Pane di Ceci: Chickpea Sourdough Bread

pane di ceci

pane di ceci

If I tell you that this loaf is made for 35% of chickpeas… and we all know that chickpeas are full of proteins… could you still say that bread is “empty calories”? This earthy loaf is amazing plain with butter, reminding a bit of hummus. It gets even better with pates and pickles, perfect match for this savory bread.

I also have a cute story to tell about this loaf. Edith, a fellow food blogger which I treasure as a friend and a who’s also a great writer and photographer, got inspired by my chickpea lasagna to buy chickpea flour, but then could not resist to use it in a loaf of bread (I wonder if she ever made that lasagna!). Anyways, she dedicated the bread to me and since then I promised to remake her loaf using sourdough. With that much chickpea flour in it, which contains no gluten whatsoever, I was concerned for a good rise.

As you can see, the bread turned out well and I thank Edith for this great idea to use something nourishing as chickpea flour in a loaf of bread. That’s what friends are for, isn’t it? (SCROLL DOWN FOR THE RECIPE)
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Filetto Di Pesce Al Cartoccio: Easy, Healthy, Yummy Mediterranean-Style Fish Fillet In Parchment

pesce al cartoccio

Oh the New Year’s resolutions. Just like the tam-tam of the summer holidays reports, it is something we cannot possibly escape. I know for a fact that one of the most common of these resolutions is to eat healthier. And maybe to eat more home-cooked food. Many think eating more fish is one of the ways to improved health. I can agree with this idea, as long as the fish is fished in good waters and, if farmed, not fed antibiotics. Indeed, even when I avoid eating meat, I always make sure to eat some fish.

So I thought of my very favorite way to eat white fish fillet, which is “al cartoccio” (baked in parchment paper). Super easy, healthy (it can be done adding zero fat if wanted) and amazing for the overall taste. You can add whatever accompaniment you like: the parchment wraps are individual, so every member of your family can have them in her/his favorite way. Personally, I dig into Mediterranean-style wraps (of course!) with olives, capers, tomatoes, herbs and wine: simply otherwordly (SCROLL DOWN FOR THE RECIPE).

Molti di noi per il nuovo anno si sono ripromessi di mangiare piu’ sano. E molti ritengono che mangiare piu’ pesce sia uno dei modi per migliorare il proprio stato di salute. Anche quando evito la carne, infatti, cerco di mangiare del pesce. Il mio modo preferito e’ al cartoccio. La cottura al cartoccio, si sa, e’ una delle piu’ sane ed anche delle piu’ gustose. E la cosa fantastica e’ che nei cartocci individuali ognuno puo’ metter quello che preferisce, facendo contenti tutti. Il mio modo preferito e’ in puro stile mediterraneo, con tanto di olive, capperi, erbe, pomodorini e vino bianco (RICETTA A SEGUIRE).
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