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11.5.12

Escarole & Beans a.k.a Scarole & Beans: Foodie Friday

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Scarole and Beans is a quintessential Italian peasant food. So in honor of Mediterranean Diet month I had to share with you this simple and nutritious meal, this along with lentils, was always a comfort food growing up in my family.  Now don't poo poo escarole... you can substitute spinach, but give this incredible healthy green a chance. Check out the nutrition facts for Escarole also know as Endive

Escarole and Beans: a.k.a Scarola & Beans
by Diane Balch
Prep: 10 minutes Services: 4-6
Ingredients:
3/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil
8 - 12 cloves of garlic chopped
Dash of red pepper flakes or ground cayenne pepper (if you are sensitive to spice)
Dash ground nutmeg
Salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup dry white wine
1 head of Escarole or Spinach chopped
1 can Cannelloni beans 19 oz 
1 Box of Barilla Plus or other Multi-grain Pasta Rotini is good or Schar gluten free pasta
Grated Parmesan Cheese for topping
Directions:
1) Put pasta water on to boil with at least 2 tablespoons of salt in it.
2) Pour olive oil into a large skillet along with garlic. Heat together on medium low. Do not brown the garlic it will become bitter. Add red pepper flakes, nutmeg and salt and pepper.
3) Add wine and bring to a boil until wine begins loose it’s water about 2 minutes.
4) Add escarole and beans, salt them.  Reduce heat to medium. Take mixture off of heat when escarole wilts.
5) When pasta is cooked add it into the skillet and mix. Let it sit for 5 minutes before serving.  Taste it to see if it needs more salt or seasoning.
6) Sprinkle parmesan over each bowl of pasta.

Please check out the great food that this recipe is shared with on: The Newly Weds Wed Recipe LinkySlightly Indulgent Tuesdays @ SS& GS and click on: Food Parties.

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Spotlight Recipes from Last Week's Party:

From: Peanut Butter, Passports, & Epinephrine 

Herbed Chicken and Artichokes with Coconut Scented Forbidden Rice


This seemingly exotic dish is made in the crockpot with ingredients that you may have in your pantry. 


From: That's some good cookin' 

This dish is a perfect example of the Mediterranean use of meat as a condiment. The Peperoncini in this dish is not much but it packs a punch. 


From: Bookcase Foodie

Besides that you are just going to love the little story that goes with this recipe... eggplant prepared this way is a satisfy substitute for meat.

Related articles

Foodie Friday Linky: Polenta with Spinach & Sausage (simplelivingdianebalch.blogspot.com)May is Mediterranean Diet Month: Mangia! (simplelivingdianebalch.blogspot.com)
Foodie Friday Linky: SuperFood Lentils (simplelivingdianebalch.blogspot.com)
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47 comments:

  1. Thank you for hosting. I was having trouble at another party viewing links and same here. It won't load them. Then I refreshed the page after trying a handful of times to view without success and the linky disappeared. I will have to come back and check them out when its cooperating.

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  2. Diane, thanks for the featured recipe. I appreciate it. I am in company with those other special recipes.

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    1. You are very welcome. Your recipe is terrific.

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  3. I love your features, hope you have a very special week end and thanks for hosting!
    Miz Helen

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    1. Thanks, I'm not sure if I noticed you last week. I featured your peach shortcake. My daughter plans on making it soon.

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  4. how similar is escarole and spinach? I've recently found out that I can't eat spinach while breastfeeding Lincoln, makes him a bit gassy and gives him a diaper rash. This looks really good though!

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    1. You would have to experiment with that. I really don't know how close they are digestively.

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    1. Thanks for coming back. Do you use Zemanta? I think one of your posts is going to be linked to my Monday post.

