Cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove, oh my! This issue of the tribe tribune is dedicated to all the yumminess of Thanksgiving and all it's delightful treats! So, let's get cookin'....with some essential oils! We hope you have the tastiest Thanksgiving feast ever! Pssst...scroll down for a chance to win a free diffuser (no purchase required) and to see the INSANE monthly promos Young Living is giving away for free this month, like a $170 bottle of oil called Higher Unity!
THE BEST YOUNG LIVING
vitality APPLE PIE RECIPE
During the holidays you might find me watching late-night reruns of one of my favorite shows from the late 90's/early 00's called Good Eats with Alton Brown. I totally geek out on his science-y way of cooking. In a recently-rewatched episode featuring American Classics, Alton tackles the oh-so-popular Thanksgiving dessert, Apple Pie. Everyone and his/her grandma, and aunt, and probably an uncle or two have their own apple pie recipe and this one is my essential oil-infused adaptation of Alton's. If only Alton knew about Young Living Vitality oils, but I digress... This recipe does call for two unusual items, a pie bird (find it here) and a deep non-stick removable base tart pan (like this one.) I promise these items will make all the difference for a perfectly baked and easily served pie. Trust me, you CAN flubber an Apple Pie without the proper recipe and tools...I can speak from experience.
YL PRODUCTS NEEDED
2 drops of Clove Vitality
1 drop Nutmeg Vitality
2 drops Lemon Vitality
FOR THE CRUST
8 ounces unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
5 to 7 tablespoons applejack or apple brandy
12 ounces all-purpose flour, plus extra for dusting
1 teaspoon table salt
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
(Using apple brandy or apple jack will keep the gluten from activating in the flour making for a perfectly flakey crust. Don't worry, the alcohol bakes off and won't make you the least bit tipsy! You'll have to drink some *wink wink* to make that happen.)
FOR THE FILLING
4 1/2 pounds of peeled and seeded apples from a mix of Granny Smith, Honeycrisp, Braeburn and Golden Delicious, about 8 large apples
1/2 cup sugar, divided
3 tablespoons tapioca flour (this works waaaaay better than regular flour)
2 tablespoons apple jelly (like Smuckers or similar - if you can't find it, skip it)
1 tablespoon apple cider
2 teaspoons lime juice, freshly squeezed
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 drops of Clove Vitality
1 drop Nutmeg Vitality
2 drops Lemon Vitality
Refrigerate the butter and applejack for 1 hour.
Combine the flour, salt and sugar in your food processor by pulsing 3 or 4 times. Add the butter and pulse 5 or 6 times, until the texture looks mealy and incorporated.
Pop off the lid and sprinkle in 5 tablespoons of the applejack. Replace the lid and pulse 5 times. Add more applejack as needed until the mixture holds together when squeezed. Weigh the dough and divide it in half. Shape each half into a disk, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour or up to overnight.
Peel and core the apples and slice into 1/2-inch-thick wedges. Toss apples with 1/4 cup of the sugar, place in a colander set over a large bowl, and drain for 1 1/2 hours.
Transfer the drained liquid to a small saucepan, place over medium heat and cook until it is reduced down to a mere 2 tablespoons then set aside to cool. Mix the essential oils into the remaining sugar and toss the apples with the sugar, the tapioca flour, jelly, cider, lime juice, salt, and spices.
Heat oven to 425 degrees F.
Remove one disk of dough from the refrigerator. Place the dough on a lightly floured piece of waxed paper or parchment paper. Lightly sprinkle the top of the dough with flour and roll out into a 12-inch circle. Place in a 9 1/2- to 10-inch tart pan that is 2 inches deep. Gently press the dough into the side of the pan, crimping and trimming the edges as necessary. Set a pie bird in the center of the bottom of the pan. (If you’ve got one it really will help to vent steam out of the pie. If you don’t have one, you can skip it but…your pie won’t be quite as solid inside.)
Arrange the apples in the unbaked pie shell in concentric circles starting around the edges, working toward the middle and forming a slight mound in the center of the pie. Pour any liquid that remains in the bowl over the apples.
Roll out the second disk of dough as the first. Place this dough over the apples, pressing the pie bird through the top crust. Press together the edges of the dough around the rim of the pie. Brush the top crust with the reduced juice everywhere except around the rim of the pie. Trim off any excess dough.
Place the pie on a half sheet plan lined with parchment paper and bake on the floor of the oven for 30 minutes. Transfer to the lower rack of the oven and continue to bake for another 20 minutes, or until the apples are cooked through but not mushy. Remove to a rack and cool at least 4 hours before serving.
By Good Eats 3: The Later Years, © Alton Brown, Images 2015
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REMEDIES FOR THANKGIVING TUMMY TROUBLES
Cue the stretch pants! So, you've gone and stuffed that tummy full of delicious food and now you're doubled over with tummy troubles. We've all been there. Here's what to do if you have a case of the gurgles, cramps, or bloat.
