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Enjoy Healthy and Tasty Ghee

Sep 26, 2012 09:36PM ● By Melanie Angelis


Ghee is simply butter that is heated in order to separate the water and milk solids from the butterfat. This process turns butter into a nourishing food that is safe for those with lactose intolerance, because the milk solids have been removed. Ghee is a great delivery mechanism for the medicinal properties of herbs by carrying their healing constituents deep into the body to nourish all the tissues. It can be sautéed, added to soup or used as a healthy flavoring for fish or veggies.

Ghee can be purchased at most health food stores but it can also be made at home (recipe available on The Grecian Garden website). Included here are tasty and healthy Ghee recipes. Ingredients should be mixed well and stored at room temperature.

Breakfast Ghee

Goes great on French toast, muffins, pancakes or breakfast quinoa.


1 cup ghee

3 Tbsp powdered cinnamon

1 tsp allspice

½ tsp powdered clove

Digestion Ghee

Put a dollop on fish or rice. Slather on vegetables or chicken before roasting.


1 cup ghee

2 Tbsp powdered fennel seeds

1 Tbsp powdered coriander

1 Tbsp powdered tarragon

½ tsp ground ginger

Anti-inflammatory ghee


1 cup ghee

2 Tbsp powdered turmeric

1 tsp powdered cinnamon

½ tsp powdered ginger

½ tsp powdered cardamom


Mix 1 Tbsp into rice cooking water, sauté vegetables in it or rub on achy joints.

Melanie Angelis is the owner of The Grecian Garden, in Gulf Breeze. She is a nutritional consultant, dessert caterer and offers health and wellness classes. Contact her at

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