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Essential Oils for Overeating

Author: Dr. Larita
November 25, 2014

We have a favorite buffet that we go to only occasionally because every time we go we eat too much. There are just so many foods to choose from that we try to taste everything that looks good. We also have a big salad with lots of delicious toppings and then top dinner off with several tastes of different deserts. No matter how much we promise ourselves we will not eat too much this time, we always end up overeating and feeling pretty miserable by the time we get home.

Well, the first thing to do when you overeat is to get some exercise. We always go for a brisk 3 mile walk for about 30 to 45 minutes after overindulging in food. Take a short break after eating or your stomach will be tied up in knots instead of feeling better. These are several essential oils that will ease your stomach after overeating: lemon, ginger, cumin, coriander, peppermint, spearmint, cardamom, dill, caraway and mandarin. My favorite is peppermint but you can make a synergistic blend to have on hand whenever you overeat. Besides pigging out at an “all you can eat” buffet, think about Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner.

Overeating Formula

  • 10 drops mandarin
  • 2 drops peppermint
  • 2 drops ginger
  • 5 drops lemon
  • 3 drops coriander

Blend the essential oils together and store in an amber colored dropper bottle. When the formula is needed, use 1-2 drops in a cup of honey tea (hot water with a teaspoon of honey.) Sip the tea slowly and by the end of the cup, you should be feeling better. If not, it won’t hurt to wait about 30 minutes before drinking another cup.


Oven Fried Lime Tilapia

Author: Dr. Larita
February 18, 2014

I cook with essential oils and I’ve had some amazing results. I recently made this dish again and I thought I would share the recipe. At our house, we eat mostly chicken, turkey and fish rather than red meat so that’s mostly what I’ve been using to cook with essential oils. I’m going to give you a fish recipe that we really enjoy. If you have tried others, please let me know which essential oils you used so I can try it.

Oven Fried Lime Tilapia Fillets

  • Heat oven to 425 degrees
  • Mix 1 drop lime essential oil with 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Brush 4 tilapia fillets with 1 teaspoon of the lime/olive oil blend and set the rest aside
  • Sprinkle the fillets with Mrs. Dash, cayenne pepper, garlic powder and sea salt to taste
  • Sprinkle uncooked Cream-o-Wheat on top of the fillets
  • Cover your pan (I use a dark cookie sheet) with aluminum foil and spread the remaining lime/olive oil on the foil
  • Wipe the top of each fillet in the oil on the pan and then lay it on its back side – that way some of the seasonings and cream of wheat will also be on the back of your fillets
  • Cook for 7-10 minutes or until the fish flakes with a fork. Tilapia fillets can be thick or thin so gauge your cooking time according to the size of your fish
  • Serve right away with seasoned rice and salad
  • Bon appetit!

 

 


Oven Fried Lime Tilapia

Author: Dr. Larita
August 12, 2013

I have been cooking with essential oils and I’ve had some delicious results. I recently made this dish and I thought I would give you the recipe again. We eat mostly chicken, turkey and fish rather than red meat so that’s mostly what I’ve been experimenting with so far. I’m going to give you a fish recipe that we really enjoyed today. If you have tried others, please let me know which essential oils you used so I can try it.

Oven Fried Lime Tilapia Fillets

  • Heat oven to 425 degrees
  • Mix 1 drop lime essential oil with 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Brush 4 tilapia fillets with 1 teaspoon of the lime/olive oil blend and set the rest aside
  • Sprinkle the fillets with Mrs. Dash, cayenne pepper, garlic powder and sea salt to taste
  • Sprinkle uncooked Cream-o-Wheat on top of the fillets
  • Cover your pan (I use a dark cookie sheet) with aluminum foil and spread the remaining lime/olive oil on the foil
  • Wipe the top of each fillet in the oil on the pan and then lay it on its back side – that way some of the seasonings and cream of wheat will also be on the back of your fillets
  • Cook for 7-10 minutes or until the fish flakes with a fork. Tilapia fillets can be thick or thin so gauge your cooking time according to the size of your fish
  • Serve right away with seasoned rice and salad
  • Bon appetit!

 

 


Essential Oil Carrot Cake Recipe

Author: Dr. Larita
October 10, 2011

I found a recipe for carrot cake using essential oils that I thought you would like to try. I love carrot cake and this recipe is wonderful. First heat your oven to 325 degrees then grease and flour your cake pan. You will need the following ingredients:

  • 3 eggs
  • 3 large carrots, grated
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon orange juice
  • 2 ounces ground almonds
  • 2 ounces self rising flour
  • 3 drops orange essential oil

Separate the egg yolks and beat well. Place the grated carrots in a pan of boiling water and cook for five minutes. Remove the carrots from the heat and drain in a colander. Combine the carrots, egg yolk and sugar and mix well. Slowly mix in the orange juice and the orange essential oil, then add the almonds and the flour.

Beat the egg whites until they are stiff and fold them into the cake mix. Pour the mix into the cake pan and bake for 40 minutes. Test with a toothpick to make sure the cake is done in the center. Stick the toothpick in the center and make sure it comes out dry. If there is still cake mix on the toothpick, put the cake back in the oven for 5 more minutes then test it again. When the cake is cool, you can frost it with cream cheese frosting which is even more delicious if you add 2 drops of orange essential oil. Enjoy!

 


Home Made Lemon Pepper

Author: Dr. Larita
April 20, 2011

Would you like a delicious substitute for plain black pepper? Would you like it to be something easily made at home?  This is a recipe for lemon pepper that will enhance any recipe that you want to give a little pizazz. I like to give a little lemon pepper spice to fish and salad recipes but it is also good on baked potato and scrambled eggs. You may come up with something else that you want to “lemon pepperize!” If you do, let me know so I can try it too.

Lemon Pepper Recipe

  • Put 1 ounce of coarsely ground black pepper in a small bowl
  • Add 2 drops of lemon essential oil
  • Mix well
  • Seal in a glass bottle for at least three days before use

You can double this recipe if you think you will be using the lemon pepper often but it is very easy to make so I think it is better to make a small amount at a time and keep it fresh. You can also make orange pepper by using orange essential oil in place of the lemon.


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