When you’re trying to lose weight and get fit, everyone knows that you have to get creative with how you make foods tasteful. After tossing out the butters and the sugars, it can be difficult for your taste buds to adjust. That’s why we’ve come up with “Creative in the Kitchen” and today’s creative recipe is going to be about spicing your oils. My favorite spiced oil recipe below is the lemon garlic one so make sure to check it out!
Essentially, this entails adding spices to your EVOO or Cocoanut Oils to give them some flavor when you cook with them. Not only that, but these recipes are heart-healthy and add health benefits by using herbs with known helpful ingredients.
Sweet Cinnamon Coconut Oil | PCOS, Diabetes
The first recipe is the sweet coconut oil recipe. You can use this when making candied pecans / walnuts, pancakes, anything that requires a hint of “sweetness” and spice. Personally, I use this when making deserts or if you make any sort of sweet chicken dish, this will work there to. Cinnamon is great at helping with insulin resistance and ginger is loaded with anti-oxidants.
– 2 Sticks Raw Cinnamon
– 2 Drops raw vanilla extract
– 1 Small piece of ginger root
Combine ingredients with 1 cup coconut oil in air-tight container (you can buy corked bottles for this). Let sit for 2-3 days before using for best taste.
Lemon Garlic Oregano Oil | Heart health, anti-oxidant
This oil is great to use regularly when cooking chicken breast, veggies, or anything really. It’s my personal favorite and I can’t bear to not have it in the house.
– Lemon Zest (rub a few times over a grater, get about a tsp.
– Chopped Garlic (2 tbsp)
– Oregano (2 tbsp)
Combine ingredients with 2 cups extra virgin olive oil and put in air tight container. Let sit for 2-3 days before using for best taste.
Red Pepper Rosemary Oil | Metabolism Boosting, Fat burning
Great with stir fries, Cajun cooking, chicken, or even beef this oil is another household staple. I would highly recommend this if you’re trying to boost that metabolism and like a little spice in your life.
– Sliced red chilli peppers (1 small pepper)
– 2-3 Sprigs Rosemary
– 1tbsp Chopped Garlic
Combine ingredients with 1-2 cups extra virgin olive oil (or oil of your choice) and let sit 2-3 days before use for the best taste.