AUBERGINE AND MUSHROOM SKILLET RECIPE
THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF GARLIC
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
Salt and pepper
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.
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…
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