July 16th, 2007
|this_stray_dog||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.
Current Location: work
Current Mood: silly
Current Music: Jorn Lande- Living With Wolves
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.
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!