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How to Save Time Cooking with Ghee Bombs

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It’s Wednesday and time for a quick DIY to make your week a little easier! I’m not sure about you guys but cooking has never been one of my favorite activities, especially after a long day at work when I’m hangry and tired. So the other day I decided to take some of the work out of my nightly dinner prep routine by making these flavored ghee bombs. Now instead of coming home and having to chop a bunch of veggies before cooking, all I do is throw one of these in hot pan and start frying. Easy, no?

Save time cooking with herb ghee bombs

If you’re not familiar with ghee, it is a form of clarified butter in which the milk solids have been boiled off, leaving just the golden butterfat. Because ghee is free of casein and other milk solids, it is a healthy alternative for those who can’t eat dairy due to allergies or autoimmune diseases. Not only is ghee stable at high temperatures making it perfect for cooking, but it has also been shown to strengthen the immune system, heal the digestive tract, and help prevent cancer.

While I don’t go into the specifics of how to make ghee in this post, there are two ways you can go about getting your hands on some:

  • Buy it from your local health food store or Amazon. Before I started making my own I used to use this brand .
  • Make your own. Everyday Maven has a great tutorial if you would like to try your hand at making ghee. The key is to use the highest quality butter you can find, preferably organic and from pastured cows. It also doesn’t hurt to use cultured butter if you can find it.

Needless to say, if ghee is too hard to find, you can also make these with coconut oil or any oil that comes to a solid at cold temperatures.

Flavored Ghee Bombs 2
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I made my ghee bombs in three flavors: Cilantro-Garlic-Lime, Basil-Sea Salt, and Garlic-Onion, but you can make yours using whatever flavors you'd like.

 

Ingredients

 

Cilantro, Garlic, Lime Ghee Bombs

1/4 cup cilantro

3 cloves garlic

Zest from 1/2 lime

3/4 cup melted ghee

 

Basil, Sea Salt Ghee Bombs

1 tsp Himalayan sea salt

1/4 cup fresh basil

3/4 cup melted ghee

 

Garlic, Onion Ghee Bombs

3 cloves garlic

1/2 medium-sized onion

3/4 cup ghee

 

  1. Depending on your flavor, put all ingredients in a food processor and puree.
  2. Pour mixture into a clean ice-cube tray, aiming for roughly 1 tablespoon of the mixture per compartment.
  3. Put the entire tray into the freezer for 45 minutes. Once ghee has hardened, pop the individual "bombs" out of the tray and store in a plastic container in the freezer or refrigerator until ready to use.

These are so versatile you can do almost anything with them. I like to use mine to grease the pan before cooking, season roasted vegetables, make quick and easy garlic bread, and as a simple sauce for rice or pasta.

 

Save time cooking with herb ghee bombs