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White Bean and Basil Bruschetta

By • May 21st, 2008 • Category: Light Bites

White Bean and Basil Bruschetta I love the variety and flexibility of bruschetta. Served with a salad, fresh fruit, and a robust wine, this appetizer becomes a wonderfully light and satisfying main meal. As a variation, consider topping the beans with grilled radicchio, sauteed zucchini, or seared baby spinach and capers. Ingredients: 2 c. cooked [...]



Tuscan White Beans and Greens Soup

By • May 11th, 2008 • Category: Soups and Stews

Zuppa di Fagioli e Erbezzone as it’s known in Italy, is hearty and delicious. This recipe is courtesy of friend of the show and frequent guest chef, Cathi DiCocco. Makes 6 quarts Ingredients: 2 pounds fresh shelled cannellini beans OR 1 pound dried beans, soaked overnight & drained OR 3- 17oz. cans beans, rinsed & [...]



Vegan “Cream” Alternative

By • May 11th, 2005 • Category: Light Bites, Potatoes, Grains, and Beans, Soups and Stews, Vegetarian Tips

One trick I learned in Italy while making vegetable minestrone or potato leek soup was how to thicken a soup without cream. My non-dairy option can also be added to mashed potatoes or pasta sauces to add extra protein and a rich delicious flavor. My substitute “cream” consists of cannellini beans, puréed in a food [...]



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