In The Kitchen with
In The Kitchen with
It's shocking to me that I'm even writing about a recipe that contains cilantro - because I just do not like it!!!! But even more shocking is that I bought a cilantro plant that I plan to get in a pot today so that I can grow my own... all because of this salad dressing that I'm obsessed with! And while I"m at it, I might as well confess that I've never really like salad dressing of any kind.... But this one has changed everything for me!
Best of all, it's even healthy!!!!!
This recipe uses really simple ingredients and takes almost no time to prepare. In fact, the hardest part is picking those leaves off the stems - oh, but I have a solution for that, too!
THIS is my new favorite compote!!! The sweet and savory flavor that comes from this is such a surprise! I made this as a topping for our yogurt, but I also see this as a fantastic topping for grilled chicken, pork and maybe even beef!
You will want to try this one soon because I'm sure it will become your favorite, too!
Do you love yogurt? Our family does and I realized we were spending a fortune on it every week. I didn't buy the cheap yogurt because quality matters to us when it comes to food. Did you know that store bought yogurt hardly contains any active probiotics by the time you bring it into your refrigerator? Have you ever looked at the amount of sugar contained in the yogurt you buy? Even worse, have you looked at the chemicals that are in many brands of yogurt, including aspartame or other artificial sweeteners? There are good brands out there, but they are expensive. Homemade food is always cheaper and YOU control the quality of what goes into your food. So I knew making yogurt was the answer, but how hard would it be?
I've owned an Instant Pot for over year. I knew there was a "Yogurt" button, but frankly I was always afraid to try it. Making yogurt seemed like one of those "gourmet" foods that was complicated, until I saw a post on Facebook describing just how easy it is; how inexpensive it is; and how much healthier it is to make it yourself. So I decided to to be brave and try it. I figured in the worst case scenario I would tie up my Instant Pot for 24 hours and lose the cost of a gallon of milk, IF it didn't turn out. But it was amazingly simple AND tasted better than any yogurt I've ever had! So now we're hooked! I've made it five times now and determined that it's even a pretty forgiving recipe because sometimes I don't pay complete attention to details when I cook......
Do you love blueberry sauce on your yogurt, ice cream, pancakes, etc., and want it to be simple using only a few ingredients and not contain corn syrup?
Then this is the recipe for you! It's fast, easy and you control the quality of the ingredients! This recipe makes about 4 cups of sauce.
The lemon essential oil adds a new dimension to the flavor that you're going to love!
You know that summer has arrived when the peaches show up at all the road-side stands! Peach sauce over yogurt, ice cream, pancakes, etc is delightful, especially with the hint of cinnamon! This recipe is simple, has only a few ingredients and no corn syrup! It's fast and easy to make, and you control the quality of the ingredients!
This recipe makes about 6 cups.
Who doesn't love strawberries?!! They are a sure signal spring has arrived when you can find fresh, locally grown strawberries in your grocery store or farmers market. We love to eat them just sliced up alone or as a topping, but there's something even more yummy about having that thick syrup that you get when they are used to make a compote. We love strawberry compote on yogurt, pancakes, french toast or biscuits for breakfast, and as a topping for cake and ice cream for dessert.
This recipe is a quick, easy and the healthiest way I've found to make strawberry compote with just 4 simple ingredients.
Cooked apples remind me of my grandmother! She always had "fried" apples when I visited her and she made fresh apple pies. This recipe tastes almost as good as her apples (no one can replace my grandmother's fried apples!) with much less effort!
We love to eat these cooked apples alone as applesauce or over plain greek yogurt, waffles, pancakes, ice cream.... YUMMY!
This recipe is simple and you get to control the quality of the ingredients you use!
After eating at a local, upscale taco restaurant where our son had ordered a variety of vegetarian tacos, he asked if we could create our own at home. His favorite combination was a plantain used as the "meat" in his taco. After a few attempts we got it! Adding a drop of dōTERRA's Cinnamon oil really enhances the flavor!
Who doesn't love comfort food? Especially when it's a cold winter day! (Technically, March is still winter even though the flowers and trees are prematurely blooming this year) This soup is hearty and filling and will warm you from the inside out! This is a recipe we've been making for years, but when I added 2 drops of dōTERRA lemon oil the flavor went through the roof! Give this soup a try and let us know what you think!
Note: If beans upset your digestive system, try Fennel Oil Tea!
Don't you just love cinnamon oats? My favorite kind of oatmeal is steel cut oats, but they can be a pain to cook the traditional way because they take so much time and need to be monitored so they don't stick to the pan. Well, let me share with you how I fix them now! It's a set it and forget method that will satisfy for sure! Adding cinnamon oil as the finishing touch is heavenly! Check out the recipe for yourself!
We are David and Holly Mays and we love to cook! Our focus is on preparing nutritious healthy whole foods, because we know our body functions so much better when properly nourished.