I love roasted garlic and I love the garlic I roast even more!
Don’t be intimidated into thinking that roasting garlic is too fancy, difficult, or time consuming. It’s very easy to do, will last for a couple of weeks when refrigerated, and roasted garlic can be incorporated into almost any recipe. Garlic is also healthy and good for you. In a study published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers show that eating garlic appears to boost our body’s own natural supply of hydrogen sulfide which acts as an antioxidant and transmits cellular signals that relax blood vessels and increase blood flow and may help explain why a garlic-rich diet appears to protect against various cancers, including breast, prostate and colon cancer, say the study authors.
I like to add roasted garlic to mashed potatoes, sauces, soups and to my own AWESOME garlic toast! Most people use olive oil when roasting garlic but I prefer to yum it up even more and use Hippie Butter Hemp Seed Oil for its extra-nutty flavor, healthy ratios of “Sea Free” Omegas 3 and 6 essential fatty acids, amino acids, vitamins and trace minerals. Many people mistakenly cook garlic immediately after crushing or chopping it. To maximize the health benefits, you should crush or cut the garlic at room temperature and allow it to sit for about 15 minutes to trigger the enzyme reaction that boosts the healthy compounds in garlic. Talk about a super-delicious, super-healthy, super-food dish: Organic Garlic Cloves Roasted in Hippie Butter Hemp Seed Oil!
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Here’s my recipe for roasting garlic with hemp seed oil.
1) Preheat oven to 400˚F
2) Peel away the outer layers of the garlic bulb skin, leaving the skins of the individual cloves intact. Using a sharp knife, cut off 1/4 to a 1/2 inch of the top of cloves, exposing the individual cloves of garlic.
3) Place the garlic heads in a baking pan. Drizzle a teaspoon of hippie butter hemp seed oil over each head. Cover with aluminum foil. Bake at 400°F for 30-35 minutes, or until the cloves feel soft when pressed.
4)Allow the garlic to cool to touch. Squeeze the roasted garlic cloves out of their skins with your fingers.
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If you have a different way to roast garlic please post your recipe in a comment.