side dishes recipes

big red roasted beets
big red roasted beets

As I said a few days ago : “EAT MORE VEGETABLES !”. Here is an extremely healthy and easy and impressive entrée or side-dish or accompaniment to serve with your winter meals. A simple, big, round, roasted beet ! More impressive if the beets are large, instead of several smaller ones. They’re roasted in the oven...

06.12.2015
apple fennel cabbage slaw
apple fennel cabbage slaw

Cabbage slaw is always a great way to enjoy vegetables, especially when combined with other tangy flavours such as sweet and tart granny smith apples and also fennel. Cool, crunchy and crispy, it is a great accompaniment and contrast to grilled meats or heavier fried foods. It’s also a great way to use up whatever leftover vegetables you...

21.07.2015
smashed potatoes (with lemon and garlic)
smashed potatoes (with lemon and garlic)

“SMASHED” ? Yes friends, that’s what I said … BUT WHY ? Because they’re tender on the inside, crispy on the outside … HARD TO MAKE ? Noooooooooo ! DO I HAVE TO BE TOUGH & STRONG TO SMASH THEM ? Stop it. Are they easy to make ? Yesssss ... I made mine with lemon and garlic and olive oil, like a good...

26.09.2015
baby lettuce salad spears
baby lettuce salad spears

SALAD for COCKTAIL HOUR - no forks required PLEASE ! Smarten'up and stop grinning… I know it's not really a recipe ! But it's fresh it's crisp, it's wholesome. Not a whole serving of salad, no salad bowl needed nor a fork to eat it with. Just salad spears, lightly coated with some slightly sweet, slightly tart, light...

31.03.2015
smashed cucumber salad
smashed cucumber salad

Did you know that if you SMASH your cucumbers instead of slicing them perfectly, you will experience not only a different texture but also a different taste experience ? Well, I just found this out in an Asian restaurant the other night and it was perfect … and I’m someone who has grown up with cucumber in salads. You would think...

04.09.2015