Category Archives: Side Dishes

Some Thoughts on the Raw Food Movement, plus Zucchini Pasta

Recently I’ve been very interested in the raw food movement/diet/lifestyle/religion and thinking about the value of raw foods in one’s diet. Generally I agree about 80% with it. Raw, whole foods are the way nature provides them to us which … Continue reading

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Sweet Potato Chips

Oh I’ve missed you all! I’m sorry for my hiatus from theLAB, I had a surprise assessment at university and then a very busy week. But I’m back and hopefully I’ll be able to post again more frequently. I have … Continue reading

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Sumac and Asparagus Couscous, Yoghurt Sauce, and Apple and Fennel Salad

A beautiful roast chicken should be served with sides that compliment it and round out all the flavours. These sides are actually good enough to have by themselves. K and I had the sumac and asparagus couscous with some spiced … Continue reading

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Spanish Rice

You have to admit that Mexican food takes normal food and makes it amazing: mince meat becomes smokey and spicy; tomatoes become a lively salsa and rice gets stuffed full of flavour and becomes Spanish/Mexican rice!

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Guacamole!

I reckon I could eat this stuff by the bucket! Guacamole is one of my favourite foods (I know, I know, I say that a lot, but I have a big heart to love lots of foods!) This guac is … Continue reading

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Fresh Salsa: Pico De Gallo

Any quest for flavour is likely to dwell in Mexico for quite some time, exploring the chilli peaks and quesadilla plains. This week will be a journey through the components of homemade burritos where all the components are made as … Continue reading

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Chinese Eggplant

Eggplant is one of my favourite vegetables, such an interesting flavour which can be enhanced in so many ways. In Moussaka with lamb and spices, Baba Ganoush all smokey (once my house smelled like burnt eggplant for a few weeks … Continue reading

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Cauliflower Blue Cheese Bake: Beautiful produce served simply

One of the best ways to cook is to take produce that is in season and prepare it simply. These days we expect to eat apples year round and then are surprised that kids don’t like fruit when you give … Continue reading

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Beetroot Week: Beetroot Leaves

Yay! Beetroot week is here! In the same vein as yesterday, often people discard the main ingredient of this dish. If only they knew what they were missing! Beetroot leaves are super tasty, not as mild as english spinach but … Continue reading

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