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Old 06-19-2014, 04:37 PM   #1
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Capella drops and LorAnn oils...

I just received my Netrition order and I bought some Capella drops and LorAnn oils. I am here seeking ideas and recipes to use them with. Being that I am new to both products, specifics would be helpful.

I would like to know how to use them to flavor low carb muffins, low carb shakes, low carb frapps, low carb smoothies, low carb cheesecakes, or anything else I may be missing out on .

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Old 06-19-2014, 07:27 PM   #2
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Hi, Lorann pretty much leaves it up to your taste buds...they recommend a "few drops" in most recipes... ;-)

From their site:

More uses for LorAnn Flavoring Oils
· If your recipe calls for orange, lemon or lime zest, use a few drops of flavoring instead.
· If you're making homemade jams and jellies, add a bit of LorAnn Flavoring Oil (Strawberry Flavor for strawberry jam, etc.) for a great flavor boost.
· Try a few drops of Raspberry or Peach Flavoring in your iced tea.
· Add a few drops of Orange Flavoring to your favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe.
· Add 1/2 teaspoon of Pineapple Flavoring to any boxed white cake mix. While still warm, top with a glaze made with powdered sugar, milk and a few drops of Pineapple Flavoring for a delicious tropical treat.
· Use a few drops in your recipe for homemade beer. Try pumpkin, apricot, raspberry or your favorite flavor!

Many of their flavorings use propylene glycol as a medium...just another name for glycerine.

For my liquid stevia orange sugar free syrup I used:
1t Homemade Liquid Stevia (= 4c sugar, 0 carbs)
5d(rops) Lorann Orange Oil (0 carbs)
3T Glycerin (0 carbs)
1/8t Salt (0 carbs)
1/2t Xanthan Gum (0 carbs)
25oz Water (0 carbs)

You can vary ingredients depending on the amount/strength/texture/flavor/sweetness you desire for any given use...hope this helps!

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Old 06-19-2014, 10:26 PM   #3
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I love lorann and Capella drops. I use them to flavor my shakes. the Capella drops are to be used one drop per ounce of liquid.

Tonight I tossed some strawberries, almond milk , xylitol,ice, glucomannan powder, heavy whipping cream and Capella sweet strawberry drops in the blender. What a delicious strawberry shake.
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Thank you Locarbman and eagle eye for your ideas. So far I have used them for coffee, frapps, cheesecake and flax hot cereal. As of this time I am not that impressed. I am not sure if I am not using them correctly or maybe not enough.

I have Boston Cream Pie, Pumpkin Pie, Blueberry Crumble, Red Velvet cake, New York Cheesecake, Birthday Cake and Salted Caramel. Not sure what to do next.

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I did like not any of the Capella drops at all. I thought they were weak and very artificial tasting.

I do use LorAnn sometimes but you have to use very sparingly, they're not kidding when they say drops, a couple drops of apple on chayote squash really gives them a apple taste. I made the mistake of trying to pour out a drop or too and got way too much and that was nasty. I now keep a glass eye dropper that came out of a bottle of liquid stevia and use that instead and rinse it out afterwards. You do lose some flavoring that way but better a few drops of flavoring than a whole dish of food.

I really like the organic Frontier flavorings and also some of the McCormick but you do have to use more of them. I used 2 tsps of the Frontier brand maple flavoring in my homemade Maple Nut ice cream the other day and it was great.
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I find them both to be a bit hit or miss....really like the graham cracker and vanilla cupcake Capella flavors, but I think my expectations for the chocolate flavors were a bit too high (I like them, just not as much as I hoped). It's been a while since I've purchased the Lorann flavors, but I did like the variety they had (I think I ordered the taffy and cotton candy flavors, just to be unique).
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I use the popcorn one as corn flavoring... see my tamale pie thread (also Doritos type dehydrator chips, "corn" tortillas)
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