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September Promos from Young Living

US September 2019 PV Promos

Goodbye summer, hello fall! Are you ready for the cooler weather like I am? Grab your sweaters, light a fire, and let’s pretend it’s cooler already.
This month Young Living has some amazing things in the promos for us, including supplements that will help keep us healthy during the change of seasons! Let’s take a look.
Here is the full breakdown of the US September promos:

100 PV
Ginger Vitality 5-ml*

190 PV
Inner Defense
SniffleEase 5-ml*
Ginger Vitality 5-ml*

250 PV
Raven 5-ml
Inner Defense
SniffleEase 5-ml*
Ginger Vitality 5-ml*

300 PV
MultiGreens
Raven 5-ml
Inner Defense
SniffleEase 5-ml*
Ginger Vitality 5-ml*

*Remember, in order to get the Essential Rewards Exclusive Ginger Vitality 5-ml and the Essential Rewards Exclusive KidScents SniffleEase 5-ml, you have to be enrolled in Essential Rewards (ER) and have an order that meets the PV requirements for those items. The extra bonus of meeting these PV amounts with your ER order is that you get even more ER points to spend later!

Ginger Vitality 5-ml
Ginger Vitality for fall is such a nice treat. Still want to hang on to some of those zestier, summer-like recipes? Use Ginger Vitality in a marinade or a salad dressing. It’s also great to experiment with in your culinary ventures. Remember though, a little goes a long way! Plus, Ginger Vitality is great in a tea for helping calm your stomach and support healthy digestion.

KidScents SniffleEase 5-ml
Whether your kids are in school or not, it’s inevitable, they’re going to try and bring the sniffles home with them from wherever they might go. SniffleEase to the rescue! Diffuse it at bedtime or whenever they need it or add a few drops to a warm compress and put in on their chest as they relax. Even if you don’t have kids, this is a great one for adults too!

Inner Defense – 30 softgels
Game changer for anytime you need that extra immune support, like when the seasons change. This is not a daily supplement, but when you’re starting to feel run down or you feel something trying to come on, take Inner Defense! You need this in your life. SO good.

Raven 5-ml
Need something a bit heavier duty than SniffleEase? Raven will step up to the plate and help you with your breathing needs. Ravintsara, Eucalyptus Radiata, Peppermint, Lemon, and Wintergreen provides a refreshing blast of easy breathing and inspiration. Diffuse it or rub it on your chest with a carrier oil. There’s a reason this is in the Premium Starter Kit now, because it’s an essential blend we all need.

MultiGreens – 120 capsules
The extra stress on our bodies as our immune systems start to work overtime can leave some of our other systems in need of support. MultiGreens can help with your glandular, nervous, and circulatory systems to keep your body in tip top shape as we head into colder seasons. This is especially important as our dietary choices change and we’re eating fewer fresh vegetables. Get your greens!

Supplement and oils all coming together to make that transition from summer to fall so smooth that the only thing you’ll notice is that you need to put on a sweatshirt because it’s not a million degrees out anymore. This is such a great combo of products to get this month. What are you most excited about? Are you going to double up on some and put some of these products in your qualifying order or are you going to get other fall oils and supplements? Let us know and have a great September!

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Recipes with Young Living Vitality Oils

Cilantro Lime Butter Steak Bites

I am using chop steaks today, but you can use any type of steak and even beef roast chunks.  My local grocery store often has meats at greatly reduced prices regularly! This means that often I have doubles or triples of meats and sometimes random things. 😂  Like this Chop Steak. Im a proper southerner and do enjoy fried steak and gravy but 4 packs equals a lot of steak and gravy and I get bored easily. 😉 So…. as I was organizing my oils for my monthly Essential Oils order AND my chest freezer for grocery day, I dreamed up this recipe and proceeded to make it happen. Let’s just say, the gentlemen in the house sure did enjoy a “man dish” . 🤣

*This is a two part recipe that requires marinating 3 to 8 hours is advised for flavor purposes.

Supplies:
1 medium glass dish
1 small glass dish
Spoon for stirring
Sharp knife
Cutting board

Ingredients for coating mixer:
Combine:
¼ cup flour
1 TBSP cornstarch
½ tsp sea salt add 1 drop of Lime Vitality
¼ tsp black pepper.
Stir to combine and
set aside.

Ingredients for Marinade and Sauce part 1 :
1 Lime
4 pieces of chop steak or equivalent to 2.5 cups
1 rounded tsp sea salt
½ of a 1 bunch of cilantro
½ cup room temperature butter
4 drops Lime Vitality Essential Oil

Instructions for Marinade and Sauce:
1. Slice HALF of your fresh lime into thin slices and set the slices aside. Chop your cilantro and divide in half.

