21 April, 2017

Take Five Italian Minutes (Cinque Minuti) For Five Favorites

Take Five Italian Minutes (Cinque Minuti) For Five Favorites
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If you are Italian or know Italians, you may be familiar with an “Italian minute,” which typically is nothing that resembles a minute, it’s more like 20 minutes or maybe even up to an hour. I remember as a kid whenever we visited relatives the “goodbyes” could last an hour and that was only saying goodbye
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23 January, 2017

Some Like It Hot…. And Spicy…. Chickpea Cakes

Some Like It Hot…. And Spicy…. Chickpea Cakes
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Looking for a substitute for a beef burger? Vegetarian choice? Gluten free? Lighter fare? This recipe fits all the requirements and they whip up in a matter of minutes.  Chickpeas are such a versatile bean. Check out You Don’t Know Beans for more information and additional recipes. When I make these again, I might add a little more
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24 October, 2016

You Don’t Know Beans – Garbanzo Beans That Is

You Don’t Know Beans – Garbanzo Beans That Is
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Maybe it’s just me, but would you agree that garbanzos aka chickpeas are an under-appreciated bean? And they are one of the earliest cultivated legumes: 7,500-year-old remains have been found in the Middle East.  Wikipedia has quite an extensive background of the chickpea. Yes, they are the main ingredient in hummus and are used in Middle Eastern
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12 October, 2016

Pasta e Fagioli (Pasta & Bean) Soup

Pasta e Fagioli (Pasta & Bean) Soup
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There is a crispness to the air as we watch the landscape transition from the lush vegetation of summer to the beauty of fall. As we adjust to the changes in nature, we also adjust some of our food choices. So out come the soup, stew, and chili recipes. A steaming pot of soup is something to look
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