Tag Archives: Sides and Salads

Salmon Quinoa Salad with Lemon Caper Vinaigrette

This light and refreshing salmon quinoa salad with lemon caper vinaigrette is packed with protein and heart-healthy superfoods that will leave you feeling satisfied and wanting more! Summers in Sardinia are hot, and consequently the oven rarely gets turned on. Fresh salads are an integral part to summer fare, but since they are prepared so …

Healthy Summer Pasta Salad

Summer salads make for quick, easy, and healthy meal options, for a lazy day by the pool, a casual dinner party or a bring-along meal for a picnic or barbecue. This healthy summer pasta salad is made with homegrown cherry tomatoes and cucumbers, fresh basil, tangy black olives, and creamy mozzarella cheese. Summer days in …

Roasted Cauliflower Quinoa Bowl

This wholesome, vegan roasted cauliflower quinoa bowl is the perfect one-bowl meal, made with protein-rich quinoa and a fresh and tangy avocado lime dressing. It’s light and fresh, yet surprisingly filling. A delicious vegan meal that non-vegans can enjoy as a main or a side dish. I have a confession to make. I’m obsessed with cauliflower. …

Kale and Black Beans Stewed in Tomato Sauce

This hearty vegan dish is packed with a ton of flavour and is full of healthy ingredients. Kale and black beans stewed in tomato sauce are a winning combination, and the perfect cozy meal for a cold winter’s day. I love kale chips – so much so that for a few years they were my only …

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 …