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Post by Angela Fuller on Sat Oct 08, 2016 11:13 am

For the first time ever I see Eurospin are selling them. Ok, so in cans with the usual sugary, salty stuff that can be rinsed off but maybe a must for the store cupboard ?   Also, has anyone enjoyed cooking with rape seed oil, just watched James Martin on tv....he seems to think it is an excellent alternative to butter / margarine....
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Post by Vicino on Sat Oct 08, 2016 12:15 pm

Todis sells the beans - in a picante salsa

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Post by Admin on Sun Oct 09, 2016 12:35 pm

Lidl sells them too. Most Bio shops sell them dry.
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Post by Angela Fuller on Sun Oct 09, 2016 1:04 pm

Yes, I knew Lidls did sell them but my nearest Lidls is 3/4 of an hr away, almost a 2 hr round trip, Eurospin only 15 mins away, never heard of Todis V, us mountain folk live very sheltered lives !
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Post by Vicino on Sun Oct 09, 2016 1:36 pm

TODIS is 10 minutes or so past Q-bo in Magliano di Tenna.

If you're down that way.............it's a supermarket chain and I think there is only one/two in Le Marche, it's a tiny bit different.....not necessarily better !

http://www.todis.it/volantino-supermercato-todis/?region=Abruzzo-Marche&submit=Vedi+volantino

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Post by Geotherm on Sun Oct 09, 2016 5:33 pm

The kidney beans in Eurospin are limited quantity, so may not be carried as a normal stocked line.

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Post by Angela Fuller on Sun Oct 09, 2016 6:06 pm

Thx Geo, Will go and buy a tray full while I can, spare room full of winter stores, just need to start making soups and the like !
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Post by Gala Placidia on Mon Oct 10, 2016 5:42 am

The best dish to prepare with red kidney beans is the Mexican Chili con Carne http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/chilliconcarne_67875
And if you have a Crockpot it is great for making this dish.
As for oils, I prefer extra virgin olive, canola or sunflower, all in limited quantities.
Pure butter should be used sparingly because of the high content, but do not go for the light version as it contains too many additives. I would not touch margarine.
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Post by Angela Fuller on Mon Oct 10, 2016 6:04 am

Looks like a nice recipe Gala but I will have to leave out the fresh coriander, a rarity arounf here and I will substitute the beef mince with green or puy lentils as trying to cut down on meat and find the lentils work well for me....I too don't touch margarine even if Mary Berry uses it in her cake mixes, prefer a small quantity of butter.  Have you tried spiced up or herb infused rape seed oil ?  Thx again.
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Post by Gala Placidia on Mon Oct 10, 2016 6:13 am

Angie, Canola oil is rapeseed oil http://www.naturalnews.com/034733_canola_oil_rapeseed_food_labels.html
It is just a marketing gimmick.
I do use, from time to time, some canola oil, but I prefer to use extra virgin olive oil for flavour, etc.
As for the chili recipe... a reduced amount of extra lean veal mince will not hurt anyone, will give you top class protein and it will taste much, much better...
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Post by Angela Fuller on Mon Oct 10, 2016 9:08 am

That's interesting to know Gala...Will stick to my lentils tho' not happy with eating veal....and the lentils do make a good substitute for meat, good texture and with the sauce combined you would hardly know there was no meat involved !
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Post by FBower on Mon Oct 10, 2016 11:29 am

Conad sell Fagioli Rossi which I use in chilli (though not sure if you get Conads where you are). I always use rapeseed oil for cooking in the UK as it has a higher flashpoint and I had heard that olive oil is not so good for you when heated to higher temperatures e.g. when frying.

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Post by Gala Placidia on Mon Oct 10, 2016 11:56 am

I am afraid that those ideas about frying and olive oil have been masterminded by those countries which do not produce olive oil. Frying in olive oil has been a traditional way of cooking in Mediterranean countries for thousands of years and these populations live longer and remain healthier than their northern neighbours. Here you have quite a detailed analysis about frying in olive oil http://www.internationaloliveoil.org/estaticos/view/85-frying-with-olive-oil
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Post by Vicino on Mon Oct 10, 2016 1:24 pm

What is rape seed oil called here in Italy, and where can one get it ?

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Post by Gala Placidia on Mon Oct 10, 2016 3:09 pm

It is called olio di canola or olio di colza and you find it all any supermarket.
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Post by Vicino on Mon Oct 10, 2016 6:16 pm

GP..............grazie mille. as always 'the knowledge'!

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Post by Angela Fuller on Tue Oct 11, 2016 5:02 am

Thx FBower, I will try a few when next visiting a Conad store.  Lots of info on the net re the 'olio di canola', it is supposed to be among the healthiest of plant derived oils, low in saturated fat and high in polyunsaturated fats !
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Post by Gala Placidia on Tue Oct 11, 2016 5:15 am

I am not too convinced about the goodness of this artificially engineered Canadian oil. Have a look at this https://authoritynutrition.com/canola-oil-good-or-bad/
I only use very small amounts for cakes, as olive oil's taste is too strong for certain sweets.
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