Oleolux is a savoury butter or topping for food created by Dr Johanna Budwig. It is a rich golden-yellow blend of cold-pressed linseed (flax) oil and raw coconut oil delicately enhanced with onion and garlic. Cholesterol-free, rich in Omega-3 and other beneficial fats, it makes a healthy alternative to butter, cream or olive oil in everyday meals for anyone looking for tasty food and a healthier lifestyle. The garlic and onion are healthy additions and probably help the absorption of the omega-3.
Ingredients for Oleolux:
125g Cold-Pressed Linseed (Flax) Oil
250g Cold-Pressed Coconut Oil
1 Medium Onion
10 cloves garlic mashed
Weigh the Linseed Oil into a suitable container, preferably glass that has a lid, or can be covered, it needs to be large enough to take the coconut oil as well. Place it in the freezer for 20 minutes.
Melt coconut oil in a large pan from which it is going to be easy to pour the oil.
Slice the onion and cook at a very gentle heat so that it is lightly straw coloured after 15 minutes.
Add the crushed garlic cloves and cook for a further 3 minutes.
Remove from heat, allow to cool a little and strain through a sieve into the chilled linseed oil and put in the fridge to cool. When it has set it is ready to use.
Store in the fridge.
Best used within a month.
How to Use Oleolux
Melt into cooked veg, potatoes and buckwheat.
Use instead of butter on bread.
Use to fry with; though if using oleolux for frying do not heat for more than 1-3 mins and then only at a gentle heat.
Stir into risotto, lentils and soup.
Buckwheat with Oleolux
Melt 50g oleolux in a warm pan. Add 150g raw whole buckwheat groats (grains) and stir gently over a gentle heat for 3 minutes, then add 250ml boiling water and simmer very gently for 15-30 mins or until soft.
This can be made into a risotto style dish by using low salt veggie stock instead of water, adding sliced veg. such as onions, celery. carrots, mushrooms, at the very start or for softer veg such as spinach 3-10 mins from the end of cooking and sprinkle with chopped herbs, black pepper, cayenne, yeast flakes, etc.
Melt 50 g Oleolux in a not too hot pan. Add 150 g raw whole buckwheat groats (grains) and a finely sliced onion and stir gently over the heat for up to 3 minutes. Add to 250 ml boiling water in a saucepan, bring to the boil and simmer very gently for 15-30 mins or until soft. Serve sprinkled with paprika, cayenne pepper, chopped herbs and/or lemon juice and if required a little extra oleolux and steamed veggies.
"Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food" – Hippocrates