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Green Beans In Tomato Sauce {Italian Stewed Green Beans}

Green Beans in Tomato Sauce is one of those simple side dishes that can never go wrong. It pairs perfectly with meat and fish main courses. But a lot of times, especially on a hot summer we would eat just this. Simple yet filling plate of veggies. We might add a couple of slices of …

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Skinny Vegetable Lasagna with Tomato And Basil Pesto Sauce

There is nothing you wouldn’t love about this vegetable lasagna. Nothing fried, no heavy melted cheeses or unnecessary breadcrumbs. Instead, super light,  oven baked slices of eggplants and zucchini, layered with slightly tangy Parmesan cheese. Add tomato and basil pesto sauce to balance all the flavors and to give your lasagna perfect juiciness from top …

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Italian Stuffed Artichokes

This simple but utterly delicious  Italian stuffed artichokes is classics that just can’t go wrong. Imagine, soft buttery petals paired with crunchy cheese, herbs and breadcrumb mix all with light and flavorful garlic taste. These artichokes are nothing short of epic! Italian stuffed artichokes can be served as an appetizer, main vegetarian course or paired …

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Pumpkin Wedges Wrapped In Speck With Balsamic & Honey Glaze

Bright, flavorful and easy to make these Roasted Pumpkin Wedges is a perfect appetizer, side dish or even a whole light dinner! All it takes is few simple and awesome ingredients and roughly 40 minutes of time (and 5 minutes of actual work). If you’ve ever heard of a special type of Italian cured meat …

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Pressure Cooker Brussel Sprouts with Pine Nuts & Pomegranate Seeds

Are you always on the go? Or maybe tired of the  same old veggie sides? These pressure cooker brussel sprouts is a total saver. Quite literally! Aside from instant noodle bowl, what else can you make in less than 5 minutes?? Brussel sprouts cook in pressure cooker for 3-4 minutes while maintaining all vitamins and …

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Artichoke & Potato Casserole

Artichoke and Potato Casserole is one of winter and spring favorite side dishes. It goes perfectly with any main course such as chicken meat or fish. And even if you skip the meat or fish you’ll still have nutrient-rich and delicious meal. To make this artichoke casserole both fresh and frozen artichokes (including edible part …

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Baked Spinach Florentine Style

Simple and healthy backed spinach Florentine style is a great side dish but also a perfect light meal all on it’s own. Spinach is considered to be one of those super foods for any diet. It’s super low in calories but has an astonishing nutritional composition. Spinach is a storehouse of vitamins and minerals, including …

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Oven Roasted Eggplants Alla Sarda

Oven Roasted Eggplants Sardinian style is one of signature dishes my mother-in-law makes at home. She shared this recipe with me some time ago and it has become one of my favorites ever since. The original Italian name of these eggplants is Melanzane alla Sassarese. Sassari is a town in Northern Sardinia, and it’s just …

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Baked Anchovy Frittata with Tomatoes

If you’re short on time AND on ingredients frittata can be a life saver. Translated from Italian frittata literally means “fried”. Fried eggs that is. But not only that. Frittata is like pasta, if you change the condiments you’ll have a different dish every single time. If you think about it, there are at least …

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Round Zucchini Balls Stuffed with Mortadella Sausage

During the summer season you can find lots of zucchini varieties on the market. Anything from kinda all-year-round long dark green zucchini, to zucchini blossoms, white zucchini and even round zucchini. There is a ton of ways they can be cooked. And you probably have tried a few already. But those round zucchini just scream …

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Strawberries, Balsamic & Mixed Greens

Strawberries with walnuts, mixed greens and aged balsamic vinegar is luxury in a bowl. Without exaggeration this salad is a celebration of colors and flavors. A celebration of summer after all!   During hot summer days it’s a perfect and refreshing side to go with grilled meat. But it’s also a light and flavorful stand …

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Sauteed Mushrooms with Garlic and Parsley – Funghi Trifolati

Sauteed mushrooms have 1001 reasons to love them: low carb low calorie fast & easy to cook ALWAYS in season perfect side for almost ANY main course DELICIOUS stand alone meal vegetarian affordable and the list goes on and on! The only thing that is better than sauteed mushrooms is Sauteed Mushrooms Italian Style. Funghi …

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