12.4.11

Garlic- Roasted Garlic, Health Benefits Of Garlic

I wrote a post here on how to make roasted garlic.
Garlic is very healthy and we eat it as often as we can, year round.
Recently I've been adding it to my no-knead bread recipe and making garlic, rosemary loaves.





We don’t grow garlic in our garden but I do buy it by the three pound bag.  I can't say enough about the health benefits of eating garlic. 

It is known for purifying the blood and reducing blood pressure, cholesterol and clotting.  It also works as an antibiotic against various forms of staphylococcus, salmonella, dysentery, and typhus.  Garlic clears phlegm and is a natural treatment for colds, bronchitis, pulmonary tuberculosis and whooping cough. Tests done on it's health benefits suggests that it aids in treating lead poisoning, carcinomas and diabetes. It also repels insects and can be applied to bites and stings


We also made some LOVEly eggs- thanks to the mail I got from: 



I ate my egg with roasted garlic spread in lieu of butter- so delicious.

We made this meal for dinner:
Dr. J chopped up herbs oregano and thyme from our garden and a few cloves of roasted garlic to make this herbed butter.

The next day for lunch we made steak sandwiches on garlic bread:

The tomato was as good as it looks!

What are some ways you like to use garlic? 

21 comments:

Krystal said...

marks grandma swears by taking garlic pills when you feel like you're getting sick...I do'nt know though! I do use it a lot to cook with, I just love it :)

Lady Grey said...

I'm a big time garlic fan too. My parents grow tons of it in their garden so I'm lucky to inherit the really fresh stuff.
I love the way you cook... especially the plate with the sides of bok choy, quinoa and sweet potato... so healthy!

Clair said...

Have you ever considered opening a
restaurant???? Your meals look delicious. I enjoy garlic and have read much about its benefits and the suggestion to chew parsley afterwards.
Clair

oh,henry! said...

to Krystal - garlic is an antibiotic and therefore you can use it as a natural medicine when you're sick. but it lowers blood pressure too. and smelly breath, of course, but a true garlic lover doesn't think about it, i guess. i like garlic more than any other thing in kitchen - i stir in on rusks and eat it, i use it many times instead of onion, i love garlic soup, but my favorite is garlic in mashed potatoes. meanwhile you cook potatoes for mashed potatoes, you just throw in the water whole garlic and when it's cooked, you just mashed it all together. it gets a wonderful subtile garlic fragrance and you just never want to go back to the 'normal' one. :)

mermaid gallery said...

Every fall I visit a local organic farmer and buy at least $100 worth of garlic...it's all gone now so I'm stuck buying it from the store...not the same! Everything I cook has garlic in it....

Silver Strands said...

favorite post of the day! I love "aigo" or garlic soup. It's just boiled garlic cloves with olive oil, sage leaves and salt. SO yummy.

Bruce Barone said...

I use garlic all the time.

I want to grow it.

I do have a wonderful photo of it growing in someone's garden.

Dani G said...

you make me hungry!

and I miss our holiday meals together (since a big holiday is coming up....)

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Ninjagaiden78 said...

Garlic spread instead of butter, nice.

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Jesse said...

oh garlic no knead bread, oh my! i am excited for that:)

Kimia Kline said...

i LOVE roasted garlic. its just so addictive...i can never stop eating it once i start.

a new girl in vienna said...

wow, all the food looks really good! i really want steak with garlic butter NOW!
i really love garlic too & eat it very often... although i often wonder what my work colleagues think?!

Pet said...

What a garlic festival! We love it. Thanks for the ideas.

la petite coquine said...

There's nothing more delicious than roasted garlic, and that steak sandwich looks out of this world! Yum!

Bo said...

I eat a lot of garlic...3 lbs...that's a lot!

Getrealmommy said...

Okay, but how is your breath? He he! We like garlic too. I love the smell of it. I use a lot of it in my pasta sauce. I always love the way my hands smell even the day after I have chopped a 10 cloves of garlic. Sadly right now, I think spreading roasted garlic on anything would give me TERRIBLE heartburn... the joys of late pregnancy :)

The Gallery Gal said...

Cool! Thanks for sharing! I love garlic and new it was good for your health but didn't know any details. Hearing all those benefits makes me want to eat more garlic and be creative using it in cooking.

PS. I'm not sure if this is totally late (I haven't been blogging or reading for over a month, I have lots to catch up on) but... I LOVE your new blog header!

Jenny

Blace said...

Ahhhh! It all looks so good. I thought that I loved eggs before...but heart shaped eggs? My goodness!

Valarie said...

OK, I'm making this garlic dish for dinner tomorrow. Just too good to pass up. Those egg molds are adorable. I put garlic in everything. I really love garlic. Thanks for you vlog about no knead bread. I will have to make some of that to go along with my garlic. Hey, I'm all set. Be well.

Diana Mieczan said...

Balazs and I love garlic and we use it a lot with everything. I love your idea of garlic, rosemary loaves. I need to try this soon and the egg mold is soooo adorable. I need something like that too
Kisses and enjoy your weekend

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