Floral Rejuvenation & Spring Cleaning| Love & Oils & Art. Ish.

A posted a fóto of these beauties several days ago, and they’re still going strong! My secret? Purification oil. 

Not only does it smell amazing, keep warm weather biting critters at bay, and purify the air and surfaces, yes, it helps sustain cut flowers, as well. 

I’m constantly amazed what these little bottles of plant juice have done and continue to do for my family. But Purification and Thieves? They rank right at the top, because they are the safest way to keep the our home–furniture, carpet, dishes, laundry, even teeth and flowers (!) so fresh and so clean-clean 😁. 

This graphic of ways to get the toxins out of Spring Cleaning this years? Totes amazeballs. And, there’s even more where that comes from… 

Meatless Monday -OR- Easiest Dinner Ever, Courtesy MorningStar | Love &A

See this?

Mediterranean Chickpea “Burgers” 

And, this?

Diced, drained tomatoes 

And, finally, this?

This is sliced mozzarella, but you could use fresh mozz, swiss, or havarti, too. 

These are what you’ll need for dinner tonight–or any night–on the fly. I know, because I did it last night for my kids. Looking to incorporate a little less meat into your diet? This recipe is even better for that.

Pick up a bag of MorningStar Mediterranean Chickpea patties (they call them burgers, but I don’t like that phrase, because I don’t think it’s supposed to taste like a BURGER. It’s supposed to taste like Mediterranean deliciousness).

Stick that patty into the microwave for a minute. Turn on a skillet if you like yours crispier (I do). Add just a touch of oil to the pan, and cook on one side, medium-high heat till crispy. That shouldn’t take more than a minute if the pan is pre-heated.

Drop the burner down to low, flip over, and top the crispy side with diced, drained tomatoes. Top that with cheese. Put a lid on it, and let the cheese melt, making sure you don’t burn the bottom; easy enough now that the pan is on low.

That’s it!

Don’t serve it on a bun, Don’t tell your kids it’s pizza or burgers; you’re setting them up for disappointment. “Pizza patties” worked for my kids.

While this patty does much of the work for you in the flavor department, you certainly can punch it up a notch.

Add flavor to the tomatoes for a more “grown up” taste–pesto, fresh herbs, red pepper for spice, rosemary/oregano/thyme/basil Vitality oils. You name it, you can add it.

Come and Get Your Delicious FAT BOMBS! | Art & Oils & Love

Food is an art, right? 

If you’re doing High Fat Low Carb (henceforth HFLC), at least most of the time, a dessert fat bomb takes the cake… leaves the cake?

I haven’t made one before; I’m sure there are better recipes out there. This one took me a grand total of a minute to make though, so, here you go. 

Sharing is caring. 

A note on fats: fat stores chemicals, so it’s especially best to buy fats organic/non-GMO. So, a tip is that if you can’t always afford to buy organic meat, but the regular kind–lean. Add fats in the cooking from organic butter, ghee, coconut, olive oil (nut butter!), etc. 

  • Melt together equal parts coconut oil and food grade cocoa butter. Today, I did 1/4 c each. 
  • Cocoa butter will take much longer to melt. It is the fat in chocolate that makes it HARD. 
  • 1/4 c cocoa powder
  • Pinch of kosher salt
  • 1 packet Stevia
  • Flavors? I added a tbsp peanut butter (more fat, more protein). You could also add ginger, orange oil–a drop or two, max, will suffice. People also LOVE peppermint and cinnamon. So many Vitality oils to choose from for cooking… (Thieves!).
  • Of course, the sweetness, the additional flavor chosen, the amount of cocoa? All up to you. 
  • Pour in ice tray, stick in freezer, you’ll have fat bomb chocolates in less than 5 minutes! 

Oils & Love: Peach Cobbler in a Mug

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This is the mug of a woman who downed, well, a mug of tea in approximately 1.5 minutes.

There aren’t any peach essential oils out there, but you know what there is? Orange Vitality. Black tea (preferably Morning Thunder from Celestial Seasonings). And, pumpkin spice creamer.

Which, is exactly what this mug contain(ed). Heavily steeped black tea, tbsp. pumpkin spice creamer (International Delight this time around), and 1 drop of Orange Vitality. I wasn’t “going for” peach cobbler; it was a welcome surprise. Bonus: orange oils supports your body in all sorts of ways (Google limonene, if nothing else). Tons of antioxidants and a teeny bit of sugar in this little ol’ cup.

Oh, and all sorts of LOVE, because my husband has an almost constant hankering for peach cobbler. This is a much quicker, easier, healthier fix.