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Demise of the Giants

Posted on 07 Jun 2015 by maisha (posted in: blogs)

The supermarket I frequent the most is the Lidl, a discount supermarket. And not just because it's cheap, but because they offer fantastic value for money! I especially love their themed weeks. One of my favorites is the Greek-themed week. This is when I stock up on Halloumi cheese, sesame and honey bars (which are literally just sesame and honey, no nasties), and honey halva (again, just ground sesame seeds, honey, and soapwort root). Much to my pleasure, this time round, they sold Gigantes (giant butter beans). These giants quickly met their demise in the form of Gigantes plaki (Greek baked beans). I used the recipe from Jenny Chandler’s book 'Pulse', which my mom got me last year, since she knows how much I love my pulses. Of course I tweaked it a bit, using more onion and garlic, and thyme instead of parsley. The latter was a last-minute swap due to lice infesting the parsley in our balcony garden :-S Also, I opted out on the feta cheese topping, but otherwise, I think my dish looked pretty much like Jenny's:

Click here for the recipe.

 

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