Sides

BEET HUMMUS

BEET HUMMUS

I have a friend who is vegan and when she visits I usually have some kind of hummus and pita chips available for us to snack on. I bought a beetroot hummus from the store and it wasn’t that great. It was sweet and lacked […]

BUTTERNUT SQUASH WITH CHERRIES & PISTACHIOS

BUTTERNUT SQUASH WITH CHERRIES & PISTACHIOS

This is a great dish to serve when the weather starts getting cold. It’s hearty and flavourful. It can be a side to a roast chicken or served as a main for a vegetarian dish.

CAPONATA

CAPONATA

This side dish is packed with veggies and has a sweet and sour element to it. I like to make a batch of this and keep it in the fridge. It’s so versatile, you can add it as a relish to grilled meats, make flat […]

CAPONATA CROSTINI

CAPONATA CROSTINI

One of my favourite appetizers to make is crostini. They are great for entertaining. Whenever I have friends over I make some sort of crostini to have with a bottle of wine. The base is always bread, then top with whatever you like. I had […]

MEATLOAF STUFFED PORTOBELLOS

MEATLOAF STUFFED PORTOBELLOS

This recipe can also just be a meatloaf. That’s originally what it was. I made meatloaf for my cousin and put the slices of pancetta all over the top. The result was a moist flavorful meatloaf. We each had a thick slice with veggies on […]

FRITTO MISTO WITH LEMON ROSEMARY DIP

FRITTO MISTO WITH LEMON ROSEMARY DIP

This is such a beautiful dish, and very flavourful. Veggies fried in rosemary oil with a lemon rosemary mayo is a great dish to enjoy in the summer. You can use all sorts of vegetables, but I really like the zucchinis and cauliflower. The chickpeas […]

CUCUMBER & SALMON BITES

CUCUMBER & SALMON BITES

Anyone who knows me knows I hate cucumbers. You will rarely find a recipe of mine that includes it. I won’t even try to make something with cucumbers. So how did this come about? My friends and I had a ladies luncheon and one of […]

CHIMICHURRI

CHIMICHURRI

In the summer I like to grill and this is my favourite accompaniment to whatever I’m grilling.  I make a big batch of it and keep it in the fridge almost every week during the summer. My favourite is to spoon it over grilled beef […]

MARINATED ARTICHOKE HEARTS

MARINATED ARTICHOKE HEARTS

I was at a party and they had an antipasto platter with marinated artichoke hearts. I loved them and started using them in salads and pastas. They are so versatile and can be used in so many ways. But I noticed a few things when […]

BALSAMIC BEETS & GOAT CHEESE SALAD

BALSAMIC BEETS & GOAT CHEESE SALAD

Growing up I had beets only one way – bottled with vinegar and onions. I liked them but they weren’t a staple for me. That’s until I went to Argentina and that is when my love affair with beets started. How we use peas and […]