Clarissa Johal: #MeatlessMonday-Death by Garlic

Monday, September 8, 2014

#MeatlessMonday-Death by Garlic

Photo courtesy of Smallest Forest via Flickr
Garlic is well-known for its antiviral and anti-bacterial properties. Research also indicates that the herb has cancer-fighting potential. There are many different ways to introduce garlic into your diet--roasted garlic is one of them.

Roasted garlic is easy to make. Yes, your breath will smell. Yes, vampires won't give you the time of day (or night, as the case may be) but sometimes you have to cast caution to the wind. As yummy as roasted garlic is, mind you don't overdo it. Garlic in large quantities can cause stomach problems for some--even when it's roasted.

Ingredients:

Heads of garlic
Olive oil

1. Preheat your oven to 400°F (205° C)

2. Peel and discard the outer papery layers of the whole garlic bulb. Leave on the skin. Cut the top off the bulb, exposing the individual cloves of garlic (see picture).

3. Place the garlic bulbs (individually) in a muffin pan. Drizzle olive oil over each exposed bulb, saturating them. Cover muffin tin with aluminum foil. 

4. Bake at 400°F (205°C) for 30-35 minutes, or until the cloves are soft.

5. Scoop out from skins. Use it in cooking or as a spread on bread or crackers. This is also delicious on pasta or baked potatoes! 

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