Category Archives: Side Dish

Farro Salad with Arugula and Goat Cheese over Beet Hummus

  Hello there! I tried this gorgeous salad at a recent event I attended at Appetite for Books, a lovely, aptly named cookbook store in Westmount where you can attend either a traditional cooking class or a private dinner for … Continue reading

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Baked Italian Chicken Wings

  Hello there! I made this really easy, very flavourful and frankly, exciting dinner tonight and wanted to share. These chicken wings are so irresistible! It’ll be really hard to control yourself around these; delicately salted, with a parmesan, garlic and herb sauce … Continue reading

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Zoodles with Almond Butter Sauce

  Lets begin… Zoodles?? (my spell checker is in disbelief. It keeps changing the word to “noodles”) Zoodles : Spaghetti style noodles made from zucchini, using a Spiralizer Facts: Vegetarian recipe, Gluten Free, Vegan & Raw. It’s super healthy; super delicious Hello … Continue reading

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Warm Chickpea Salad with Fresh Mint & Yogurt

  I just got the second cookbook from the Bakopoulos sisters called “Back to the Beginning” and I could not be more psyched to dive in! Their first cookbook, Around the Greek Table is my #1 , all time favourite … Continue reading

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The Best Cauliflower Pizza Crust

Hey there! Why would I, a carb-worshiper, make a cauliflower pizza crust? Because its delicious but also because my husband is doing a sort of Paleo diet so he can’t have bread. (omg) Needless to say, coming up with totally carb-free dinners … Continue reading

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Dad’s Chickpeas and Pasta

Hello all, All my life, my dad made chickpeas in one form or another – either on their own, boiled in seasoned water or with pasta. I wouldn’t even touch it; it just didn’t appeal to me but now I … Continue reading

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Pull-Apart Cheesy Garlic Bread

Hello all! I wanted to call this “Party Bread” because it is sooo awesome – its best served at a party but it’s also like a party in your mouth. When you take a bite you wanna dance around in place … Continue reading

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April’s Swiss Chard with Olive Oil

Hey there! Following my last post about the too-amazing-for-words Tunnel of Fudge cake, I felt I needed to go lighter in this one….a lot lighter. So, I made April Bloomfield’s super simple Swiss Chard with Olive oil. She is my … Continue reading

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Bay House Mashed Green Plantains

Hey there! Being of Italian descent, this post sure feels like it comes out of left field for me. Previous thoughts : Plantains…we don’t eat them. We just know that they look like bananas but cannot be eaten as such. We also know … Continue reading

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Baked Asparagus Fries with Roasted Garlic Aioli

Hello there! Here is a fun way to eat your veggies! I made these the other day and they were delicious and fun to eat. I guess they are called asparagus “fries” because of their irresistable crispy coating and accompanying dipping sauce. Although … Continue reading

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Greek night! Spinach and Dill Rice (Spanakorizo)

TBT – Originally posted in Jan 2011 on http://www.vanillabeanonline.blogspot.com   Greek night! Spinach & Dill Rice (Spanakorizo) Hello everyone! In the mood for Greek food, I hope. This will go great with the Greek Rack of Lamb recipe recently posted https://vanillabeanonline.wordpress.com/2014/03/06/865/ … Continue reading

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“Fancy” Pernod Shrimp (Quick and easy)

Fancy Shrimp With Pernod Shrimp in Pernod is now my favorite way to eat this crustation these days! My dad makes this once and a while; it’s his specialty. I found this recipe on my previous Vanilla Bean blog site, “Classic … Continue reading

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