Today I will share with you the recipe for my go-to potato salad: Low Fodmap Eggless Japanese Potato Salad.
Low Fodmap Lemon Potato Salad
We have had our share of mayo-based potato salads during the holidays, so today I thought I’d share my Low Fodmap Lemon Potato Salad instead.
Low Fodmap Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots
Who said side dishes have to be boring or time-consuming? These Low Fodmap Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots are neither!
Low Fodmap Rocket Grape Salad
I am always looking for new and exciting salad ideas and this Low Fodmap Rocket Grape Salad is definitely a great recipe.
Warm Salmon and Potato Salad
Today I am sharing with you the recipe for a hearty warm salad: Warm Salmon and Potato Salad.
How to Cook Long Grain Rice
I know that this post on How to Cook Long Grain Rice could seem silly to some, but I can assure you that there are many people out there who do not know what the best way to cook long grain rice is. I was one of them until I met my husband.
One-pot Mediterranean Eggplant Rice
How do you feel about one-pot meals? I think they are awesome and I definitely don’t make them enough. Easier clean-up is always nice, right?
Lightened-up Eggplant Caponata
After sharing with you the recipe for traditional Eggplant Caponata, today I am back with an healthier and quicker version of this Sicilian summer classic: Lightened-up Eggplant Caponata.
Garlic and Tomato Green Beans
Today’s recipe is very common in Italy, especially in the south. We often cook boiled vegetables with garlic and tomato to turn them into a flavoursome dish. This technique is called “ripassare”, which means to give the vegetables a second cooking.
One Pot Mushroom Rice
Mmmm a One Pot Mushroom Rice?? Yes, you read that right! To make this delicious rice, you only need one pot! And cleaning has never been easier!
Fried Bell Peppers and Potatoes
My readers often write to me to ask for some quick side dish ideas to serve with their Italian meals. I know, I don’t publish many side dishes on the site. I am not sure why as growing up, my mother would always serve at least one or two sides with our meal. Anyhow, these…
Roasted Pumpkin and Carrot Quinoa Salad
I only recently discovered quinoa and now I am hooked. I love all grains that can be used to make salads (I have plenty of couscous and maftoul recipes on the blog already!), so I already knew I would like quinoa. And I was not mistaken. I love its crunch and its slight bitterness, especially…
Sweet Potato Mash
As you know, it is winter her in Australia and what better time of the year to make sweet potato mash? I usually add a hint of cinnamon to mine, as I think it goes really well with the sweetness of the sweet potatoes. You can serve this with different stews, but I think this…
Some readers have asked me to share more Italian side dishes on the blog. I actually hadn’t realised that I didn’t have many! It’s probably because Italian side dishes are pretty easy and straightforward and I never think they are “blog worthy”. But then again, they may be straightforward for me, having grown up in…
Today I am back with a delicious side dish: Brioche Potatoes. This was one of my grandmother Bice’s specialty and now that my mum is in town, we have made them again. It is a very easy recipe, really, what what sets these potatoes apart is their shape. They are called “Brioche” because they have…
Middle-Eastern Chargrilled Pumpkin Salad
I made this Middle-Eastern Chargrilled Pumpkin Salad as one of the side dishes for our Christmas Eve dinner, as it paired really well with the stuffing of the roast pork I had made. I loved the blend of Middle Eastern spices that goes into this warm simple salad. Sumac is one of my all time…
Honey Glazed Baby Carrots
I made these Honey Glazed Baby Carrots as one of the side dishes for our Christmas Eve dinner. I love baby carrots as they taste sweet and delicious and this is one of my favourite dishes. It also helps that it is very quick and easy to make, which makes it the perfect addition to…
Sicilian Bell Pepper Involtini
Today’s recipe is a very simple appetiser or side dish idea: Sicilian Bell Pepper Involtini. I love capsicums (or bell peppers), I always have. I have already shared a Bell Pepper Involtini recipe before, but this one is different. They are filled with what we call the ”Zangaras’ trademark”, as we use this same stuffing…
Sicilian Eggplant Bake
Eggplant are my absolute favourite summer vegetable (while artichokes top my list in winter!) and today’s recipe is an absolute keeper. It is a Sicilian Eggplant Bake made with tomato sauce, salami, mozzarella, breadcrumbs, Pecorino Romano and topped with beaten eggs. It is then baked till golden brown. It is sort of like a variation…
Today’s recipe is a variation of one of the most popular Sicilian dishes: Caponata (click here for the recipe I shared a while ago). This Swordfish Caponata has all the ingredients of the original dish – including eggplant, olives and capers, plus swordfish. Caponata could be described as a cooked salad made up of fried…
Today I want to share with you a traditional Italian recipe called Pinzimonio. It is more than just a recipe, it is a style of eating raw vegetables by dipping them into a vinaigrette. You can use the vegetables you prefer, based on the season. I like to use carrot sticks, celery sticks, fennel, radishes…
Today I want to share with you a quick side dish recipe: Buttered Potatoes. I often make these potatoes instead of mash when I don’t have a lot of time. They taste delicious and absolve the same purpose of mash: to soak up all the yummy sauce or gravy of the dish they accompany. And…