Einkorn Cookie Butter Cookies

Let me just say these cookies are going to ROCK YOUR WORLD!!!

I saw a recipe for peanut butter cookies and thought I would make some substitutions and see how they turned out and they far exceeded my expectations.  These cookies are no dairy and I have used Young Living Einkorn flour mix in place of regular flour.  Young Living Einkorn Pancake and Waffle mix combines ancient einkorn wheat with a variety of nutritious, low-gluten grains and ground legumes. It offers a deliciously unique, earthy flavor and serves as an excellent base for many different baking recipes. It was also one of the best-selling new products released at YL Convention!  You can find my crepes here.

Einkorn Cookie Butter Cookies

Einkorn Cookie Butter Cookies

Ingredients:

3/4 cup cookie butter (mine is Biscoff from Costco)
1/2 cup coconut oil, softened (like butter; not hard and not runny or melted)
1 cup light brown sugar, (coconut crystals, your choice of sweetener)
1 large egg
1 tablespoon vanilla extract (yes tablespoon, not teaspoon)
1  1/4 cups Einkorn flour mix
2 teaspoons corn starch
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt, optional

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, combine cookie butter, coconut oil, egg, sugar and mix to cream until light and fluffy, 4 to 5 minutes. Note – Coconut oil should be the consistency of soft butter like you’d use to cream with sugar and eggs in traditional cookies. If coconut oil is rock hard, microwave it in a small bowl for 5 to 10 seconds or just until it begins to soften. If coconut oil is runny or melted, place it in the freezer momentarily until it firms up. A tiny amount of runniness is fine; it’s an oil and that happens. But do not use melted or purely liquid coconut oil because you can’t effectively cream a liquid; it would be like trying to cream liquid butter.
  2. Scrape down the sides of the bowl, add the vanilla and mix to incorporate, about 1 minute.
  3. Add 1 cup flour, corn starch, baking soda, optional salt, and mix until just combined, about 1 minute. If your dough seems quite wet, sloppy, or isn’t combining, add up to another one-quarter cup flour, one tablespoon at a time, for a total of 1 1/4 cups. The dough shouldn’t be sticky or tacky, and a little loose and oily is preferred to dry and crumbly. It should have a Play-Doh like consistency, and if pinched and squished, it’ll stick together and to itself, but not to your hands. Over-flouring the dough will cause the cookies to be dry.
  4. Using a medium cookie scoop, form mounds that are 2 heaping tablespoons in size; or divide dough into approximately 18 equal-sized pieces. Place dough mounds on a large plate, and slightly flatten each mound. Get the dough mounds in the exact shape you want to bake them in because after chilling, flattening or re-shaping the dough is difficult. Cover with plasticwrap, and refrigerate for at least 2 hours; up to 5 days. Do not bake these cookies with dough that has not been properly chilled because they will spread.
  5. Preheat oven to 350°F. Place dough on baking sheet.
  6. Bake for 7 to 9 minutes.
  7. Allow cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 5 to 10 minutes before moving. Store cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week, or in the freezer for up to 3 months. Alternatively, unbaked dough can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days, or in the freezer for up to 3 months, so consider baking only as many cookies as desired and save the remaining dough to be baked in the future when desired.

Einkorn Cookie Butter Cookies

Special Promotions for July

Young Living Convention has left me feeling generous…

Anyone new that signs up for a Premium Starter Kit this month will be entered in a drawing for a cute oil bag from North Texas Excess Baggage Company.  They will also receive a FREE reference guide book.  If you are ready click here!

If you sign up for Essential Rewards and order 3 consecutive months on ER you will be entered in a giveaway for  a Brand New USB Orb Diffuser and a 15ml bottle of Citrus Fresh.  If you want more info on Essential Rewards email me: peacejoyandoil@gmail.com.

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Morning Routine

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My morning routine used to be coffee, but I have traded that in for NingXia Red, MindWise and a Super C.  When I’m dragging I add a NingXia Nitro.  I have noticed that this last longer and gives me clarity that I need for the day.  When my allergies flair up I add a second NingXia Red later in the day.  I also love to add oils to this!  This is where it gets fun.  I feel like a bar tender of essential oils!

MindWise is a new product that was introduced at Young Living Convention and I am very excited about the lives that will be helped with this.  It even tastes good!

