People often ask, “What are the benefits of Eucalyptus oil?” If you haven’t experienced the tranquil yet refreshing aroma of Eucalyptus, you’ll love what this cleansing, relaxing, and soothing essential oil can do for you
Need more reasons to use Eucalyptus oil? Keep reading to learn more about this unique oil and why you definitely want to add it to your collection.
Reason 1: Eucalyptus oil promotes relaxation
If you’ve had a long day, full of worry and stressful feelings, Eucalyptus oil is the perfect oil for you. Diffusing Eucalyptus oil can help create a tranquil atmosphere in your home, while also decreasing feelings of tension and promoting relaxation. Eucalyptus oil is frequently used at spas due to its relaxing aroma and properties. No matter what the day throws at you, Eucalyptus oil helps transport you to a calmer, more relaxed state of being.
Reason 2: Eucalyptus oil promotes feelings of clear breathing
Because it contains the chemical component eucalyptol, Eucalyptus oil is...
1 Cup of Nutritional Yeast, separated into two 1/2 Cups
1 1/2 Cup of Cashew Milk
2 Tsp of Himalayan Salt
1 Tbs of Oregano
2 Tbs of Cracked Black Pepper
1-2 Drops of doTERRA Basil Essential
1 Tsp of Cayenne Pepper (Optional)
1-2 Large Zucchini
1-2 Boxes of Lasagna Sheets (No Boil)
You will need to make three kinds of sauces - Pesto Sauce, Véchamel Sauce, and Red Sauce.
Pesto Sauce: In a food processor, combine, salt, pepper, 4 cloves of garlic, 1/2 cup of nutritional yeast, oregano, fresh basil, basil essential oil, 1/2 cup of cashew milk and soaked walnuts until smooth and creamy and reserve to the side. *Note: You may need to add additional bunch of basil if you are making a large lasagna pie.
Big thanks to Patchwork City Farms for these amazing summer produce found in my bi-weekly CSA basket. From the basket, I used potatoes, cherry tomatoes and fresh basil.
This is how it is made: In a pan add 2 tablespoons of coconut oil. Sautéed with red onions, garlic and peppers 🌶 . Chop potatoes 🥔 into small cubes and add this to the pan as well. Next add cumin, curry powder, masala, 2 teaspoons of salt and coconut milk and lentils. Let it simmer until potatoes and lentils are tender. When dish is almost done add chopped cauliflower until it is also tender. Turn dish off and remove from heat. Next chop cilantro and basil and stir into the curry mixture. You can serve this dish over rice of greens and then top with basil and cherry tomatoes 🍅
I am having an amazing time preparing food from my CSA basket, all provided by Patchwork City Farms. Here's what I used from my CSA basket: Red potatoes, peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers and garlic.
This dish is quick and easy to make once your chick peas are cooked.
Here's how to make the SUMMERY CHICK PEA SALAD: I pressure cooked from scratch some chickpeas until tender using a little bit of salt. Once this was ready, it was drained from its liquid and was allowed to cool. I then chopped up cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers, fresh garlic some thai basil. This was tossed together with a little salt, lemon juice, cumin and Harissa seasoning.
Here's how to make the HERB DE PROVENCE PAN ROASTED RED POTATOES: I cut the potatoes into threes creating medallion shapes. I then added about 2 tbs of coconut oil to a hot skillet. Next, I added the potatoes to let them brown on each side. I tossed in whole garlic cloves in while potatoes cooked. When potatoes were near done, I added a sprinkle of salt...
The children have been home all summer long and we have been exploring different adventures and projects to do. As the days get hotter and hotter, we like to cool down with popsicles, but as always, I try to control the amount of sugar they are getting in their diet. So we decided to make our own. My youngest suggested we make rainbow popsicles and then I suggested that we make them aligned with the chakras.
If you are not that familiar with chakras, they are energy centers that govern spiritual power in the human body. Although there are quite a few (114 chakras to be exact), many of us primarily hear about seven of them and the colors associated with each. The first chakra is the Root Chakra and is usually denoted as red (I Am); the second is the Sacral Chakra and is denoted as orange (I Feel) ; the third is the Solar Plexus and is denoted as yellow (I Do); the fourth is the Heart Chakra and is usually denoted as green (I Love); the fifth is the Throat Chakra and is denoted as bl...
When my friend Kemetic Yogi lived in Atlanta, he owned a space called the Healing Earth Temple. He grew and shared amazing vegetables from his garden with me - He grew foods like sweet basil, purple basil, long beans, tomatoes and so much more. Some of these foods inspired this dish. This recipe, Pesto Quinoa Pasta Primavera with Lemon Essential Oil, was updated a bit. Here is a lovely pasta salad that I created which incorporates some of these veggies along with lemon essential oil. Lemon essential oil adds a brightness to the pesto and the overall dish. This pasta primavera is simple to make. You can make it for lunch, dinner or even make it to bring to a small gathering. This is one of my little offering to you this week. Check out the newsletter for other events coming up this week and I hope that you enjoy.
Pesto Quinoa Pasta Primavera with Lemon and Black Pepper Essential Oils
A year ago around this time, I was in Tallahassee, Florida doing the cooking show, Stirrin' It Up with Chef Beee at a wonderful restaurant called, Nefertari's with a brother by the name of Baba Kamau. We made Nigerian Peanut Stew together and it was just incredible. He said that sometimes they call it African Peanut Stew. I like that name, so I decided
to go with it. As you may know, I will be heading to Ghana, West Africa this upcoming week and wanted to share this recipe as I begin to prepare for the trip. This recipe, African Peanut Stew, was updated a bit to include an essential oil. I add a few drops of Ginger Essential Oil to this one pot dish and it really makes the dish taste even more amazing. This is my recipe offering to you this week. Check out the newsletter for other events coming up and I hope that you enjoy. See you in Ghana!
We know that during the holiday season, there is a lot of indulgence taking place. You will probably eat foods that you don't normally have in your diet. You may even give yourself permission to consume some unhealthy foods because you don't normally eat these at all, saying "What's eating that dish going to do to me anyway, I am just going to eat what I want this holiday and have a good time." While the holiday season is a wonderful time to connect with family and friends it is also an important time to stay on your food game so you don't get too far off track and have to make drastic changes to get back what you've worked so hard to achieve. If you have any health goals that you are trying to meet during this time, try following these three simple rules so that you can stay on your food game and survive Thanksgiving healthy, happy, and guilt-free.
I am so pumped from last week's dōTERRA Dream Convention in Salt Lake City. We learned so much about essential oils. As you all know, there are new oils that were released. I want to introduce you to TURMERIC Essential Oil. Yes I said it, TURMERIC. This will be a good oil to incorporate into your daily routine if you want to increase your intake of antioxidants. Turmeric is also wonderful because of curcumin, which is an active ingredient that helps to fight inflammation. I am planning to use this in quite a few of my recipes. Take a look at the other benefits that Turmeric has to offer. If you have any questions, let me know or visit www.EssentiallyChefBeee.com to learn more about Turmeric and other amazing essential oils.