Recipes: Garlicky Goodness

I’ve included two garlic recipes, one featuring garlic as the main event, and another combined with another superfood, kale. Kale has more nutritional value per calorie than almost any other food out there. People often ask me how to eat more leafy greens, and this is a great way to get the best and tastiest multivitamins around.


Roasted Garlic Appetizer

  • 2 whole heads of garlic, with tops cut off
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • sprigs of fresh rosemary or thyme
  • sea salt

To serve

  • slices of french stick
  • soft salty cheese such as chevre
  • olive oil for drizzling
  • 2 tsp chopped fresh herbs such as thyme, parsley and chives

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 375F
  2. Place garlic heads in small baking dish, drizzle with oil and top with herb sprigs and sea salt
  3. Cover with tin foil and bake for 45 minutes or until the bulbs ar soft
  4. Meanwhile, chop fresh herbs and add to cheese
  5. Toast french sticks with a little olive oil or butter
  6. When garlic is cooked, remove from tinfoil, use knife to pop out and spread garlic on toast add cheese with herbs and enjoy!

Sesame Kale

  • 1 bunch organic kale, centre stems removed
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons of sesame oil
  • 1 Tablespoon tamari (fermented soy sauce found in most grocery stores)
  • 4 cloves chopped garlic
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds, white and/or black

Method

  1. In a large skillet, saute oil, garlic and tamari, being careful not to burn the garlic. Add the kale and stir- fry until soft but still bright green, be careful not to overcook! Place kale in a bowl and toss with sesame seeds while still hot. Enjoy as is or with brown rice, or in stir fry’s.

Posted on Tuesday February 10, 2009 by Kerri Cooper