mix until smooth. Mix well and add a tablespoon of tomato paste.
Mix everything and then add 3 large eggs, lightly beaten. Garnish with 4 drops of Black Pepper +, 1 drop of Thyme +, a tablespoon of freshly cut thyme, 250 ml of vegetable soup and 1 teaspoon of smoked paprika powder.
Mix in a large bowl then place the mixture in the prepared tray on the entire surface. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes. Then remove the foil and put in the oven for another 20 minutes until it is hard when you press lightly.
Meanwhile, to make the sauce, heat 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil over low heat, then add all the ingredients to the sauce, simmering for 15 minutes. Finally, add 3 tablespoons of almond milk, 1 drop of Nutmeg + and ½ teaspoon of smoked paprika powder for a flavorful finish. Leave the mixture on the stove for another minute and then pour into a blender to make a smooth sauce.
Perfect baked potatoes with rosemary and thyme
Crispy, golden, aromatic, baked potatoes are the perfect complement to any dish.
- 1 kg of potatoes
- 100 ml of olive oil
- ½ teaspoon of salt
- 1 drop of Rosemary + essential oil
- 1 drop of Thyme + essential oil
- 8 sprigs of fresh thyme
Peel the potatoes and cut each potato into 4 equal pieces. Put them in a large pot and cover with hot water. Let them simmer for 20 minutes then strain the water. Place a tray in the oven and preheat the oven to 200 ° C.
Add a drop of Rosemary + and a drop of Thyme + in a 200 ml bottle of olive oil. Season the potatoes with 100 ml of olive flavored oil and fresh thyme and then place them in the pan. Put the tray in the oven for 60 minutes or until golden and crispy.
Simple tiramisu with cherries and coconut
Hosting parties is much easier with this quick Italian dessert. Enjoy a delicious moment with each spoon.
- 250g gingerbread
- 300 grams of cherry compote
- 500 grams of coconut yogurt
- 4 drops of Orange + essential oil
- 1 drop of Cinnamon Bark + essential oil
- 2 tablespoons coconut flakes / almonds
- 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
- 4 dishes for desserts
Crush the gingerbread into thin pieces and add some juice from the cherry compote until it has a dough consistency.
Divide the mixture into 4 pieces and place it at the base of the dessert bowls as a base layer.
Season the coconut yogurt with a drop of Cinnamon Bark + and 4 drops of Orange + and layer the yogurt and cherry compote. Decorate the top with coconut and almond flakes or, if desired, with cocoa powder.
These wonderful recipes were provided by Karin Opitz-Kreher ,
A cook and a Young Living member from Germany. You've probably seen it at one of our conventions, offering a cooking demonstration on how to infuse vegan or vegetarian dishes with our aromatic range of culinary oils Plus. He has also written an online book in German about healthy eating and hopes that these dishes will inspire you this season.
Which of these healthy recipes will you try for the first time?
Aromatic oil with fresh herbs
I really like aromatic oils, they give a special flavor to food, but ATTENTION: do not cook with them, add them at the end or even before serving the food, otherwise they lose their flavor.
It can be offered as a gift, especially as the winter holidays knock on our door.
Sunflower oil or any kind of vegetable oil
fresh herbs: basil, oregano, rosemary, thyme
Add all the herbs in a clean and sterilized bottle.
Pour the oil over and place the bottle in a cool, dark place.
For two weeks, the glass was shaken every day.
After it is opened, it is kept in the refrigerator so as not to rancid.
Room air freshener recipe with fruits or spices
One way to quickly freshen the air in your home is to put a little water in a pot with pieces of fruit such as apples, lemons, grapefruit oranges and so on, but also herbs or spices such as cinnamon. , cloves, vanilla sticks.
A combination that will please everyone consists of slices of lemon & acircie, rosemary slices and vanilla extract. All this is boiled and, in a short time, the room will be surrounded by a pleasant smell. As the water drops, you can continue to add a glass. This mixture can be stored in the refrigerator and reused whenever you want.
Ingredients Tarragon flavored oil
25 gr tarragon leaves
250 ml oil (I used olives, more neutral in taste)
Preparation Tarragon flavored oil
- Wash the tarragon and drain. Take the leaves from the tarragon stalks and put them in a food processor or blender.
- Add the oil and mix on high speed for 1 minute.
