Category Archives for Sides

Fried Eggplant (+ Eggplant Parmigiana Bites)

Fried eggplant is one of the easiest Mediterranean side dishes that you can find. Also, it’s the base for eggplant parmigiana. Today I will show you how to make both. To fry the eggplants first you need to cut them into slices. Each slice must be around 1 inch thick. This way they won’t fall […]

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Chinese Fried Oyster Mushrooms

The flavor of these fried oyster mushrooms resembles a lot to chicharrones or fried chicken. If you use vegan egg replacer you can make this recipe 100% vegan and a great replacement for those KFC cravings. Oyster mushrooms are widely known for their “meaty” texture and for that reason they are considered one of the […]

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Spanish Patatas Bravas

Patatas bravas is the ultimate Spanish tapas dish. It is simple and yet so unique. This is a Mediterranean twist to a classic chips plate. As I’ve mentioned a million times in this blog I’M A BIG FAN OF SPANISH FOOD — thank god I live closer to Spain than when I lived in Venezuela. […]

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Macaroni Salad

My mom loved to take this recipe to our outdoor trips.  I can remember the taste of this macaroni salad in my beach days. This is the most retro salad recipe that I know. For me, this salad is perfect for a picnic on a sunny summer day. It is super easy to assemble, it […]

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Turmeric Rice

This is a healthy and exotic twist to the classic white rice side dish. I just love how fragrant this turmeric rice is. I have to confess that I’m not a rice lover. In my house, my mom used to make rice almost every single day and I wasn’t thrilled with the idea. So, now […]

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Salt and Pepper Chips

This is the easiest recipe for the iconic Chinese salt and pepper chips. You don’t need to leave the comfort of your house to get all the exotic flavor from a Chinese restaurant. Another classic Chinese takeaway recipe on the blog. I’m pretty sure that in another life I was a Chinese restaurant owner. I […]

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Sauteed Mushrooms and Onions

This sauteed mushrooms and onions are the easiest side dish that you will ever get. This recipe only requires a special mix of herbs and spices to get a buttery dish that everybody will love. This is the type of recipe that I’m all in for: easy, full of flavor and quick. We don’t have […]

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Calabacitas con Queso y Elotes (Zucchini and Cheese)

This Mexican recipe is loaded with vegetables and no one can say that it’s boring or dull by any means. The ultra cheesy factor is a winning element of the classic “calabacitas con queso”. But first let me translate you the name of this recipe: Calabacitas: zucchini Queso: cheese Elotes: corn This dish is basically […]

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