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´╗┐Cooking with Essential oil basics

Want to spruce up your dish? Try cooking with essentail oils. They add great flavor and are highly concentrated so a little goes a long way.

Please do your research before using essentail oils in your food. Some brands do not recommend ingesting. I use these essential oils for cooking. They will say on the side of the bottle if they can be ingested.

How much to use

Remember when preparing your meals, a little essential oil goes along way. When cooking with essentail oils start with either a little on a toothpick and swirl it into your dish or place a drop until you get the taste you want. A good rule of thumb is that 1 drop of essentail oil equal approximately 1 teaspoon of ingredient.

Baking

For the baking recipes using coconut oil, olive oil, etc., add essentail oils to them before adding to your other ingredients. Using honey or syrup to your sweet recipes, add essentail oils to them first, then into the rest of your ingredients. This will help disperse your essentail oils.

Stove Top Cooking

Essentail oils can dissipate in extreme temperatures, so add oils toward the end of your cooking.

Keep in mind, citrus essential oils are cold pressed, so they are more sensitive when exposed to heat.

Here are some essential oils that can spruce up your plate.

  • Basil
  • Bergamot
  • Black pepper
  • Cardamom 
  • Cilantro 
  • Cinnamon
  • Clove
  • Dill
  • Fennel
  • Ginger
  • Grapefruit
  • Lavender
  • Lemon
  • Lemongrass
  • Lime
  • Marjoram
  • Oregano
  • Peppermint
  • Rosemary
  • Thyme

Essentail oils to use for each course

Breakfast and desserts

  • Bergamont
  • Cardamom
  • Cinnamon
  • Clove
  • Ginger
  • Lemon
  • Thyme

Dressings and Marinades

  • Lemon
  • Lime
  • Orange
  • Grapefruit
  • Thyme

Drinks

  • Black Pepper
  • Lemon
  • Lime
  • Ginger
  • Orange

Main Dish

  • Basil
  • Black Pepper
  • Cardomom
  • Lemon
  • Lemongrass
  • Marjoram 
  • Oregano
  • Rosemary
  • Thyme

Salads

  • Basil
  • Black Pepper 
  • Lemon
  • Lime

Sauces and Soups

  • Basil
  • Black Pepper 
  • Clove
  • Cilantro
  • Coriander
  • Lemon
  • Oregano
  • Rosemary
  • Thyme

Side Dish

  • Basil
  • Black Pepper 
  • Cilantro 
  • Ginger
  • Lemongrass
  • Thyme

Snacks

  • Cinnamon
  • Orange
  • Lime

Here are some delicious recipes that call for essential oils. Hope you enjoy!

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