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Basil Orange Salmon

This delicious salmon recipe will convert even the pickiest of eaters. It has a delicious flavor that was a hit with us to be sure! Special thanks to Debbie Sickels for submitting her recipe idea via our Facebook 20 Days of Giveaways contest. She won a copy of our new book, The Essential Home, which is filled with delicious recipes and more from our blog!

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Basil Orange Salmon

  • Servings: 7
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Ingredients:

  • 3–4 lbs. (1.5–2 kg) Salmon
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) melted coconut oil
  • 1 drop oregano essential oil
  • 1 drop basil essential oil
  • 1 drop orange essential oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Garlic

Instructions:

  1. Combine the essential oils with the melted coconut oil.
  2. Rub the essential oil mixture into the salmon.
  3. Add salt, pepper, and garlic to taste.
  4. Cook on the grill at medium heat for about 5–10 minutes on each side.


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Recipes for Your BlenderBottle® – Meatballs and Salad Dressing

Have you heard of these BlenderBottles®? Perhaps you already have one that you use for shakes, but did you know that these BlenderBottles® can be used in so many ways for everyday cooking?

Each BlenderBottle® includes the patented, surgical steel BlenderBall® that rotates like a wire whisk inside the bottle to completely blend any liquid or powder ingredients, allowing you to quickly make shakes, salad dressings, drinks, baby formula, eggs, sauces, and so much more! The screw-on lid and snap cap are completely leak-proof, so you can take your bottle anywhere.

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Below are a couple examples of recipes that are found in the book 101 Quick and Easy BlenderBottle® Recipes.

Tangy Meatball Bites

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup saltine crackers, crushed
  • 2 Tbsp. milk
  • 1/2 tsp. rubbed sage
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. vinegar

Instructions:

  1. In a medium bowl, combine ground beef, egg, crackers, milk, and sage. Mix well, and shape into 1-inch balls.
  2. In a large skillet, brown meatballs over medium heat; drain.
  3. In a small BlenderBottle®, mix the rest of the ingredients. Pour over meatballs, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and cover for 15–20 minutes or until meatball centers are no longer pink and are thoroughly cooked.

Note from Abundant Health™: This recipe also tastes great with essential oils! Try adding 1 drop each of rosemary, sage, thyme, and/or oregano essential oil to either the meatballs or the sauce.

Source: 101 Quick and Easy BlenderBottle® Recipes, p. 22

Strawberry Spinach Salad

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Ingredients:

  • 2 Tbsp. sesame seeds
  • 1 Tbsp. poppy seeds
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup distilled white vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp. paprika
  • 1/4 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/8 tsp. onion powder
  • 10 oz. fresh spinach (rinsed, dried, and torn into bite-size pieces)
  • 1 quart strawberries (cleaned, hulled, and sliced)
  • 1/4 cup almonds, sliced

Instructions:

  1. Mix first 8 ingredients in a small BlenderBottle®. Chill dressing for 1 hour.
  2. In a large salad bowl, combine spinach, strawberries, and almonds. Pour dressing over salad, and toss to coat. Refrigerate for 10 to 15 minutes before serving.

Source: 101 Quick and Easy BlenderBottle® Recipes, p. 69

What have you used your BlenderBottle® for? We would love to hear from you!


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Essential Oil Veggie Dip

Serve a healthy vegetable platter with this delicious essential oil–flavored dip at your next class, meeting, or social gathering. This can be a great way to introduce cooking with essential oils!

Veggie-Dip 

Essential Oil Veggie Dip

  • Servings: 8
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Ingredients:

  • 2 cups low fat cottage cheese
  • 1 package ranch dressing seasoning mix
  • 1 toothpick basil essential oil
  • 1 toothpick dill essential oil
  • 1 toothpick oregano essential oil

Instructions:

  1. Pour cottage cheese and ranch dressing mix into the blender. Dip a toothpick in each oil, and then swish the toothpick in the cottage cheese mixture (use a different toothpick for each oil).
  2. Blend all ingredients together until smooth.
  3. Serve with your choice of vegetables.