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Cara’s Cucina: Crunchy Ceci Beans

Today on Cara’s CucinaCara Di Falco teaches us how to make Crunchy Ceci Beans!

Looking for something healthy to substitute chips or crackers? Check out the ingredients for this crunchy snack, which makes one 15 oz. can, below.

Basic Crunchy Ceci Beans

1, 15oz. can ceci (garbanzo) beans
2 tsp. olive oil
1 tsp salt

Mediterranean Spiced Ceci

1, 15oz. can ceci (garbanzo) beans
2 tsp. olive oil
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. cumin
1/2 tsp. corriander
1/2 tsp. smoked paprika
1/4 tsp. tumeric
pinch of chili powder

Watch the video above to learn how to make your own, and click here to see the official Cara’s Cucina recipe!

If you make this at home, be sure to post it on Instagram along with the hashtag, #CarasCucina.

Buon Appetito!

Sara Reynolds on Across The Floor

#HipNJ spoke with Sara Reynolds, owner of Across the Floor School of Dance & Gymnastics, about their upcoming breakdancing competition.

Reynolds started the Woodbridge studio with her best friend Cheryl Corej. “We grew up dancing in a studio together since we were four, and now we’ve opened own dance studio together.”

Across The Floor is not your typical dance studio. Rather, they offer both traditional and specialty classes. One on-the-rise speciality class offered would be breakdancing. “We brought breakdancing to the studio a few years ago and are expanding on bringing it to the community,” Reynolds stated.

On February 4th, the studio is hosting the first-ever, youth-only breakdancing competition in Middlesex County. The event will feature three prominent people in the B-boy and B-girl community: famed Korean B-boy Ookie, nationally ranked B-girl J La-ROC and world’s top 100 B-boy Mikey.

Interested participants can sign-up the day of the event.  Prizes will be awarded to first place in multiple categories. 

For more information on Across The Floor, click here.

Diane Schwartz  on the Impact of Stress

 Diane Schwartz, MD, Internist at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, sat with Joanna Gagis on “A Life & Living Moment” to discuss how stress impacts the body both physically and mentally.

High blood pressure is an example of a physical ailment that we see as a result of stress. “If somebody has a family history or a genetic predisposition,” Schwartz says, “this could be brought out by being stressed all the time.”

“Also, clinical depression, anxiety, panic disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder are brought to a level with which it will be needed to be treated with medication,” Schwartz  states.

To learn more, click here.