Archives For Sides and Snacks

Summer Salad

09/14/2016 — Leave a comment

Our favourite outing in the summer is a trip to our local farmer’s market.  We go once or twice (sometimes even three times!) every week during the spring, summer, and fall.  We love taking our friends, family, guests, and visitors on this simple and fun excursion, before coming back to our home to enjoy all of the fresh food.


In this recipe, I combine my favourite, locally grown, fresh fruits and vegetables into a lovely summer salad that will go well with any barbecue, potluck, or picnic with family and friends.

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Mashed Cauliflower

08/27/2014 — 2 Comments

This is a great side dish that is similar to mashed potatoes, but with a slightly different taste and texture. It is a great way to present a familiar vegetable in a different style.


Mashed cauliflower is delicious and tasty, and it is a nice light dish for a summer evening. It goes well with meat or fish.     Continue Reading…

Carrot Salad

08/05/2014 — Leave a comment

This is one of our favourite salads. My little one not only enjoys helping to make it, but he also loves to eat it. He usually starts tasting it before we have finished preparing it.

carrot salad

This is a quick and easy side to prepare that goes with almost any summer meal.

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During our lunch today, my son started dipping his watermelon into the olive oil on his plate. I thought that it was really cute. After watching him do this for a while, my husband decided to try it. “Hey! It is really good,” he said, “You should try it. The flavours really balance each other out.”

cucumber watermelon salad

I laughed skeptically and finished my meal, as I watched them continue to dip their watermelon into olive oil. Then my son started adding cucumber to the watermelon on his fork, and dunking both of them in olive oil. Continue Reading…

This is a tasty side that we serve several times per week at our house.  Our little guy really loves the fun texture of the spaghetti squash and he enjoys playing with it as he eats it.  One of our favourite quick fall meals is combining 1 pound of cooked ground beef with this recipe for a complete casserole that our whole family enjoys.                  spaghetti squash Continue Reading…

Here is another dish that takes advantage of fall fruits and vegetables.  The sweetness of the apples combined with the tartness of the turnip really delight the taste buds.  It tastes delicious whether it is served either hot or cold.

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sweet potato wedges

These delightful wedges are both sweet and savory due to the combination of sweet potatoes and cinnamon. The cinnamon turned out to be a happy surprise when I took a chance one day and sprinkled some on the wedges just for fun. The result is really delicious and satisfying. Continue Reading…

This is a simple recipe that makes a healthy treat for our little guy (and for us!). This jello has a wonderful taste without any artificial sweeteners, flavours or colours.  Best of all, it is easy to prepare.

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