Tag Archives: Sides and Salads

Warm Caramelized Carrot Lentil Salad

This warm caramelized carrot lentil salad is garnished with earthy flavours like cumin and turmeric and makes for a hearty and tasty vegan side dish or main meal. The intense sweet flavour of roasted vegetables is divine. All that sweetness that gently gets coaxed out of the vegetables by slowing roasting them is one of the tastiest …

Leftover Rice Frittata

This leftover rice frittata is a very simple, light-tasting, non-pretentious lunch that is flavourful and satisfying. It’s just rice. And eggs. And a ton of Parmesan cheese. If you like simple flavours, and are looking for a different way to serve eggs for the family, this recipe is perfect! It comes together in about 10 minutes …

Caramelized Onion Quinoa Bowl

Six ingredients is all you need to prepare this show-stopping caramelized onion quinoa bowl. This unique side dish would be the perfect addition to any meal, and one that those with dietary restrictions can enjoy since it’s vegan, dairy, soy, and gluten-free. This recipe has been a long-time favourite in my house. It was originally intended …

Roasted Eggplant Couscous Salad

This warm roasted eggplant couscous salad is packed with Mediterranean flavours, from pine nuts and kalamata olives, to cumin, dill, and tangy feta cheese. It’s perfect as a clean eating side dish for barbecued meats, or can be enjoyed as a vegetarian one-bowl meal all on its own. The vegetables in our garden are dwindling, …

Antipasto Pasta Salad

This is the perfect party pasta salad. It combines all the flavours of an authentic Mediterranean antipasto platter-feta cheese, artichokes, roasted red peppers, basil, olives, capers, and cherry tomatoes, and more. Pasta salads make great take-along meals to barbecues or potlucks since they can be prepared in advance, and maintain their texture and flavour for …

Green Beans in Spicy Tomato Sauce

Greens beans in spicy tomato sauce is a classic Italian side dish, delicious with roasted or grilled meats, or served on its own as a light meal. Greens beans have a bad reputation, especially when it comes to kids, most likely due to the fact that they are often prepared the wrong way-boiled and served …

Crispy Baked Eggplant Fries

A twist on your typical french fry, these crispy baked eggplant fries are not only healthy but taste great too. They’re crispy on the outside and soft and tender in the middle, and they’re gluten-free! Instead of frying the eggplant, this healthier version requires baking them-and might I add that they are baked to crispy perfection. Healthy, …

Tomato Chickpea Salad

This simple, easy to make tomato chickpea salad is packed with bright, fresh flavours. It’s a great salad to serve to dinner guests and be personalized to suit your taste preferences. When making summer salads, it almost goes without saying that one must take advantage of fresh, seasonal ingredients. They are essential for optimal flavour and are …

Caprese Avocado Rice Salad with Balsamic Reduction

Caprese salads spell S-U-M-M-E-R. Not literally, of course. Fresh hand-picked basil and tomatoes from the garden, and morsels of mozzarella cheese make this Italian-inspired dish a light and refreshing, yet satisfying summer meal. My love for mozzarella di bufala all started in Molise years ago, when my husband’s relatives introduced me to REAL mozzarella, not the shredded, …