I love to experiment in the kitchen.
When I received my Young Living Culinary Kit in the mail, I could not wait to see how these lovely little bottles of essential oil would work their way into my gluten-free recipes.
On Sunday, I decided we needed pasta. I was going to make spaghetti, but decided on ravioli instead.
The pasta was the easy part. This time, the pasta sauce was the work of art.
I started with my usual ingredients. I had some fresh tomatoes that were more than ready to be used, onion and pepper, a little oil.
Next came the herbs for the pasta sauce. This time, I opted for Young Living’s Vitality line of essential oils. The Vitality line is labeled in white and used as dietary supplements.
Oh. My. Word!
The flavor of this pasta sauce was AMAZING. Just a drop infuses so much flavor. It seems to cut right through the acidic aftertaste of the tomatoes to leave a smooth, refreshing flavor. Dare I say I like these more than dried herbs?!
- 8 cups of chopped tomatoes or 2 22 ounce cans of diced tomatoes
- 4-6 cloves garlic, sliced thick
- 1 small onion, finely diced
- 1 small green pepper, finely diced
- 1 drop of Rosemary Vitality Essential Oil
- 1 drop of Thyme Vitality Essential Oil
- 1-2 drops of Oregano Vitality Essential Oil
- Olive or avocado oil for cooking
- Heat oil in a pan.
- Add garlic. Be sure it is sliced thick so it does not burn.
- As garlic infuses the hot oil, add onion and pepper.
- Cook until onion starts to turn translucent.
- Add tomatoes.
- Add essential oils - be sure not to use more than a drop or two! They are strong.
- Cook until mixture is boiling.*
- OPTIONAL: Use an immersion blender to smooth out some of the tomato chunks. We like our sauce a mixture of chunky and smooth.
- Serve over homemade ravioli.
- *We love oregano, so I use more than most recipes call for, whether I'm using the oil or dried herbs. It's a good idea to start with 1 drop to see what your taste buds prefer.
Want to try the Young Living Vitality Essential Oils in your next dish? Contact me at hello AT angieb DOT me, or sign up for an account at YoungLiving.com.1