With Fall here and Winter right around the corner, I started looking for class ideas to do with my essential oil team and came up with this idea. I started searching the internet for “Soups in a Jar” recipes. Then I tried them out to see if my family liked them, and they DID! Here are my top 7 picks for “Soups in a Jar” tweaked with essential oils. I also made all these recipes in my Insta pot and they worked great. I highly suggest getting one if you don’t have one yet. They have made these instapots so much easier to use and safer. I recently purchased the “Instapot” brand from Walmart. Here is a link if you’d rather order it online and have it shipped to your home. https://amzn.to/3CW6hnh
When using the dry bean recipes in your Instapot I run it on two 30-minute “bean” settings and the dry beans are completely cooked through. It is so nice when making a last-minute lunch or dinner.
Meat tip… if you like canning meat you can “pressure can” some of your favorite meats ahead of time to save time in serving your meals. I like doing this in the middle of winter when it is cold outside, or fry your ground beef/chicken/turkey and freeze it in 1 1/2 – 2# amounts (that is if you like a lot of meat in your soups) You can just quickly add it when you dump your soup mix into the Instapot or crockpot. Keep in mind if using a crockpot you will need to plan on 4-6 hours of cook time. You can also boil on the stove just keep an eye on the water in the pot as it will cook out and remember to stir often.
Soups in a Jar (1) Download your recipes here
First, collect your ingredients. I ended up finding all my beans and most of my spices at our local Mennonite bulk food store (so thankful for these families). I will include the items I did purchase on Amazon at the bottom of this article. Remember to download the recipes with the link above. If you’d like to purchase the download for the labels, I have made them very affordable. Your purchases help me keep up the maintenance on this website.
Then find some time to put them together. I am loving having all these soups pre-made in my cupboard for quick lunches and dinners. These make great gifts also, so if you are finding you’re having a hard time finding gifts for people this year, make them one.
For the essential oils, as many of you know I love teaching and sharing ways you can use your doTERRA essential oils. I use this brand and share it because it works, along with I love how they source their essential oils, which is supporting small farmers all over the world and not lining the broker’s pockets. The other BIG reason is the science, doTERRA has always been focused on the medical side of using essential oils and the science. This is so important as we are finding so many of the essential oils on the market are being adulterated or are fake. In a video that was just shared with me, over 2/3 of the lavender essential oil that is sold commercially for “internal use,” were crap, yes I said crap. That is what the doctor in that video said too. If you’d like to see this video for yourself, just ask, I’d be HAPPY to share that with you. doTERRA is heading where no other essential oil company has gone in their research and testing. Just wait, big things are coming. If you’d like to join now rather than later, just ask or check out the shop tab on the website. We have a great customer group that will help you get using your essential oils and learning about the products.
Ok, so I got on a little bit of a rant. I get so tired of seeing the essential oil ads that say they are the “same as doTERRA,” if you knew what went into it, there is no way, as I have yet to see an essential oil go to the lengths they are for purity.
How to add your essential oils to your “Soup in Jar” we added them to a gelcap, I put two drops of essential oil per quart. However, you can always add more! 1 drops of essential oils is equal to 1 TSP-dried herb. Again if you’d like more flavor, just add a drop or two more. When you open your soup pull your gel cap out and save it for the end. The heat will cook out the flavor of the essential oils. At the end of your cook time, drop your essential oil gel-cap in and stir. My favorites for soup are oregano, lemon, rosemary, marjoram, thyme and I have a few of the exclusives (perks to being a wholesale customer) like summer savory, cumin, dill, Italian and Mexican Blend.
I’d love to hear if you make the soups and what your favorites were!
Please share the article too to help others find easy meals and fun gifts.
My homemade bread recipe, tweaked from this great book! https://amzn.to/3zS6YvO called “The Homemade Pantry.” Her pie crust is amazing too.
Homemade Bread in a kitchen aid.
Add in order
6 cups flour (we use Sunrise Mill Heritage blend as it is for gluten-sensitive)
4 teaspoon yeast
1 tsp salt
1/3 cup sugar or honey
1/2 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup nonfat dry milk powder
2 1/4 cups lukewarm water (90 – 100 degrees)
– Mix in your kitchen aid mixer till it makes a nice wet ball. If it is too dry add a little water or if it is too wet add a little flour.
– Let it rise for an hour or so.
– Then drop it out onto your counter and fold it a few times, spilt it into two loaves, and roll to the shape of a loaf of bread. Then lay in two greased bread pans. Let it rise (an hour or so) then bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes. It is so good and if you want an herb or spice bread incorporate your essential oils into the mix in the very beginning or add a drop of essential oil to your butter when you butter your warm bread. OH SO YUMMY!!
Links to some items I had to order.
Plastic lids for Canning Jars https://amzn.to/3umGa5O
Dehydrated Vegetables https://amzn.to/3F4oiBC
Sun-dried Tomatoes https://amzn.to/3CNOi2m
You can order your gel-caps and essential oils either on your doTERRA wholesale account or if you’re new, click on the shop link above and follow the steps to place an order and become a wholesale customer!