Take a bulb of garlic (or more!) and roast them in the oven for an hour at 350 degrees. Then add some black pepper and puree. Use this everywhere you would use another spread - use it to replace butter, mayo, or peanut butter.
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Use roasted garlic instead of butter! Great way to add flavour using less fat and calories! Great on sandwiches, on baked potatoes and grilled cheese sanwiches (on the inside, not the outside). I add this to mashed potatoes, hummus and corn on the cob. Let's just say I try to slather anything I can with this garlicky goodness! LOL
To make roasted garlic... Cut top off garlic bulb. Pour over about 1 tsp olive oil and a tiny pinch of salt. Wrap in foil. Bake in oven about 45 mins at 400 degrees. Garlic will be ready when cloves are browned and soft. ENJOY!
I recently discovered research on Grapeseed and Safflower oils that indicates their high levels of linoleic acid actually help your body lose weight. Another benefit is both oils have very high smoking points, so they are excellent for cooking/deep frying. Grapeseed oil also increases HDL (good) cholesterol. Chicken fingers are back on the menu!
I don't care for the flavor of Grapeseed Oil, so I roast a whole head of garlic in the oven until soft. Then I squeeze the garlic into about 1/2 -1 quart of oil. The oil becomes garlic flavored in about 3 weeks and is fantastic for sauteeing.
Have a clove of garlic per day to keep yourself healthy as it is one of the healthiest foods. It has allicin in it which acts as an antioxidant, has anti-bacterial properties, may help prevent colds and yeast infections. Researches found that garlic has been shown to protect rats from diabetes complications such as retinopathy, kidney disease, cardiovascular disease, and neuropathy. It also has anti-clotting abilities which protects against heart attacks and stroke. Add to soups, roasts, etc
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