Posted at 4:33 pm , on June 3, 2013
Maple Drizzled Sweet Potatoes, Oregano Roasted Potatoes with Lemon and Garlicky Button Mushrooms. Need I say more?
I would like to share a few of my go-to and favourite side dishes, which I call, Simply Sides. I love them because they all have few ingredients, take only a minute to prep and go with almost everything. The real bonus is the oven temp and time is the same for all three dishes. Three simple sides that pair well together for taste as well as cooking convenience. Love it!
Sweet potatoes are little nutrition powerhouses packed with the good stuff…they even say sweet potatoes can help stabilize blood sugar levels! I find that potatoes and mushrooms are great company pleasers. What’s better on a busy night than a simple side? 3 simply sides! Continue reading
Posted at 7:32 pm , on May 31, 2013
My sister came over yesterday morning to work on wedding shower prep. We are hosting a shower for my younger sister this Sunday. We spent the whole day preparing, crafting, organizing, meal planning…it was a long day!
By lunch time we were in need of some serious food fuel to get us through the afternoon and continue on with the seemingly endless wedding prep! My sister suggested hummus, and, luckily, I had canned chickpeas, garlic, and sesame seeds on hand. They are staples in my house and happen to be the base for great hummus recipes!
I decided on a Super Smooth Red Pepper Hummus. This recipe is super quick, tasty and perfect served alongside fresh-cut up veggies, pita, bread sticks…pretty much whatever you have on hand. Continue reading
Posted at 10:48 pm , on May 29, 2013
Last night, I decided on a simple side of Roasted Asparagus with coconut oil, sea salt & fresh cracked pepper. The outcome was delicious!
My 4-year-old gobbles them up in no time. My 16 month year old follows in his footsteps and loves her “asparagus trees”.
I love Asparagus because they are so simple to serve and are such a great addition to any meal, especially, spring time meals. I’ll take them roasted, steamed or cooked on the BBQ!! I also love that asparagus is full of antioxidants! It’s also a very good source of fiber, folate and other beneficial vitamins.
This recipe in particular is so simple, it requires only 4 ingredients, takes minimal time in the oven and plays on the fresh, intense flavour of the beloved asparagus. Continue reading