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Delicious news for garlic lovers

By Carolyn Malcoun, October 26, 2009 - 10:52am

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If you asked me to name the one ingredient I cannot live without in my kitchen, I'd say garlic. I use garlic in just about every sauce, salsa, stir-fry or soup I make. I love it for its flavor and I'm protecting my health while I tickle my taste buds—that's great news! Studies show garlic may lower breast, colon, stomach, throat and skin cancer risks. It's heart-healthy, too, as it's been shown to prevent clotting. Find out the secret to all these health benefits and try these kitchen tricks to make the most of garlic's cancer-fighting properties.
Garlic is harvested in the fall, so look for it now at your local farmers' market and use it in these delicious garlicky recipes.

Chicken in Garlic-Vinegar Sauce—Braising chicken in vinegar and herbs is a very popular way of cooking in Mediterranean Europe. Often paired with sweet sausage, this is a gutsy, wholesome dish that can be made a day ahead. Serve with whole-wheat couscous tossed with fresh herbs and steamed broccolini.

Garlic-Chile Flank Steak—Serve this great-tasting, tender steak as part of a taco party or with a mixed green salad and sliced avocados.

Green Beans with Creamy Garlic Dressing—Inspired by a Lebanese pasta dish, we toss steamed green beans with garlicky yogurt for an easy side dish. Try it with roast lamb.

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Carolyn Malcoun
Carolyn Malcoun combines her love of food and writing as a recipe contributor for EatingWell. Carolyn has a culinary arts degree from New England Culinary Institute and a degree in journalism from University of Wisconsin—Madison. Carolyn lives in Burlington, Vermont, and enjoys cooking, gardening, hiking and running in her free time.

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