Sides

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 […]

RADICCHIO SALAD

RADICCHIO SALAD

I went to this restaurant in liberty village. They claim to serve authentic southern Italian specialities but really what it was, is the chef going to the grocery store close by and buying prepackaged foods and assembling them – but charging for authentic good quality […]

SESAME SUGAR SNAP PEAS

SESAME SUGAR SNAP PEAS

Lately, I have been trying to get more veggies into my diet without eating salads all day. These sugar snap peas did it for me. They are raw, crunchy, sweet, and salty. The sesame oil gives them a wonderful nutty flavour. They are so quick […]

WEEKLY MIX

WEEKLY MIX

When I get really busy during the week, I have to have something that is quick and easy to make. And though a big pot of chilli or a casserole can make a fast dinner or a lunch to go, I found I got tired […]

KALE CHICKPEA SALAD

KALE CHICKPEA SALAD

There is a restaurant in Toronto called GUSTO 101. They have this kale salad that is absolutely amazing. It’s one of their signature dishes. Their Cavolo Nero has kale, currants, pine nuts, pecorino, and a lemon vinaigrette. Every time I go there I order it. […]

CHIMICHURRI CHICKEN

CHIMICHURRI CHICKEN

A few years ago I went on a South American adventure with my cousin Danielle. Our first stop was Buenos Aires. We drank a bottle of Malbec every night with dinner, and dinner was always grilled meats with sides of veggies. I really loved the […]

CROUTON SALAD WITH ROASTED BRUSSELS SPROUTS

CROUTON SALAD WITH ROASTED BRUSSELS SPROUTS

This is the salad I made to accompany the Citrus Herb Chicken for my friend’s birthday dinner. It’s light but filling and was a great side for this summer meal.

THAI SPICED PUMPKIN SOUP

THAI SPICED PUMPKIN SOUP

I had left over pumpkin puree from thanksgiving and decided to make a spicy soup with it. This is quick and easy and can be frozen for future meals.