Side Dishes

Peas and Pistachio Chelow Rice

Try this flavorful vegetarian recipe to step up your rice game.

Schiacciata: Savory Italian Pie with Broccoli and Fontina

A savory vegetable pie nestled into a yeast-risen crust and topped with a Sicilian-style cheese.

Feast of Italian Flavors: Panzanella

Create the traditional Tuscan dish of Italian flavors. Despite being considered a dish for the poor, using quality tomatoes, olives, and mozzarella is key.

Risotto allo Zafferano: Saffron Risotto

A traditional, colorful saffron risotto from Lombardy, that is rumored to have been invented by accident in 1574.

Creamy Pumpkin and Carrot Soup with Kale Crisps

Tonight make this creamy pumpkin and carrot soup with kale crisps for dinner.

Butternut Squash, Pear, and Ginger Soup

Take your butternut squash soup to a whole new flavor and healing level with the addition of sweet pears and spicy ginger.

Carrot, Coconut, and Ginger Soup with Cilantro Sambal

If you’re looking for something to enjoy that is warming and filling on a cold winter day, but will still nourish your body without weighing you down, look no further. Soup is the answer.

Lettuce Scalded in Garlic Oil

Most of us are so used to having lettuce on salads and eaten raw, but in Asia there are dishes where it is cooked like this dish – a simple scalded lettuce in garlic oil.

Roasted Sweet Potato Slices

Soft and creamy on the inside with the spice of cinnamon and ginger on the outside, these roasted sweet potatoes make for a great side dish on the dinner table.

Savory Eggplant and Anchovies

Layering flavor is the key to this eggplant recipe. The combination of earthy eggplant, salted anchovies, caramelized onions, garlicky chives and crispy fried shallots is enriching and complementary tastes beyond just the basic ingredients.

How to Make Za’atar

Za’atar is a combination of a handful of different spices that packs a punch of flavor. Simply grind and put into a sealed container and sprinkle on almost anything!

Indian Style Radish and Peanut Salad

Indian Style Radish and Peanut Salad is a great dish to serve as a salad or a side dish for any Indian meal. Crispy, spicy radishes and crunchy peanuts with the tangy warm lemon dressing – every ingredient works well with the other.

Mediterranean Winter Salad

A crisp winter salad, rich in colors and flavors. The dates and vinaigrette are the special ingredients of this recipe that makes for a perfect side dish or snack.

Crisp and Sweet Italian Chopped Salad

This Best Italian Chopped Salad Greens Recipe doesn’t just have a great texture – it also provides the wonderful flavor combinations of tangy and mildly bitter, with a hint of salt and sweetness that will leave you wanting more.

Bright Pomegranate Orange Salad

Healthy eating advocates often tell us to eat the rainbow. This is a colorful and healthy Pomegranate Orange Salad. It’s light, tasty and filled with juicy oranges, tart pomegranate seeds, healthy avocado, and crunchy almonds. Keeping with healthy it’s topped with a light honey-sweetened dressing.

Kale and Broccolini Salad with Tahini Dressing

With the holidays in full effect, we could use a break from the rich foods. Try this flavorful and hearty salad without having to readjust your belt.

Fennel Salad with Sicilian Pistachios and Sesame Seeds

It’s hard to think of salads in the cooler months that use seasonal produce and are still refreshing. This Italian-inspired side made with fennel, sesame seeds, pistachios and Parmigiano Reggiano is a great way to get your winter vegetables.

Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort‘s Coconut Sweet Potatoes

Let the tropics inspire your holiday favories by tasting the culinary delights of beautiful Kauai.

Buttery Mashed Potatoes and Leeks in Puff Pastry Pie

A delicious dish traditionally made by Sicilians, hand crafted with cheese and red pepper, that can be customized to incorporate other fine cheeses as well.

Tuscan Panzanella Salad

Panzanella is a simple, yet delicious, Tuscan dish made up of caramelized onions, diced tomatoes and freshly toasted croutons. Despite its simplicity, Panzanella is fresh, flavorful and healthy; a perfect meal by itself, or addition to any dinner menu.