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Description (from website): MindWise™ combines exotic sacha inchi nut oil with a proprietary MindWise oil blend for a unique, normal brain function-supporting supplement.* Harvested from the Peruvian Amazon, sacha inchi nuts are cold pressed to create a vegetarian oil with a high proportion of unsaturated fatty acids and an unmatched percentage of desirable omega-3 fatty acids (α-Linolenic acid). Medium chain triglycerides (MCT) and pure essential oils are added to complete the MindWise oil blend.
The proprietary Memory blend features ALCAR, GPC, and bio-identical CoQ10, ingredients that have been studied for their beneficial health properties. Generous amounts of vitamin D3 and a unique delivery method create a premium supplement that supports normal memory function and overall cognitive health.*.

 

EINKORN Crepes

Have you purchased the Einkorn Pancake and Waffle Mix yet?  I got it at Young Living Convention and have been excited to experiment with it.  On the side of the box is a crepe recipe.  I have never made crepes, but I love them, so I decided to give it a try.  If it is your first time as well, my tip to you is double your recipe.  It takes a couple tries to get it right. (Oh, and the syrup comes out fast!)

Einkorn Crepes with Lemon Filling and NingXia Berry Syrup

EINKORN Crepes with Lemon Filling and NingXia Berry Syrup

Einkorn crepes

Ingredients:

3/4 Cup of Einkorn Pancake Mix

1 Cup of water (or milk of your choice)

2 eggs

1 tsp. vanilla

1 Tbsp. sweetener of your choice (Yacon Syrup, Blue Agave, cane juice crystals, etc..)

1/4 tsp. salt

2 Tbsp. melted butter

Instructions:

1. In a blender combine Einkorn mix, water or milk, eggs, vanilla, sweetener, salt and melted butter.  Blend until smooth.  Cover and refrigerate 1 hour.

2. Heat a skillet over medium-low to medium heat and brush with oil.

3. Pour about 1/4 cup of batter into the skillet and tip to spread the batter to the edges.

4. When bubbles form on the top and the edges are dry, flip over and cook until lightly browned on the other side and edges are golden.

5. Repeat with remaining batter.

 

Lemon Crepe Filling

Ingredients:

1/4 block of 8oz. Cream Cheese

1 Tbsp. Sweetener of choice

1 tsp. Vanilla

4 drops Lemon Young Living Essential Oil

 

Instructions:

Cream above ingredients together.  Smear a Tbsp. of the filling on your finished crepe while it is still hot and then fold it in half, and then fold over the sides.

Einkorn Crepes with Lemon Filling and NingXia Berry Syrup

 

DESCRIPTION (back of box):  Gary’s True Grit Einkorn Pancake and waffle mix combines ancient einkorn wheat and other healthful grains with a special blend of ground legumes, added for a concentrated source of protein and fiber, making this a nutritious and tasty meal that will be enjoyed by the entire family.

Einkorn is the original “staff-of-life” grain, known as the oldest variety of wheat, which dates back to the beginning of time.  Einkorn’s natural genetic code and low gluten levels make it a superior choice because of its compatibility with the human body when compared to the modern , hybrid wheat of today.

Einkorn wheat is easier to digest, so nutrients are better absorbed, thus promoting the proper functions of the digestive system.

Today, Young Living is helping to bring einkorn wheat back to its rightful prominence in the world.

Gary’s True Grit Mix has 0.53% gluten content

 

There Is Always Someone Who Will Do It Cheaper…

One thing I hear a lot is that Young Living is expensive.  After spending a week in Utah and seeing the farm and how seriously they take quality, I see that we probably don’t pay enough for this process.  Most of us would not be willing to work as hard as Young Living does!  You can read about Young Livings seed to seal process here: seedtoseal.com

The stuff you see at the grocery store is not quality stuff.  For it to be sold in a store it has to be FDA approved which means absolutely nothing.  The FDA allows these companies to label their “oils” 100% pure but only requires them to have 10% pure oil in it.  So what is the other 90%?  Chemicals, fillers, water, etc…  The FDA is also not my standard of things that are good because they approve all kinds of bad stuff we shouldn’t be putting in to our bodies.

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Pure oils do not expire.  If you have any oils that are not Young Living they most likely have an expiration date somewhere on them.  This means they have fillers.  Fillers expire!

