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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Roasted Garlic, Yum!

Garlic is one of the most popular herbs around. This long cultivated plant was even found in King Tut's tomb. Garlic is Good for you. Studies show its ability to improve circulation, it can help reduce the risk of dying from cardiovascular disease. Garlic extract helps lower cholesterol and fights inflammation. When buying garlic, look for heads  that hold together firmly but don't shrink away from their white, papery sheath. When you peel fresh cloves, cut away any discolored spots. Avoid buying garlic that's lumpy~ It's a sign of humidity damage. Store in a cool dark spot, Not in the refrigerator.
Don't let dreaded garlic breath prevent you from enjoying this healthy herb. Chew a little parsley after eating garlic to freshen your breath. Once roasted garlic changes to a sweet nutty flavor.
Try this easy recipe : ( * Natural Choice Magazine)

Roasted Garlic
1~2 heads of garlic
olive oil

1.Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
peel away any extra outer papery white layers. Leave  white layers of the individual  cloves attached to the garlic head,
2. Cut off top 1/2 in of garlic head to expose tops of cloves. Place garlic head on a large square of aluminum foil. Pour a drizzle of Olive oil over the exposed cloves, making sure each  clove is covered.
Wrap  the foil around the garlic head to cover completely. Place on a baking sheet.
3. Roast for 30-35 minutes, until cloves are soft when pressed with a fork.  Allow garlic to cool.
4. Using your fingers or a cocktail fork, pull or squeeze the roasted  garlic from their individual skins. Mash with a fork and spread on toasted bread or use as topping for baked potatoes.   Stir it into those mashed potatoes.... Be Creative.. What else can you add this sweet, nutty flavored herb into?
Try  it....
Now You're cookin~

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