A Rose-y Outlook on Food

Updated: Apr 30, 2019

Why only take time to smell the roses when you can take time to cook with them, too?

Roses have been used for years in the culinary arts and the beauty world. From rose water in recipes and body sprays to essential oils and rose syrups, there is not a lack of purposes for roses.

The rose petal consists primarily of water and the nutritional benefit is not as great as other flowers. That being said, rose petals contain vitamin C and in Ancient Chinese medicine, roses are used for digestive disorders, menstrual irregularities and pain relief from injuries. In Ayurveda, rose is considered cooling, calming and helps pacify Pitta in the body, which is thought to be linked to inflammation and heat.

Adding rose to your culinary adventures not only provides health benefits, but also provides beautiful color & flavors.

Below is a list of recipes inspiring you to bloom into your next adventure; I hope you rose to the occasion and don't leaf these recipes out!

Minds are like flowers; they open only when the time is right. -Stephen Richards

Drinks to enjoy:

Rose Lassi

Cardamom Rose Milk

Rose Lemonade (add 1 tbsp rose syrup to this lemonade recipe!)

Prosecco & Rose

Rose & Rye Cocktail

Breakfast to inspire getting up:

Rose & Cardamom Pancakes

Rice Pudding (add 1/2 tsp cardamom and 1 tsp rose syrup to this recipe!)

Sides to keep company:

Tomato Salad & Mint Rose Dressing

Floral Fruit Salad

Apricot Rose Pilaf

Roasted Rainbow Carrots

Rose Pesto (add a large handful of rose petals to this recipe!)

Entrées to impress:

Braised Chicken with Orange, Pistachio & Rose

Bass with Harissa & Rose

Desserts to satisfy:

Pistachio Rose Cake

Peach Rose Creamsicles

Easiest Rose Ice Cream

Peach Rose Compote

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