Quick Easy Healthy Pasta Recipes

Recipes for a Healthy Heart that are Quick and Easy to follow: The Benefits of Garlic in your Daily Diet:

Keep your Cholesterol low with a well balanced diet. The Health Benefits of Garlic in your daily diet are many. Learn of the health benefits of garlic and you will be amazed.
Keep your Cholesterol low with a well balanced diet. The Health Benefits of Garlic in your daily diet are many. Learn of the health benefits of garlic and you will be amazed. | Source

Quick Easy And Cheap Garlic Spaghetti Recipes: The Health Benefits To Your Heart Eating Garlic Daily: Fresh Herbs Cooked With Pasta And Garlic

I would like to share with you some great easy to follow healthy recipes. All these recipes contain fresh garlic. Garlic is a very important part for your daily diet. There are many health benefits to having garlic in your diet. Garlic helps to lower your cholesterol and keep your heart healthy so do try to add it to your recipes. Besides all the health benefits it also taste great.

You can use garlic and herbs in so many ways and it is great when you can grow your own and use them straight from the garden. You can smell and taste the freshness and even better still they are organic.

The recipes I will share with you are not only healthy for you and your family they are very cheap quick and easy to prepare. They are a great thing to have in your freezer or fridge for when you have unexpected visitors.

Easy to Follow Healthy Recipes and The Health Benefits Of Garlic In Your Daily Diet

Quick and easy to follow video recipes for a well balance diet. Garlic in your daily diet lowers your cholesterol and keeps your heart healthy.
Quick and easy to follow video recipes for a well balance diet. Garlic in your daily diet lowers your cholesterol and keeps your heart healthy. | Source

Quick and Easy Recipes for when you do not wish to spend too much time in the Kitchen

We all lead such busy lives these days and like I have often said "I love to cook but do not like spending too much time in the kitchen" so these recipes are great for when your time is limited and you wish to have a tasty healthy meal at a low cost.

I hope you enjoy my hub recipes and maybe you and your family can enjoy the health benefits of garlic in your daily diet as we do.

Pasta Salad

Ingredients

  • 1 pound of pasta twists
  • 2 green peppers dice
  • 2 red peppers diced
  • 2 yellow peppers diced
  • 1 onion or shallot chopped
  • 2 large tomatoes diced
  • 1 large spicy perreroni stick sliced and quartered
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 2 lemons
  • ground black pepper


Pasta Salad

Ingredients for Pasta salad and easy to follow healthy recipes for a well balanced diet.
Ingredients for Pasta salad and easy to follow healthy recipes for a well balanced diet. | Source

Preparation

Cook pasta in hot water with a drop of olive oil...

  • In the meantime cut all the vegetables - size according to preference...
  • Slice perreroni stick and then quarter slices...
  • When pasta is cooked and well drained mix with all of the vegetables and pepperoni...
  • Mix all the ingredients using olive oil and the juice of the 2 lemons...Pour on salad and toss well adding freshly ground black pepper...

Refrigerate overnight to absorb all the flavours Enjoy

Ground Beef and Pasta

This video is a recipe with ground beef and pasta. It is a great recipe as you can add different types of fresh herbs and left over vegetables that you may have in your fridge.

Ground Mince Pasta Recipe

Stir Fry Beef

I love this recipe for Stir fry beef. It is one of my favourite meals. It includes all your fresh garlic and fresh herbs from your garden and is so quick and easy to put together.

Stir Fry Beef

How to Plant Garlic

This is a great video on the best way of planting garlic in your garden.

There are some really good tips on how to get the best from your crop.

There is nothing better than to be able to cook with fresh garlic and herbs straight from the ground, the taste is amazing.

How to Plant Garlic

How to Harvest Garlic

This video shows the best way to harvest your garlic. There are many times when I have ruined my garlic while trying to dig it out of the ground but this shows you how to harvest your garlic in the proper way.

Harvesting Garlic

Garlic Spaghetti

Quick and easy to follow garlic spaghetti recipe. Learn of the Health Benefits of Garlic in your daily diet.
Quick and easy to follow garlic spaghetti recipe. Learn of the Health Benefits of Garlic in your daily diet. | Source

Quick and Easy Garlic Spaghetti

Ingredients

  • 1 package (16 oz) spaghetti
  • 10 Garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup Olive oil
  • 1/4 cup Minced fresh parsley
  • 2 teaspoons Dried oregano, or 2 tablespoons minced fresh oregano
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ground black Pepper.


Cook your Pasta

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Preparation

  • Cook spaghetti according to package directions.
  • Meanwhile, in a pot over low heat, cook garlic in oil until lightly browned. Remove from the heat. stir in parsley, oregano, salt and pepper.
  • Drain spaghetti. place in a large bowl.
  • Add garlic mixture and Parmesan cheese. toss to coat.

