Category: Side Dishes

Sweet Coleslaw with Pineapple

Sweet Coleslaw with Pineapple

Sweet Coleslaw with Pineapple ? Yes, you are reading this right, Coleslaw with Pineapple, trust me, it’s really good. This unusual sweet coleslaw, with pineapple and cilantro is the perfect side dish for Spring and Summer.  Crunchy cabbage and carrots, combine with sweet bursts of […]

Panko Roasted Asparagus; Chipotle Aioli

Panko Roasted Asparagus; Chipotle Aioli

Panko Roasted Asparagus Side dishes for weeknights often seem to be one of the biggest challenges people face when it comes to getting dinner on the table.  Often resorting to canned veg or a quick steam during the winter months, I’m so excited when Spring […]

ROASTED BRUSSELS SPROUTS WITH BACON & PECANS

ROASTED BRUSSELS SPROUTS WITH BACON & PECANS

ROASTED BRUSSELS SPROUTS WITH BACON & PECANS Not everyone likes brussel sprouts,  but not everyone cooks them with Bacon!  Bacon makes everything better, though I personally love brussel sprouts!  Lauren Keatings new cookbook Healthy Eating One-Pot Cookbook is full of wonderful recipes that can be […]

Traditional Irish Colcannon; with a twist

Traditional Irish Colcannon; with a twist

Traditional Irish Colcannon, but better! Traditional Irish food,  Corned Beef & Cabbage, Irish Stew, Soda Bread and my favourite, Colcannon!   These are at least some of the recipes that come to mind when we think of Irish food. Of course, there are many more delicious […]

Keto Garlic Cauliflower Mash

Keto Garlic Cauliflower Mash

Keto doesn’t have to be boring! This flavorful Keto Garlic Cauliflower mash pairs well with a wide range of beef, pork, chicken, and plant-based entrees. Plus, it comes together in under 30 minutes, so it is perfect for those busy weeknights when you want to […]

Loaded Cauliflower Casserole

Loaded Cauliflower Casserole

Loaded Cauliflower Casserole, all the flavour of a loaded baked potato without all the carbs and if that isn’t enough, it’s Keto compliant.  It sounds crazy, I know, but it is true.    Certain types of dairy can be enjoyed on the Keto diet and it’s all […]

Ciabatta Garlic Bread with Gruyere

Ciabatta Garlic Bread with Gruyere

This is not just ANY Garlic Cheese Bread, this is Ciabatta Garlic Bread with Gruyere.   This is the stuff dreams are made of, trust me, you want to make this recipe NOW!    The perfect accompaniment to hearty pasta dishes, such as lasagna, spaghetti and […]

Brooks Family Stuffing; it starts with Stove Top

Brooks Family Stuffing; it starts with Stove Top

If I tell the truth Stuffing or Dressing is my favourite part of any Turkey dinner.   In fact, I like it so much, we normally have 3 kinds when I’m cooking for the family. The Brooks Family Stuffing is part of my half homemade collection, […]

Instant Pot Garlic Herb Rice Pilaf

Instant Pot Garlic Herb Rice Pilaf

Instant Pot Garlic Herb Rice Pilaf, the perfect side dish for almost any grilled or roasted chicken, fish, or meat dinner, as well as being super easy to make. For this particular recipe I am sharing my Instant Pot instructions, but you can certainly make […]

Rice Pilaf; make your own!

Rice Pilaf; make your own!

Tired of plain rice?  Looking for something a little healthier than those pre-packaged rice mixes?  Greek Rice Pilaf is a great option, and one that you can actually meal prep ahead and have on hand for those nights when you forgot to plan or make […]