Sicily-Inspired Brown Rice Salad with Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Chewy sun-dried tomatoes and briny olives, a hit of citrus from sweet oranges and a tangy lemon vinaigrette, make for a balanced salad with brown rice.

3 Ingredient Mix-Ins for Mashed Potatoes

Thank goodness for mashed potatoes. Unlike cranberry sauce and stuffing, you’ll be hard-pressed to find folks who dismiss the homemade whipped side as “just not for them” at a holiday table. Perhaps this is partly due to their incredible versatility—from savory to sweet, mashed potatoes can be dressed up in countless ways with minimal effort to suit any taste.

Eggplant Fried Rice with Masala

Also known as Vangi Bhaat in India, this eggplant fried rice is an easy and flavorful dish made with masala spices.

Hearty Fava Bean Soup

Warm up with a protein rich soup. A traditional Apulian recipe,the soup retains all the simplicity and the taste of a Mediterranean dish.

Cauliflower with Chimichurri and Tahini

Sprinkled with a confetti of seeds, nuts and herbs, this dish brings life and color into your dinner table. Oozing with flavor, each bite is addictive and scrumptious. The combination of spicy, tangy chimichurri, and creamy, nutty tahini is a match made in heaven few things in life can to.

Savory Tomato Parmesan Crumble

Loaded with beans, vegetables, and herbs and calling on summer’s preserved tomatoes, this savory crumble is hearty and filled with parmesan. A needed bite on a winter day.

Thai Curry Sweet Potato Soup

Pureed sweet potatoes with ginger, lime, coconut milk and curry paste create a silky-smooth, perfectly balanced bowl of soup that is truly swoon-worthy.

Brodo: Homemade Parmesan Broth

Use this recipe to make flavorful broth that is perfect to float cappelletti pasta in or even use the same parmesan rind method in your next red sauce.

Baby Potatoes with Dill and Garlic

Baby garlic potatoes boiled until tender, drizzled in melted butter and tossed with dill and minced garlic. A show stopper side that’s quick, easy and freeking delicious!

10 Gluten-Free Fixins for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is the biggest holiday feast of the year, and it is fast approaching. However, there is no need to dread all the gluttony at the table. Nor will any tastebuds have to sacrifice any savoring. These quintessential Thanksgiving fixings are all gluten-free! Yes, bellies will be stuffed, but not irritated. Go ahead, have those seconds, even thirds.

Tuscan Peasant Soup with Pancetta

This soup takes advantage of fall vegetables like cabbage and carrots for a hearty dish that will keep you warm.

Broccoli Onion Spread

A vibrant broccoli and onion spread is pureed until smooth and served simply with a rustic loaf of bread.

Soy, Seaweed, and Sesame Potato Salad

An Asian-inspired potato dish, this salad is made with soy sauce, a toasted sesame seeds dressing, and seaweed for a dish that is ready in less than 30 minutes and has a combination of robust, healthy flavors.

How to Make Goat’s Milk Ricotta

Inspired by the ricotta found on the Italian island of Sardinia, this recipe uses the same technique but with a flavorful goat’s milk base.

Truffle Potato Galette

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Classic Saffron Risotto

A classic risotto dish made in the Mediterranean style with local extra virgin olive oil.

Roasted Chestnuts

In Italy, you know that fall has arrived when you begin to smell roasted chestnuts. Here’s how to make them at home.

Midnight in Paris: The Perfect Onion Soup Gratiné

Tis the season of soup. Dive into Betty Rosbottom’s new cookbook debuting the hottest soups of the year and of all time with fresh salad ideas and sandwiches to match the hot or cold bowls.

Country Cottage Soup from The Golden Lamb in Buttery, CT

This creamy cottage soup is a warm classic hailing from Connecticut. It’s comforting and loaded with garlic, leeks, cauliflower, and cream cheese.

