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Garlic

We've been busy with lots of Spring cleans just lately, mainly with older people who seem to be suffering with colds, flu or chest infections.
Over & over we have the same conversation about garlic & what an amazing healer it is...

Long term use of garlic boosts the immune system, it also has antibacterial, antiviral & antifungal properties.
It can prevent & treat colds, lower blood pressure, prevent heart attacks & strokes. It can be beneficial in the treatment of yeast infections, allergies, diabetes & even cancer.
We've used it to reduce fevers - puréed garlic taped to the soles of your feet at night will work wonders! 
We eat at least one clove each every day - raw in houmous & it goes into our main meals, a couple of cloves get cooked up with onions & then another couple go in the dish right at the end.  
People always get concerned about the smell, but if you eat it daily it doesn't - your breath will only smell of garlic if you just eat it occasionally. Some folks also say that garlic makes them feel ill, it shouldn't do if you introduce it gradually into your diet - try removing the centre if it's green & that should help.
We can't praise garlic enough... 
Forget the fancy superfoods that are being pushed in health food stores - garlic is cheap, local & easy to grow.
We love it!!!

And it's not just medicinal - it makes food taste really delicious...

Our home made black bean burgers with chopped garlic...

Stuffed mushrooms with dry roasted root veggies & rice salad
This plate is groaning with garlic - it's in the stuffing, roasted veg & rice!

Pitta pizzas with chopped garlic, onion, spinach, tomatoes, red pepper & mushrooms

Spicy stew with green salad & sprouts

Are you garlic eaters like us?

Tell us more...
Kay & Sime xx

Comments

Kath said…
My mate Sal is a great garlic fan, She eats it raw! We have to have to car windows open when we go anywhere LOL
dreamer said…
Yep, use lots of garlic in cooking, all your dishes look delicious by the way! I also make a garden spray using garlic,just boiled in water,left to marinade a while then strained, keeps the bugs off my veggies great :)
The Smiths said…
Thanks Kath - you are funny!

Dreamer - What a great idea, of course... We also get loads of insects in our kitchen during the Summer, so it would help keep our herbs from getting eaten & our tomatoes in the bath may benefit too! If only it would repel Slugs & snails... Thanks for that!

Kay :)

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