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Ingredient of the Month: Garlic

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Garlic may be small and may be mostly used as a seasoning, it is still a superfood. In fact, allicin, the molecule responsible for garlic’s characteristic odor, has multiple health benefits and is even said to prevent numerous aging-related diseases. Here are three garlic flavoured recipes that are both delicious and healthy!

Roasted tomato and garlic soup

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Ingredients:

  • 2.5 pound italian tomatoes, sliced
  • 10-15 garlic clove, peeled
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 can (796 ml) diced tomatoes
  • ½ cup vegetable stock
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • ¼ tsp crushed red peppers
  • 1 tsp basil
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • ½ cup 35% cream

Preparation

1) Preheat oven to 425°F.
2) Lay tomatoes (sliced side up), garlic and onion on a baking sheet lightly oiled or covered with an aluminium sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and roast in oven for 30 minutes.
3) Once roasted, put tomatoes, garlic and onion in the slow cooker. Add diced tomatoes, vegetable stock, maple syrup, crushed red peppers, basil, oregano, salt and pepper.
4) Cook on high for 4 hours or on low for 7 hours.
5) Mix with an immersion blender until smooth.
6) Add cream and mix well.
7) Serve hot with a piece of bread or a grilled-cheese sandwich.

 

Garlic and sesame green beans

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Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 1 pound trimmed green beans
  • 8 garlic cloved, minced
  • 1 tbsp toasted sesame seeds

Preparation:

1) Install oven rack in top position and set oven to broil.
2) In a bowl, mix sesame oil and soy sauce.
3) Add green beans and toss to coat.
4) Lay green beans on a baking sheet. Add garlic and cook for 5 minutes or unil lightly roasted and tender.
5) Sprinkle with toasted sesame seed and serve.


Garlic and Rosemary Pop-corn

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Ingredients:

  • 3 cups popped pop-corn
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh rosemary
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Preparation:

1) In a pan, heat olive oil at low heat.
2) Add garlic and rosemary.
3) Cook for a minute or two.
4) Pour on pop-corn and toss to coat. Add salt and pepper to taste.