- Strain the liquid obtained through a thick sieve (the tea) and then if you want it to be super clean, strain the oil once more using gauze.
- Put the aromatic oil in a jar or bottle and keep it in the fridge for about 1 week.
* do not throw away the leftovers from the oil strainer, they can be used as we did here.
3. Drain the oil mixed with tarragon leaves
Aromatic OIL for MASSAGE to make at home - here's how much we can use
Aromatic oil massage relaxes, stimulates circulation and has distinct therapeutic actions.
In addition to pampering and relaxation, aromatherapy massage protects us from the troubles of the cold season.
Aromatic preparations are easy to obtain at home, and with them we can do a miracle massage for the whole body.
Aromatic oil for massage
In 50 ml. olive oil, sesame oil, grape seed, etc., put 20 & # 8211 100 drops of volatile oil. The amount of volatile oil added depends on its & # 8220 strength & # 8221 and the sensitivity of the person to be massaged.
For example, a volatile oil of thyme or peppermint is strong and can irritate the skin and therefore will put less (20-30 drops) a volatile fir or orange is weaker, less aggressive to the skin and we will put more (100 drops).
In a 400 ml jar. put a dried aromatic plant, freshly ground with an electric grinder, up to three quarters of the volume. Then add the olive oil, always chewing, so that, finally, we have a film of fatty oil on the plant of at most one finger.
The jar is closed and the contents are left to soak for 2-3 weeks in a warm place. Then squeeze the oil through gauze and store in small bottles (preferably dark).
Aromatic oil massage stimulates circulation
Practical applications of aromatic massage
♣ Blood circulation, resistance to cold: massage with oil based on thyme (culture), peppermint, sage.
♣ Relaxation: use oils with lavender, orange (peel), mint, eucalyptus.
♣ Stress: massage with mint, eucalyptus and sage for easily irritated people massage with basil, lavender, orange, fir, for those with a predisposition to anxiety and anxiety massage with lemon, peppermint, thyme for introverts, depressed people.
♣ Depression: basil, lemon, mint and peppermint, ylang-ylang (an exotic essence, present in some health food stores).
♣ Anxiety: gentle, relaxing massage, preferably with pine oil, juniper, fir, orange, lavender, sandalwood.
♣ Sleep: the massage is done with maximum 15 minutes before bed & # 8211 orange, lavender, cinnamon, nutmeg.
♣ Rheumatism: thyme, mint, eucalyptus and juniper & # 8211 massage is done gently on the affected areas, without insisting directly on the joint, but more on the surrounding areas.
♣ Sinusitis and cough: massage on the forehead and temples with eucalyptus, mint, fir, pine, juniper.
♣ Fever: full body massage with lemon, mint, eucalyptus and sage.
♣ Cough: massage on the forehead, neck and chest with thyme, eucalyptus or basil.
♣ Bronchitis and asthma: massage, especially in the evening, on the chest and neck, with oils of thyme, eucalyptus, mint (especially peppermint), juniper.
To prevent any discomfort, before using the aromatic oils massage, do a little test: apply aromatic oil on a part of the skin and wait 10 minutes - if allergic reactions do not occur, the massage can be done safely.
Aromatic oil with Poejo (Mentha pulegium)
Very fragrant! At all hotel buffets in Arab countries you can find these varieties of aromatic oils, to combine them to taste in the salads you choose.
Varadi Silvia (Chef), June 30, 2010
Your idea is very good, especially if you want to buy from the store, they are very expensive. So you convinced me to prepare aromatic oils at home.
valentina ionita (Chef de cuisine), June 30, 2010
I also prepare aromatic oil at home, but I use tarragon.
husni (Chef de cuisine), June 29, 2010
A great idea. I looked at Raduf's recipes. Interesting. Thanks, Ramona, for the recipe and for the link!
ALINA BANICA (Chef de cuisine), June 29, 2010
A very good recipe! I will also try the aromatic herbs I have on hand.
Lia Maria (Chef de cuisine), June 29, 2010
I use only my own homemade aromatic oils and they are wonderful. *****
Olives, perhaps the most frequently mentioned delicacies in history, from Homer's epics to the Bible, are certainly the most representative Mediterranean food. But which variety of the gift of the goddess Athena & ndash as olives are called & icircn Greek mythology & ndash is the tastiest?
