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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Escarole and Cannelini Beans

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This is truly one of my favorites...escarole and cannellini beans...Minesta as we say...or more properly "Minestra". This dish reminds me of my childhood and my Nonna...It is inexpensive, fairly simple to make and delicious...Italian Soul Food!!:)
It really is mainly a wonderful sidedish...but I enjoy it as a main course with Italian bread to sop up the juice and a nice glass of vino... and I make it for dinner quite often.
You can also make it using spinach or cabbage or broccoli rabe...and if you'd like you can add some water and chicken broth to make it a soup or add Italian sausage or pork etc.. for flavor...but, I prefer it "as is".
All you need is escarole, cannellini beans, olive oil, garlic and red pepper flakes...simple and delizioso...Buon Mangiare!;)
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Sunday, July 10, 2011

Insalata Caprese

Made one of my favorites...A little appetizer to enjoy with a nice glass of wine for a Sunday afternoon...Insalata Caprese. 
Mozzarella, tomato and fresh basil with extra virgin olive oil, a pinch of sea salt and black pepper.
Hope you're all enjoying a beautiful summer day!:)
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