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Pasta e Fagioli is a traditional italian soup and consists of inexpensive ingredients. There are a lot of variations of this dish, due to the availability of the ingredients in the different regions of Italy. Dean Martin popularized this dish with his song „That’s Amore“ which includes the lyrics "When the stars make you drool, just like pasta fazool, that's amore".
Having spent only the first six years of my life in the Philippines and now living in London I’ve had the desire to explore my culture through learning more things about my favourite dishes. Adobo is quite a simple dish to prepare but through my mother I learnt that some of the ingredients she uses are not used in all of the regions of the Philippines. My artwork illustrates a recipe past down from my grandmother to my mother and then to me.
Pulses are a plus for all. They’re a perfect match for your whole body. What makes beans so cool? Let’s hear it straight from the bean “bachelors.” They’re great for your heart, nutrient-rich and a great source of protein!
A stew using garbanzo beans, with African flair.
Of course, the beans can be soaked and cooked from scratch, fresh peppers can be roasted and peeled, fresh tomatoes can be peeled and chopped and spices can be freshly ground, rather than using ready-prepared ingredients if desired.
The spice quantities in this recipe produce a relatively mild flavour. For spice enthusiasts the amounts can be increased for a more punchy result.
A round pool full of happy little chubbies swimming.
Summer was, all through my childhood, spending time at Grandma's house.
My grandmother, an excellent cook, always prepared the best complete menu for the whole family. Starter, main course, and a delicious dessert. My goodness! My grandmother's homemade ice cream... (but that's another story).
Anyway, no matter what the menu of the day was, always at Grandma's house, you would find the same appetizer: beans in oil.
My grandmother used to serve the beans in oil in an old round ceramic casserole barely blue. It had a small broken grimace, where my grandmother would put a spoon in exactly the same way so that nobody would notice the breakage.
As soon as the pot was placed in the centre of the table, the fantasy began, the pool opened its doors crowded with happy little Chubbies swimming away one by one.
Baked beans are one of my favourite comfort foods. In Eastern Canada, a traditional winter activity is to visit a "cabane à sucre", or sugar shack where they produce maple syrup. Part of the experience is a meal where foods like sausages, eggs, pancakes and baked beans are enjoyed in a communal setting! Traditionally, these beans are baked with lard but this recipe is vegetarian for all to enjoy!
A visual guide to the creation of a mean bean burger featuring some legendary legumes--black beans and chickpeas/garbanzo beans. Cook, mash, and bind with an egg and panko, and season to your taste! My go-to includes garlic, onions, Italian seasoning, Worcestershire sauce, and sriracha--but go nuts. Or beans. Go beans.
The following Illustrated recipe is a tribute to Grandma and her love for cooking. This is also a tribute to all the love grandma's dedicate towards their grandchildren. This recipe is one of the best recipes that come from North Indian cuisine and one of my personal favorites!
Wagashi are traditional Japanese sweets that are often served with tea.
They reflect the natural motifs of the four seasons, each of which is significant in Japan.
Wagashi are good for health.They are basically made from plant-based ingredients such as rice, red bean paste which is made with adzuki beans, and sugar etc.
Mochi and Daifuku are sweet rice cakes stuffed with red bean paste.
Dango is a sweet dumpling made of rice flour. Normally, three of them are served on sticks.
Dorayaki is made of pancake sandwich with sweet red bean filling.
Taiyaki is a fish-shaped cake, and it is also filled with red bean paste.
Cream anmitsu is made of small cubes of agar jelly, fruits, mochi, red bean paste, green tea ice cream, and drizzled with black honey.