Vegetables and Sides

Oven-Baked Sweet Potato Chips

I just love these! You can eat them as is, you can season them with your favourite spices and you can top just about anything with them, making them the pièce de résistance of any dish. Sweet potato’s composition is tricky. Lots of moisture, making it hard to crisp up […]

Crispy Baked Sweet Potato Fries

For the longest time I have been convinced that there is no way to make good sweet potato fries at home. One of my chef friends, who’s restaurant makes THE BEST sweet potato fries EVER, once walked me through all of the steps needed to get those fries crispy. And […]

Arugula Basil Pesto

This is my go to summer pesto. I love adding arugula and the kick it brings to the dish. Also, often arugula is easier to come by than basil in large quantities. With respect to nuts – you can use anything you have, including walnuts, pine nuts, pumpkin seeds, sunflower […]

Fresh Creamed Corn – With Zero Cream

Fresh corn, pinch of salt, water, a little bit of milk (or alternative) and a knob of butter (can use oil.) That’s it! Not only is it healthy, fresh and so much better for you than canned stuff or recipes made with a ton of cream, it also tastes better, […]

Bright Basil Pesto Pasta – Quick and so Delicious

What a bright and light fresh summer basil Pasta! Weeknight perfection of a dish. Takes minutes to make but delivers big flavours! You can make your own pesto (like the one I have here) or simply buy some at your local farmer’s market. Store-bough could also work but it probably […]

Zucchini Noodles (Zoodles) with Arugula Pesto

Don’t have a spiralizer to make your Zucchini Noodles? No problem. You can use a mandoline or a vegetable peeler to thinly slice your zucchini. I love keeping my equipment simple in my home kitchen – you won’t find many kitchen gadgets or fancy equipment. I like keeping my tools […]

Salsa Verde (Tomatillo Salsa/Green Salsa)

This salsa is fantastic and takes minutes to make. Serve it to accompany fish tacos or vegetable/bean tacos, eggs, anything else you can imagine or simply with tortilla chips. Happens to be Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Vegan, Vegetarian and Low Carb.

Delicious Toasted Garlic Bread

Well, this garlic bread is scrumptious! Everything could be made ahead, so all you will need to do is spread your bread with butter, toast it and serve! You may also add shredded mozzarella, but that’s totally optional. Happens to be Vegetarian. Make this Gluten-Free: Serve on top of Gluten-Free […]