Friday, April 1, 2011

Birdseed Bars

Two weeks ago we went to the Spring Retreat of Share DoTERRA at the Zermatt Hotel. While there I took an essential oil cooking class taught by Leslie Smoot.
She gave us this recipe for these delicious Birdseed Bars!

Thanks Leslie!

Birdseed Bars

1 cup brown sesame seeds, raw
1/2 cup sunflower seeds, raw
1/2 cup pumpkin seeds, raw
1 cup raw honey
1/2 cup dried blueberries
1/2 cup dried apricot
1/2 cup dried coconut, raw (optional)
1-2 TBS coconut oil
dash of realsalt
2 drops doTERRA CPTG Wild Orange Essential Oil

Prepare a baking sheet by brishing with coconut oil and set aside. Heat a large skillet on the stovetop. Add sesame seeds and dry roast them over med-high heat until seeds begin to take on a golden brown toasted color. Turn heat down. Add honey, CPTG Wild orange oil, and a dash of salt. Mix in the remaining seeds, dried fruit, and coconut. Spread evenly on a baking sheet. Cut into min bars while they are still warm.
Enjoy! Moist...chewy...and oh so sweet!

This little treat is packed with nutrition. Proteins, minerals, and healthy see fats supply you with energy for your body and the right kind of of food doe your brain. Birdseed bars make a great snack for the lunchbox and is especially good when served with an herbal tea.

Leslie made them while we were there and they were scrumptious!!!
Here are a few ideas from her special collection of essential oils in the kitchen:

SMOOTHIES, TEAS, or DRINKS: lemon, orange, peppermint, slim & sassy, ginger.
SALAD DRESSINGS: lemon, lime, lavender, thyme, basil and oregano.
TRAIL MIX: rosemary, cinnamon, orange, thyme.
SYRUP or HONEY: lavender, orange, lemon, basil, cinnamon.
ICE CREAM or FROSTING: peppermint, lemon, lime, orange, lavender.
SOUP: basil, rosemary, or thyme.

Leslie teaches whole foods cooking. She writes cookbooks and she is a professional food stylist. Please visit her website:

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