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Garlic Spaghetti – a delicious way to combat the common cold!

Posted on April 3, 2009 by in pasta

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Pasta is always a favorite in my kitchen and appears on the menu on a weekly basis. When I saw this recipe for Garlic Spaghetti on Jungle Frog’s website, I knew it would be perfect for this time of the year when everyone has the sniffles because of the change of seasons. What, will you ask, has garlic got to do with the “common cold”? Well, I remember my grandma smelling like a freshly squashed garlic clove all through winter and she never had a cold, but research have now found that:

……….. a daily garlic supplement containing allicin, a purified component of garlic considered to be the major biologically active agent produced by the plant, reduced the risk of catching a cold by more than half.”

So, if this is true, why can we not have it in our pasta……loads of it!!! The original recipe can be found here, but I wanted more garlic, so I oven-roasted 2 whole bulbs of garlic and added it to Jungle Frog’s recipe. I also added some whole tomatoes.

If you haven’t seen Jungle Frog’s site yet, please make time to visit her site. She is a fantastic photographer and just the Header on her site, leaves me in awe everytime!!!

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17 Responses to “Garlic Spaghetti – a delicious way to combat the common cold!”

  1. lisaiscooking 3 April 2009 at 3:12 pm #

    I love garlic. Maybe that’s why I don’t colds very often. Your pasta looks fantastic!

  2. Maggie 3 April 2009 at 4:27 pm #

    I love simple pasta dishes like this!

  3. burpandslurp 3 April 2009 at 5:20 pm #

    I’m a garlic-fanatic. Emeril has nothing on me. I put garlic in practically anthing!
    it’s nice to find they’re actually good for me too! and this pasta dish sounds so simple and garlickly, yummy!

  4. Junglefrog 3 April 2009 at 5:27 pm #

    Your’s looks lovely Nina and thanks so much for all those compliments…:) (I’m blushing now…) I’m having another fabulous pasta tonight, but no time for photos today I think… It involves chicken and lots of mushrooms, but I will blog about that when I do have photos!

  5. Pam 3 April 2009 at 5:34 pm #

    Oh Nina, garlic is my favorite so this pasta is calling my name. It looks wonderful.

  6. Helene 3 April 2009 at 6:39 pm #

    We love garlic pasta in our home. I should make it next time we get a cold. Have a great week-end.

  7. Dragon 4 April 2009 at 4:55 am #

    I can never get enough garlic and this pasta would definitely do the trick. πŸ™‚

  8. Elizabeth 4 April 2009 at 7:25 pm #

    Thank you for giving me another reason to eat more garlic. πŸ˜‰

  9. Sophie 4 April 2009 at 9:58 pm #

    I love garlic & I love cherry tomatoes so I will love this pasta dish, Nina !!

  10. Juno 6 April 2009 at 2:30 pm #

    I could eat this every day of the year – am just nutty about garlic. Thanks for the visit. Juno

  11. glamah16 6 April 2009 at 10:55 pm #

    You know I love my garlic. And esp simply like this with pasta.

  12. Maryann 7 April 2009 at 2:31 pm #

    We do “garlic shots” everyday in cold season. That’s a chopped garlic clove in lemon juice!

  13. mikky 8 April 2009 at 9:34 am #

    pasta and garlic, perfect… πŸ™‚

  14. Jan 8 April 2009 at 12:16 pm #

    Wow that looks good! Great picture too. I’m off to visit Jungle Frog – thank you for sharing.

  15. My Carolina Kitchen 8 April 2009 at 3:52 pm #

    Very clever way to fight the cold. As always, great photo.

  16. Peter M 9 April 2009 at 12:59 pm #

    Bring on the garlic…love it – have almost daily and there are no vampires in site!

  17. Jeanne 22 April 2009 at 12:53 am #

    That explains why we seldom get colds – MAN, there is a lot of garlic consumed in this house. Beautiful pic!

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