Aji Verde

Time: 15 minutes And another great side dish to lead a fun and spicy weekend with great weather and BBQing and celebrating! Music Selection: Dan Fogelberg – Leader of the Band Ingredients: 1 cup mayonnaise 2 cups packed cilantro (washed, and torn up) 1 jalapeno (more or less to taste), remove seeds and dice 3…

Pebre

Time: 15 minutes This is a recipe that you will want to stay around a little longer – so maybe double the recipe? Music Selection: Buddy Guy – Stay Around a little Longer Ingredients: 2 large tomatoes, diced finely 1 jalapeno pepper (more or less to taste) – finely chopped (seeds removed) ½ onion, finely…

Peach Plum Chutney

Time: 15 minutes Want an easy recipe to spice up your BBQ or rice? Look no further… enjoy! Music Selection: Joanna Newsom – Peach Plum Pear Ingredients: 3 -4 ripe peaches or nectarines 3 – 4 ripe plums (optional – add 1/2 a diced, peeled pear or some chopped up dried cherries) 4 Tbsp sugar…

One-Pan Baked Gnocci

Time: 1 hour Still haven’t found what you are looking for supper tonight? Look no further – one pan, full hearty meal (or side dish) and healthy! Music Selection: U2 – Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For Ingredients: 1 kg gnocci ½ cup butter 1/3 cup flour ¼ tsp nutmeg ¼ tsp cayenne 1…

Bruschetta

Time: 15 minutes Bruschetta is one of those perfect comfort foods – tasty, light, savoury and so delicious as it soaks into a warm slice of toasted baguette…we’re good. Music Selection: Dua Lipa – We’re Good Ingredients: 3 tomatoes 3 Tbsp olive oil 1 shallot ½ cup fresh basil, chopped 2 tsp white balsamic vinegar…

In A Hurry Broccoli Side Dish

Time: 15 minutes Music Selection: Alabama – In A Hurry Ever find yourself rushing to get supper on and can’t think of a quick side dish? Well, here is a simple favorite of ours. Simple, tasty and healthy… now, don’t you wonder why you are in such a hurry? Enjoy. Ingredients: 1 large head of…

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…