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Saturday, March 23, 2013

Superfood: Garlic

Ever thought of using food as medicine? Garlic is a herb and powerful super food. Garlic has been used to treat high blood pressure, coronary heart disease, heart attack, and atherosclerosis. Brian and I could put garlic on everything! He loves to use fresh garlic. This tip is for those who are scared to use fresh, it's so easy! 

Continue reading as I continue my mission: Healthy Huggins!  

Tip of the Day from The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

How to Roast Garlic
Roasted garlic and breadWhen roasted garlic caramelizes and its sharp bite mellows, it's a delicious spread on warm, crusty bread and adds layers of flavor to many recipes. To roast garlic at home:
  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Take a garlic bulb and remove the excess papers, making sure the bulb stays intact.
  • Cut ¼ inch off the top of the bulb to reveal the actual cloves of garlic.
  • Place it on a sheet of foil.
  • Cover with a half a teaspoon of olive oil.
  • You can sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Wrap the foil.
  • Place on a baking sheet.
  • Bake for 30 to 40 minutes or until garlic is fork tender.
When done, let the garlic cool for five minutes, pick up the entire bulb and squeeze out the roasted cloves.
Visit our How Do I video library to learn more basic preparation and cooking techniques like mincing garlic, cutting a mango, draining tofu, stripping kale, seeding a tomato and other quick tricks that make navigating the kitchen a snap!
For more healthy eating tips, check out resources from National Nutrition Month.

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