Category: Pulses

Elephant beans in tomato sauce and sausages

Elephant beans in tomato sauce and sausages

| 19 February 2014

A very tasty dish that is quite easy to make and you can increase the amount of ingredients according to your liking and the number of people you have to feed. You can use any kind of sausage you like. A few slices of toasted bread will help mop up the sauce!       […]

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Black Eyed Peas Salad

Black Eyed Peas Salad

| 5 August 2013

Black eyed peas, are small beans and they can be cooked in many ways. Today, we will do a very simple and quick recipe. It is a healthy, refreshing salad and you can add anything you fancy – chopped parsley, tomatoes, celery, mint, peppers. This is the basic salad and you can let your imagination […]

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Elephant beans in tomato sauce

Elephant beans in tomato sauce

| 20 May 2013

A nice dish that can be eaten as a main or a side dish. It is easy to make very tasty and of course very healthy as beans and generally pulses should be consumed at least twice a week.           Ingredients ½ kilo elephant beans 1 cup olive oil ½ cup […]

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Bean and tuna salad

Bean and tuna salad

| 4 March 2013

Beans can be cooked in so many different ways, they are tasty and, like all the pulses, are the best source of protein from plant foods, have little fat, many complex carbohydrates, fiber, potassium, phosphorus, calcium, iron and vitamins. You should serve pulses at least once a week and use them as often as possible […]

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Lentil Soup with Speck

Lentil Soup with Speck

| 24 December 2012

What I brought back from Austria? Beautiful memories, a cookbook, Culinary Austria, with the best and most famous Austrian dishes (by Helmut Deutsch) and of course, speck! Haven’t you ever tasted speck? It is something like bacon, but with a milder taste, less salty and juniper flavored. It can be eaten raw, thinly sliced or […]

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Chickpea croquettes

Chickpea croquettes

| 22 October 2012

These chickpea croquettes are very tasty. They can be eaten as a snack, as a side dish, or even for a light lunch with some chips and a nice salad. You can either fry or bake them in the oven.           Ingredients 150 gr. chickpeas 2 tablespoonfuls parsley finely chopped 2 […]

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Salad with chickpeas and beans

Salad with chickpeas and beans

| 10 September 2012

A nice, easy, tasty, make-ahead and wholesome salad, that brightens up your dinner table. You can either boil the chick peas and the beans separately, or you can use canned ones if you are in a hurry. The ingredients are approximate – just add as much of each ingredient as you like, taking into consideration […]

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Chickpea Soup

Chickpea Soup

| 11 June 2012

Chickpeas are legumes (pulses) with very high protein content. They are also rich in fiber and they help reduce cholesterol. This chickpea soup is very easy to make, very tasty and of course very healthy. The amount of the ingredients is for two generous servings, but you can increase the amount as needed. You can […]

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Traditional Greek Bean Soup (Fassolada)

Traditional Greek Bean Soup (Fassolada)

| 23 April 2012

This traditional Greek bean soup (fassolada) is easy on the family budget as it needs very few ingredients and it is big on flavor and goodness. It is cooked mainly in winter and it really warms up the ‘cockles of your heart’! Just make sure that the beans were collected that same year you buy […]

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Baked Greek elephant beans (gigantes)

Baked Greek elephant beans (gigantes)

| 19 March 2012

“Gigantes” in Greek means “giants”. They are very large white beans and they come from an area in northern Greece, in West Macedonia, around the picturesque town of Kastoria. It is built on the shores of the beautiful lake Orestiada, and the houses climb on the hills surrounding it. Needless to say that Kastoria is […]

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