Essential Eats

People are often surprised to find out that I frequently use essential oils in my cooking. One of the most exciting things about using a human grade, edible essential oil like doTERRA is that you can consume them and it is yummy and good for you to do so!  I like to think of it as essential eats.

Consuming essential oils

We are all familiar with the benefits of applying and diffusing essential oils. The exciting news is that when we consume these oils we have the opportunity to amp up their benefits considerably.

The trick to using essential oils in your cooking is to not overthink and just go for it. If you love fresh basil then try Basil oil. If you really enjoy lemon cookies try adding Lemon oil to your recipe. Love the detoxifying benefits of Cilantro but hate cleaning it all the time? Add a drop of Cilantro oil to your bean dip or guacamole.

The oils are concentrated and provide robust flavor.  It is clever to add the oils one drop at a time.  Try it as you go and add more to taste.  So, let your imagination run wild and you just may find that you love consuming your oils as much as you love diffusing or applying them.

I hope you enjoy these essential eats, a few marinade and dip recipes from the doTERRA site. Have questions about eating, ordering or using oils? Let us know. We love talking about essential oils and would love to help.

Ready to order doTERRA oils? See the Madeira Beach Yoga doTERRA site here: MBY doTERRA. Or email Sandy, SABoulton@Prodigy.net for additional help.

CHILI LIME MARINADE

1 ½ tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped or 2 drops Cilantro essential oil
2 tablespoons honey or agave
2 tablespoons water
8 drops Lime essential oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tablespoon lemongrass minced or 1 drop Lemongrass essential oil
1 tablespoon chili flakes
1 ½ tablespoons ginger or 1 drop Ginger essential oil
2 tablespoons coconut oil

Whisk ingredients together

SWEET & SOUR MARINADE

½ cup balsamic vinegar
½ cup honey
½ cup light brown sugar, packed
¼ cup low-sodium soy sauce
2 garlic cloves, minced
8 drops Wild Orange essential oil

Whisk ingredients together

BALSAMIC ROSEMARY MARINADE

½ cup balsamic vinegar
¼ cup olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons pepper
2 drops Rosemary essential oil

Whisk ingredients together

GRILLED PINEAPPLE

½ cup brown or coconut palm sugar
½ pineapple peeled, cored, and cut
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon or 1 drop Cinnamon essential oil
1. Mix brown sugar and cinnamon together in bowl. Pour mixture into a large ziplock bag. Place pineapple pieces in bag and shake until fully coated.
2. Grill 3 to 5 minutes per side.

HONEY LIME FRUIT DIP

1 cup plain yogurt (dairy free version sub coconut or almond yogurt)
2 tablespoons honey
1–2 drops Lime essential oil

Stir honey and oil into yogurt

Remember, there is no wrong.

Experiment, have fun and have a delicious day,

—Sherry

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