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19 Delicious Lavender Recipes, plus all about culinary lavender — where to buy it, how to cook with it, health benefits, what to pair lavender with and MORE! Find everything from lavender cookies to lavender lemonade in this fun and healthy culinary lavender recipe round-up!
Whether you’re a seasoned lavender user or completely new to using this enchanting culinary herb, you’re certain to find something to please your tastes in this easy and delicious recipe round-up filled with everything from lavender moon milk to savory lavender pies to lavender soda! Read on to learn more about lavender’s uses, benefits, cooking tips, plus 16 fun gluten-free & vegetarian lavender recipes!
Firstly, you want to be certain that you purchase ‘culinary grade’ and/or organic fresh lavender or dried lavender flowers to ensure that it hasn’t been contaminated with toxic chemicals.
The English variety of lavender is best suited for cooking with due to its sweet floral flavors. While still safe and edible, Spanish and French lavender (from Provence) are more well suited to bath and body products.
Dried lavender is more potent in flavor than fresh lavender.
Lavender makes a suitable substitution for rosemary in many recipes.
Whether fresh or dried, the leaves, buds, stems and flowers are all wholly edible.
You can add fresh or dried lavender buds to dishes and enjoy whole or strain/pick out before serving.
Infusing dishes with lavender can quickly become a bit overwhelming taste-wise, go easy and sparingly to start. You usually only need a small amount to make a big impact. It can greatly enhance dishes when used subtly. If you go overboard, a dish will taste bitter.
Lavender adds a great pop of flavor to both sweet and savory dishes alike.
Lavender makes a beautiful edible floral garnish when sprinkled on baked goods and salads.
Where To Buy Lavender
You can frequently find organic lavender plants at local plant nurseries (ask to ensure they haven’t been treated with chemicals).
This Cherry Lavender Moon Milk recipe makes for one creamy, delicious, calming and beautiful sleepy-time beverage for those evenings when you could use a little extra support. With a healthy blend of oats, walnuts, spices, sweet cherries, and plant-based milk, this warm and cozy drink makes for one comforting vegan gluten-free night-time remedy with its roots in Ayurveda.
A highly refreshing and soothing Lavender Lemonade recipe filled with simple and delicious ingredients. This easy drink recipe is naturally vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free and can easily be made refined sugar-free, to boot!
Super easy, healthy and delicious Gluten-Free Honey Cakes with notes of lavender and lemon. These rich and decadent mini-cakes are bursting with vibrant flavors and topped with a purple glaze for that extra special touch.
What is Seed Cycling? + Moon Milk Recipes for Hormone Health
These vegan moon milk recipes make a perfectly healthy, easy and delicious way to balance your hormones with the use of seed cycling for hormone balance. These seed cycling moon milk recipes contain powerful nutrient-dense ingredients such as sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, rose petals, cardamom, cinnamon, coconut oil and lavender to complement your follicular and luteal reproductive phases to bring you more in sync with the phases of the moon and restore healthy menstrual cycles!
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