½ cup olive oil
¼ cup vinegar of choice
1 teaspoon honey or sweetener of choice
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
2-5 drops of essential oil of choice (black pepper, basil, lemon, rosemary, thyme, wild orange, or a combination) I like black pepper, rosemary and thyme – 1 drop each.
Salt and pepper to taste
Add ingredients to a ½ pint mason jar. Shake it. Makes about ¾ cup.
Essential Flavor Mist
1 oz. food-grade oil (olive, etc.) or filtered water
5 – 10 drops of essential oil
Put all the oils in a 2 ounce glass spray bottle. Shake it up! Spray onto food before serving. Store it in a cool dark place.
Possible flavor combinations
Lemon – fish, chicken, vegetables, fruit
Lime and Ginger – stir fry
Black Pepper – meat
Wild Orange – salads, fruit
Cilantro and Lime – fajitas, salsa, rice
Fennel – pizza
Culinary essential oils (ask to make sure they are safe to be ingested!)
Basil, bergamot, black pepper, cassia, cinnamon, coriander, fennel, ginger, grapefruit, lavender, lemon, lime, marjoram, oregano, peppermint, rosemary, thyme, wild orange