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LA FARINATA (CHICKPEA PANCAKE) Makes 2 medium pancakes (8 to 12 servings) A recipe from Liguria in Italy, this makes a great afternoon snack or party starter. Chickpea flour is available at many large supermarkets such as Whole Foods. Look for the Bob’s Red Mill brand. The batter needs to rest for at least 30 minutes and can be refrigerated for up to 2 days. Drizzle with fragrant olive oil, shavings of Parmigiano Reggiano, top with a little peperonata or marinated mushrooms, or whatever you like. Ingredients: 1 cup chickpea flour 1/2 cup cold water, or as needed Beyond the Olive Arbosana extra virgin olive oil Coarse sea salt 2 Tbsp fresh rosemary leaves, roughly chopped Freshly ground black pepper...

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BUCKWHEAT RISOTTO   Ingredients: 3 1 /2 cups vegetable stock 2 Tbsp Beyond the Olive Tuscan Blend Extra Virgin Olive Oil, plus more for drizzling 1 cup buckwheat groats, rinsed 1 medium onion, chopped 1 small red bell pepper, chopped 1 garlic clove, chopped 1 tsp dried Italian herb blend Salt and freshly ground pepper 1 cup beer 2 to 3 cups fresh baby spinach leaves, roughly chopped Zest and juice of a lemon 1 Tbsp butter Grated Parmesan  or Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, for serving   Directions: Place stock in a small pot and warm over low heat. Heat olive oil in a large, deep skillet over medium heat. Add buckwheat groats, onion and pepper; sauté until vegetables are softened,...

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PEACH SCALLOPS Ingredients:   10 jumbo scallops 3 Tbsp Beyond the Olive Arbequina extra virgin olive oil 1/4 cup panko bread crumbs 1/2 cup Beyond the Olive Peach white balsamic vinegar 3 green onions (thinly sliced) Salt / Pepper Directions: Season the thawed scallops with salt & pepper before rolling them in panko bread crumbs. Heat olive oil in large skillet (I prefer a light and/or fruity olive oil for this recipe - an Arbequina or Ascolano would work great). Cook scallops for 2 1/2 to 3 minutes each side. Remove scallops from pan and keep warm. Deglaze pan with peach balsamic vinegar and onions and allow it to reduce (this happens quickly - it should only take 3 or...

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