Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Using Young Living oils during cold and flu season

 Ah yes, tis the season for sneezing, runny nose, coughing, and all the wonderful things that go along with colds and flus. Our family ended up having the H1N1 virus, and we had fevers, chills, body aches and chest congestion. My biggest line of defense was Young Living oils. I diffused Thieves essential oil in my Young Living diffuser, and had it going all day long to fight off the germs. I also made a homemade Thieves throat spray, which we used about every hour.

I used Peppermint essential oil for the body aches and fever. Putting Peppermint oil on the bottom of your feet will take down a fever, and is much healthier than Tylenol! My daughter's fever got to 103.7 degrees, and dropped to 102 degrees within 1/2 hour of using Peppermint. While everyone at my husband's work was having to go on antibiotics, my family was able to fight off the virus without antibiotics!

If you decide you would like to get started with Young Living oils, and you purchase the Premium Starter Kit today, I will include this handy essential oils guide as a free gift to you. To get started,  please click here.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Candy Cane Kisses

As Christmas is almost upon us, I am trying to create as many healthy goodies as I can. My newest creation is Candy Cane Kisses. These are just SO yummy! I was so happy that they turned out great the first try. Love when that happens :)! They are very addictive, so make sure you make a lot. They are crispy, not chewy, and are hard to describe what they compare to. They are like small, melt-in-your-mouth crispy cookies. That is all I can describe them as!

Here is the recipe:

4 egg whites, room temperature
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. cream of tartar
1/4 cup honey
1/2 tsp. liquid stevia (I used NOW stevia glycerite)
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 or 2 peppermint crushed candy canes (I only used 1. I used these, which I got at our local co-op. They are corn syrup free, dye free and organic)

In a mixing bowl, beat egg whites until foamy. Add the salt and cream of tartar, and while beating, slowly drizzle in the honey, stevia and vanilla. Beat until stiff and glossy (about 10 minutes). Spoon the meringue mix into a re-sealable plastic bag (you can also use a pastry bag). Cut a small hole in the corner of the re-sealable bag. Squeeze small kisses (I did about 1 1/2 inch sizes) onto parchment or Silpat lined baking sheets. Sprinkle the kisses with the crushed candy canes. Bake at 225 degrees for 1 1/2 hours. If they start getting too browned, turn the heat down farther. They will still be soft after cooking. Turn oven off, and allow the kisses to cool in the oven for at least an hour. After cooled and hardened, remove them from the baking sheets and store in an airtight container.

This recipe made a little over 100 kisses. I made them last night, and they are already halfway gone, so I need to make more before Christmas.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Flexi's for sale

I have 5 December Flexi of the Months available for sale, if anyone is interested. They are sold out on the website. If you would like it before Christmas, there may be enough time to do that if you get one quick enough. I am going to give a discount price also on each Flexi. The sizes I have, with the prices (minus shipping) are:

1 Extra Small - $15 (normally $16)
2 Small - $16 each (normally $17)
 1 Medium - $19 (normally $20)
1 Large - $20 (normally $21)


Monday, November 25, 2013

One of my favorite meals

I love chicken. I especially love fried chicken. I think I finally perfected my baked chicken recipe to taste like fried chicken. I love it with quinoa pilaf. Both of the recipes are in my book.

Amazon has been giving me some troubles with my book. They are saying it is out of stock, even though it isn't according to my publisher. We keep contacting them, and are not getting very far. It is available at Barnes and Noble, and hopefully will be available again at Amazon very soon.

December FOTM

Lilla Rose released the December FOTM a bit early, so that people could get it before Christmas. It is beautiful!! Supplies are very limited, so get them while you can! I purchased extra ones, so if they run out, you can contact me if you are interested in purchasing one.

Friday, November 1, 2013

November Flexi of the Month

The November Flexi of the Month is now available for purchase! For information, please visit my Lilla Rose page here !

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Mug cake

I had written before about the fact that my daughter showed up as positive to being allergic to eggs. We went egg free for awhile, but didn't see any changes positively or negatively. We consulted with our doctor, who recommended we try eggs again and see what happens. So far everything has been fine, so I am really thankful for that! I really feel for those of you who have egg allergies. It makes baking so much harder!

I have been trying to perfect a mug cake that my daughter will eat. I make a chocolate one for my hubby, and he loves it. My daughter isn't a huge chocolate fan. I made this the other day, and my daughter said it tasted like a cross between cake and a muffin. It was a hit! Yay! It is very easy, and quick to make. If you have trouble with the nut flour/butter, you can try substituting with another gluten free flour and omitting the nut butter (add an extra tablespoon of gluten free flour). You may need to add a bit of milk if you substitute the flour.

1 Tablespoon ghee
1 Tablespoon nut butter (I used almond butter)
2 Tablespoons almond flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 egg
Stevia or honey to taste (I taste the batter before I put it in the microwave to cook)
1/2 tsp. (or more) vanilla extract

Melt the ghee and nut butter in a coffee mug in the microwave. Add the remaining ingredients and stir very well (this is important because otherwise you will have chunks of cooked egg in your cake). Taste to see if it is sweet enough. Place the mug in the microwave and cook for 1 minute 15 seconds (or longer if your microwave is not very powerful). The cake will rise way out of the mug, so don't be alarmed! Allow to cool, and enjoy :)!