Ingredient of the Month: Garlic
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Ingredient of the Month is a unique way to feature different local as well as worldwide ingredients and to invite A Lot on Your Plate reader’s from all over, to share their recipes based on the ingredient chosen each month.
The recipes shared by you guys will be added to the post that not only links you to recipes of my own featuring the ingredient of the month, but offers background history of the ingredient as well as fun facts, information, origin, how to store and select, and different uses for the ingredient.
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Facts About Garlic:
• Garlic is a member of the onion family.
• The sections that the garlic breaks apart in are called cloves.
• Garlic regulates the body’s blood pressure.
• It is believed to fight off colds, the flu, cancer, and heart disease as it enhances the body’s immune cells.
• Garlic is toxic to cats and dogs.
• Drinking lemon juice while eating garlic can cancel out garlic breath. Stainless steel can take the garlic scent off skin.
• Garlic is added to cocktails like martinis to add an extra kick to its already strong taste.
• Garlic offers tons of vitamins and nutrients such as Vitamins A, B6, C, potassium, and zinc.
• Garlic should be eaten in moderation as too much garlic can begin to give off a pungent scent through your breathe and skin when consuming too much of it daily.
• April 19th is recognized as National Garlic Day.
How to select & store: When choosing garlic at a grocery store or farmers market, select garlic that is heavy weight and firm to the touch. Avoid garlic that is very discolored with a sour odor. You can store garlic in an empty egg cartoon or brown paper bag for several days. Do not keep garlic in the refrigerator.
A Lot On Your Plate’s Garlic Recipes:
A Lot On Your Plate’s Reader Recipes:
Grilled Chicken w/ Veggies Wrap submitted by Urban Food Lover
Garlicky Tomato Spread submitted by Urban Food Lover
Wild Rice w/ Garlicky Swiss Chard Balsamic-Roasted Portobella Mushrooms and Eggplant submitted by Hannah @ Dispatches From The Gypsy Roller
Roasted Butternut Squash submitted by Low Carb Jabberwockey
Pork-Chops with Garlic Herb Sauce submitted by Sarah Bryan @ Oversalted
Ceps In The Country submitted by The Healthy Frenchman
Chicken & Potatoes w/ Chili, Garlic and Lemon submitted by The Paddington Foodie
Warm Chickpeas w/ Labneh and Egg submitted by Zoe @ Rub A Dub Dub
Grilled Steak w/ Garlic Butter and Zucchini Salad submitted by Yvonne @ Yvonne’s Blog
Homemade Aioli submitted by Tina @ Whisks and Chopsticks
Bulgogi (Marinated Thinly Sliced Beef) submitted by Trang Quyhn
Szechaun Spicy Shrimp submitted by Nicole Shen @ Gourmand Chic
Roasted Potatoes w/ Garlic and Mustard submitted by Hollie @ Hollie’s Hobbies
Garlic Scape Hummus submitted by Maria D. @ Bellisima!
Organic* Creamy Garlic Salad Dressing submitted by Moi @ The Eclecticec Centric Shopaholic
Pesto Sauce by Randy @ Savor The Food
Raw Marinara Sauce submitted by Larissa @ Love & Green Juice
Slow-Cooker Garlic and Potato Soup submitted by Sheryl @ Flowery Prose
Tomato & Mozzarella Risotto submitted by No Time For Ironing
Roasted Tomato Garlic Pasta Sauce submitted by Henry @ Mowry Journal
Homemade Mayonnaise and Garlic Alioli submitted by Allison @ The Spontaneous Tomato
Thank you all so much for submitting your recipes!
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