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Food: Dinner Tonight – Beans and Toasted Italian Bread

In Rome, I’ve observed, that most tourists normally opt for pasta or pizza while seated at curbside at any restaurant, aiming for a quick bite in between touring the amazing ancient city. And this is often the case for my travel partner, but not me. I scan the menu for Canoli beans (Fagoli) hopeful it is offered by the restaurant.  And if so, I order the simple dish prepared with olive oil, garlic, and Parmesan cheese, served with a slice of toasted Italian bread and enjoy every bite. So guess what I am craving for dinner tonight –  beans not poured over the bread, but rather served with on the side. INGREDIENTS 2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil 1 lb. sweet or hot Italian sausage, casings removed 5 garlic cloves, 3 thinly sliced, 2 finely grated ½ tsp. dried oregano ¼ tsp. crushed red pepper flakes (optional) 1 28-oz. can crushed tomatoes 3 tsp. kosher salt, divided, plus more 1 5-oz. package baby spinach, coarsely chopped  {or in my case, cilantro} 2 15.5-oz. cans white beans, …