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How Is Garlic Used Please And What Does It Do To Food?

Please anty eya I'd like you to ask you and WC readers what garlic does to food and how its used. I grew up in a household where garlic was NEVER used for cooking stew/or any food,so I really don't know how to use it.

I've come to a stage where I'd like to experiment with food and learn new things as regards food.cooking is almost turning

into a hobby for me! Lol. So please help with my enquiries!

My questions are
1.Apart from stews what else can it be used for?
2.Does it make stew(or any food its used for) more delicious?
3.How is it used?

I want to buy garlic powder to experiment with it but I don't know how to go about using it.I'll be very grateful if you and WC family can shed more light on this. Thank you very much!

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  1. I have come to a point where I can't cook any food without adding garlic. It is an active spice that makes food very tasty. it is actually a regular in all my cooking. It gives an aromatic flavour to meat, especially chicken.

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  2. U can use garlic for almost every food except soups and some traditional dishes. U can even cook beans with it. I don't subscribe to the dry powdered one...u get more flavour from fresh garlic.

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  3. Anonymous8/10/2013

    Ok debby how do u use it for stews? And can be used when boiling meat/chicken?

    -Poster

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  4. Dear poster, I'll suggest you use fresh garlic cloves and not garlic powder as it doesn't taste the same.
    Garlic can be chopped and used to season meat, chicken or fish. It can be used to to cook stew by blending it with ur tomatoes, can be used for jellof rice, fried rice or any food really.

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    1. Anonymous8/12/2013

      Pls is garlic and ginger good 4 pregnant women????
      #isttymmom2be#

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  5. Anonymous8/10/2013

    It is a spice, it acts as an antioxidant which helps reduce the activities of free radicals in the body, it hepls to fight cold but it should be used in moderation as some people can't stand the smell. You can use garlic for everything you use onions for, can use it in zobo, kunu, stew, soup, chinchin. My mum also adds kanafuru, don't know the english name to soups and stews and it comes out fine! Cheers. Amaka

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  6. Garlic is very medicinal... It can be used to cook just about any food even indomie. It gvs ur food a lovely aroma,cleanses ur body&acts as a detox to ur body.

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  7. Anonymous8/10/2013

    i love garlic, but what i hate the most about it, is the smell stays on fingers even after several washes

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    1. U can use lime on ur hands after cutting

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  8. Anonymous8/10/2013

    Thank you all very much. I'll buy the garlic cloves and see what I can do with it. Thank you very much!

    -Poster

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  9. Anonymous8/10/2013

    To store fresh garlic for use during the week pound the chopped garlic using a mortar and pestle add some lemon juice put in a plastic or glass container and store in the fridge. Alternatively you can pound fresh garlic and ginger together add lemon juice and store in the fridge to use in cooking your meals for the week. You can even freeze the mixture. The lemon juice acts as a preservative. This is how my mum did it and how am doing it saves me so much time as garlic goes into all my meals. Also a perfect cure for cold and flu boiled with ginger add lemon and honey and you are good to go.

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    1. Tanks dear!
      Am very grateful for dis info!

      Always love garlic and ginger but peeling every time I have to use it is so discouraaging.

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    2. My mum doesn't peel the ginger, she washes it thoroughly and blend

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  10. Anonymous8/11/2013

    Pls WC am a local woman in Yoruba land and i really love all your postings on food tips. But i want to ask a question. What is d Yoruba name 4 cabbage i dont know it at all how does it look like? Sound funny?

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    1. I think its cabbage too in yoruba, those hausas that sell salad ingredients have them. The outer layer is green while the inner layer is white/cream. It is round with alternating leaves which look creased. Good cabbage shld be firm and nt too dry or with wilting leaves. I hope I helped

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  11. Anonymous8/12/2013


    Apart from stew, you can use garlic to steam your meat, fish, chicken. The aroma you get is inviting! Its medicinal too just as others have stated.

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  12. Anonymous8/13/2013

    Thanks so so much Amaka, i've been seen it b/4, but i didn't know its usefulness, when I saw it on Chizzy's posting as white, I was confused, but now i am convinced that d outer is green. Whenever i go to Osogbo I will buy and try it.

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