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Happy March, my friends! March brings a few things, two of which being Daylight Savings and the First Day of Spring (hallmark occasions in my book after the Winter). This month we are focusing on foods that give you energy and keep you healthy! I want to start the month off with garlic because it is an essential part of my cooking for so many reasons. Of course, it adds great flavor to many savory dishes, but more so, it is used around the world as a natural medicine to boost immunity when sick, help with inflammation, can aid in clearer skin, and more. When I’m feeling a cold coming on, I’ll add some fresh garlic into my tea!

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 Now… let’s talk peeling garlic! There are many different ways, but here is my go to.

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1. Place garlic clove on your cutting board

2. Place the flat part of your knife (edge away from you) on top of the clove

3. With the palm of your hand, press down onto the garlic clove

4. Now simply peel skin right off!

Now… how can you use that garlic? 

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Organic Garlic Mill

OXO Garlic Press

Garlic Storage Container

GARLICRECIPES

Salmon Alla Puttanesca

Lemon Roasted Chicken {with Garlic, Capers, and Artichokes}

Light Sesame Asian Meatballs

Crock-Pot Pesto Chicken Salad

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 Thai Fish Cakes with Spicy Mayo from All Day I Dream About Food

Honey Garlic Chicken Wings from Savory Simple

Garlicky Kale with Red Beans & Rice from With Food & Love

Spring Zucchini Pasta with Peas, Leeks, and Watercress from Inspiralized 

Chicken Rollatini with Arugula Pesto from Ask Chef Dennis

Sun-dried Tomato Pesto Stuffed Flank Steak from Running to the Kitchen

60 Second Garlic Mayonnaise from Apron Strings

Creamy Roasted Garlic and Cauliflower Soup from Tasty Yummies

Roasted Garlic Salad Dressing from An Edible Mosaic 

I was selected by American Express to contribute to their Tumblr community. As such I was paid for my services, but all opinions in general and about American express are my own.

What are your favorite ways to incorporate garlic into your diet?