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Also when you consider all the things that you never need to buy again once you start using Young Living Oils and other Products, you will be saving money and not putting harmful chemicals into your body.

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YLConvention 2014

This was my very first Young Living Convention.  I am so thankful for the opportunity to go and see first hand how wonderful our company is and how serious they are about Young Living standards.  Convention was in Salt Lake City, Utah this year.  We stayed at The Hilton which is right across the street from the convention at the Salt Palace.

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Monday, Day 1

When we first arrived we went to a leadership session with several great speakers.

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First, Darren Hardy is the publisher and founding director of SUCCESS magazine. Hardy is a businessman, author, private equity investor, keynote speaker, corporate advisor, and a mentor to CEOs and entrepreneurs.  He  spoke on 21st Century Leadership.

A few of my favorite take aways:

Lead by example – behavior never lies

Leaders set the pace – people don’t go as fast as they can, they go as fast as they are being led

How do you get people to do what you want?  Ask yourself 2 questions: What do you want?  (list 12 top attributes you want)  Do I demonstrate these attributes?

Everybody recruits: military, colleges, sports, charities, religious, corporations

The best businesses have the best people.  Great people aren’t trained, they are found

Sell You! You are the living spokesperson for Young Living.  They are going to buy it if you believe it and exemplify it.   You can’t convince someone of something you don’t believe yourself.

Change SELL to HELP!  Help people better themselves, focus on how you can help them instead of what they can do for you.

Monkey See Monkey Do – You are always training someone

Then Connie Podesto, Award-Winning Author, Comedian, and Expert in the Psychology of Human Relations.  She was funny and identified our personalities and taught me I was a triangle.

Last but not least was our founder, Gary Young.  He is so passionate about what he does, it is contagious!  He encouraged us all to Dream Big, Live our Dream and don’t let people squash our dreams!

Some more take aways:

We are created to do great things!

If you are not self-evaluating yourself, somebody else will.

I can’t = I won’t

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After leadership session, they had a Welcome Party with tons of food, desserts and a Ningxa bar.  We met up with some of our team here.

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Tuesday night we attended a fancy Gala.  It was fun to get all dressed up.  They had bottles of Ningxa Red on our tables.

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New Products:

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New sites to check out:

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younglivinggear.com

 

Our virtual office is getting a huge face lift too!  It is going to be amazing.  You will be able to do so much!

 

And drumroll please…….

2015 Young Living Convention will be at the Gaylord Texan.  They have rented out the place, every nook and cranny!

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On Friday we visited the Headquarters, Warehouse and the Farm.  All week we loved how sweet and wonderful all of the Young Living employees were.  They truly love their jobs and the company.

Headquarters:

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The Warehouse:

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The Farm in Mona, Utah:

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What a fun week!  There is so much more, but this is all for this post.

I would love for all my friends and family to be a part of convention next year, so please consider saving up and joining me!

Why the PSK

Did you know you want the PSK?

The Premium Starter Kit is by far the best way to get started on one of the best journeys of your life!

There are 2 choices:

Premium Starter Kit $150

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Premium Starter Kit with the New Aroma Diffuser $160

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Kit includes: Everyday Oils™ collection (10 5 ml oils), the Diffuser, Welcome to Young Living booklet, Essential Oils at a Glance user’s guide, Member Resource Guide, S.E.E.D. Sharing for Success booklet, Stress Away™ 5-ml, AromaGlide™ Roller Fitment, two sample sachets each of: Lavender, Peppermint, Peace & Calming®, Lemon, and Thieves®, two NingXia Red® 2-oz. samples, Business cards sample pack, Member Agreement, Product Guide.

The Everyday Oil collection is packed with essential oils that cover almost every ailment you can think of.

_Ditch the Drugstore

If you aren’t convinced yet let me break it down for you…

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and it gets better…

When you buy a Premium Starter Kit through me, I will gift you with a Reference Book!

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and it get even better…

We have facebook groups that offer so much support, that we will add you too!  We are all just one giant family.  Everyone is always so willing to help each other out.

Young Living does not require you to sell, distribute or making monthly purchases.  The kit includes the yearly wholesale membership fee.  If you buy the kit and never want to purchase another item, you can do that.  I don’t recommend it, but that is how great this company is.

