Sweet Heat Roasted Yam

Time: 45 minutes How can I describe this very simple, but extremely flavorful dish – YUM! It will make your day lovely and spicy! Music Selection: Bill Withers – Lovely Day Ingredients: 1 large yam, washed and skin on 2 Tbsp olive oil 3 – 4 Tbsp honey (liquid, heat up if solid) 1/2 tsp…

Mascarpone Grits

Time: 30 minutes You will LOVE this recipe for so many reasons – it is great for a quick, healthy breakfast with a runny egg on top, or as the base to put chili or stew on top of! No matter what you decide to do with this recipe, you will love it! Music Selection:…

Goat Cheese Mushy Peas

Time: 30 minutes In the wee small hours of the morning, when hungry, try these peas – healthy, delicious, and filling! Music Selection: Sting & Chris Botti – In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning Ingredients: 2 Tbsp butter 2 cloves garlic, minced 5 cups frozen green peas 1 cup water or chicken broth…

Candied Yams

Time: 1 hour Once you make these yams, they will always be one of your sides… enjoy with Sheryl Crow & Sting. Music Selection: Sheryl Crow & Sting – Always On Your Side Ingredients: 1 large yam ¼ cup butter, melted ½ cup brown sugar 3 Tbsp orange juice 1 tsp vanilla ½ tsp cinnamon…

Lemon Garlic Broccolini

Time: 15 minutes You will absolutely “Need” to make this recipe again and again, while listening to Jon Batiste… This is a quick, healthy, side dish – great for every day or special occasions. Music Selection: Jon Batiste – I Need You Ingredients: 2 packages broccolini (12 oz) Zest from one lemon 2 cloves garlic…

Buttered & Dilled Snap Peas & Carrots

Time: 15 minutes Simple, healthy and tasty… need I say more (and great music to get you energized about this side dish). Music Selection: Ann-Margret & Tina Turner – Proud Mary Ingredients: 2 carrots, peeled 4 cups washed and trimmed snap peas ¼ cup butter Salt/pepper 1 Tbsp fresh or dried dill Directions: Slice the…

Roasted Cauliflower

Time: 1 hour Today is the perfect day to Rise Up and conquer the world and this delicious, healthy and savoury recipe which may just make it on to your favourite list! It is easy to make and has few ingredients – a perfect side dish!Music Selection: Andra Day – Rise Up Ingredients:1 onion, peeled…

Braised Mushrooms

Time: 30 minutes Music Selection: Herman’s Hermits – There’s A Kind of Hush There will be a hush over your house while you enjoy this wonderful side dish. It is easy to make and yet so flavourful and aromatic. Ingredients: 200 g fresh small mushrooms (whole) – if using larger mushrooms, then quarter them 1…

Braised beef short ribs & Mujadara

Time: 4 hours While a dish that takes a while to make, you will fall for this recipe in a large way. It is bursting with flavour and is not only delicious, it is very healthy! Mujadara is normally a vegetarian dish, so you can also make it without the beef ribs, but we think…

Sauteed Green Beans

Time: 20 minutes Now green beans may not be your favourite vegetable (yet), but on the next rainy night when you want some delicious, aromatic comfort food, try these delicious sauteed green beans. You can play with the toppings to get different flavours! Enjoy your rainy night and your green beans! Music Selection: Eddie Rabbitt…