Category: Sides

Dec 24

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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Nov 14

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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Nov 05

Spice Spotlight: Saffron Recipes That Will Make You Want More

Known in India as “kesar”, saffron is considered to be one of the most powerful spices out there in terms of flavor and nutrition. Although expensive, this spice imparts a distinct delicious taste to countless of dishes and offers plenty of health benefits to the body. Saffron contains essential volatile oils, antioxidants, vital vitamins and …

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Nov 03

Sausage, Tomato & Goat Cheese Tarts

Tips and tricks for fuss-free holiday entertaining (BPT) – 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 …

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Sep 28

Garlic & Parsley Mashed Potatoes

Get the dish on seasonal vegetable recipes Nothing screams fresh like crisp, delicious vegetables. Find inspiration from local farmers’ markets or grocery produce aisles to get back-to-basics with this season’s cooking. From leafy greens to root vegetables, there’s no need to compromise on taste or creativity in the kitchen if you have a solid foundation …

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Dec 13

Butternut Squash Tart with Fried Sage, Prosciutto and Pecorino Cheese

Easily impress with seasonal flavors and scrumptious recipes this holiday (BPT) – 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 …

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Sep 01

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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Aug 27

Lobster and Potato Salad

Whether you’re hosting a poolside party or backyard barbecue, finding quick and easy recipes for your outdoor entertaining is the key to a stress free gathering. Here’s a delicious, easy to prepare lobster recipe from Halifax’s Clearwater Seafoods that will help you beat the summer heat as an appetizer or main dish. Lobster and Potato …

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Aug 25

Bruschetta With a Twist

Bruschetta can tingle the taste buds when given a modern California twist Bruschetta with Smoked Chicken and Grapes Ingredients: 3 cloves minced garlic 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil (125 mL) 1/4 tsp salt (1 mL) 1 French bread baguette 8 oz smoked chicken breast (250 g), either shredded or cut into bite-size strips 12 …

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Aug 25

Baked Sweet Potato Fries with Orange Curry Dip

As kids grow, their willingness to try a variety of flavours grows too. But kids’ and teens’ palates, can be easily overwhelmed so pairing known foods with newer tastes is the way to go. This orange citrus and curry dip has a subtle flavour kick that will introduce young eaters to the sweet-savory combination in …

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