Roasted Garlic and Fresh Herb Pasta Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 head plus 8 cloves garlic
  • 1 lb. spaghetti (I like angel hair)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3/4 cup dry white wine
  • 1 cup loosely packed fresh flat-leaf parsley, roughly chopped
  • 1 teaspoon red-pepper flakes
  • Salt and black pepper
  • Parmesan cheese for grating.

Roasted Garlic

Recipe for roasted garlic and fresh herb pasta.
Recipe for roasted garlic and fresh herb pasta. | Source
Easy to follow roasted garlic and fresh herb recipe.
Easy to follow roasted garlic and fresh herb recipe. | Source

Preparation

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

  • Wrap garlic head in foil, or place in garlic roaster.
  • Roast until soft and golden, about 1 hour.
  • Let cool, trim tip of head. squeeze out cloves, using back of knife.
  • Transfer to small bowl.
  • Set aside.


  • Cook pasta in hot water with a touch of olive oil.
  • Drain and run under cold water to stop cooking.
  • Thinly slice five cloves of unroasted garlic.
  • Chop remaining three cloves.
  • Heat oil over medium heat in large pot.
  • Add sliced garlic, toast until golden and crisp.
  • Remove garlic with slotted spoon, set aside.
  • Add chopped garlic. sauté until translucent, about 1-1/2 minutes.
  • Add roasted garlic and white wine.
  • Let simmer about 3 minutes.
  • Add pasta, parsley, red pepper, and salt and pepper to taste. toss.
  • Serve sprinkled with toasted garlic slivers.

Grate parmesan over each serving

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The History of Garlic

Originating from Central Asia, the garlic we know today is a domesticated crop. The plant has spread since ancient times to other parts of the world as a food, flavouring and medicine. It is mentioned in ancient Egyptian, Greek, Indian and Chinese writings.

Garlic is only found in cultivation, but researchers consider Central Asia to be its place of origin which is also home to Allium longicuspis. Some believe this plant to be a wild ancestor while others believe it to be the same species. It was probably used in Central Asia since Neolithic times as a food flavouring and seasoning.

As a culinary and medicinal plant, garlic spread in ancient times to the Mediterranean region and beyond. It was used in Egypt by 3000 BC. It was also known by the advanced ancient civilisations of the Indus Valley, in what today is Pakistan and western India. From here it spread to China. The Spanish, Portuguese and French introduced it to the New World.

Today, garlic is currently grown in temperate and tropical regions all over the world, and many different cultivated types have been developed to suit different climates.

Healthy Heart

Fresh fruit, vegetables, fresh herbs and garlic in your daily diet for a healthy heart and lower cholesterol.
Fresh fruit, vegetables, fresh herbs and garlic in your daily diet for a healthy heart and lower cholesterol. | Source

Taking care of your heart and health in your daily diet with garlic and fresh herbs

I hope you have enjoyed my recipes and videos of healthy pasta spaghetti garlic and fresh herb meals for you and all your families health.

As I have said it is so cheap quick and easy to have garlic and fresh herbs in your daily diet. While tasting really great the health benefits are an added bonus.

Garlic helps to keep your heart health and is known to Lower your Cholesterol.

Don’t forget to check out my other article hub on the health benefits of garlic.

I would love to hear your views on these recipes. There is a comments box at the end of this page so before you go off to explore more interesting hubs on HubPages I would love to know what you think of having garlic and fresh herbs in your daily diet and have you considered growing your own garlic and fresh herbs.

Grow your own Garlic

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Comments 7 comments

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jonihnj 5 years ago from Metro New York

Yum! I just stumbled upon these recipes and even though I have had dinner I'm hungry again! Now I want to see your Homemade Irish Soda Bread recipe, as I've been thinking of making soda bread this week. Great Hubs!


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Garlic Angel 5 years ago from Dublin Author

Hi jonihnj

yes those recipes have a way of making you feel hungry alright. Garlic is so tasty and it also has so many Health benefits with it. I eat it daily.

I love the Soda bread and with a little/lot of garlic it is a must to have in the fridge or freezer for a quick snack.

Thank you for you comment and hope to catch you again. Good luck with the baking and enjoy...

Garlic Angel :-)


SusieQ42 4 years ago

Thank you for sharing your delicious recipes with us! I love spaghetti with garlic and parmesan cheese. I always save some plain spaghetti when I make it with sauce so I can add my parmesan and garlic for later in the day.


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Garlic Angel 4 years ago from Dublin Author

Thank you Susie

yes spaghetti and garlic are my favourites too and the health benefits are great.

Glad you enjoyed them and thanks again for visiting..

Garlic Angel :-)


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Angela Brummer 4 years ago from Lincoln, Nebraska

Beautiful instructive, informative hub. I will try this!


Rayne123 3 years ago

Cant wait to try the pasta salad sounds so good

Excellent hub

Thank you

Laurie


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Garlic Angel 3 years ago from Dublin Author

Thank you Rayne123 for your kind words.

Yes the pasta salad is very tasty and so easy to put together.

Garlic Angel :-)

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