March/April 2002 Conscious Media
The Essential Oil Cookbook -
Outrageous Recipes for Weight Control and Long Life
By Menkit Prince Reviewed, by Miriam Knight
This cookbook is amazing
exotic, delicious and good for you! It
contains 182 recipes based on the Hunza diet using unprocessed whole
foods and essential oils for flavoring.
It begins with a forward Daniel Pénoël, M.D., a French medical aromatherapist
who has practiced aromatic medicine for over 20 years. Dr. Pénoël says
about the recipes in Princes book, Even without the addition
of essential oils, these recipes would help anyone keep toxic intestinal
bacteria to a minimum. The essential oil quantities she specifies are
just right for creating a therapeutic synergy.
aromatic molecules will neutralize toxins remaining in the intestinal
tract from the past junk food diet.
The overall effect on the
immune system for all age groups is tremendous - a fact that many doctors
and therapists in France have known for years.
It is essential to use therapeutic-grade essential oils, preferably
with organic certification (especially citrus oils) that are steam distilled.
A good brand to look for is Oshadhi, available locally at New Seasons.
There are other brands available on the Web. The oils arent cheap,
but you only use one or two drops for a recipe, and when you consider
the price of herbs, it becomes pretty reasonable.
In addition to a primer on essential oils, the book whole chapter devoted
to tips and another one on food preparation, including detailed instructions
on sprouting seeds and nuts, making sprouted dough, making sushi and
Now for the recipes they are simple, wholesome, easy to follow,
imaginative and totally delicious
What more could you ask? Thank
The book is spiral bound, so it lays flat, and it costs $24.95 plus
$4 s&h. You can order it from Earth Love Enterprises, PMB 411, 7737
Fair Oaks Blvd., Carmichael, CA 95608, (888)217-1028 or (916) 489-5908.