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  6. thanks for hosting - have a wonderful weekend

    ~Heather

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  7. Hi Diane, I haven't been cooking much (nothing blogworthy) so have not joined but I will. I love escarole, cooked, and raw in salads. I love this dish. We even made it stuffed when I was a child. Loved it then and love it now. xo

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  8. Thanks so much for the feature! It's such a good feeling to have someone else say nice things about one of my recipes. You inspire me with your escarole and beans; I've been wanting to try something along those lines. I ain't afraid of no escarole; growing up in the South, I am no stranger to 'greens' of all sorts. Thanks for sharing. ~Terri

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    1. You are very welcome. I never meet a green cooked in bacon fat that I didn't like... isn't that the Southern way?

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  9. Thank you so much for hosting a delicious party!

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  10. Hi Diane, Thank you so much for featuring my Herbed Chicken and Artichokes! I'm honoured to be among your top picks! Your Escarole and Beans looks so good. There's nothing better than good old Italian Comfort Food. This week I shared my recipe for Smokey Split Pea and Chicken Soup. It's pork-fre for those of us who don't eat pork. Have a wonderful day!

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    1. It was such a cool recipe and I love artichokes. Thanks for the soup recipes.

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  11. Great weekly linky! Lots of fantastic recipes here for me to check out! Thanks for the invite!

    I put your button on my blog so I remember to link up next week!

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    1. So glad you'll be a regular participate.

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  12. Thanks for the invite. I shared my Sweet Potato Miso Soup. Have a great weekend!

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    1. Can't wait to try this really unusual. Thanks.

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  13. Thanks for the invite. The tortellini looks like some tasty eats too! (And so does the sweet potato miso soup!)

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    1. So glad you joined us. Grab a button to remember to come back next week.

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  14. Happy Foodie Friday everyone! Wishing all a very Happy Mother's Day. You too, Diane! Enjoy & have fun.
    Blessings
    Kristy

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    1. Thank you so much... have a great week yourself.

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  15. Thanks for the invite to this fabulous party. I linked up my Chicken & Peppers :) Thanks for hosting.

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    1. So glad you shared it I think it is really simple and healthy dish. See you next week.

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  16. Thanks for inviting me to link up! Look at all the yumminess here :)

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  17. I've been wanting to try a pasta and bean recipe that I found in a cookbook, but each time I make my grocery list, I forget about it. I think I'll try this one instead! Thanks so much for sharing!

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    1. This one is really simple and you really can use any green.

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  18. Oooooh, so many great recipes! I can tell I'm going to be hanging out here for awhile :)

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  19. Hello! I just found your blog... thank you for hosting this link-up! I shared Pasta Florentine (with homemade whole wheat noodles) which is a sure way to get our kids to eat veggies.

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    1. Excited about checking out your blog too. Thanks for sharing a recipe. Hope to see you back next week.

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  20. I'm a little late but I brought the rolls! Thanks so much for hosting and I love that bean and pasta dish. What a wonderful way to get some extra greens into a meal.

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    1. Too funny... never too late for the rolls. Thanks for stopping by see you next week.

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  21. Diane, Thanks for hosting! Have a great week.

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  22. Thank you so much for sharing at Must Try Monday.

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  23. HI! Just found your party! I linked up for the first time and added you to my master list :o) Came over from Hey, whats for dinner mom?! Would love for you to link up at my food party: Tasty Tuesdays! http://nap-timecreations.blogspot.com/2012/05/orange-bread-and-tasty-tuesday-party.html

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    1. Glad you found me. I have been going to your party for a little while now, glad we connected.

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  24. Your recipe looks great! I think my family would love it.

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  25. This is definitely my kind of meal. I love everything in it and it looks like a fabulous supper entree. Thanks for sharing at our party this week.

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    1. You sound like me. My kids would eat meat and potatoes every night. I like something that isn't too rich and feels good and healthy to eat.

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  26. Escarole and beans is such a nutritious dish, but it's so wonderfully delicious too. I love your version - it looks mouthwatering!

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    1. Thanks, it nice with a little spice from the red pepper.

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  27. Diane, This looks delicious! Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday this week. Have a wonderful weekend.

    Michelle

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  28. This looks divine! Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

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