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!
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.
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: www.LeslieSmoot.com