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2. The remaining half of lime, juice into your small glass dish. Add the salt, and half of your cilantro and stir. Melt 1 TBSP butter and add to this dish. Add 3 drops of Lime Vitality Essential Oil. Stir well.

3. Begin with thawed steak/beef and chop it into bite size pieces if needed. Place your chunks into medium glass dish and pour your marinade over and toss to coat evenly. Cover your dish and place in your refrigerator for 3 to 8 hours.

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4. The remainder of the butter and cilantro may now be warmed in a small sauce pen on low heat. When you remove it from the heat to serve, add 2 drops of Lime Vitality Essential Oil and stir well.
5. The time has come to cook your bites! You can pan fry/sear, deep fry or air fry, whatever floats your boat. Today I will deep fry these because I’m in the mood for that special crispness and alas, I don’t yet own an air fryer. You will want to fully heat your oil, butter etc..

6. Now you will coat your steak bites in the coating mix above. Place this mixture into a container or bag, add your steak bites and give them a good shake to coat them well.

7. Work in batches that you can easily deliver to the cooking agent, as well as easily remove.

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8. I fry my bites for about 1.5 minutes then I remove them to my strainer and deliver the next batch to my hot oil.

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9. Now you will drizzle and coat your cooked steak bites in the portion of marinade you set aside earlier. Garnish with a slice of fresh lime for edible garnish and serve promptly!

Hopefully your offspring haven’t already devoured your lime garnish. 😂🤣 oops!

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Recipes with Young Living Vitality Oils

Peppermint Brownies

Hello!

It’s  been nearly a year since my last post! Life has been full of some crazy twists and turns we didn’t see coming, but it’s a wonderful ride, and we are being rocket propelled towards some things we could only dream of, before!

I bring you a brand new, easy peasy recipe you can whip up in a few minutes, and with just a few drops of Peppermint Vitality, you can send this basic yet delicious recipe to a whole new level of taste bud pleasing dightfulness! This recipe is not very sweet, but it is rich in chocolate flavor, so you can serve up large portions and chow down on it , OR, you can plan to slice it into bite size pieces like fudge, and serve it to lots of folks. No judgement from me, you do you. 😂

This recipe is a household favorite, and easy enough for my 11 year old to throw together on her own. I love having my kiddos in the kitchen with me! I feel like cooking from scratch is kind of a lost art, and is often viewed as over complicated! My hope is that you will read my posts and feel inspired to get busy in the kitchen. 💜

Oh! How darling are these measuring dishes! My sweet hubby gave them to me for my birthday. 😍 They are by Pioneer Woman! (I make no income from mentioning these, I just have to share because they are so cute, and cute accessories in the kitchen can make a lady feel inspired.😎 )

* a fun little side note…. if you enjoy regular brownies, use all purpose flour, if you like cake texture, use cake flour, if you prefer chewy brownies, use bread flour. 😘

SUPPLIES:

  • baking dish/pan
  • 2 Mixing bowls
  • Sauce pan
  • Spoon
  • Whisk or mixer
  • Rubber spatula

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 sticks, or 1/2 pound of butter or 1 cup
  • 3.5 oz chocolate bar
  • 3 oz. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 TBSP coffee
  • 1 TBSP vanilla
  • 1 cup sugar ( we use raw)
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 TBSP  baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)
  • 5 to 7 drops of Peppermint Vitality Essential Oil

Preheat oven to 350°

Step 1. Butter and flour your pan or baking dish. I’m using a 2 1/2 quart corning ware baking dish, but often use my 8 inch round metal cake pan.

Step 2.  Carefully chop the candy bar into chunks that will melt quickly.   Melt together, butter, 3/4 of the chocolate bar and unsweetened cocoa powder. Stir it often, and turn off as soon as everything is well incorporated. Allow to cool.20181115_201556

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Step 4. In separate bowl, mix the flour, baking powder,  salt and walnuts. 20181115_201636

Step 5. Stir the cooled chocolate, butter mix together with the eggs mixture, incorporate well, and slowly sprinkle the dry mix into the wet as you stir continuously .  Add your peppermint drops,  and give it one last good stir!

 

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Step 6. Pour this thick batter into your baking dish and place into your preheated oven. Bake 20 minutes, and then tap it firmly about 10 times on your rack and bake about 5 to 8 minutes longer. You will know when it’s done by the cracks and tiny bubbles on the top!20181115_201332

Perfection!!! It’s a little gooey, a tad moist, the top and edges go a bit crisp and it’s scrumptious!

 

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SEPTEMBER PROMOS

Fall is upon us and the September Promos are sure to bless your home as you reap all the harvest this month has to offer!

Clove Vitality is a favorite Fall essential oil. One of the oils in the Thieves Vitality blend, you will earn this free with your 100 PV Essential Rewards order. Use Clove Vitality to spice up your baked goods, from pumpkin bread, homemade applesauce, and cinnamon rolls to warm beverages like chai tea and apple cider.

