Sunday, June 24, 2012

AUBERGINE AND MUSHROOM SKILLET RECIPE. ON THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF GARLIC.

AUBERGINE AND MUSHROOM  SKILLET  RECIPE


THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF GARLIC

AUBERGINE AND MUSHROOM SKILLET  RECIPE

Ingredients:
1 medium red tomato- minced
3 cloves minced garlic
2 pieces aubergine ( Indian brinjal ) – cut as in pic.
6 pieces fresh oyster mushroom- halves
½  cup boiled/ cooked chickpeas
15 pieces fresh basil leaves or 1 tbsp dried basil
1 tbsp or half cube chicken stock
2 tbsp minced chives
2 tbsp olive oil for sau’te
Salt and pepper
Garnish with
½ yellow bell pepper (capsicum) – very thin slices
Chili flakes as garnish
GARBANZO BEANS- CHICK PEAS
Heat oil in a pan. Saute garlic until golden. Add stock, minced tomato and aubergine . Stir and cover pan.

When aubergine is half cooked, add chickpeas, mushrooms, basil leaves, chives, salt and pepper. Stir and cover pan for 5 minutes. Put off fire when aubergine is cooked.

Pour into a serving dish and garnish on top with bell pepper and  chili flakes. Serve with rice. My apologies, was too busy to capture images.

THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF GARLIC:

Garlic, is a species in the onion group..  the matured garlic bulbs, are normally divided into numerous fleshy sections called cloves. 

In culinary
Peeled cloves may be stored in vinegar in the refrigerator. Garlic powder has a different taste from fresh garlic. If used as a substitute for fresh garlic, 1/8 teaspoon of garlic powder is equivalent to one clove of garlic.

For clean arteries
Many studies showed that regular consumption of garlic reduces cholesterol by at least 10 percent, and helps maintain clean arteries


As a disinfectant 
Garlic cloves are used as a remedy for infections, (especially chest problems), digestive disorders, and fungal infections such as  thrush. Garlic can be used as a disinfectant, it has antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal activity.

How to neutralise AMS- garlic odor
Garlic is known for causing sweat to have a pungent 'garlicky' smell, due to it’s AMS property (ally methyl sulphide). AMS is a gas which is absorbed into the blood, travels to the lungs (and from there to the mouth, causing bad breath) and skin, where it is exude via skin pores.

Washing the skin with soap is only a partial and imperfect solution. 
Studies showed that sipping milk at the same time as eating garlic can significantly neutralize bad breath. 
Mix garlic with milk in the mouth before swallowing reduced the odor better than drinking milk afterward. Plain water, mushrooms and basil are also good, but milk is the most effective.


Allicin, an antibiotic, antifungal, found in raw/ uncooked garlic
When garlic is crushed or chewed in raw form, it will produce “allicin”. Allicin cannot be formed from cooked garlic.. Allicin is an antibiotic and antifungal compound. It also helps speedy recovery from strep throat…

Garlic allergies
Some people may suffer from garlic allergies- symptoms can include irritable bowels, diarrhea and throat ulcer, nausea, breathing difficulties. People who suffer from garlic allergies will often be sensitive to many plants, including onions, garlic, chives, leeks, shallots, garden lilies, ginger, and bananas. sources- mainly wiki

56 comments:

  1. The mushroom skillet looks lovely and delicious...mouthwatering!

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  2. Looks yum. I never have tried chickpeas in brinjals before will do so next time. Thanks dear.
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    1. hi archana, chickpeas is one of my favorites. have a nice day

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  3. Mushroom skillet looks yummy...Nice info about garlic..

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  4. Hi ,

    looks delicious !!!

    and

    I love that purple violet colour :)

    Looks YYumYY Dear:)

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  5. Very lovely & delicious recipe,feeling hungry..will try some time!!

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  6. sounds good Wan! not that difficult for me to try!

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    1. hi rina, please try this..yummy. have a nice this

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  7. Very interesting recipe, Wan! But.. I can't seem to see the picture of aubergine & mushroom skillet. And thank you for posting facts on garlic. It's always good to learn new things :)

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    1. hi nash, was too busy and late for lunch..no pics. have a nice day

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  8. Love garlic - Anti-viral, anti-biotic, anti-inflamator + many more good uses.

