Thursday, 6 August 2015

Garlic Sauce

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1/2 package of extra firm silken tofu
4 cloves garlic
1/4 cup chopped red onion
3 tsp nutritional yeast
2 tbsp fresh squeezed lemon juice
1/2 cup cashew milk
1/4 cup veggie stock
1 tbsp garlic plus seasoning
1 tbsp dried parsley
1 inch piece of jalapeño pepper ( optional )
Salt to taste
** use organic when possible**


Purée all ingredients in a high speed blender or mixer till creamy smooth.
Serve cold or warm
Today I served it up hot with edamame noodles, spiralized zucchini ( aka--zoodles) , sautéed shitaki mushrooms & sautéed asparagus + a little chopped red onion. 
I thought about making this into a primavera or even a mushroom sauce but this is what transpired tonight. 

Not only is garlic a HUGE flavour enhancer to any dish but the health benefits of garlic are just as large. Read below to see why I use garlic even in mine & my husbands morning shakes.

Health Benefits of Garlic

1. Garlic Contains a Compound Called Allicin, Which Has Potent Medicinal Properties

2. Garlic Is Highly Nutritious, But Has Very Few Calories

3. Garlic Can Combat Sickness, Including the Common Cold

4. The Active Compounds in Garlic Can Reduce Blood Pressure

5. Garlic Improves Cholesterol Levels, Which May Lower The Risk of Heart Disease

6. Garlic Contains Antioxidants That May Help Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia

7. Garlic May Help You Live Longer

8. Athletic Performance Can be Improved With Garlic Supplementation

9. Eating Garlic Can Help Detoxify Heavy Metals in the Body

10. Garlic May Improve Bone Health

11. Garlic Is Easy to Include In Your Diet and Tastes Absolutely Delicious

However you decide to use this sauce whether as is or as a base for another creation, may you be Nutritionally Well.

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