Archive for the ‘Sides’ Category

  • I am a web designer by day and a food enthusiast by night. I'm originally from the Fort Lauderdale/Miami area but moved to the west coast (first Oregon ans now California) three years ago. Prior to that I spent two years in France and Spain. Living in Europe not only made me a much more experimental cook, but also taught me about the importance of improvising in a recipe -- because on most days I could never find all of the ingredients I needed!

    I try to use fresh/seasonal market ingredients when available and I add hot peppers to pretty much everything (so watch out!). I hope you enjoy my recipes and feel free to share.

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Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Leeks & Pancetta

This rich and delicious dish is perfect for a meal or even as a side dish. It is great in the winter months when it’s cold out and you want to roast / feel heat from your oven! Pancetta is normally pretty salty so there...

by admin on November 25th, 2015
No Comments  Mains, Sides


Israeli Couscous with Sautéed Squash, Goat Cheese & Toasted Pine Nuts

The way I typically shop is by going to the local farmer’s market or grocery store and seeing what seasonal fruits and vegetables they have in stock. I had never seen grey squash before (or at least not noticed it) so I decided to experiment...

by admin on July 28th, 2015
No Comments  Salads, Sides, Vegetarian


Garlic Kale & Mushrooms

I picked up this recipe while at a new supermarket in Ft Lauderdale, Fresh Market. It went great with a juicy steak, but if you are a vegetarian, it could be a delicious meal all on it’s own. Serves: 2 Ingredients: 1 tbsp olive oil...

by admin on February 20th, 2014
No Comments  Salads, Sides, Vegetarian


Mashed Butternut Squash

If you are looking for slightly healthier alternatives to starchy mashed potatoes as a side dish, mashed butternut squash is a wonderful option. You can choose to top it any way you like (cinnamon, ginger, butter, etc) or even eat it plain. It is a...

by admin on November 11th, 2013
No Comments  Sides, Vegetarian


Butternut Squash Risotto

This is the perfect side dish for fall. The warm creamy risotto blends so well with butternut squash and although it is a bit laborious to make, it is well worth it — it’s the perfect accompaniment for just about anything (and great the next...

by admin on November 9th, 2013
No Comments  Mains, Sides, Starters, Tapas & Snacks, Vegetarian


Spicy Potato & Leek Hash

Making your own hash (hash browns) is surprisingly fun and you can put pretty much anything you want with them. In this recipe I went for a spicy version with a habanero pepper and leeks. Serves: 4 Ingredients: 1/2 leek, washed and chopped 2 large...

by admin on October 19th, 2013
1 Comment  Breakfast & Brunch, Sides, Vegetarian