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July 16th, 2007

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05:48 pm - Garlic, and what not to do with it
I wanted to share an anecdote that you all might find... well, freaking hilarious.

So, like I mentioned before, I'm just starting raw, right? And I don't cook, anyway (never learned how). I decided that I wanted to make something simple and tasty, so I opened my RAWvolution book to his raw version of french onion soup, which calls for something like this:

1 1/2 cups coconut water
1 1/2 cups pure water
1/2 yellow onion
2 cloves of garlic
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup nama shoyu

blend till smooth

So that looked good to me. Only problem was...

and here's the funny part (or tragic, you decide)

I thought that the whole head of garlic was one clove. Oops. So my recipe had about 40 times the garlic that it should. I told my yoga teacher about it, and she said that I hadn't made soup, but a biological weapon. I agree: I still can't open the trash can.

Now I know better.

The difference between one clove and a whole head of garlic: edibility of the food.

NOTE: I did the recipe from memory, it may not be right, but there you have it. Sorry no picture. You wouldn't want to see it anyway, it wasn't pretty.
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Date:July 17th, 2007 12:38 am (UTC)
haha...i did something similar years ago, because i thought the same thing :) i think it was salad dressing and it turned a nice green color and didn't taste very good.
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Date:July 17th, 2007 12:29 pm (UTC)
forgot part of the recipe.

add 1/2 cup of lemon juice

I corrected the error from the other day (garlic...), and the soup is delicious!

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