A full size 15 ml DiGize with your 190 PV Essential Rewards order, YES please! We love to keep a bottle on hand when we travel for rubbing a drop on bellies after eating foods that may be different than we are used to eating. Heading into the Fall months, is the perfect time to restock your supply of Inner Defense. These soft gels filled with Oregano, Thyme, and Thieves are key to keeping your immune system in check. We like to stay on the offense when traveling and bring Inner Defense along on all our journeys.

I am freaking out over the Thieves Foaming Hand Soap being included in the promo items when you order 250 PV! I literally have these sitting by ALL my kitchen and bathroom sinks! If you haven’t tried the Thieves Foaming Hand Soap, you are in for a real treat. Move over pumpkin spice everything, I’ll take my Thieves everything any day!

Have you checked out the amazing value added in at the 300 PV level? Two super power essential oils! Immupower is a blend that does what it says and can be diffused or applied topically. It is packed full of amazingness with Hyssop, Mountain savory, Cistus, Camphor, Frankincense, Oregano, Clove, Cumin, and Dorado Azul. It nicely complements the other oils on the promo this month. Manuka essential oil is a favorite for adding to your skin care regimens. Manuka is one of the oils found in the new Mattifying Primer. Make sure you do a quick Google search on all the value this oil will add to your life!

Recipes with Young Living Vitality Oils

Easy Black Pepper Essential Oil Seasoned, From Scratch, Deconstructed Chicken Pot Pie

I am going to apologize for the lack of pictures in this one. I made this as comfort sustenance on a cold evening and it was solely intended for us to enjoy and never intended as a blog post, buuuut… it was so delicious that it was voted in as a post. So, here y’all go. 😂
I am, quite honestly, not a huge fan of chicken pot pie. It has never been a favorite of mine. I grew up eating those frozen boxed ones, baked in the oven and ultimatly burned on the edges, and the crust was blah and the filling was meh. Im a picky eater, I admit it. I own it. I’m okay with it. 😎 I need flavors, textures, smells, I need all my senses to be tended to. << which is a HUGE reason I was driven to learn to cook at an early age. Thankfully, I married a man who feels the same way! 🤣 I say ” chicken pot pie” and he says ” hmmmm, really???” 🤔 and then I add ” deconstructed pot pie, with puff pastry crust” and he responds ” this is me, leaning forward with interest”🍽 😂
Lamberts, “home of the throwed rolls”, makes a stellar chicken pot pie. The gravy is creamy the veggies and meat filling is abundant and the crust is flaky and not dry as a bone.  This was my inspiration for my homemade version.
Supplies:
2 quart kettle
Large deep skillet
Large spoon
Tonges or a fork
Cutting board
Knife
Baking sheet
Parchment paper
Rolling pin
**** please see my recipe for 15 minute puff pastry. You will want to make this ahead of time so it has plenty of time to chill. I typically make this a day or two ahead of when I will need it.
INGREDIENTS:
4 cups bone broth
1/4 cup dry white wine
1/2 cup flour
2-4 drops black pepper essential oil
3 cups shredded or chopped cooked chicken
2 cups EACH fresh green beans, frozen peas, diced carrots, potatoes
3 tbsp butter or ghee
Sea salt (optional)
Water to cover veggies in 2 quart kettle
DIRECTIONS:
1.Begin by placing all of your veggies into your kettle and your water, and bring to a boil until the potatoes are just so done. Don’t over cook this.
2.While your veggies are cooking, if you are using fresh chicken, slice and dice and brown lightly in butter or ghee. If using precooked, simply shred it or chop it and set it to the side.
3.In your large skillet, melt your butter or ghee, and sprinkle in just enough flour to make a thick goo. 😉 whisk this mess together until it begins to dry just a bit. Add your wine and whisk briskly to remove lumps, dump in the remainder of flour and follow with the bone broth. This needs to simmer about 5 minutes, or until thickened nicely, you can add a bit of water to thin it if need be. You will want to test taste for deliciousness, some bone broth has a saltier taste while some has less, so add enough salt to make it tasty to you. You will now add your black pepper essential oil, and whisk again. Add your chicken, stir well and remove the pan from the heat source and place a lid over it.
4. Your veggies should be done now, so drain them well and pour them into your gravy and meat mixture. Stir to combine and replace the lid and let this rest for 10 minutes.
5. While this rests, roll and cut your puff pastry and bake as directed in previous post.
6. Assembly and serving is simple. I placed a piece of puff pastry on the plate, poured a serving of the filling over, and topped it off with a second piece of puff.  I used some green onion snippings as garnish for the adults and some shredded cheddar for the kiddos.