Young Living has been in business for 20 years (more on this later)!  They own their own farms and have an open door policy.  If you want to stop by and help plant they will put you to work.

I get to visit the farms next week, eek!  I can’t wait!!!  I hope to take pictures and share them when I get home.

If you are ready click here.

Roasted Veggie Pasta Salad

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Are you enjoying this “Essentially Summer” Recipe series as much as I am?  I am so excited to try all these great “oily” recipes, especially Tara’s Cilantro Lime Rice!
With Summer comes swim lessons, trips to the park, vacations, baseball tournaments, and much more.  We are trying to soak up every minute of day light we can. Cooking and heating up my kitchen is not something I want to do in the heat of the day.  This is a recipe you can make in the morning or the night before.
Roasted Veggie Pasta Salad is a healthy, colorful and very flavorful pasta salad.
Warning: If you are taking it with you somewhere make sure you take several copies of this recipe with you.  It is a BIG hit!
Essentially Summer Recipe
Roasted Veggie Pasta Salad
Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups chopped zucchini
1 1/2 cups chopped yellow summer squash
1 cup  chopped red onion
3/4 cup chopped green sweet pepper
3/4 cup chopped red sweet pepper
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 drop of Young Living Fennel oil (optional)
12 ounces whole wheat bowtie pasta
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 drop of Young Living Basil oil
1/3 cup grated Pecorino Romano cheese
1/4 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
1/2 cup olive oil
2 drops of Young Living Lemon oil
2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
Salt
Ground black pepper
Snipped fresh Basil (optional)
Directions: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a roasting pan combine all of your chopped veggies. Mix olive oil & fennel oil, drizzle over veggies; toss to coat. Roast for 45 to 50 minutes or until vegetables are tender, stirring twice. Transfer to a very large bowl; cool.
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Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions. Drain, rinse, and cool slightly. In a large bowl combine pasta and the roasted vegetables.

For pesto, in a blender combine garlic, cheese, walnuts, 1/2 cup olive oil, basil oil, lemon oil salt and pepper; cover and pulse with several on/off turns until well blended

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Add the pesto to pasta-veggie mixture, stirring gently to coat. Stir in cherry tomatoes. Season to taste with additional salt and black pepper. Serve at room temperature or store in the fridge until next day. If desired, sprinkle with fresh basil and cheese.

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Are you ready to jump in to this wonderful world of caring for your family with therapeutic grade essential oils?  The time is now!  Click here to learn more or contact the person who introduced you to the “Essentially Summer” blog recipe series!

Next up is Susan Heid.  She is making Meatloaf with oregano and basil!  My pasta salad will be a great side dish with her Meatloaf.  Yummy!

Be sure to check out all posts in the “Essentially Summer” blogger recipe series.  Thank you Myra for organizing this series.  I had so much fun creating an oily recipe.

Also check out all my other “oily” posts!

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Did you notice the Citronella Jar Candle in the picture above?

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Slice up a lemon and lime, alternate slices in a jar, pour citronella tiki torch fuel in the jar and then add a floating tea light…

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First-Aid Spray

Summer is almost here and that means, bug bites, blisters and boo-boos are too, so lets prepare ourselves.  Mix this up in a small plastic spray bottle and keep it in your purse, swim bag, diaper bag….

First-Aid Spray

5 drops lavender

3 drops tea tree (Melaleuca alternifolia)

2 drops cypress

Mix above oils thoroughly in 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Add this to 8 ounces of distilled water and shake vigorously. Put in a small spray bottle. Spray minor cuts and wounds before applying bandage. Repeat 2-3 times daily for 3 days. Complete the healing process by applying a drop or two of tea tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) oil to the wound daily for the next few days.

Teacher Gift

The School year is almost over and EVERY teacher is in need of some serious relaxation time!!  Lets gift our teachers with some relaxation tools.

Whip up this great Lavender Bath Salt and put it inside a mug, with a tea bag and a chap stick (I will share the chap stick recipe in another post).

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Lavender Bath Salts

4 tablespoons Lavender Castille soap

1 bag of Lavender Epsom Salt (you can also buy plain, I mixed both)

15 drops of Young Living Lavender Essential Oil

1 tablespoon Vanilla

Mix the soap, vanilla and Lavender oil together, then add the Epsom salt and mix well!

I used clear treat bags to scoop it in and the put it in the mug.

 

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