Side Dish Recipes

Caramelized Shiitake Mushrooms with Jasmine Rice

Caramelized Shiitake Mushrooms with Jasmine Rice

Dinner just got quicker & easier with my Caramelized Shiitake Mushrooms & Jasmine Rice Dish. Made with Tilda Steamed Jasmine Rice. This recipe is bursting with bold Southeast Asian flavours and can be made in under 20 minutes! This dish is gluten-free & vegan, so you can feel good about what you are eating. Join…
Peach Tomato Burrata Salad

Peach Tomato Burrata Salad

Summer is in full swing and you can bet I am soaking up every little bit of sunshine. ☀️ My Peach Tomato Burrata Salad is sweet and savoury and the perfect side dish for the summer months. My mother lives in a beautiful rural neighbourhood that has some incredible local farms right outside her back…

Jalapeno Cheddar Cornbread Muffins

Warm savoury jalapeno cheddar corn bread muffins, perfect for dipping into a robust bowl of hot chili. A favourite childhood memory of mine and one that your whole family will love. My dad used to make this incredible homemade chili and he would pair it with warm, savoury corn bread. I loved dipping the corn…
Cheesy Jalapeno Poppers

Cheesy Jalapeno Poppers

Enjoy the deep fried taste without the oil and guilt! These cheesy jalapeño poppers are low carb, with melted creamy cheese with just a hint of spice. This is the ultimate appetizer that your guests will love! This is an awesome appetizer over the holidays, Superbowl parties or when you want to watch the big…
Smashed Sweet Potato with Feta and Garlic

Smashed Sweet Potatoes with Feta & Garlic

These little perfect rounds of sweet potato are bursting with flavour! They are perfect for a dinner side or even a special festive holiday evening. I just love making sweet potatoes. Anything from french fries, to mashed, to roasted in the oven with just paprika, salt and pepper. They always turn out amazing, full of…

Baked Zucchini Fries

Exercise? Oh I thought you said extra fries! Well lucky for you, my Baked Zucchini Fries are healthy and you won’t even feel guilty while eating them. They are covered in gluten free bread crumbs ( or regular panko) and Parmesan for the perfect crisp! You can always leave the cheese out if you want…
Mexican Street Corn

Mexican Street Corn

Same great recipe, new look! I get requests for this recipe all of the time and it tastes so good. My Mexican Street Corn is the perfect combination of savoury, salty and sweet.I’m sure you’ve had corn on the cob but I bet you’ve never had corn taste like this before. This dish has so many…
Spring Herbed Potato Salad

Spring Herbed Potato Salad

This salad is incredibly fresh, flavourful and delicious. The simple salad dressing hits all the spots with its sweet and savoury flavours. The Dijon from just pops in your mouth! This is a great healthier alternative to mayo and egg potato salad but still very comforting. I like to use a variety of baby potatoes…
Roasted Cauliflower with Hot Tahini Honey

Roasted Cauliflower with Tahini Honey

I finally discovered the worlds best roasted cauliflower recipe and can’t wait to share it with you. This dish is packed with exotic sweet and savory flavours, and is an explosion in your mouth. I promise you will not make any other cauliflower recipe for the rest of your life. This recipe is completely vegan…
Roasted Carrots over a bed of hummus and crispy chickpeas

Roasted Heirloom Carrots with Garlic Hummus

I hope you are all enjoying this lovely autumn weather with people you love. This dish is sure winner in my books. Beautifully Roasted Heirloom Carrots with Garlic Hummus topped with crispy chickpeas & pistachios and drizzled za’atar oil. OMG I have never seen such an incredible marriage of ingredients together. This is such a…
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