Category Archives: Side Dishes

Simple Side Dish: 3 Minute Asparagus

Asparagus brings certain elegance to the table like no other vegetable. Its long stems and flower-looking tips almost resemble an edible bouquet of greens. It is a wonderful side dish that compliments meat, fish, poultry or pork. It can be … Continue reading

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Grilled Eggplant with Fresh Mozzarella Tomato & Basil

Eggplants (also known as aubergines) are wonderful whether grilled, baked, fried, or sautéed and can be served diced, sliced, puréed, or halved. I simply adore eggplants. Their earthy almost naturally smoky flavor compliments beef, lamb, and chicken; yet also make … Continue reading

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Easy Homemade Puff Pastry

Puff pastry – or pâte feuilletée (which means pastry of many layers, or “leafs” in French) can be used in sweet and savory dishes enhancing them with its flaky layers and rich buttery flavor. There are two methods for making … Continue reading

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Simple Side Dish: Sautéed Mushrooms

Mushrooms can be eaten raw or cooked.  There are a variety of mushrooms and each carry different flavors suitable for different dishes.  The most popular mushrooms for cooking (varying by country of course) are: white/button, portobello/portabella, porcini, chanterelle, crimini, shiitake, … Continue reading

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Salmon Couscous

Couscous adds a special touch and light texture (as well as nutritional value) to many dishes. Although known as a “grain,” it is made from a grain (semolina) with water by rolling to form small pellets. It is more nutritious … Continue reading

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