You can spread it on toast, use it in soups, use it on sauteed veggies, mushrooms, or use a spoonful to soften baked potatoes spread with chives and sour cream. The uses of this herbal butter are endless.
Herbal Butter recipe
1 cup unsalted organic butter (or healthy butter alternative)
1 tablespoon garlic powder
2 tablespoons fresh parsley
1 tablespoon fresh oregano
1 teaspoon fresh thyme
In a bowl, mash the butter into a cream. Mix in the fresh garlic, parsley, oregano and thyme. Refrigerate for several hours before using.
Garlic has been called the 'stinking rose' because of it's dual role as a pungent herb so strong smelling that it has been used to ward off evil spirits in India and Transylvania and as a cure-all or miracle drug renowned for it's health benefits which tastes great incorporated in an herb butter recipe.
It is rich in Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and selenium. It helps in digestion and helps with the iron metabolism of the body. It helps fight cardiovascular diseases by decreasing the rate of arthrosclerosis, blood pressure, and heart attacks. It also helps fight cancer because it contains antioxidants which fight free radicals and carcinogens.
Parsley contains volatile oils and flavonoid such as myristicin, and luteolin which are beneficial for one's health. It also contains antioxidants such as Vitamin C, Vitamin A, and carotene which help neutralize carcinogens entering the body through food. The flavonoids also act as anti-oxidants. It also helps clear the respiratory tract and promotes a healthier cardiovascular system.
Oregano has been called 'joy of the mountain' in Greek for it's warm, balsamic aroma and authentic Mediterranean taste especially when added into an herb butter recipe. It is effective as an antibacterial and is chock full of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
Thyme is a lovely herb most often used by the French to spruce up egg, vegetable, and meat dishes as well as soups and stews. Along with many other herbs, it is nutrient dense with many vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. It also acts to kill microbes from the intestinal system.
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