Spanish Potato Salad

Let this Spanish potato salad with tuna and boquerones take you on a delicious tapas adventure that’s easy enough to accomplish on even the busiest of days.

New Mexican Red Chile Sauce

You know they old saying, when life gives you a giant bag of dried Red New Mexico Chiles, make a delicious pureed sauce. Though this looks so spicy it’ll burn off even Mark Twain’s undead eyebrows, the taste is slightly smoky and mild. It’s a great addition to a variety of dishes.

Dragon Tongue Beans with Pancetta, and Mushrooms

Looking to add more veggies to your life? Ever heard of Dragon Tongue beans? It’s great in this recipe. Try this as a side dish or as a main dish to pack for the next day!

Italian-Style Potato Salad with Swiss Chard

Try this simple Italian-style potato recipe with swiss chard, chili pepper flakes, and a tasty garlic dressing that doesn’t require ANY mayonaisse for once!

Comforting Potatoes Raclette

If you’re looking for a hearty, creamy side dish that is perfect for a cold day and can be made with little effort, then look no further than this comforting potatoes raclette.

Italian Béchamel Potato Gratin

Italian Béchamel Potato Gratin combines French and Italian flavors into one delicious, easy to make and comforting potato dish.

Tuscan-Style Chickpea Puree

A simple, rustic chickpea puree with pasta made flavorful with anchovies, garlic, and rosemary.

Creamy Radish Soup

Radishes are delicious as an addition to a salad. A little peppery and crispy. Delicious because this vegetable can just put that extra accent. And what I also think is a great way to enjoy them is to dip them in salt. Then it becomes a delicious snack. Nice for Sunday and healthy too.

How to Make Cecamariti Pasta

Learn how to shape cecamariti pasta that can even be made with leftover bread dough.

Fingerling Romesco Potatoes

This simple romesco sauce can be whipped up in minutes while the fingerling potatoes are roasting. Enjoy as a hearty side dish topped with hazelnuts and fresh herbs on a cool fall day.

Zucchini Noodles
Bolognese Sauce with Zucchini Noodles

Today’s blog post is about an AIP Bolognese Sauce without nightshades and dairy that you…

Making Dill Pickles

For some parts of the world, summer has come and gone. To savor the season, learn how to pickle your favorite vegetables with this easy recipe.

Rajma Masala – Red Kidney Beans in a Spiced Tomato Gravy

The taste of Rajma (red kidney beans) cooked in a tomato onion gravy enriched with spices (Masala) makes you ask for more. Rajma Masala is usually had with steaming hot rice along with a side of sliced onions and some hot peppers for extra zing.

Honey Roasted Cashew Butter

So easy to make in pinch and perfect for a pick-me-up snack, Roasted Cashew Butter with Honey!

Safed Aloo: Potatoes in White Sauce

India is a place of such diversity that the food and ingredients can change entirely within a few miles you travel. Within the same region, there are differences and even bigger differences when you step into another state. A whole new world, a whole new meal.

Kale, Cabbage, and Carrot Fall Slaw

It’s a super nutrient dense slaw full of color and texture. The earthiness of the raw vegetables is softened by the tangy, light, zesty vinaigrette.

Corn and Lemon Rice

For this quick & simple dish has a few ingredients, but bursting flavours that need no accompaniments whatsoever. Of course, a little pickle on the side never hurts though!

Eggplant Rollatini in Marinara Sauce

Here is a lighter, skinnier version of eggplant rollatini without sacrificing any of its original flavor.

Colorful Black Bean Nachos

Nachos are a great way to sneak in veggies for the little ones. Try this colorful nacho recipe and watch the little fingers eat it all up!

Simple Herbed Potatoes Au Gratin with Provolone Cheese

Easy, cheesy, herbed potatoes au gratin is always a go-to crowd pleaser, not to mention that this comforting dish is also gluten free!

Riso Freddo: Italian Rice Salad

Enjoy this recipe for a traditional Italian rice dish, known as riso freddo.