Have you heard people say “food is medicine”? What thoughts come to your mind when you hear that phrase (especially the word medicine)? Is it pharmaceuticals and big pharma, over the counter drugs, supplements (vitamins and minerals), protein drinks, or other health giving products? We, at Farm Girl Fresh, believe that nutrient rich food can offer healing benefits, thus, it can be considered a type of medicine.
One of those healing, medicinal foods is the vegetable garlic. Yes, it is considered a vegetable, not an herb or spice. Garlic is thought to reduce inflammation, boost your immune function and it is considered to have powerful antibacterial, antiviral properties http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2015/11/16/benefits-garlic.aspx.
In our kitchens, we consider garlic a culinary staple. We use it in our broth, stir-fries, soups, roasted vegetables, dips and many other prepared dishes. In our book, Eating Pure in a Processed Foods World®, we teach you how to grow your own garlic and prepare it for winter storage (pg. 117), how to make your own garlic powder (pg. 118), and, we share some delicious tasting recipes (garlic fries, white chicken chili and a garlic marinade to name a few).
Farm Girl Fresh will be participating in the annual garlic festival held in Hutchinson, Minnesota on Saturday, August 11th from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. http://www.sfa-mn.org/garlicfest/. Stop by and visit us and join in the fun at this year’s garlic festival.