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Chef Joey’s Meatless Cacciatore – always in style! … and Plant Sale/Garden Fest Saturday!

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Meatless Cacciatore

Recipe and photos by Chef Joey


4 (or 5!) cloves of garlic

2 large onions, chopped

2 red peppers, chopped

2 green peppers, chopped

1 large can Pastine kitchen-ready tomatoes

2 cups cooked garbanzo beans


Saute garlic in 5 tablespoons of oil.

Add onions and coat well.

Then add 1/2 cup water.

Simmer until soft and water starts to evaporate. Add the peppers and tomato sauce.

Simmer 45 minutes on a lower heat, stirring often.

Add garbanzo beans, and serve over your favorite pasta!


Buy some kid plants at REC’s YOUTHGROW Plant Sale and Garden Festival!!! This Saturday!

Tips on growing veggies … for your Chef Joey recipes!

This Saturday, May 21, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., the Regional Environmental Council (REC) will kick off the growing season by hosting their annual Spring Garden Festival & Plant Sale. 

The event will be held at the REC YouthGROW farm on 63 Oread St.

This year, the REC Food Justice staff are partnering with Holy Cross College, WPI and You Inc. to grow a wide assortment of vegetable seedlings.

There will be more than 30 different types of vegetable, fruit and succulent seedlings for sale!

The festival portion will include:

live performances!


a fun assortment of children’s activities!

Libby the Library Express Bookmobile will team up with the REC Mobile Market to provide lots of hands on learning opportunities for both children and adults!


Volunteer to work the Spring Garden Festival!

We can’t do it without you!

Please join us the day of our annual Spring Garden Festival & Plant Sale, Saturday, May 21, to assist with set up and breakdown, as well as specific tasks throughout the day.

The event will be held at 63 Oread St.

Set up: 7:00-11:00

During/Breakdown: 11:00-3:00

We are looking for up to 20 event volunteers.

Email Casey at foodjustice@recworcester.org

Check out our website at www.recworcester.org for more information