Spicy Wok Garlic Noodles (Pick Up Limes)
Whether you are scouring for bargains on the grocery shelf, or have a glut of produce from your garden or PYO farm, these recipes are ideal to use up leftover foods in these lean times. Good for you and your pocket, the planet and local farmers, rather than buying ready-meals from big food brands and supermarkets.
Garlic is from the family of alliums (onions, leeks, chives, shallots etc). All of these are toxic to pets, so keep these recipes away from animal friends. Also avoid other toxic ingredients like fresh dough, mushrooms, jackfruit and vegan meats/cheeses etc.
This Caramelized Onion & Roasted Garlic Pasta (Short Girl, Tall Order) makes a nice change from tomato sauce. In fact, this is more like the recipe that most Italians use for their pasta (which is usually served as a first course with oil).
Garlic is a favourite food of many, although others don’t like it (alliumphobia is actually a word for the fear of garlic!) Not just for food, it is a healing herbal remedy, which was used during the 1st World War to heal wounds of British soldiers. You can buy locally-grown garlic from Isle of Wight Garlic Farm.
The first step is to know how to mince garlic properly. The Plant Based School has a good tutorial, using a knife or for ease of use, just get a good garlic mincer. To remove the garlic smell from your hands, just mix together 2 teaspoons of baking soda and 1 teaspoon of salt, then add a little water to make a paste, and rub together on your hands for half a minute, then wash with soap and water.
To get rid of garlic breath, eating raw apples is one of the best way, or drink green tea. You can also place a slice of cucumber on the roof of your mouth for 30 seconds to freshen breath. Drinking water and chewing parsley are other good ideas. It’s a bit wasteful but you can reduce the effects by removing the stem from the garlic bulb centre, which can help to reduce garlic breath in the first place.
Garlic Mashed Cauliflower (Minimalist Baker) makes a nice change from mashed potato. Steamed cauliflower is blended with garlic, plant milk, salt and pepper. If feeding occasional mashed potato to pets, only do so plain (no salt, butter, garlic).
Garlic Roast Potatoes with Bay Leaves (Delicious Magazine) likely won’t have anyone refusing them. Crisp and golden, but fluffy inside. This recipe won’t fail you!
This Vegan Cheesy Garlic Bread (Crowded Kitchen) is ready in less than 20 minutes.