Creamy and buttery mashed potatoes are the perfect comfort food! Various variations of this delicious dish can be found all over France, Spain and Italy – making it a Mediterranean classic. My creamy garlic mashed potatoes are a Fall and Winter luxury and while they aren’t “low calorie” and should be eaten in the Mediterranean …Read More
This wonderful time of the year – November and December – seems to be made for roasts; roast chicken, roast turkey’s, prime ribs, etc… There is something truly festive and celebratory about a roast and what better accompanies a roast then some delicious stuffing. I have to admit I’ve never been a big fan of …Read More
A perfect side dish for the Holiday Season and a delicious & unique take on the traditional sweet potato side. Far too many only think of mashed potatoes when thinking of a mashed side dish when in actuality in much French and northern Spanish & Italian cooking you will find countless recipes for mashed vegetables …Read More
A hearty mushroom dish perfect for cold winter nights! The mushrooms are braised in a rich and flavorful sauce of beef stock, smoky bacon and a kiss of garlic. This is a very elegant side dish but it’s easy enough to be thrown together on a regular weeknight – it’s the best of both worlds. …Read More
Delicious roasted carrots in a richly flavored savory butter sauce with Rosemary and a hint of sweet roasted garlic. MISE EN PLACE Things that need to be done before cooking starts. Wash and clean the carrots, slice the garlic and preheat the oven to 425. Tools You Will Need Oven-safe Dish Recipe Serves: 8 …Read More
So delicious and simple! This is a perfect weekday recipe where you can just fix it and forget it but at the same time the taste is so amazing and presentation can be dressed up so that it would be a perfect option for guests or company. I used some fresh organic green beans grown …Read More
Delicious mushrooms braised in champagne. A rich and elegant side dish that is perfect for a “Special Event” type meal but easy enough to be thrown together on a regular weeknight.
Easy and simple side dish that is packed full of flavor and goes wonderfully with grilled or roasted meats. I’ve made this many times as a delicious side along with a beautiful roasted chicken or a roast beef. This dish is one of my “Cooking Leverage” recipes where I make a big batch and re-heat …Read More
My delicious take on an amazing side dish I enjoyed while out to dinner at the Dining Room of the Ritz Carlton Hotel. I was inspired by their “daily special” vegetable side; I’ve made a few changes such as upgrading to Spanish Marcona Almonds among others. This easy side goes wonderful with grilled steak and …Read More
Calabacitas Espanoles This is an old recipe that came to me from my abuelita (grandmother) and it was a staple at countless family functions. It’s a wonderful and delicious Summer dish packed full of flavor and deliciousness while at the same time being super healthy.
Zucchini, tomatoes, onions and bacon all layered together and baked for the perfect Summer vegetable dish! So much flavor, so much yummy goodness… something this delicious has to be bad for you, right? Not in this case! This recipe for Gratin Provençal is jam packed with tons of vegetables and healthy nutrients add in a …Read More
Arroz al Horno Buttery rice baked with delicious & smoky uncured bacon makes this an amazing accompaniment to go along with chicken, beef or pork. This is a favorite dish in my family with the leftovers being reheated quickly and easily for the perfect weekday side dish. The buttery and rich flavors of the numerous …Read More
A quick and easy side dish that can be cooked up in a few minutes and makes a delicious side dish to grilled meats.
Flavor packed super healthy vegetable side dish that is filled with the flavors of the South of France! I love gratin dishes (baked layered vegetable dishes) and during the cooler months of Fall, Winter and even early Spring the typical gratins I make have a rich and delicious cheese/cream sauce. But during the hot months …Read More
The perfect use for the abundance of young salad Spring greens this time of year! Spinach isn’t the only “salad green” that can be cooked for a delicious and healthy side dish. Sauteed or braised greens are a standard side dish all over the Mediterranean; Spain, France, Italy, and Greece all have a huge culture …Read More