Monday, 10 August 2015

Dairy Free Garlic Butter

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I came across a Bobby Flay show the other day and he was making what he calls a garlic whip. He didn't give any measurements but that's ok just the ingredients alone is all I needed. I mean how hard was it going to be to mess this up? It is so easy and so simple to make and mostly absolutely the best creation. It becomes one of those questions you ask yourself " why didn't I think of this ". 
Being that this is dairy free means no saturated fat or cholesterol just  plain ol' wholesome ingredients that offer many health benefits.
With just three ingredients you could make this amazing butter too without even considering buying the store bought stuff again. 
These are the measurements I used. 


2 heads of garlic
2 tbsp EVOO
1 tsp fresh squeezed lemon juice
Salt ( optional )

Peel the garlic & cut them up a bit for better blending. Place into your mixer with the oil & lemon juice. Pulse a couple of times to start the blending. Scrape down the sides and repeat till it's puréed. 
This butter can be added to so many dishes & meals. For example you could spread it on some bread to make garlic toast, use as a sandwich spread, pizza base, mixed in for garlic mashed potatoes or garlic mashed cauliflower, drizzled over some veggies, added to a salad dressing or do what bobby flay did and rub it on some cobs of corn. 
I'm truly so excited to have stumbled across this clever idea. It's going to be a new staple in my house
**Here's a short list & website on the health benefits you are getting when choosing these ingredients.

Health benefits of Garlic:

Cardiovascular Benefits

Anti-Inflammatory Benefits Across Body Systems

Antibacterial and Antiviral Benefits

Cancer Prevention

Garlic - The World's Healthiest Foods
You can increase the health benefits you receive from garlic by letting it sit after ... However, if you cannot tolerate raw garlic, you can add chopped garlic to ...

Health benefits of EVOO:

Cognitive Benefits

Bone Health Benefits

Anti-Cancer Benefits

Digestive Health Benefits

Cardiovascular Benefits

oil, extra virgin - The World's Healthiest Foods
What's New and Beneficial about Extra Virgin Olive Oil. The quality of olive oil production—especially the stage of pressing—really does make a difference when it comes to health benefits. Mediterranean Diet studies have long associated olive oil intake with decreased risk of heart disease.

However you choose to use this butter, enjoy and mostly may you be Nutritionally Well.

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