Whatever you do, don't pop a Tums. We know it's tempting, but fight the urge! Masking symptoms will only lead to more devastating and on-going gut troubles down the road. Instead, here are are few of our favorite tricks to taming that tummy in minutes.
Digize - most likely you received this oil in your Premium Starter Kit when you became a member. Some love the smell, some not so much. If black licorice is your jam, then you probably love it. Despite the smell, it is our favorite tummy tamer. Simply place a drop under your tongue or in a glass of water and drink. You can also rub on your tummy or add a few drops to a veggie capsule to take as a dietary supplement. We've found that the double application method for acute tummy issues is the most effective: 1-2 drops under the tongue and 1-2 drops rubbed onto tummy.
Tummygize - this blend is the kids version of Digize, but with a much milder aroma. Many mommas love using this oil as well. It has a more spearmint-like smell and is already formulated with a little carrier oil to make it easy to use it at every age by simply rubbing a few drops on the tummy as needed. We also love to dab a little under our nose if we ever feel those random nauseous feelings arise unexpectedly. Ahem, preggo mommas!
Alkalime - one of our all-time favorite tummy-taming supplements. Many times our trouble come from improper pH balance in the gut. Alkalime remedies that! Simply add a tsp of the Alkalime powder (which tastes kinda like a healthy 7-Up) to water, stir carefully, and drink. This will have your tum tum feeling tip top in no time at all. Perfect to take before or after a meal as needed.
Young Living has a bunch of options when it comes to digestion. Some of our other favorites are Essentialzymes (these enzymes help you digest your food more efficiently and cut down on the processing time the body takes to digest your food). We also love Digest + Cleanse. As part of the 5-Day Nutritive Cleanse (perfect for holiday recovery), it works to restore balance in the gut by soothing the colon and cleansing gently.
Whatever you do, don't try to get through the holidays without one of these tried and true remedies! You can thank us later. =)
NOVEMBER PV PROMOS
The Holidays have never been happier with Young Living!! Friends, yes that’s a 400 PV promo you see and a Unique NEW and Exclusive blend and an adorable diffuser ornament and Sacred Frank...I know ... these promos are off the hook. You want to learn more ? Read on!
But first... I want to make sure EVERYONE on Essential Rewards is signed up for YL GO or (my fave) YL GO plus. It’s our discounted shipping option, learn about it in the video below.
Now back to the AMAZING monthly PV promos!!
➕ Nutmeg Vitality (5ml) ER exclusive: Can I get an AMEN for Adrenal support?! Around the holidays our Adrenal glands tend to get overworked with the stress of travel, later evenings, and the hustle and bustle of life . Swipe a drop of Nutmeg on the inside of your cheek for a quick pick me up or add a drop to your bullet proof coffee. Nutmeg is also a wonderful oil to cook with as you prepare seasonal dishes!
➕Northern Lights Black Spruce (5ml) ER exclusive: Did you know the ENTIRE tree is in this bottle- from needle to root?! And the oil in this bottle comes from trees that sit under the magical Northern Lights at our farm in Fort Nelson. Traditionally, Black Spruce trees have been believed to possess the frequency of prosperity! (Yes, please! I will take a gallon.) This oil is a big emotional oil - used to release emotional blocks and brings feelings of balance grounding. People who love Idaho Blue Spruce are equally drawn to this oil. It’s also gorgeous for the holidays! Diffuse with Orange and Frankincense and thank me later.
➕Christmas Spirit (15 ml): This blend of orange, spruce and cinnamon is our favorite replacement for fall scented candles and room sprays. Place a few drops of Christmas spirit in your free diffuser ornament to give your holiday aromas a November start. Aromatically, this blend brings joy, peace, happiness and security. So yes everyone needs it! Also you can’t get this oil in the 15ml bottle. The 15 ml size is exclusive to this month’s promo and trust me when you smell this you will be so grateful you have a 15 ml size.
➕Myrrh: (5 ml) Oh friends you know how much I love me some oils of ancient scripture right?! Like Raindrop oils, they are oils that do “all the things." High in sesquiterpenes, Myrrh can stimulate the limbic system, the seat of memory, so it’s a wonderful oil to use to work on past stored emotional trauma that is yours or that you could have inherited. If you have “mommy issues” you might want to put a drop of Myrrh around your belly button daily - just saying. Aromatically, it encourages spiritual awareness and is uplifting. It’s also a wonderful oil for youthful skin. Add to your Orange Blossom or Art Light moisturizer.
➕Glass diffuser Ornament: You don’t need a tree to display this beauty! This is a year around glass diffuser if you ask me! Add a few drops of Christmas Spirit or an oil of your choose to the little “bucket” area and drop those little sticks in and you’ve got yourself an on the go diffuser for your Christmas Tree or even to hang by your bed.
