Spaghetti with Garlic and Olive Oil: fast and healthier than processed food

Spaghetti with Garlic and Olive Oil

Use whole wheat spaghetti for a healthier pasta substitute

My grandfather was 100 % Sicilian from Palermo, Italy.   He was a fantastic cook.  I remember going to his house every week for Sunday dinner.  We would literally have soup to nuts.

Although he was a very good cook, he was also very secretive about his recipes.  Grandpa would not share his recipes with my Mom.  She had to peak over his shoulder when he wasn’t looking and try to figure out just what he was doing.

Congratulations Mom, your detective work has paid off.  Thank you for sharing this recipe with me so that I may share it with others.  You all will enjoy Grandpa John’s Spaghetti with Garlic and Olive Oil recipe.

Substituting olive oil, a monounsaturated fat, for saturated fats or polyunsaturated fats can:
*Reduce blood pressure
*Inhibit the growth of some cancers
*Benefit people at risk for or with diabetes
*Lessen the severity of asthma and arthritis
*Actually help your body maintain a lower weight Read more

Grandpa John’s Alla Olio (Spaghetti with Garlic and Olive Oil)

½ cup olive oil
1 bulb garlic peeled and sliced thin
½ cup water
2 Tbs. chopped parsley
1 lb. spaghetti (whole wheat adds to the health rating)

Heat oil in skillet, add garlic; cook until browned.  Pour water in slowly.  Add parsley and pepper.

Simmer about 10 minutes.  Pour over cooked spaghetti. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese.

Makes 4 servings Bon Appètit!

Yummy Rating: 9.5
Holistic Health Rating: 8.9

Positives:
Olive Oil is a
*Cancer inhibitor
*Blood sugar controller
*Good for your heart

Negatives: 
*Olive Oil is high in calories
*Has a strong odor

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