Tuesday, June 26, 2012
I've made this side dish before with all dried herbs and really liked it. So now that I've been cooking more with essential oils I thought it would be perfect to experiment with. I like it so much better with the oils than with the dried herbs. The taste seems to be more light and refreshing. And with this recipe you don't add the oils until the quinoa is cooled down so you get all of the amazing bennifits from the oils without changing their chemical make up, making this dish extremely healthy. I hope you like it as much as I do!
Cilantro Lime Quinoa
1 cup quinoa (rinsed)
2 cups water
1 teaspoon better than bullion
1 drop cilantro doTERRA essential oil
2 drops lime doTERRA essential oil
1 toothpick dipped into black pepper doTERRA essential oil
1 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
Salt to taste
Combine quinoa, water and better than bullion into medium sauce pan over high heat until it starts to boil. Then reduce heat to low and let simmer uncovered for 15 minutes. Remove from heat, fluff with a fork and cover for 5 minutes. Uncover and let cool to warm. Then while using a metal spoon, drop oils onto spoon and stir very well to combine oils. Add remaining ingredients, serve and enjoy!
Monday, June 25, 2012
I have so many recipes to share with you. I've had a lot of fun in the kitchen for the past few weeks now. It was hard to decided which recipe to start with. I ended up choosing this one because one, I am teaching a *'cooking with essential oils' class tomorrow and two, because it's summer and fresh salsa is the best to take to pot luck dinners, to a BBQ, or to just eat at home. I really like how this recipe turned out. It tastes just like the name I picked out for it, 'fresh' and also light. I thought it had the perfect combination of lime and just a hit of heat from the anaheim peppers. I will have to tell you that two of my children, the ones with a very sensitive tough that can't handle mild store bought salsa, didn't like it. They thought it was too quote "Spicy". I think maybe I should have chopped up the onion a little more when I finally had them try it. :] My one child who claims to like spicy food just loved it. Pretty good for a 4 year old. I've had people try it that didn't like lime, that love lime and both said they really liked it. I've taken it to a pot luck dinner and it got good reviews there too. So I hope you enjoy this Fresh tomato salsa!
Fresh Tomato Salsa
3 vine ripened tomatoes-diced
1/2 cup minced onion (about 1/2 small onion)
2 anaheim peppers, minced
3 teaspoons garlic, minced
1 tablespoon dried parsley
3 drops doTERRA lime essential oil
2 drops doTERRA cilantro essential oil
1/4-1/2 teaspoon salt
In a glass or metal bowl add all ingredients except for the essential oils, mix well. Using a metal spoon drop oils onto spoon and then stir into salsa mixture. Mix for about 1 minute to make sure oils are completely dispersed into vegetables. Refrigerate until read to serve (the longer it sits in the fridge the more the flavors can marry and make it taste that much better! ) with your choice or tortilla chips and enjoy!!