Recipe: Five Spice Sugar

5-spice-sugar

This is an easy and often appreciated gift for the holidays or any time of the year. You can add this sugar to hot or cold tea, or any other food or beverage that you’d like to sweeten with a delightful spicy flavor.

Add to 2 Tablespoons organic cane sugar:
1 drop cinnamon essential oil
1 drop black pepper essential oil
1 drop cardamon essential oil
1 drop wild orange essential oil
1 drop clove essential oil

NOTE: Use essential oils that are pure enough for ingesting. I use doTERRA essential oils.

Multiply the amounts for larger quantities. For example, the 6 oz. gift jar pictured above has 6 Tablespoons of sugar, and 3 drops of each of the essential oils. Close the jar tightly, shake, enjoy!

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Recipe: Lavender Rose Peach Crumble

peach crumble

Ingredients:

6-7 very ripe peaches
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup cold butter, cut into very small pieces
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
pinch of salt
1 cup rolled oats
4 drops Lavender essential oil*
2 drops Rose essential oil*
*make sure your essential oils are the ingestible kind. I use doTERRA

  1. Preheat oven to 350 deg. Coat bottom and side of 8″ x 8″ baking dish with coconut or other vegetable oil.
  2. Peel and slice peaches. Arrange sliced peaches on bottom baking dish.
  3. Combine remaining ingredients with a pastry cutter until evenly crumbled. Spread crumb mixture over top of peaches and spread evenly, lightly pressing into peaches.
  4. Bake 35 min. or until golden brown.

 

 

 

Recipe: Lavender Blueberry Banana Bread

Blueberry Banana Bread Recipe-2Making banana bread is my favorite way to use ripe bananas… and adding a touch of lavender makes the bread a special treat. When adding essential oils to food recipes, make sure you are using a therapeutic grade essential oil such as doTERRA, which is meant to be ingested. Do not use off-the-shelf oils which may be full of synthetic additives.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/4 pound (1 stick) butter, softened
  •  3/4 cup brown sugar
  •  2 eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 2-3 drops Lavender essential oil (I use doTERRA)
  •  1 teaspoon baking soda
  •  1/2 teaspoon salt
  •  3 large ripe bananas, mashed
  •  1 1/4 cups blueberries
  •  1/2 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped (optional)
  •  1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Coat a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan with non-stick spray.

In a large bowl, combine the butter and sugar and mix until fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in the flour, baking soda, and salt  and beat into the butter mixture. Fold in the bananas, blueberries, walnuts, lavender, and vanilla.
Pour into the prepared pan.

Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Cool in the pan for 10 minutes.

Recipe: Power Balls

powerballs

Every home needs a protein-packed snack that is not loaded with sugar or salt. I discovered a snack that’s not only good for you… it enhances your immune system… gives you energy… and it’s delicious! This recipe was adapted from a similar recipe I found on the doTERRA website called Power Bites. I renamed it Power Balls because it’s easier for me to remember 🙂

INGREDIENTS:

  1. 1 cup shredded coconut, divided
  2. 1 cup almond butter
  3. 1 cup dried cranberries (Craisins work)
  4. 1/2 cup honey or agave or maple syrup
  5. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  6. 1/2 cup granola, crushed
  7. 3 drops On Guard (orange, cinnamon, clove) essential oil

Mix all ingredients well… add more granola if it’s too moist to form balls. Form into small balls and roll in coconut to coat. Refrigerate. Yum!

To make this gluten-free, just make sure the granola is gluten-free, or substitute the granola with chia (or other) seeds.

Recipe: Killer Healthy Fudge

fudge

I did not invent this recipe but I named it. This killer fudge is made with healthy ingredients like coconut oil (instead of butter) and agave syrup (instead of sugar). But the ingredient that really puts this fudge over the top is the peppermint oil (I use doTERRA because I trust that it’s safe and even beneficial to ingest).

From the book Modern Essentials

Peppermint Healthy Fudge

  • 1 1/2 c. coconut oil
  • 1 1/4 c. agave
  • 1 c. cocoa powder
  • 1/2 t. sea salt
  • 1 t. vanilla extract
  • 2 drops peppermint essential oil (I used doTERRA)

Warm coconut oil until liquid. Combine all ingredients and mix well. (The recipe called for a blender but I just hand-mixed and that worked fine) Pour into 8 x 8 baking dish and spread evenly. Chill at least a couple of hours before slicing.

Can’t wait to serve this at my upcoming open house!