Category: Sides

Recipe: Cauliflower Puree with Truffle Oil

It may take a bit of patience to master the growing of cauliflower in your garden, but the results are worth it. This versatile veggie grows best in the summer and fall, or if you prefer, you can find organic cauliflower at a local farmer’s market. Mash it with truffle oil, soy milk and white …

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Gluten-Free Crispy Vegetable Fritters

Do you want to raise a foodie? If so, take note that a child’s palate is set around age three, making the food we feed them during this time the most influential for their future eating preferences. If you have a picky eater at home, odds are their eating preferences include sugary condiments and sauces …

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How to Make Authentic Napa Cabbage Kimchi

Kimchi is a fascinating thing. It is a salt-pickled Korean vegetable dish often made primarily of Napa cabbage, but also made of daikon radish, cucumbers, spring onions and a wide variety of additional ingredients that create a range of flavor from spicy and hot to savory to mild and almost sweet. Currently, there are over …

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Hasselback Potatoes Stuffed with Cheddar and Bacon

Elevate the regular old baked potato with this impressive side dish for your guests. Stuffed with cheddar and bacon, these potatoes are not only delicious but a showstopper as well fanning out delightfully as they bake. “The trick here is in using wooden spoons (or chopsticks) as guides while cutting almost-but-not-all-the-way-through,” says Chef Tom Filippou, …

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Christmas Meal Recipes from Around the World

Christmas is celebrated in many countries around the globe. Each has a distinctive and delicious dish to highlight the festivities. Andesteg (Roast Duck) From Denmark hails a recipe for roast wild duck that will bring satisfaction to diners in any country. Ingredients: 2 wild ducks 2 crab apples 1/4 cup gin 1/4 cup cognac 1/4 …

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Butternut Squash Tart with Fried Sage, Prosciutto and Pecorino Cheese

Easily impress with seasonal flavors and scrumptious recipes this holiday The holidays are here and that means it’s the season for parties, events and get-togethers. Put your best dish forward with seasonally inspired recipes guaranteed to tempt your guests’ taste buds. Packed with flavors that embody the hearty and warm tastes of the season, Butternut …

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Show-Stopping Sides for Any Occasion

These savory stuffed squash are an easy accompaniment to a festive meal or casual weeknight dinner. The meaty mushrooms add beautiful texture to the stuffing, while the apples add a layer of tartness and bite. Mushroom, Apple, and Walnut Stuffed Acorn Squash Servings: 8 Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 45 minutes Ingredients: • 4 small-medium …

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Gluten-Free Sweet Potato & Cranberry Stuffing

Spectacular stuffing for gluten-free diets If you or your guests are looking for gluten-free options, serve a hearty sweet potato and cranberry stuffing with your holiday feast to satisfy everyone’s appetite. This tasty stuffing will also help you stay on-budget as each serving comes in at less than two dollars. Gluten-Free Sweet Potato & Cranberry …

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A Seasonal Gnocchi Recipe to Spruce Up Your Holidays

This gnocchi recipe makes for the perfect side dish, as it uses many on-hand ingredients. You can substitute or add in a variety of greens like baby kale or baby spinach for extra colour. “Serve these tender potato and squash dumplings as part of your holiday spread instead of mashed potatoes,” suggests Michelle Pennock, executive …

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Sausage, Tomato & Goat Cheese Tarts

Tips and tricks for fuss-free holiday entertaining The holidays are a time of celebration, not for stressing about how you’re going to feed a room full of hungry guests. Serving fanciful fare in a beautiful setting shouldn’t be difficult — just use the tricks of entertaining experts. Here are five low-fuss ways to impress guests …

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