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Recipes with Roses for Mother’s Day

by Elana Horwich

May 6, 2014 | 9:00 am

In western culture, roses are viewed as romantic and beautiful . No one thinks to actually eat the roses themselves and hence taste the romance and beauty.

Roses can be consumed in the form of rose water. In fact, Middle Eastern cuisine has utilized the intoxicating flavor of the rose since the Middle Ages. It is time we catch on over here! And why not? Roses are considered to be anti-inflammatory, soothing to the nervous system and even an anti-depressant. They not only taste like love, they deliver the benefits of love too!

This Mother’s Day, deliver your mother a dose of love by making her some of these rose-infused recipes, and if you don’t live in the same city as her, at the very least send her these recipes with a love note and a bouquet.

Rose Meringues

  • egg whites
  • sugar
  • cornstarch
  • rose water*
  • pomegranate (optional)

Get the full recipe here.


Juicy Spiced Chicken with Hazelnuts, Honey and Rose Water

 Get the full recipe here.


Risotto with Rose Water and Saffron

Get the full recipe here.


Rose Tea

  • black tea, such as english breakfast or darjeeling
  • raw honey
  • rose water*

Get the full recipe here.


Rose Hot Chocolate

  • almond milk, rice milk, or organic cow's milk
  • raw carob powder* or unsweetened cacao powder
  • clear liquid stevia
  • rose water
  • extra virgin coconut oil* (optional)

Get the full recipe here.


Watermelon Rose Granita

  • watermelon
  • rose water*

Get the full recipe here.


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Elana Horwich is the founder of Meal and a Spiel, a boutique Beverly Hills cooking school and online recipe resource based on the philosophy that anyone can learn to cook. Her...

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