What is a Recommended Garlic Recipe?

Garlic has been a source of medicinal healing and culinary flavoring for centuries. No surprise this pungent prize may have lactogenic effects as well.

We recently heard about a study suggesting that babies nursed more often and more fully when mothers digested a supplemental capsule of garlic beforehand. However, this may be because the babies liked the taste! As a result, it’s a bit of a chicken-or-egg discussion. If babies liked the taste, then they would suck harder and drink more and the stimulation would lead to increased production. Alternately, the babies fed better than normal well because their mothers produced more milk than normal, due to the garlic supplement.

Either way, the result was increased milk production.

We say, pay no mind to your smell of your breath and eat a meal that’s tasty for you (and likely baby too).

Here is a summer recipe that really lets that glorious garlic shine.

Summer Spaghetti with Garlic Sauce
Yields: 4 Servings

Ingredients:
4 Tbsp butter
10 garlic cloves, crushed
3 lemons, juiced
Salt and pepper
1 lb spaghetti noodles
¼ cup of fresh basil, finely chopped

Instructions:
Cook the noodles accordingly. Drain, but don’t rinse.
In the same saucepan melt the butter and sauté the garlic, stirring constantly to avoid burning, for approximately one minute.
Add the lemon juice, continue stirring for 30 seconds.
Reduce heat and let simmer to 2 – 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
Remove from heat and toss the noodles in this sauce.
Garnish with basil and serve immediately.

This dish pairs perfectly with anything you want to grill in the backyard—shrimp, chicken, scallops. Yum!

 

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