Cooking with Essential Oils

I love new recipes and as one who enjoys eating as well, I found some recipes I have tweaked to my own liking. Of course, being a blogger, I have gladly posted a link to those who originated the recipe. I mean, it’s only right. Right?

Here are a couple you might like:

Orange-Creamsicle Cheesecake Dip

from http://sunnysideups.org/orange-creamsicle-cheesecake-dip/) – be sure to check out her site for many more delicious recipes and information!

Ingredients:

  • 16 ounces cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • ⅔ cup homemade or organic full-fat Greek yogurt
  • 6 tablespoons sugar or sugar alternative – omit if your yogurt is sweetened
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla – omit if you are using vanilla yogurt
  • 4 – 6 drops of Young Living orange essential oil
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Directions:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, using an electric hand mixer, beat the cream cheese on medium/high speed for about two minutes, until very smooth and fluffy.
  2. Stop the mixer and scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed during this any of the following steps.
  3. Add yogurt and continue to beat for another 1 – 2 minutes until very creamy.
  4. Add sugar and vanilla (if using), Young Living orange essential oil, and salt.
  5. Beat for another 1 – 2 minutes, until very smooth and creamy.
  6. Makes about 3 cups.
  7. Serve with assorted fruits, cookies, or pretzels, as desired. Note: really good with strawberries!
  8. Store leftover dip in a tightly sealed container, in the refrigerator, up to 2 – 3 days.

Chef Craig Chasky’s Feta – Olive Spread

Note: All recipes use 100% pure, therapeutic grade essential oils labeled for internal use. Do not follow recipe unless you have oils approved for internal use.

Serves 6- 12

Ingredients

Directions

  1. In a Food Processor – pulse till blended.
  2. Serve with favorite chips and/or veggies.

Strawberry Lemon Water

Ingredients

  • One lemon, sliced
  • Quartered fresh strawberries
  • 2 quarts water
  • 2 – 6 drops of lemon essential oil, adjust to taste

Directions:

  1. Add lemons and strawberries to glass pitcher
  2. Add water
  3. Chill overnight

Strawberry Lemonade

Ingredients:

  • One lemon, sliced
  • 6 – 10 strawberries, quartered
  • Sweetener to taste – I use liquid organic stevia
  • 2 quarts water
  • 2 – 6 drops of lemon essential oil, adjust to taste

Directions:

  1. Add lemon slices and strawberries to glass pitcher
  2. Add water
  3. Add sweetener
  4. Chill overnight
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