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    1. hi jasna, thanks for the great tips. have a nice day

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    1. hi rumana, have a nice day and thanks for your visit

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  10. you've a lovely collection of recipes dear...keep them coming..:)
    Tasty Appetite

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    1. hi jay , thanks for your sweet comment and have a nice day

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  11. It was good to read the benefits of garlic, even I have researched about it's health benefits.I have experienced it's benefits too...

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    1. hi anisha, yes, i read your garlic research too.. very informative and a great recipe. have a nice day

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  12. Based on your delicious aubergine and mushroom skillet photos, we'd like to invite you to submit your food photos on a food photography site called http://www.foodporn.net so our readers can enjoy your creations.
    It is absolutely free and fun to make others hungry!
    Thanks :)

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  13. I use plenty of garlic for my cooking and its for the same reasons as you have shared. Aubergine and mushroom are also our fav and thats a wonderful and colorful pic you have attached Maznah, nice one.

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    1. hi nava, sorry no pic of dish.. cant spare time, very late lunch for me. have a nice day

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  14. The recipe sounds delicious and healthy combo,sure must have tasted delicious,love garlic and use a lot in my cooking,thanks for this informative post,have a nice day dear :)

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  15. Nice and yummy recipe with lot of information along with it..love your posts.

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    1. hi shobha, have a nice day to you and thanks for your support

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    1. hi yummy chunklet. thanks for your visit and have a nice day

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  17. Oh Gosh these is so delicious! i would love to have it.

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  18. Sounds like a yummy & healthy dish, never tried this combination before. Thanks Wan for sharing. Have a great day :)

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  19. It looks delicious and tasty! I love your posts...

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    1. thank you and am glad to know you. have a nice day

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  20. garlic is very useful
    nice post

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  21. Delicious recipe and love the garlic news. There is a "salad bar" in our local supermarket which also has an "olive bar". You can get all kinds of olives but they also have marinated peppers and mozzarella cheese. My favourite is the marinated cloves of garlic. I try to eat a couple a day for the very reason you mentioned (cholesterol and artery cleaning).

    Thanks for this interesting post.

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    1. hi anthony, thank you for your sweet comment.. i love the marinated garlic.. here we have pickled ones.
      may be you can do a recipe on marinated garlic. have a nice day

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  22. Never tried such a combo, it looks fabulous! Thanks for sharing great tips on garlic too!

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  23. New combo.. Looks different n delicious

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  24. thanks treat and treat. have a nice day to you

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  25. Hello Wan!:) I'm back!!! First, thanks for your mail.. :) You're so sweet and kind Wan, thank you so much...:)

    Whew!:) Now, I would like to tell you that I missed your blog so much!!!:) Your healthy recipes and delicious food!:) Just like your Aubergine and mushroom skillet, looks soooooooooo delicious!!:) I've heard about some benefits of garlic, but I never knew that we can get a lot from it, especially when chewing it raw.

    Thank you so much for sharing us healthy post!!:) More hug for you my friend... Keep sharing... keep smiling...:)

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    1. hi linda, welcome back dear friend. hope you are doing fine, glad to read your comments- also looking forward to your special new post.. ha ha.
      i tried raw garlic- just crushed it.. it works. the odor goes away. have a nice day

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  26. Hi Wan, interesting posting, and always go away enlightened. I may eat to live, but sure learning from you about how to live to eat, ha ha.

    Tomatoes and oregano make it Italian; wine and tarragon make it French.
    Sour cream makes it Russian; lemon and cinnamon make it Greek. Soy sauce makes it Chinese; but.....garlic makes it good.
    Have a nice day and keep a song in your heart.
    Lee.

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    1. hi lee, you are the expert on living to eat/// ha ha
      how come you dont cook? have a nice day/

      lemon also makes it cooking varieties...
      also dark chocolates, cheese and chili

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  27. i love your recipe!.. and its so healthy! thanks!

    you should try applying for some Cooking Jobs in here

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