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Recipes Side Dish Vegetarian

Butter-Braised Brussels Sprouts

First steamed then braised in butter, this recipe enhances the flavour, reduces the bitterness and makes a wonderful presentation for the often-maligned Brussels sprout.

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Recipes Side Dish

Basic White Bread Without the Kneading

Follow these steps for no-fail, delicious, golden-brown homemade white bread. Imagine the reaction from family or guests when they arrive with your kitchen wafting of fresh-baked bread.  It’ll be hard for them to avoid the offer of a slice while it’s still a little warm. You can test your endurance and maybe work out some…

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American Eastern European Recipes Side Dish

Cabbage Noodles

This simple one pot dish of buttery egg noodles with sautéed cabbage makes a perfect side for many Eastern European meals. I first came across these tasty cabbage noodles at a wonderful Hungarian restaurant in New York’s north country where they were served as an appetizer. This national dish of Slovakia is known as haluski…

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American Recipes Side Dish

Classic Roast Vegetables

This savoury side dish of potatoes, carrots and turnips roasted with onions, celery and rosemary in a broth goes really well with roasted or grilled meats.

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Canadian Recipes Side Dish

Fiddleheads with Wild Garlic

Wild fiddleheads and wild garlic are available briefly in spring and are best eaten fresh. Combined in this simple recipe they are both a rustic treat and an urban delicacy. If you live in a big city and have country cousins, chances are you’ve heard one of them tell of picking fiddleheads and wild garlic. …

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Canadian Precooked Ingredients Recipes Side Dish Vegetarian

Parsley Sage Rosemary and Thyme Stuffing

This oven baked stuffing recipe goes well with roast chicken. Cook it in the oven alongside your chicken and you have the perfect companion for a fall or winter meal. This past fall, I visited the early 18th century windmill at Pointe du Moulin just west of Montreal and it made me appreciate how our…

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Main Course Mexican Recipes Side Dish Vegetarian

Vegetarian Chili

Tracing its origins to the Mayan and Aztec staple foods, then adding influences from the settlers of the new-world, Chili has evolved alongside Mexican culture.  It comes alive with the signature Mexican spice combination of chili and cumin. Mexican cuisine has developed into a distinctly new-world fusion of well evolved native food traditions with Spanish,…

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Canadian Recipes Side Dish Vegetarian

Baked Beans in Tomato and Molasses

This traditional recipe, passed down from my grandpa, was usually served when the whole extended family got together for holiday meals.  It’s not terribly complicated and you can throw it together in a couple of minutes, however you must plan a day ahead if you want it to be ready in time for dinner.  The…

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Canadian Recipes Side Dish

Roasted Sweet Potatoes

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French Recipes Side Dish

Roast Potatoes with Mirepoix

This dish makes a great side for roast beef or grilled lamb. Mirepoix is a popular flavour enhancer used in French cuisine. Normally, onion, carrot and celery are used but variations using other aromatic vegetables like garlic, mushrooms and sweet peppers are common in other cuisines. You’ll get the best results if you use an…