Category: Side Dish

Basil tomato squash

Basil tomato squash

A fresh taste of summer. Low calorie, big flavor, satisfying. I just created it tonight instead of a caprese salad. (Because someone ate all the fresh mozzarella, ugh.)

Spiced Carrots, Chickpeas, and Herbs

Spiced Carrots, Chickpeas, and Herbs

These golden brown carrots and chickpeas, paired with the punchy and tangy dressing, is something you’ll want to serve at every meal! Eat as an appetizer, side dish, or even main course.

Colorful Spring Time Pasta Salad

Colorful Spring Time Pasta Salad

Colorful pasta made with naturally dyed spring time colors and shapes. This pasta salad is sure to become a crowd pleasing favorite as the perfect main or side dish! Only five ingredients and ready in under 20 minutes!

Veg Pakora

Veg Pakora

Crispy Veg Pakora is made with gram flour/chickpea flour and is one of the most famous snacks from Pakistan. We make it with different veggies or even with chicken.

Sticky Sesame Cauliflower

Sticky Sesame Cauliflower

Sesame Chicken is one of my all time favorite Chinese take-out dishes. Despite my affinity for it, the summer is slowly approaching and I’m doing everything I can to cut unnecessary calories and fat, without compromising flavor. For example, although we’re breading our Cauliflower, we’ll avoid a ton of excess fat and calories by baking our florets instead of frying them. Even though this is a healthier choice than traditional Chinese take-out, no flavor or comfort factor is compromised.

Mango Salad with Miso-Sesame Dressing

Mango Salad with Miso-Sesame Dressing

This recipe came out of my cravings for something bright and refreshing but also something with a depth of flavour. What developed was an idea to create my take on a mango salad (Thai) with a miso-based dressing (Japanese). After making it the first time, my mother frequently asks for it to accompany our meals.

Kati’s Sprouts

Kati’s Sprouts

My family calls these my “Unhealthy Brussels Sprouts”, it was a way to get my family familiar with brussels sprouts, and ease them into clean eating!