Every time I travel, whether it's on another continent or the neighboring city, I like to bring home something that isn't grown in my home. This time I brought kalamata olives and cold pressed olive oil. A miracle! And look what I did with them!
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Necessary ingredients: (quantities are & icircn depending on preferences, what taste you want to be pregnant and the size of the jar)
- cold pressed olive oil
- kalamata olives or other variety
I put on the bottom of a glass jar dehydrated tomatoes from my garden, a good handful of peeled garlic, two sprigs of fresh rosemary, olives, then on top the hot dried pepper. I soaked everything in olive oil and in three days the oil had become particularly fragrant. It is used in salads and in cooked meats such as olives with leeks! Or simply on the toasted bread!
Dried tomatoes flavored in oil!
Probably many of you have heard of this appetizer in Mediterranean cuisine. Dried tomatoes can be considered a delicacy. Today, you will find out how to prepare them at home, what they are served with and what dishes you can add them to.
METHOD OF PREPARATION:
1. It is very important to choose medium tomatoes, well ripened, fleshy and elongated cylindrical shape (like plum).
2.Wash and dry the tomatoes, then cut them in half and remove the spine. If the vegetables are large, then cut them into quarters.
3. There are 2 methods of drying tomatoes: you can scoop out the core with a teaspoon or you can dry them with pulp. Dehydrated tomatoes with kernels are harder to dry, but have a much more intense taste.
4. Tomatoes can be dried in the oven or in the sun, but it is a longer process. But we will work with a dehydrator.
5.Place the tomatoes on the trays of the appliance, with the cut up. Then sprinkle them with salt to remove excess moisture from the vegetables, you will taste them and they will keep better. Sprinkle them with very little sugar, for a more intense taste.
Advice.At this stage, tomatoes can be seasoned with herbs, but we do not recommend doing it, because during drying, they lose their flavor.
6.Put the tomato trays in the dehydrator, then set the time and temperature: 12 hours at 70 ° С. Depending on the size of the tomatoes and how juicy they are, the drying time can vary between 9-15 hours at a temperature of 70 ° С. Be careful not to dry the tomatoes too hard, they should be soft, bend slightly, without shattering, but not wet and not removing juice.
7. From 5 kg of fresh tomatoes you get 850 gr of dehydrated tomatoes.
8. Transfer the dehydrated tomatoes to clean, dry containers, alternating them with layers of fresh garlic slices or granulated garlic and provence herbs.
Advice.You can use a mixture of herbs or herbs separately: basil, marjoram, rosemary, thyme, oregano, sage, mint, etc.
9. Fill the jars with hot oil, but not boiling, enough to completely cover the vegetables. Thus the tomatoes are better preserved, exclude the fermentation process, the taste and aroma of the spices become more intense and pasteurization takes place. Of course, you can also use cold oil.
Advice. Olive oil is also used in some recipes, but when the tomatoes are kept in the fridge, it thickens.
10. Close the jars tightly and allow them to cool. In 2-3 days, the oil level will drop, because it will be burnt by tomatoes and you will need to add more oil to the edge of the jar.
Store tomatoes in the refrigerator. They stay very good at least until next season, even a few years, but it is such a tasty appetizer that it is eaten very quickly.
Add dried tomatoes to salads and serve with meat, meatballs or fish. They are also used for pizza, pasta and appetizer cakes.
The easiest way to eat this appetizer is to place the tomatoes on a slice of fresh bread with soft cheese.
And the extremely aromatic oil is used as a dressing for salads or snacks and as a sauce.
Mask with MAYONNAISE and aromatic plant oil, for TEN - cheap recipe with guaranteed effect
Mayonnaise, easily prepared in the kitchen, is an unexpected help for the skin of the cheek.
One of the key ingredients in mayonnaise is egg yolk, which contains essential nutrients that deeply nourish the skin.
Homemade mayonnaise with aromatic plant oil maintains the beauty of the skin. It is a cheap recipe, with a guaranteed effect: the skin will be protected by a protective film, which gives it, in addition, firmness and radiance.
Herbal mayonnaise mask
For a larger amount of aromatic oil, the following ingredients are needed:
- 1 teaspoon marigold flowers
- 1 teaspoon thyme
- 1 teaspoon chamomile flowers
- 1 teaspoon lavender flowers
- 100 ml. cold pressed olive oil.
For each mask, you will need, in addition,: 1 egg yolk, 1 teaspoon of lemon juice.