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$2.97 per serving
Ready in 50 minutes
Spoonacular Score: 76%
Easy Tuscan Bean Soup is a main course that serves 4. One portion of this dish contains roughly 24g of protein, 25g of fat, and a total of 533 calories. For $2.97 per serving, this recipe covers 26% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. 465 people have made this recipe and would make it again. A mixture of oregano, cannellini beans beans, celery, and a handful of other ingredients are all it takes to make this recipe so yummy. To use up the olive oil you could follow this main course with the Sauteed Banana, Granolan and Yogurt Parfait as a dessert. It will be a hit at your Winter event. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes around 50 minutes. It is brought to you by Simply Recipes. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 44%. This score is solid. Try Easy Tuscan Bean Soup, Easy Tuscan Bean Soup, and Tuscan White Bean Soup with Broccoli Rabe – a Completely Different Twist on Vegetable Soup for similar recipes.
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Although the body needs salt to survive, most of us get too much. The problem with consuming too much salt (what chemists call "sodium chloride") is actually the sodium part, which is why people concerned about high blood pressure go on low-sodium diets. If you are trying to reduce salt in your diet, you can try salt substitutes like potassium chloride or try to make do with less salt by using more black pepper, herbs, and spices.
If you're following a gluten-free diet, make sure your bread (and all other ingredients) is truly gluten free.
The great thing about parmesan cheese is that a little goes a long way, especially if you're buying the real deal.
Before you pass up garlic because you don't want the bad breath that comes with it, keep in mind that the compounds that cause garlic breath also offer a lot of health benefits. Garlic has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial, and antiviral properties. If you really want to get the most health benefits out of your garlic, choose Spanish garlic, which contains the most allicin (one of garlic's most beneficial compounds).
Fresh herbs can be expensive, so don't let them go to waste. If you have any leftovers, you might be able to freeze them. The Kitchn recommends freezing hardy herbs like rosemary and thyme in olive oil, while Better Homes and Gardens suggests using freezer bags to freeze basil, chives, mint, and more.
Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).
If parmesan plays a big role in the flavor of your dish (or if you're a serious foodie or serious about avoiding additivies) it might be worth your time to track down "true" parmesan, Parmigiano Reggiano.
Carrots can be stored in the fridge for 2 to 3 weeks. The starch in the carrots will turn to sugar over time, but this is not a problem, they'll just taste sweeter. The academy lesson about carrots contains more useful information.
When buying celery, make sure the stalks feel firm and the leaves look fresh. Store in your refrigerator's crisper for up to two weeks.
Here's a trick for peeling garlic quickly. Put the garlic clove on your cutting board. Take a knife with a thick blade and place the blade flat across the garlic clove (the clove should be closer to the handle than the middle of the blade). Whack down on the flat side of the blade with your free hand to smoosh the garlic a bit. Done correctly, the skin will peel right off.
According to the Environmental Working Group (EWG), celery is one of the worst vegetables in term of pesticide residue. If you're trying to reduce pesticide residue in your diet, be sure to buy organic celery.
Beans freeze well, so don't throw out your leftovers!
Parmesan cheese is traditionally made using rennet, an animal-derived enzyme. For this reason, true parmesan cheese is not suitable for vegetarians. You might be able to find a vegetarian hard cheese to substitute.