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What To Serve With Chicken Chow Mein: 10 Best Sides!

August 10, 2022
what to serve with chicken chow mein

If you’re a fan of Chinese food, you’ll definitely be familiar with chicken chow mein!  It’s a traditional Asian dish that’s a favourite amongst home cooks as well as being a staple offering in takeaways and Chinese restaurants, and it typically consists of chicken stir fried with egg noodles and a variety of fresh veggies such as carrots, cabbage, and bean sprouts.  Finally, it’s finished…

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What To Serve With Beef Stifado: 8 BEST Sides!

August 9, 2022
what to serve with beef stifado

Do you love Greek food? Are you thinking about trying to recreate that traditional taverna experience from the comfort of your own home?  If so, you might be looking for ideas for what to serve with beef stifado!  This hugely popular stew is a favourite for so many, and by adding a couple of well planned side dishes, you can have a beautiful Greek inspired…

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What To Serve With Dhal: 10 Best Sides!

August 5, 2022
what to serve with dhal

If you love Indian flavours and easy dinner ideas, a bowl of steaming, spicy dhal might be right up your street. It’s healthy, it’s perfect for serving to vegetarians and vegans, and it’s crammed with delicious ingredients such as lentils, fresh tomatoes, garlic, and sometimes even colourful aubergine.  It’s often considered to be very similar to curry, and that’s true in terms of its flavour…

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The 7 BEST Pasta Side Dishes for Chicken!

July 18, 2022
the best pasta side dishes for chicken

Chicken with a side of your favourite pasta dish is a great quick dinner that’s perfect for feeding the whole family after a busy day.  Maybe you’ve got some rotisserie chicken left over from a weekend roast and you want to make it into a tasty meal, or you’ve got some chicken breasts in the fridge that need using up, or perhaps you’re planning on…

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What Dessert Goes With Mac & Cheese? 10 Best Choices!

what dessert goes with mac and cheese

Doing some meal planning for the week ahead, and need ideas for what dessert goes with mac and cheese? I’ve got you covered!  Mac and cheese is surely one of the most popular comfort food dishes in the world. Suitable as a main course in its own right or served as a satisfying side dish, it has everything you could want when you’re in the…

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