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Dairy Free Side Dishes

cucumber salad in a white bowl on a white marble counter

Easy Cucumber Salad

Cucumber salad is a wonderfully refreshing, slightly sweet, slightly tangy dish.  It is the perfect addition to have at a picnic, cookout, or simply for lunch. Summer is a time for salads. I often lean towards salads popular in Israel such as Israeli salad and Israeli red cabbage salad. However, I also enjoy American salads …

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Square sweet cornbread on a plate

Sweet Cornbread without Milk

This easy one bowl homemade sweet cornbread is made without milk or butter but is still moist and flavorful with the perfect crumb.   Sweet cornbread is popular in the North as opposed to Southern cornbread which is savory.   As you may have guessed, it is the amount of sugar that one puts in …

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Dairy Free Cornbread

This Southern style cornbread is moist and completely dairy free. This one-bowl recipe could not be any easier. The name “cornbread” can be a little confusing to some.  I remember once reading a review left by an English woman on a cooking site who said it came out nothing like bread.   As far as …

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Authentic Mexican rice in a white bowl on a white marble counter

Mexican Rice

This Mexican Rice is an authentic recipe which calls for only only a handful of ingredients.  It is simple to make and is a great side to many Mexican dishes. Serve with meat, chicken, or fish. Mexican rice or arroz Mexicano is very similar to arroz rojo (red rice), sometimes called Spanish rice.  In fact, …

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arroz rojo in a bowl on a marble counter

Arroz Rojo – Mexican Red Rice

Arroz Rojo, also known as Mexican red rice, is a classic Mexican side dish.  Serve alongside your favorite meat, chicken, or vegetarian Mexican dish.   When I first made arroz rojo I was a little worried that it would taste too similar to Israeli red rice that I wouldn’t be able to share it with you. …

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slice of broccoli kugel on a white plate with a pan of broccoli kugel in the background

Broccoli Kugel

Broccoli Kugel is a traditional Jewish casserole which is popularly served on Shabbos and holidays.  This dish is inherently dairy free, since it uses broccoli and eggs as its main ingredients. Broccoli kugel is essentially a broccoli casserole.   Like other kugels, it is served on Shabbos and religious holidays as a sort of side. …

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Israeli salad in a white bowl on a white marble counter

Israeli Salad

Israeli salad is a simple vegetable salad which you will almost always find served at meals in Israel.  You can eat it as a starter, a side salad to pretty much anything, or added to a pita sandwich. As a food blog that has quite a few Israeli recipes, I couldn’t possibly leave out Israeli …

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white rice in a white bowl on a marble counter

Israeli White Rice

Israeli white rice is much more flavorful than regular white rice and is never sticky but just as simple to make!  Serve on the side of meat, poultry, fish, a stir fry or as an addition to other Israeli classics. White rice is white rice right?  I thought so too, but I was wrong. When …

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fried rice in a white bowl on a white marble counter

Easy Fried Rice

This easy fried rice is great for using leftovers!  Just fry eggs, carrots, rice, your choice of peas or green onions and you’re done.   It’s believed that fried rice was created about 1,500 years ago in the Sui Dynasty as a way of reusing leftover white rice.  Today it is also a popular street food …

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israeli red rice in a white bowl

Israeli Red Rice

Israeli red rice is a delicious side that you will only find made in homes.  Add it to your table for a burst of color and delicious flavor.  Serve alongside chicken or meat. The first time I ate Israeli red rice was at my great aunt Chana’s house during a summer I spent in Israel. …

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