This recipe is cheap to make and can be eaten as breakfast, lunch or even a hardy dinner meal. I have used cannellini beans and chickpeas in this recipe however you can use whichever bean are in your pantry, such as butter bean, borlotti beans, or even four bean mix. This is a amped up version of your baked beans on toast with all the tasty Italian flavours of tomato, garlic & rosemary.
I was first introduced to this dish when my husband and I went on a trip to Japan. Before this trip my husband wasn’t much of a Japanese food eater this was 9 years ago, now we enjoy almost every week. We were also interested in the historic culture Japan so proudly exuded. The friendliness and politeness of the locals made our way around the predominantly non english speaking, ever so populated country much easier and enjoyable. Yet another reason we fell in love with Japan.
Italian food is still so dear to my heart. I love the taste and flavours but mostly I love the stories, memories and family comforts it brings. I grew up with my Nonnas cooking the Italian favourites whenever we would go to visit and as we get older the nostalgia becomes so much more important. It resonates with more than just eating, if you have ever had the pleasure of eating at an Italian family feast you will know exactly what I mean.
Have you seen the latest trend which seems to be making an appearance on many foodies blogs, plates and social media?
I’m talking about the new obsession with whole roasted cauliflower. It’s the vegetarian version of the meat lovers lamb roast. Many healthy wholefood cooks have been seen making different versions with Jamie Oliver also jumping in on the new idea.