Monday, July 8, 2013

Meatless Monday - Garlic

Welcome to another edition of Meatless Monday. Today we're using garlic.
I love garlic. I add it to most of our main meals. Here's a great example!

Beat-the-flu Pasta
Winter has really hit here. I hate the cold. I'm lucky that I rarely get sick, but I sure hear lots of people around constantly sniffling & coughing.
Lets fight off that cold & flu season with some good food! Yet when we're feeling down we also feel like comfort food too. This recipe both comforts and provides flu-beating goodness!

To serve 2 you'll need:
200g corn pasta (or other pasta of choice)
1/2 cup chickpeas
small bunch broccolini
1/2 lemon
4 cloves garlic
2 Tablespoons tahini

Bring a pot of water to the boil & add the pasta. Cook for recommended time frame, adding the broccolini and chickpeas with 3 minutes to spare.
Drain the pasta and the veggies.
Return the pot to the heat and add the juice of the lemon, tahini and crushed garlic along with a tablespoon of boiling water. Stir well. Pour the pasta/veggie mix over the sauce & combine to make sure all the pasta pieces have a light coating of the sauce over them.
Serve with freshly cracked black pepper.


  1. I have to say, one reason I'm happy to be back home is the weather. I need to visit Australia in the summer next time! I'll have to save this recipe for a rainy day or chilly evening, but it looks fabulous!

    1. hehe yes we aren't always the 'sun-burnt' country that people think we are - we sure have cold weather too!!!

  2. I like the cold but am always wary of germs at this time of year - this is perfect for the wintery weather!

    1. You must totally melt in Perth summer time then?!?!?

  3. I'm right with you on the garlic - I add it to almost everything I cook! This looks like a lovely simple pasta dish.

    I'm not a fan of cold weather either!

  4. I LOVE the sound of this! Yum yum yum. This will be on my plate for sure. Not sure I could get the hubs to eat it... maybe if I left out the greens and incorporated the chickpeas into the sauce?...

  5. I put garlic in lots of things to help keep the bugs away - its seems to work as we have avoided anything major for sometime. I don't mind the cold, not much choice when you live here in the ACT - but after 14 years I think I am well and truly acclimatized.

    1. Yes you must definitely of gotten used to it to stay there that long!!! Glad you've avoided the nasties that go around at this time of year