Side Dishes

  • Papas Arrugadas

Papas Arrugadas

By |June 15th, 2024|Comments Off on Papas Arrugadas

These Canary Island "papas" are small potatoes boiled in salty water until wrinkled. A relative of the famous Patatas Bravas, they make a delightful snack, appetizer or side dish and even more tasty [...]

  • Asian greens

Asian Greens

By |February 15th, 2024|0 Comments

When we think of Asian greens, a picture of bok choy is what we usually imagine. Bok choy (also called pak choi), a brassica, is a native Chinese vegetable and a variety of [...]

  • gai lan

Chinese Broccoli Stir-Fry

By |January 10th, 2024|0 Comments

A stir-fry of Chinese broccoli makes a versatile side dish elevating even the simplest entree to extraordinary heights. While the flavours are simple, the infusion of garlic, ginger and a medley of seasonings [...]

  • Waldorf salad with pomegranates

Waldorf Salad with Pomegranate

By |December 18th, 2023|0 Comments

Waldorf Salad is a classic American salad dating back to the late 19th century. It was first created at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City, which opened in 1893 and is widely attributed [...]

  • Root Vegetable Gratin

Root Vegetable Gratin

By |October 10th, 2023|0 Comments

Root vegetable gratin is a delectable and comforting dish that celebrates the natural richness of earthy ingredients. Slices of hearty root vegetables like potatoes, sweet potatoes, and parsnips are layered with a velvety [...]

  • roasted butternut squash

Roasted Butternut Squash

By |September 29th, 2023|0 Comments

With Fall upon us, what better vegetable to enjoy than butternut squash. Roasting the bell shaped vegetable brings out the sweetness and nuttiness while preserving its nutritional value. Only simple ingredients like olive [...]


Harvest Scalloped Potatoes

By |September 6th, 2023|0 Comments

A perennial autumn favourite is always scalloped potatoes. My grandmother made a bechamel for hers and, sadly, it could often be hit or miss. Years ago, the uber-talented Klaus Wöckinger, of La Chaumière [...]

  • gomen

Gomen (Stewed Kale)

By |June 28th, 2023|0 Comments

Gomen is traditional Ethiopian stewed collard greens or kale. It is a deliciously flavourful way to eat your greens and is the perfect side dish to any meal. Do not omit the cardamom [...]

  • mushroom risotto

Mushroom Risotto

By |March 8th, 2023|0 Comments

A mushroom risotto is a sublime use of any combination of mushrooms, and much easier to make than most people think. Not straying far from the pan and stirring often are key. The [...]

  • roasted brussels sprouts

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Tajin

By |December 11th, 2022|0 Comments

If you grew up eating boiled Brussels Sprouts like we did, you are in for a tasty surprise with these Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Tajin. Crispy diced pancetta is combined with sauteed Halloumi cheese [...]

  • fried rice

Spam and Pineapple Fried Rice

By |June 24th, 2021|1 Comment

This Spam and pineapple fried rice recipe is a delicious way to repurpose leftover rice. Add in juicy pineapple cubes, some staple items from the pantry or freezer and you can turn those leftovers [...]

  • welsh rarebit

Welsh Rarebit

By |April 2nd, 2021|2 Comments

Ale and Stout Canadians love their beer — and we in the prairies are particularly lucky to have close access to some of the best barley in the world. And lucky us — not [...]

  • Brunede Kartofler

Brunede Kartofler

By |December 12th, 2020|2 Comments

We’ve turned the 12 days into the 12 tastes of Christmas as we visit tables all over the world during the holidays. From KFC in Japan to injera in Ethiopia join us on a [...]

  • hys little gem wedge salad

Hy’s Little Gem Wedge Salad

By |October 16th, 2020|1 Comment

Little Gem lettuce is a small lettuce that is a cross between romaine and butter lettuce offering both a crisp and sweet bite. It pairs nicely with the blue cheese, cooked bacon and buttermilk [...]

  • yakimeshi


By |September 21st, 2020|0 Comments

Yakimeshi's literal translation is: Yaki, to cook +fry +grill; Meshi, rice. In Japanese it is also called by the more common name ‘Chahan’. Chahan is the Japanese pronunciation for ‘Choafan’, the Chinese word for [...]

  • roasted cauliflower hummus

Roasted Cauliflower Hummus

By |July 15th, 2020|0 Comments

Roasted cauliflower hummus is the perfect blend of sophisticated taste and guilt-free snackage. Substituting roasted cauliflower for the traditional chickpeas makes it a low-carb option and adds a depth of [...]

  • Dirty South Fried Rice

Dirty South Fried Rice

By |April 13th, 2020|0 Comments

Dirty rice is a traditional Louisiana Creole dish made from cooking small pieces of beef, pork, chicken livers, seafood, even sausage and combining with spices. While cooking, the white rice becomes coloured from the [...]