Peri Peri Chicken

Time: 90 minutes This is a dish that says “I love myself” and “I am worth the effort”… yes you are. Music Selection: Miley Cyrus – Flowers Ingredients: 1 ½ red peppers, seeded – cut into 1/3s 1 large onion – cut into quarters 3 cloves garlic, minced 1/4 cup lemon juice Zest of one…

Coconut Lime Rice

Time: 25 minutes Music Selection: Paramore – C’est Comme Ca Ingredients: 1 cup basmati rice 10 oz can of coconut milk Water 1 lime, zested 1 Tbsp sugar Salt Fresh mint Directions: In a measuring cup, pour the coconut milk. Add water until it reaches 2 cups. Pour into a pot. Rinse the rice and…

Golden Couscous

Time: 25 minutes This is such a great side and great to make a spicy fish bowl. Simple and subtle… Music Selection: Alison Krauss – When You Say Nothing At All Ingredients: 6 cups chicken broth 6 Tbsp butter 1 large onion, finely diced 2 tsp turmeric 1 tsp cumin 3 cups couscous Optional: 1…

Carrot Salad

Time: 20 minutes This salad is super quick to make and a light, delicious side to BBQ steak or schnitzel. Think I’m lying? try it and see. Music Selection: Beyonce & Shakira – Beautiful Liar (6745) Beyoncé, Shakira – Beautiful Liar – YouTube Ingredients: 5 large carrots, peeled 1 apple, peeled, cored and quartered 4…

Ratatouille

Time: 1 hour This dish is more than just “a little something”, it is an amazing side dish for cornmeal and shortribs. Music Selection: Melody Gardot and Sting – A Little Something Ingredients: 4 Tbsp olive oil 1 large red onion 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 large zucchini, sliced in thin rounds 2 red peppers,…

Pan Fried Croquettes

Time: 1 hour So easy to make – true comfort food. These can be made in batches and frozen and always on hand! Music Selection: DJ Snake (with Justin Bieber) – Let Me Love You Ingredients: 10 large red potatoes, peeled and cubed 6 eggs Salt Nutmeg ½ cup cream cheese, room temperature 1 ½…

Roasted Acorn Squash

Time: 30 minutes Baby – this is what you came for… a quick, healthy side dish that goes well with almost any entree. Music Selection: Rihanna & Calvin Harris – This is What You Came For Ingredients: 2 acorn squash ¼ cup olive oil Salt Butter Toppings: chilli powder, butter/brown sugar, butter and cooked peas…

Bacon & Onion Risotto

Time: 45 minutes So simple and so delicious – made “it for you”… Music Selection: Cilla Black – It’s For You Ingredients: 6 cups hot chicken broth (or 3 cups broth, 3 cups water) 2 Tbsp olive oil 6 strips bacon, finely diced 1 small shallot, finely diced 4 cloves garlic, minced 2 cups arborio…

Ohhhh so good Crispy Kale Couscous Salad

Time: 1 hour Kale and couscous are not always ingredients that make people excited, but they really deserve a second chance… trust me you will find it worth the effort. I made this recipe and brought some to my uncle G this past week, I was a little unsure if it would be something he’d…

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…