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Stewed Chickpeas with Spinach

Chickpeas are one of my favourite legumes which I cook quite often in many variations. This time I combined them with spinach,  which makes a delicious and healthy vegan dish, perfect during the period Lent. If you do not have the aromatic herbs I have used you can leave them out or substitute with some parsley. Stewed …

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Fassolia Hantres Giahni or Barbounofassoula (Stewed Borlotti Beans)

These beans are called barbounofassoula or hantres in Greek, which means beads.  When these are fresh and green they are called fassolia barbounia (runner beans) Phaseolous Coccineus which are a hybrid of Phaseolous Vulgaris (the common bean)  and when they are ripe their pods become beige and red and inside the beans are off-white with red markings.  However, when cooked they loose this lovely colour.

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