Oswald Rivera

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Category: beans and legumes (page 2 of 2)

How to Cook Beans


Beans, beans are good for the heart; the more you eat, the more you . . .” Well, we all know the rest to that ditty. Fact is, beans are good for the heart. The lowly bean (or legumes—the fancy word) is a good source of thiamine, niacin and other components of the vitamin B complex series.… Read more...

Ham Hocks and Beans

Back in my Marine Corps days one of the most memorable persons I met was Staff Sergeant Hollins. He was a warrior and lifer grunt who loved two things: the Marine Corps and ham hocks and beans. He would rhapsodize about the dish and how it was his favorite meal from boyhood onward.
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Hoppin’ John – A Southern Tradition

In my first foray down south, years ago, I discovered a traditional New Year’s ritual: Hoppin’ John (or Hopping John, for all you uppity types). Southern lore has it that Hoppin’ John is the birthright of every southerner. And it’s a double edged sword.
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Summer Dishes

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Mid-August and it’s sizzling out there. This is no time for elaborate meals and dinners. We want something fast, nutritious and cool. Below are some quick summer dishes one can create in minutes. All dishes should be served at room temperature.… Read more...

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