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The main idea of using "manual" appliances should be self explanatory...not needing to use ELECTRICITY! I have found that there is great satisfaction to not having to be "plugged-in". Meaning that Boondocking places are far more available and being off-the-grid saves those dollars for more food, fuel and entertainment.

This Month's Recipe

April 2021

Three-Bean Pasta Salad

We combined two potluck classics—pasta salad and three-bean salad—to make one tasty new side dish. Blanched celery is the unexpected star in this side dish; it has a tender-crisp texture and bright green color. Swap out the canned beans for your favorite cooked field peas.
By Robby Melvin
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Credit: Hector Manuel Sanchez; Prop Styling: Lydia Pursell; Food Styling: Toni Brogan
Recipe Summary
30 mins
30 mins
Serves 8

8 ounces uncooked small shell pasta
8 ounces fresh green beans, trimmed and cut into 1-in. pieces (about 2 cups)
½ cup thinly sliced celery (about 1 stalk)
1 pinto beans, drained and rinsed
1 red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 small shallot, minced
3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
1 teaspoon lemon zest plus 2 Tbsp. fresh juice (from 1 lemon)
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon honey
¾ cup olive oil
1 teaspoon kosher salt
½ teaspoon black pepper
¼ cup thinly sliced chives

Step 1
Cook pasta according to package directions for salted water. Drain and rinse with cold water; drain.
Step 2
Cook green beans and celery in boiling salted water to cover until tender-crisp, about 2 minutes. Drain and plunge into ice water to stop the cooking process; drain. Combine pasta, green beans, celery, pinto beans, and kidney beans in a large bowl.
Step 3
Combine shallot and vinegar in a medium bowl; let stand about 5 minutes. Add lemon zest, lemon juice, mustard, and honey, stirring with a whisk. Gradually whisk in oil until well combined; pour over bean mixture. Sprinkle with salt and pepper; toss gently. Sprinkle with chives, and serve immediately.



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