Side Dishes

  • Watermelon Feta Salad

    Best summer salad in just four easy steps! I love this version of one of my favorites, serve this south-of-the-border salad with fresh chips, guacamole and tacos and have the perfect dinner party ready in minutes
  • Star Anise Stars in Authentic Vietnamese Summer Rolls

    Our friend Julie’s mother sent us the stunning recipe direct from her farm in Vietnam. Star Anise’s unique flavor adds complexity to this wonderfully simple recipe that is perfect for a hot summer meal.
  • Persian Salad

    Here is a great new recipe by our good friend and lovely lady, Parvaneh Holloway. A delicious refreshing salad for her Persian Dinner.
  • Mast O Bademjan, Persian Eggplant Dip

    Here is a true Persian delight, a creamy eggplant dip that is perfect with cocktails, lunch or dinner.
  • Persian Spices Blend

    We liked it so much, we’ve combined all the ingredients in our Organic Persian Spice Mix Collection for you to try this spice blend at home.
  • Classic Styrian Gold Salad Dressing

    Classic Styrian Gold Salad Dressing. Mix together all the ingredients, Refrigerate at least for half an hour, allowing flavors to blend.
  • Pumpkin and Butternut Squash, Sicilian Style

    A twist on a classic accompaniment to Thanksgiving dinner that I happened upon recently in Italy. We recommend using Calvi Quadro Unfiltered Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Giusti’s Family Reserve Balsamic Vinegar to make this dish extraordinary.
  • Grape Leaves Stuffed with Rice and Ground Beef

    Whenever I tell anyone that I’m originally from Egypt and that I love to cook, the first question is usually: “Do you ever make stuffed grape/vine leaves (wara’ enab in Arabic)?” I smile; how could I not have made this old-time favorite?
  • Stuffed White Eggplants

    In traditional Egyptian cuisine, aubergines have been popularized by two main meals – moussaka (which is typically a baked casserole consisting of rumi eggplants, tomato sauce and ground beef), and bitingan mahshi, or stuffed eggplant.
  • Easy Delicious Spicy Potato Bake

    A perfect accompaniment to roast lamb, beef or chicken!
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