Archive of ‘Sides’ category

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Walnuts and Grainy Mustard Sauce

roasted Roasted Brussels

Entertaining is not something everyone does with complete ease of mind. What should my menu be? How much should I serve? Can I entertain stress-free even if my kitchen is pretty tight for space? These are all valid concerns and ones I have often heard people worry about when they’re planning a get-together. When it […] Read more…

 

Sweet Braised Fennel

braised fennel

Fennel often gets a bit of a bad rap as having an overpowering licorice-like flavour, or just simply as being a difficult ingredient to use in everyday cooking. I can’t get enough of it, to tell you the truth! It’s actually very versatile to use, changes flavour and texture depending on whether you eat it […] Read more…

 

Blood Orange, Arugula and Avocado Salad

Often times, a great salad is simply about a killer combination of ingredients. It doesn’t have to be fancy, or have a ton of ingredients, but it does have to have a little heartiness and a mix of textures and flavours. This is definitely the case with this super easy weeknight salad — it’s got […] Read more…

 

Pea and Ricotta Bruschetta

When the cold weather makes everything seem a little grey (or white!) a bag of frozen peas does a lot to remind me that spring is undoubtedly on its way. This is the one staple I consistently have on hand in my freezer at all times. I add peas to soups, pastas or turn them […] Read more…

 

Wholesome Whole Grains with Herbed Mushrooms and Feta Cheese

After a delicious week of holiday eating, I’m back in my Toronto kitchen, getting back to old, delicious — but more wholesome — eating habits. This is the kind of dish I turn to when I know my body is craving something nurturing. It starts with par-boiled grains — a real time-saver for any busy […] Read more…

 

Butternut, Arugula and Pine Nut Salad

If you read my Cookbook Club post last month, you’ll know that this is the second month Jan from Family Bites, Mardi from eat. live. travel. write and I get together and have a potluck of sorts where we each cook from one same cookbook author. This time around we met at Jan’s cosy home […] Read more…

 

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