Side Dish Recipes

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…
Orange Asparagus with Parmesan

Orange Citrus Asparagus with Parmesan

It’s Asparagus season and you can bet I am making the most of it! My colourful Orange Citrus Asparagus with Parmesan is the perfect side dish to any meal. This light and orange fragrant recipe is almost too pretty to eat. The asparagus is perfectly al dente with orange, sweet onion sauce topped with shaved…
Popovers Garlic Parmesan

Garlic Parmesan Popovers (Yorkshire Pudding)

Garlic Parmesan Sage Popovers (also known as Yorkshire Pudding) are literally amazing! Growing up these soft little pillow bites were eaten so fast, that our family often had to make multiple batches. This is one of my favourite childhood dishes and they keep getting better! I changed the recipe slightly to include this garlic parmesan…

Perfect Corn on the Cob- 3 Ways

There is something special about the end of summer.   I know what most of you are thinking? End of summer… did she just say that? What’s good about that? Well truth be told, the end of summer boasts some of the most delicious, plentiful fruits and vegetables that you will eat all year.  I’ve been…
Classic Tomato Sauce fresh

Classic Tomato Sauce

There are some experiences in life that can bring you back to a certain memory. The sounds, smells, touch of something and it brings you back to a nostalgic place. This recipe reminds me of one of those places. I booked a last minute solo trip to Italy and immersed myself in the beauty of…

Garlic Roasted Carrots with Thyme

Keep calm and carrot on. I just love roasting my veggies.  There is something about it that makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. These carrots are loved by both kids and adults alike. Here are some facts that you may not know about carrots. 1.)  They are one of the highest contributors of…
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