Paris, france, FR
Cappelletti! Typical pasta from Emilia-Romagna, my home-region. In my family we used to make them all together for Christmas and cook them in broth, which is also the way I prefer to eat them! I need to learn how to make them in my own... Maybe it could be one of my new year resolutions!
Savannah, Georgia, US
Tuscan Tortellini Soup is something that my mom makes at home a lot (though it is not a recipe she made up entirely on her own) and is always something that I look forward to when I'm home visiting from school. She makes it a little extra spicy which I love, and ALWAYS makes it in this huge, teal colored pot. If you haven't had it before, you should definitely try it now! For anyone who's curious, this design and type was all drawn and arranged by myself on Photoshop using a Wacom tablet.
Mumbai, Maharashtra, IN
This is my favourite midweek recipe. As long as you have some frozen tortellinis on hand, you can make this within minutes. The ingredients can be easily found in your fridge. The chicken broth can be substituted with a vegetable broth. It will still taste great. I promise!
Buxtehude, Lower Saxony, DE
This is one of our family’s favorite dinner meals. Especially the kids love it.
Cut the ham and onion into little dices and cook them in a about a tsp of butter until the onion is almost cooked through. Add cream and spices and let the sauce simmer until it starts to thicken. Cheese lovers can add freshly grated Parmesan cheese to the sauce - we sometimes do this when we’re feeling cheesy. While the sauce is simmering, take the broccoli apart, clean it and cook it for a few minutes. Drain it and set aside. It’s time to add the Tortellini to the sauce - please allow them to heat up. Now add the broccoli and stir gently. Enjoy!
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No Patriot celebration without Locro!
If you travel to Argentina in the month of May, adjust your calendar on the 25th, celebrate with us another anniversary of the "Día de la Patria" eating a good dish of Locro. Enjoy with your family and friends. Sky blue and white rosette in your heart, and Viva la Patria!
The day on which it is traditionally eaten is commonly known as the Laba Festival. The earliest form of this dish was cooked with red beans and has since developed into many different kinds. It is mainly made up of many kinds of rice, beans, peanuts, dried fruit, lotus seeds.
In the Han Dynasty, during the Laba Festival, people did not consume Laba congee as it was used for worship the gods. In the Northern and Southern Dynasties period, the date of the Laba Festival was fixed on the eighth day of the twelfth lunar month. In the Song Dynasty, Laba congee was widely consumed throughout China by not only the common people, but also government officials and aristocrats. In the Qing Dynasty, the Laba Festival was sometimes celebrated as the "Spring Festival", and Laba congee became even more popular. In the imperial court, the emperor and nobles gave Laba congee to the officials, servants, and others.
Broccoli flowers, carrot flowers, zucchini flowers, potato flowers....BEAN FLOWERS!! The beauty abounds my goodness. Black bean flowers in my garden grow a bold scarlet red, but they are as fragile as tissue paper. The beans within are earthy and a bit nutty (I can relate) and so delicious in salsa, chili, salads, soups, hummus (my fave), casseroles, this list goes on and on for these shiny, onyx black beauties. Here’s an homage to these hearty beans and their delicate flowers.
It’s said that refried beans can either be healthy or good, and there is some truth to that.
This recipe makes a tasty and fairly healthy filling for tacos and burritos, and tastes amazing with rice or refried and served with your breakfast eggs.
Change out the beef soup base for vegetable (I suggest Better Than Bouillon brand), and it easily becomes vegan.
The liquid from the pressure cooker has an intense salty-bean flavor (don’t panic!), but once the beans are added to the gravy, the flavors and the salt level are suddenly perfect (bean magic!).
Beans from around the world. A perfect Italian picnic or celebration featuring ingredients from the Emilia-Romagna region in northern Italy: arugula (known as rucola or ruchetta), Proscuitto di Parma, Parmigiano Reggiano as well as a glass of sparkling Italian Lambrusco wine. Buon Appetito!