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Broccoli with Chili Peppers, Cannellini Beans and Macaroni & a Sunshine Award

I here a voice calling, “come to my table, rest”.  I will fill your glass and fill your plate.  I will rejoice at your arrival.  Oh, I am doing my best to get there, though the weather is cold and the wind is fierce.  I am on my way.  Please, leave a place at your table for me.  Though, I may be late I know you have said I will always be welcome.  I trust your words.  I trust your words.  I am looking forward to the warmth of your home, the welcome of your smile, the gentleness of your way; for this I long.


1 head of fresh broccoli – cut
15 oz. can of cannolini beans – drained
4 – 5 marinated chili pepper – chopped
5 cloves of garlic – chopped
½ cup of chicken broth
3 tablespoons of olive oil
¼ tsp. black pepper
¼ tsp. red pepper flakes
Fresh grated Parmesan cheese or Romano cheese
1 lb. of your favorite macaroni

Prepare macaroni as directed.  When the water is ready for the macaroni, add the broccoli with the macaroni to cook.

Heat a large cast iron frying pan with 2 tablespoons of olive oil.  Add the garlic and chili peppers to sauté, until the garlic is fragrant.

Add the chicken broth, cannolini beans, black pepper and red pepper flakes. 

Lift the broccoli and macaroni out of the water with a net or large slated spoon.

Garnish with a drizzle of olive oil, red pepper flakes and grated cheese.

Enjoy with Love,


I am so pleased to accept the Sunshine Award from Terri Henkels from Easy Life: Meal & Party Planning Services.

Thank you so much, Terri for giving me this award.  It means so much and truly made my day.

There are few rules to receiving this award:
1. Include an image of the award in your post or on your blog.
2. Link to the person(s) who nominated you.
3. Answer 11 questions about yourself.
4. Name 10 bloggers to received this award.  Link your nominees to the post and comment on their blogs letting them know they have been nominated.

Terri's questions to me and my answers:

1. Describe something that amazes you?
The miracles that I see happen in my life each and every day.

2. If you could pass one lesson on to children what would it be?

To count your blessings.

3. What is your #1 indulgence?

A cup of good coffee.

4. What is one healthy habit that you embrace?

Walking my doggie.

5. Are you a morning person or a night owl?

Morning person.

6. What do you value most in a person? Why?

Trust.  Without trust what’s the point?

7. If you could eliminate one thing you have to do routinely what would it be? Why?

Scraping the pans to wash them.

8. What do you do when you need peace of mind?


9. What is the one thing that makes you the happiest?

Seeing smiles on the ones I love.

10. What is your biggest pet peeve? Why?

Disrespectfulness.  There is no need for it.

11. What is your favorite outdoor activity and how often do you engage in that activity?
Walking my doggie everyday- weather permitting.

And now for the nominees!

To participate answer the questions above!  Have fun and thank you!



  1. What a great dish and I love all your answers too. You are most kind.

    Have a terrific day Catherine. Big hugs. ♥♥♥

  2. Hi Catherine , what a delicious dish and all my favorites , thanks for sharing :)

  3. Catherine without a doubt this is a beautiful healthy dish. This is one I know will be great for my diet in portions. Thanks for another great! Congratulation on your award...It could not have been given to a nicer person! XX

  4. Catherine, I really like that pasta and broccoli dish! Simple with a bit of bite plus lots of flavor and texture. We have to give this one a try! Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

  5. That recipe - I love garbanzo beans - my favorite. Congrats on the Sunshine Award - I know you deserve it. Thanks for nominating me - I really don't do them. I am sorry. I will tell you that I am like you in so many ways - I p ray to - that is the first thing I run too when I need help and I need help a lot! Miracles - coffee - the same. Her is a smile for you :) sandie

  6. Dear Catherine,
    Delicious post! Beautiful words, and congratulations on The Sunshine Award! Thank you for the nomination! I love this dish as it can be used for a meatless meal..Vegans will love it! It is very nutritious, with the broccoli, and the beans. A wonderful tasty comfort food, for those cold days and nights.
    New at this, so I am not sure where do I answer the questions, for the nomination? Do I put them on my next post? Are they the same questions? Can you give me some more info on how this is done...Thank you again.
    Blessings for a wonderful week...Dottie :)

  7. Thanks heaps for thinking of me, Catherine. I love this pasta dish. Comfort with a kick!

  8. Sounds and looks great though I have to admit to not being a 'bean' fan so i would probably omit them from the recipe!!

  9. I was just looking for a pasta dish that used beans! Thank you so much for sharing this Catherine! And thank you so much for nomination - that is really kind of you. Have a wonderful day!

    1. Catherine, I have a couple of questions since I've never done this before; 1) can I change the questions? and 2) I can't nominate someone who has already been nominated, right? Thank you so much!

  10. Such a simple and yet tasty pasta dish Catherine...
    Love the post as I learned more about you.
    Have a beautiful week :D

  11. I never would have thought to pair broccoli with cannellini beans. I'm intrigued now!

  12. These are quite healthy and filling pastas, I love this recipe, Catherine!

  13. All my favorite ingredients! Thanks for sharing.

  14. This dish is perfect for this weather. It sounds like it leaves you comfortably full when you leave the table and I love the combination of ingredients. I enjoy reading your answers. They are so YOU. Nothing surprises me. You are a fine person and it shines through.


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