Category: Sides

Nov 14

David Rocco’s Pasta Al Burro Di Giovanni

With the daily pressures of work, home, school, and activities, putting a delicious and easy meal on the table can seem like a daunting task. As a father of three, celebrity chef and cookbook author David Rocco has mastered the family-friendly meal. When time is of the essence, he relies on tried-and-true pasta dishes that …

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Oct 20

Baked Cubano Rolls

On a roll to a lunchbox victory with these Cubano-inspired eats (NC) With ingredients your kid already knows and loves, this is one snack you’ll enjoy too. Inspired by the Cubano sandwich made popular in southern Florida, these crispy, cheesy rolls are easy to whip up on a busy school night. Baked Cubano Rolls Prep …

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Oct 17

Ham and Cheddar Roll-Ups

A delicious take on the ham and cheese sandwich (NC) Say goodbye to the boring ham and cheese sandwich. Using pizza dough, these roll-ups make a delicious lunch served cold and can be warmed up for an afternoon snack. Introduce internationally inspired flavors to your kitchen with one of the Italian, Spanish or American variations. …

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Oct 13

Quinoa & Veggie Stuffed Sweet Peppers

How to increase your vegetable intake A foundational pillar of a balanced diet, vegetables provide us with a long list of nutritional benefits. But many of us think of boring salads and bland raw vegetables as the only ways to eat this essential food group. However, eating a balanced diet packed with produce can be …

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Oct 11

Crispy Carrot Harissa Dumplings with Green Schug Pesto

Schug is a Middle Eastern hot sauce that originated in Yemen. It can be either red or green, depending on the color of hot chili peppers used. Adding toasted almonds to jalapeño-based schug makes for a flavorful pesto. Serve with crispy Asian-style dumplings for a delicious meal that’s sure to impress. “The great thing about …

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Sep 02

Black Rice Salad with Kiwifruit and Cashews

Enjoy the perfect barbecue side dish (NC) Now is the time to dust off the grill and gather with friends and family over delicious and nutritious meals. The perfect side dish for a summer barbecue is simple, fun and easy to make. This Black Rice Salad with Kiwifruit and Cashews side pairs well with any …

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Aug 23

Grilled Watermelon Skewers

Everyone’s familiar with classic barbecue staples, like hamburgers, sausages and corn on the cob, but have you ever thought of grilling fruit? The result is surprisingly delicious, and makes for a fresh snack or light dessert after a calorie-packed meal. Grilling experts at Walmart suggest this grilled watermelon recipe for a buzzworthy dish at your …

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Aug 01

Shanghai Express Dumplings with Mustard Plum Dipping Sauce

Looking for new inspiration for your party this weekend? Ground pork is a versatile and cost-effective alternative to other ground meats, yet a recent consumer survey by Ipsos showed that one in 14 Ontarians are not sure how to cook with it. Making pork at home is easier than you think, and is perfect for …

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Jul 30

Dinner Ideas: Cheddar Chicken Noodles and Seasoned Green Beans

This recipe has become one of my family’s favorites. Not only does it please my picky four-year-old son but it also pleases my would-rather-be-eating-pizza husband. Pair this casserole with a side of seasoned green beans and dinner rolls for a tasty and healthy meal. Cheddar Chicken Noodles Ingredients: 2 cups cubed cooked chicken (can use …

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Jan 23

How to Cook Roast Potatoes

Roast potatoes are a treat when prepared correctly. They should be golden crisp on the outside, with a soft creamy fluffy centre. Take your pick from the techniques and recipes below to do them perfectly every time. General Cooking tips for Roast potatoes Choose the right potato. You need a ‘floury’ potato, and not a …

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