Roasted Garlic

With the weather cooling down I am always looking for an excuse to wear outfits made entirely of fleece.  And turn the oven on at any chance.

And while my motivation is often secretly so I can hover close and warm my perpetually cold hands, I give myself bonus points when the oven is also making something delicious.  But move over chocolate chip cookies, I love when my house smells like roasted garlic.  It smells like a delicious meal is happening.

5 lovely ways to enjoy roasted garlic:

  1. Spread it on bread (it would be lovely on this sammy)
  2. Stir in into hummus
  3. Make a pizza (this one from Oh My Veggies looks incredible, I think I know what to do with all that roasted garlic I have now!!)
  4. Have a tapas plate for dinner (olives, crackers, grapes, roasted garlic, toasted nuts, maybe some cheese.. it’s a party on a weekday!! It’s also the easiest dinner ever!!)
  5. Stir it into some mashed potatoes! (Or just spread it on a baked potato!)

Health highlight of garlic: Garlic is more than just delicious, it’s super good for you!  It helps you absorb zinc and iron, is heart health promoting, anti-inflammatory, and has been linked to cancer prevention.  Garlic can help support a healthy immune system, and can help lower cholesterol and high blood pressure.

 

Simple Roasted Garlic
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Super simple roasted garlic, and a few ways to use it!!
Ingredients
  • 1 head Garlic
  • ½ teaspoon EV Olive Oil
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees
  2. Cut the top of the head of garlic off, so the tops of the cloves are exposed
  3. Wrap the head in aluminum foil, before you seal up the top of the foil drizzle the oil over the garlic
  4. Seal up the foil so the garlic head is enclosed up, and place on a pan in the oven
  5. Bake for about an hour, or until the cloves are tender and brown a little on the tops

 

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