One of my Side Hustles is UrbaneFarm. UrbaneFarm is a purveyor of Hot Sauces, Fish Sauces, Salsas, BBQ Sauce, Pasta Sauce, Rubs, Flavored Salts, Chips, Beef Jerky and Unique Art and CutFlowers. We sell our products at my Daughters store, The Depot in Lakeview OH, where I grew up as a kid. We purchased a Grill Trailer this winter, and are applying for our Food Cart Licenses with the State of OH and are Launching BackAlley Eatzz, We will be slinging Vienna Beef Chicago Dogs this summer in 2022. It seems like a fit to compliment the Sauce Business Endeavour. With that we also have a love affair with Cast Iron Cookware, and will be posting yummy recipes for your Foodie Enjoyment, Let us know how it turns out!
Cheesy White Bean-Tomato Bake
For those of you who love lasagna’s edges, where sticky tomato meets crisp cheese, this whole dish is for you — even the middle. A tube of tomato paste here mimics the deep flavors of sun-dried tomato. Frying a few generous squeezes caramelizes the tomato’s sugars and saturates the olive oil, making a mixture that’s ready to glom onto anything you stir through it. Here, it’s white beans, though you could add in kale, noodles, even roasted vegetables. Then, all that’s left to do is dot it with cheese and bake until it’s as molten or singed as you like. Serve with bread and a bitter-green salad.
- ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 3 fat garlic cloves, thinly sliced
- 3 tablespoons tomato paste
- 2 (15-ounce) cans white beans (such as cannellini or Great Northern) or chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- ½ cup boiling water
- Kosher salt and black pepper
- ⅓ pound mozzarella, coarsely grated (about 1 1/3 cups)
- Heat the oven to 475 degrees. In a 10-inch ovenproof skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Fry the garlic until it’s lightly golden, about 1 minute. Stir in the tomato paste (be careful of splattering) and fry for 30 seconds, reducing the heat as needed to prevent the garlic from burning.
- Add the beans, water and generous pinches of salt and pepper and stir to combine. Sprinkle the cheese evenly over the top, then bake until the cheese has melted and browned in spots, 5 to 10 minutes. If the top is not as toasted as you’d like, run the skillet under the broiler for a minute or 2. Serve at once.
Second Act Entrepreneur Book Launch; Tuesday March 22, 2022
Would be interested in being on my book launch team.
If so, here’s how it works… I will be doing a soft launch of the book, exclusively for my launch team members on Friday March 18th, 2022. I have set up 3 free download days for my launch team on Amazon Kindle. I will send you an email containing the direct link to the book page on Amazon on the first day of the soft launch. You’ll be able to receive the ebook via Kindle download, for free. If you don’t have the Kindle app installed, there’s an option to download that for free as well (you do not need to subscribe to the paid version). Your free download of the ebook will be emailed to you directly from Amazon. It’s important to download it during the 3-day soft launch period as it will no longer be free after that. The ebook download is critical because that’s what Amazon is going to rank and that’s how your review will be posted. The link I will send you is also where you will post a rating/review for the book (this is the most important part of the launch).
So, if you’re interested, here’s what I need from you:
1. Download the ebook (for free) between Friday 3/18/22 and Sunday 3/20/22.
2. Read it (it’s quite short and easy to read)!
3. Write a review and post it to the same Amazon link within a week. Even if you haven’t read the entire book by then, please review what you’ve read so far, or read at least a few chapters and post a review based on that. The more reviews I get in the first week, the higher my ranking and the more visibility I get on Amazon.
Eric is an Entrepreneur, a Real Estate Developer and an Apartment Operator. He is also a Writer/Published Author of SecondAct Entrepreneur, From Detroit, he has returned to Indian Lake where he grew up. Eric has a deep love and passion for HotSauces, and CutFlowers. His UrbaneFarm, is a purveyor of special one of a kind HotSauces, Salsa’s, BBQ Sauce, Rubs, Gourmet Salts, Spices, Chips and Jerky, available at TheDepot. CutFlowers are available in season. You can meet Eric most Friday and Saturdays slinging Chicago Dogs at BackAlley Eatzz, a GrillTrailer located at TheDepot in Downtown Lakeview, OH. Stop in and say Hello!