When you can't whittle down your list of recipes to highlight for a blog feature (read on and you will see why), you know you have found a wonderful blog.
Inspired by the love and liveliness that happens around food and Sicilian heritage, Garlic Girl features a delightful mix of the sweet, savory and Italian-inspired indulgences that are healthy and easy to prepare. Don't be fooled by the name of Jodi's blog, poke through and you will find everything from simple yet delicious Whole Wheat Strawberry Scones to decadent and fresh Eggplant Bolognese Pizza. Loving eggplant, we can't leave out the Eggplant and Italian Sausage Pasta Bake. And the fun doesn't stop there!
Do not even get me started on the unique Purple Kale Chips, a colorful rendition of the orignal, powerfood Kale Chips that are sure to delight as an eye-popping and healthy appetizer. On that note, we were thrilled to find a lighter version of a classic "starter" that will still satisfy a craving yet not leave you with impending guilt: (Baked) Onion Rings!
Let's get to the main course and the main focus of Jodi's cooking: garlic! It was a tough decision, but our three winners for this cateogry are the 40 Clove Garlic Spaghetti (that's a no-brainer), the Garlic Zucchini Soup with Toasted Pumpkin Seeds and the Caponata (more eggplant!). For a perfect way to serve that fresh Caponata, try making your own flatbread with Garlic Girl's Whole Wheat Flatbread recipe.
Since we started with the sweet component, we might as well end with it. Thanks to the great Cookie and Wine pairing article yesterday on Snooth, our minds and appetites are on cookies. What a delight to find great recipes from Garlic Girl for perfect homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies and an unexpectedly delicious combination of Fig and Anise Biscotti. For great wine pairing recommendations for chocolate chip cookies, biscotti and many more, check out How to Pair Cookies and Wine.
There is much more to see in this wonderful blog, so please take a moment to peruse through Garlic Girl and let us know your favorites below!