➕ Sacred Frankincense (5 ml): Alright peeps, first I’m going to ask you to go Google “Dr. Suhail and Sacred Frankincense”. Mmmmmkkkay. Now that you did that and you’re excited, read on! Sacred Frank is regarded as one of the rarest and most sought-after aromatics in existence. Friends, Young Living’s Sacred Frank is the first Omani Frankincense to be available to those outside of the Saudi royals and the privileged Oman. So why is this oil so sought after? Well, it is amazing for the skin, it is calming, and wonderful for sleep. It is relaxing and meditative. It promotes higher states of spiritual awareness and higher levels of consciousness. And maybe check out some resources like pubmed's website and do a little research to learn a bit more about why this oil is literally “Sacred.”
➕Higher Unity: (5ml) I mean friends, an exclusive blend just for us!!! Yes please!!! A grounding blend, Higher Unity combines Sandalwood, Sacred Frankincense, Lime, Northern Lights Black Spruce, Spearmint, Lemon, Jasmine and Rose essential oils. I mean this bottle sounds like not only will it smell like magical unicorn tears but It’s filled with oils that are grounding like Sandalwood, Sacred Frank and Northern Lights Black Spruce and big heart openers like Jasmine and Rose. I can’t wait to smell this gorgeous exclusive blend.
Ok, what are you most excited about ?!! Me...that Higher Unity Blend! Even that name has got me excited! For more fun recipes, read on!
WolfBerry Stuffing with Einkorn Bread
Nothing says Thanksgiving like some savory stuffing. Mmmm. This stuffing recipe takes it to a whole new level with easy-on-the-tummy einkorn bread (perfect for those gluten sensitive peeps - see video below) and antioxidant-rich Ningxia wolfberries. Psst...it also happens to be vegan, but it can be modified for you carnivores out there.
YL PRODUCTS NEEDED
Organic Dried Wolfberries
Celery Seed Vitality
FOR THE STUFFING
8 slices Einkorn Bread (recipe below) Why Einkorn? Check out the cool video below!
3 TBSP Earth Balance butter (if you don't care for it to be vegan, use regular butter)
1 TBSP extra virgin olive oil
1/2 cup minced onion
3/4 cup minced celery
pinch of salt
3/4 cup vegetable broth (or chicken broth)
1/3 cup Organic Dried Wolfberries
1/4 cup Dried Cranberries
1/2 cup halved ripe olives
1 cup diced brown mushrooms
3 TBSP chopped walnuts
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 tsp dried parsley
1/2 tsp minced sage
1/4 tsp onion powder
1-3 drops Celery Seed Vitality
Place bread on baking sheet and toast at 300 degrees for 8-10 minutes. Flip the bread and turn off the oven. Leave the over for 45 mins to an hour until cooled. Slice into small cube and place in mixing bowl. (Feel free to do this step a day or two ahead of time.)
In a pan over medium heat, sauté butter, oil, onions, celery, mushrooms, and a pinch of salt until just tender. Remove from heat. Add to bread cubes, along with remaining stuffing ingredients. Mix well and set aside to allow it to marinate a bit.
Transfer stuffing to the prepared casserole dish, cover in tin foil, and bake for 20-25 minutes. Remove tin foil and bake for an addition 10 minutes until bread is lightly brown.
Let cool slightly before serving.
FOR THE BREAD
3½ cups YL Einkorn Flour + more for dusting
1 cup warm water around 100-105 degrees
2 cups cold water
1½ teaspoons active dry yeast
1½ teaspoons sea salt fine
2 tablespoons olive oil for greasing the bowl
Sift einkorn flour, salt and yeast into a bowl of your standing mixer. With the mixer running, slowly start pouring in the warm water until the dough comes together. Let the mixer knead the dough for 5 minutes on medium speed. The dough should be slightly wet. If it feels dry, like pizza dough, add a couple of tablespoons of water to it.
Dust your hands with flour and scrape the dough from the hook and the bowl walls. Form a ball with your hands and place it on a clean plate. Generously oil the mixing bowl and return the dough to it. Cover with a clean tea towel and leave in a warm, draft-free are to rise for an hour. A closed oven with the light on is my favorite spot.
Flour the work surface and prepare your baking sheet. Turn the baking sheet upside down and dust heavily with flour. Transfer the dough from the bowl to the working surface. Re-knead by folding and pressing its sides inwards with your hands all while forming a ball.
Place the dough onto the baking sheet and dust with flour. Using a sharp knife make a few cuts on the top. Cover with the towel while the oven preheats. Put an oven-safe pan in the oven on the rack under the rack you will use to bake your bread and preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Transfer the bread in the preheated oven. Pour 2 cups cold water in the lower pan and close the oven immediately. This will create steam in the oven. Bake for 30 - 35 minutes. Baking times depend heavily on the oven. For this recipe, I found that my oven bakes it in exactly 33 minutes. Try baking for 35 minutes the first time, and then decrease baking time as necessary.
Take the bread out of the oven and let it cool for 15 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack. It’s important to resist the temptation of cutting into it while it’s still hot. For this recipe, if you cut into it before it cools properly the dough may appear to be gooey. Store in a plastic bag on the counter for two days or freeze as soon as it cools completely.
Why Einkorn? Check out this cool video below.
VEGAN STUFFED ACORN SQUASH
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