Transforming Your Spice Cabinet with Essential Oils
Did you know you can substitute most dry spices and herbs with essential oils? Compared to your ordinary dry herb collection, essential oils are far more potent and flavorful. With just one drop of essential oil added to your favorite recipe, you’ll experience a burst of fresh flavor with unique health benefits.
Creating Your Favorite Flavors with Essential Oils
Tip: Usually, one drop of essential oil is equivalent to two teaspoons of dried herbs. However, it’s a good idea to start with less and gradually add more to taste. Dip a toothpick into the bottle and stir into your recipe until you reach the desired flavor.
ITALIAN SEASONING BLEND
Ingredients: Basil essential oil Marjoram essential oil Oregano essential oil Rosemary essential oil Thyme essential oil 2 tablespoons garlic powder or 1 garlic clove Chopped fresh garlic
Directions: Mix all ingredients into a homemade spaghetti sauce.
HERBS DE PROVENCE BLEND
Ingredients: Thyme essential oil Marjoram essential oil Rosemary essential oil Lavender essential oil Fennel essential oil 2 teaspoons dried orange zest (optional)
Directions: Add to soups, on chicken, or on roasted vegetables.
PUMPKIN PIE MIX
Ingredients: Cinnamon essential oil Ginger essential oil 2 teaspoons nutmeg Clove essential oil
Directions: Combine all ingredients and mix into a pumpkin pie filling.
HERB OIL DIP
Ingredients: 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper 1 teaspoon ground black pepper Oregano essential oil Rosemary essential oil Basil essential oil 1 teaspoon granulated garlic 1 teaspoon minced garlic 1 teaspoon kosher salt ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil (or as needed)
Directions: 1. Combine all ingredients, except olive oil, on a deep plate or bowl. 2. Pour olive oil over mixture.
Ingredients: Cardamom essential oil Clove essential oil Cinnamon essential oil Ginger essential oil 2 tablespoons honey Milk
Directions: Place all ingredients in three cups of water, heat, but do not boil, for half an hour and strain. Add honey and milk.