I want to go greener in my ways, and have been determined to visit my local producers and farmers markets. I have been doing so, not only to support my local businesses, but quite frankly because I have always heard of the negatives of canned food items.
Recently, Twittermoms.com put out a contest to feature favorite recepies made with canned goods (you can read all about it here http://www.twittermoms.com/forum/topics/share-your-favorite-recipes?utm_source=Twittermoms+Member+Newsletter&utm_campaign=8dbd4a2f01-TMWN_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email).
To that end, a video was provided that talked of the positves of canned food items, like for example the fact that vitamin C remains stable after being canned for the 2 year shelf life a can food item has, and the canning process does not alter the fiber in food products.
Given the ups and more downs of the last years in terms of the economy, the truth is that canned items can be more affordable than the farmer's market for many families which do not have the luxury of time to tend to their own small garden.
Taking upon the challenge, I wanted to share my favorite recipe which will add Spanish flare to your table quickly and easily.
It does have a proper name which we have all forgotten as we call it the Dancing Garbanzos due to the fact that somehow a couple of beans always manage to "dance" off someone's plate at the dinner table.
Here are the details for the Dancing Garbanzos:
2 cans of chick peas.
1 can of diced tomatoes with garlic.
1 diced vidalia onion.
2 tablespoons of virgin Olive oil.
2 jars of red pimentos.
2 pounds of chopped Spanish chorizo.
First sautee the tomatoes, onions and chorizo for about 5 minutes. Then add the chick peas and pimentos. Salt to taste and cook for 10 more minutes.
If you want is a little saucey you can add about a half a cup of water during the last 10 minutes of cooking.
That is all!
Serve with white rice and enjoy!
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