Tag: Side Dish

Mar 11, 2019

Ginger Steamed Bok Choy

Steamed Bok Choy from Chef Michael Smith

Recipe by Chef Michael Smith 2019 Bok choy is a type of Chinese cabbage prized for its sweet tender flavour…

Jan 16, 2019

Spicy Pickled Carrot Salsa

This recipe has won several cinco de mayo salsa contests as being a unique take on salsa. I put this together because I developed food allergies that included tomatoes and I wanted something to go with tortilla chips.

Dec 18, 2018

Chardonnay Thyme Leeks

Recipe by Chef Michael Smith, 2018 Leeks are milder cousins of the onion with a sweet neutral texture that absorbs…

Aug 31, 2018

Watermelon Panzanella with Balsamic Reduction

This hearty salad is as gorgeous as it is tasty. Fancy it up by cutting watermelon in holiday-themed shapes or keep it simple with cubes. Serve it family-style or take it to-go in stacked salad, making sure to add the ciabatta last. Save time by using store bought reduced balsamic!

Jul 30, 2018

Watermelon Mint Salsa

Recipe by Chef Michael Smith This is a delicious condiment to add to your grilling or snacking repertoire. Like any…

Jun 8, 2018

Grilled Watermelon & Kale Salad

The sweet and smoky grilled watermelon is a great balance to the nutrient-dense and bitter dinosaur kale.

May 22, 2018

Broccoli Rabe and Kale Harvest Salad

Kale and broccoli rabe salad from Andy Boy

Combining blanched broccoli rabe with massaged kale makes for a nice twist on a typical kale salad. It gives the greens a little extra dimension. The orange-cranberry vinaigrette has a nice zip from fresh ginger, and helps to lighten the heft of the greens. Shaved fennel and apples add some beautiful and fresh crunch. There’s a little something for everyone with this salad.
This recipe is vegan. For a gluten-free option, replace the farro with some cooked quinoa or wild rice.

Feb 26, 2018

Red Cabbage Salad with Cranberry Vinaigrette, Apples & Pumpkin Seeds

Michael Smith Red Cabbage Salad with Cranberry Vinaigrette

© Chef Michael Smith 2018 Red Cabbage is one of the very best vegetables for storing through the winter, in…

Sep 13, 2017

Watermelon Rind Kimchi

Watermelon Rind Kimchi

A traditional Korean side dish, kimchi has made its way into mainstream menus in a big way. The benefits of fermented foods for gut health and the new dimension of flavours that develop through this process are two great reasons to give this a try! This recipe has been tweaked for the North American palate by replacing cabbage with watermelon rind and the removal of fish sauce. You’ll be so glad you tried it!

Feb 23, 2017

Warm Potato and Brussels Sprouts Salad

This festive potato and Brussels sprouts salad with dried cranberries and goat cheese is perfect as a Thanksgiving appetizer or side dish.

Dec 19, 2016

Mediterranean Lentil Salad

Mediterranean Lentil Salad

A bright and bursting with flavor, lentil salad that can accompany many entrees for anytime of the year!

Dec 18, 2016

Lentil Mushroom Spinach Stuffed Peppers

Lentil Mushroom Spinach Stuffed Peppers

Assorted coloured peppers are loaded up with black lentils, mushrooms, spinach, red onions and more, all in a light slightly spicy tomato sauce and then smothered with mozzarella. These can make a complete vegetarian meal or a perfect side dish!

Dec 16, 2016

Potato and Sage and Olive Fans

Sage and Olive Potato Fan

Enjoying potatoes is a part of many family dinners. Here the combination of sage and olives brings some herby saltiness that is grilled up and ready to serve with any of your favourite grilled proteins.

Dec 3, 2016

Mediterranean Orzo and Vegetable Salad

Try a new salad this summer for the next family or work potluck. The combination of grilled and fresh vegetables makes this a winner for the weekend grilling get togethers.

Dec 1, 2016

Roasted Tomato and Corn Spinach Salad

Roast Tomato and Corn Spinach Salad from Emily Richards

Creamy dressing with sweet roasted tomatoes and corn marks the late summer harvest. Enjoy it with a crisp glass of white wine to celebrate the weekend.

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