My FREE stash of oils this month

 

Look what came in the mail today? *clapping hands excitedly* I love being on LRP it’s kind of like frequent flyers and so easy to do. This month, I’ve received a FREE Easy Air blend, FREE Salubelle and because I’m on LRP I used my product credit points to get a FREE bottle of Helichrysum. That’s over $280 of products absolutely FREE. Say whaaaat?! Let’s look at what my goodies can do…

Correct X – ointment to clean and soothe skin
Digestzen – the tummy tamer and reduces bloating
Easy Air – respiratory support
Helichrysum – rejuvenate and improve skin
Litsea – brings fresh energy and stimulation
Myrrh – powerful cleansing properties soothe skin
On Guard – boost healthy immune function
Roman Chamomile – soothe body systems
Salubelle – nourish skin, reduce wrinkles

Plus, doTERRA have phased out plastic packaging and gone with environmentally friendly paper that’s recyclable. Yay!

 

Golden crispy pan fried Gyoza

Gyozas are one of my favourite dishes to make and it’s so easy once you get the hang of pleating many. The other day, I invited our mothers group to my place for lunch and made Gyozas! There are many different recipes on the internet and various ingredients to substitute with. The version I’ve got here is lovely because of the little crunch you get from the water chestnuts. You can also use a cup of cabbage or bamboo shoots, but water chestnuts is just simply divine! I’ve also included a vegan version below too.

Meat Filling

Ingredients: 500g chicken mince, 200g can of water chestnuts, 2 spring onions finely chopped, ginger essential oil (toothpick) or 2tsp of minced ginger, 1 small garlic clove finely chopped, 1 tsp caster sugar, 1 tsp sesame oil, salt / pepper to taste, 30 pack gyozas, 1 tbsp vegetable oil, ½ chicken stock (or water), soy sauce to serve

Vegan Filling

Ingredients: 10 button mushrooms, ½ can 200g of water chestnuts, handful of green beans thinly sliced and chopped, 2 spring onions finely chopped, 1 small garlic clove finely chopped, 1 tsp caster sugar, 1 tsp sesame oil, salt / pepper to taste, 30 pack gyozas, 1 tbsp vegetable oil, ½ cup water, sesame oil to serve (optional: grated carrots, chopped bamboo shoots, shredded cabbage).

Instructions

  1. Combine chicken mince, finely chopped green onions, minced ginger (or using a tooth pick, dip into ginger essential oil and dip into mixture – it’s very pungent so 1 drop will be too much), garlic, finely chopped water chestnuts, sugar, sesame oil, salt and pepper in bowl.

 

  1. Place a gyoza wrapper on a clean work surface. Spoon a heaped teaspoon of chicken mixture on to the centre of the wrapper. Brush the edge with a little water. Use your fingertips to pleat the edge 4-5 times. Fold over to enclose the filling. Place on a plate. Repeat with remaining mix and wrappers.

  1. Heat vegetable oil in a large fry pan over high heat until just smoking. Remove from heat. Arrange the dumplings over the base of the pan. Return to heat and cook for 2 minutes or until the base of the dumplings are golden. Pour ½ cup chicken stock over the gyoza, cover with a lid (careful, it might splatter!). Cook, covered, for 3-4 minutes or until gyozas are cooked through and water has evaporated. Add a couple of drops of sesame oil, spread around pan and allow gyoza to get crispy. Remove from heat and set aside for 2 minutes.
  1. Place on a serving platter and sprinkle with green onions. Serve immediately with soy sauce.