Courses: Side Dish

Roasted Roots & Apples

October 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

Autumn and winter, roasting seasons. Sides made with passive effort and deep flavour make life easy.  Try something savoury and sweet like this take on an old favourite, Roasted Roots & Apples. Apples pair beautifully...

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Country Mashed Potatoes with Roasted Garlic

October 16, 2015 | 8 Comments

Hashed, smashed, fried, boiled or baked, potatoes never go out of style. Why not combine the crisp salted skin of roasted with the smooth, satisfying comfort of mashed for a good country mash?!  Country Mashed...

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Mushroom Cherry Hazelnut Stuffing - Food Gypsy

Mushroom Cherry Hazelnut Stuffing

October 12, 2015 | 6 Comments

Whether served with a holiday fowl or as a simple family meal, nothing says home-cooking quite like piping hot stuffing.  This Mushroom Cherry Hazelnut Stuffing recipe savory meets a hint of sweet, for a knock-out...

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Ratatouille – Rustic French Vegetable Stew

September 27, 2015 | 8 Comments

Packed with fresh, late summer vegetables Ratatouille takes advantage of a bountiful garden in a classic Provencal stew, a staple of French country cooking.  Roma tomatoes, zucchini, eggplant, peppers, onions, garlic, parsley, thyme, bay and...

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Straight from the French countryside, the classic Tartiflette uses all of my favorite ingredients, potatoes, onions, bacon, cream and & Reblochon cheese, to stunning effect.  Creamy, melted ripe cheese, smoky bacon, starchy sustenance, Tartiflette is...

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Sweet & Sour Slaw with Honey Vinaigrette - Food Gypsy

Sweet & Sour Slaw with Honey Vinaigrette

August 4, 2015 | 4 Comments

This summer’s theme on Food Gypsy is light, tasty dishes that go just as easily from the kitchen to the cottage, on a picnic or into the backyard.  Tart and tangy with a hint of...

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Wax Bean Salad in Bacon Vinaigrette

August 3, 2015 | 3 Comments

A late summer salad that makes a great side or a light meal, Wax Bean Salad in Bacon Vinaigrette is served warm, wafting with the intoxicating aroma of bacon. Fresh beans are beginning to flood...

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Green peas.  Was there ever a more humble vegetable?  Trust the French to take this little green gem and make it a masterpiece in the classic Petit Pois a la Francaise.  Or as I like...

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Crispy Asian Noodle Salad

July 28, 2015 | 9 Comments

Beat the heat with something cold, crunchy and satisfying.  Whip up a big bowl of Crispy Asian Noodle Salad, toss a little protein at the grill and that, my friends, is dinner. A touch of...

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Cuban Rice and Beans - Food Gypsy

Cuban Rice and Beans, A Side of Spice

July 14, 2015 | 12 Comments

Cuban Rice and Beans, a wet, sticky rice and beans side dish with a solid base of spice, garlic and ginger.  Beside a chop, chunk of chicken or as a meal with grilled vegetables, this...

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Loaded Baked Potato Salad - Food Gypsy

Loaded Baked Potato Salad

July 9, 2015 | 9 Comments

Love baked potatoes dripping with sour cream, covered in bacon bits and chives?  Me too!  That’s why Loaded Baked Potato Salad is always a big hit at our house. A summer staple, served warm Loaded...

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In the heat of summer, simple meals are essential.  Served hot, warm or even cold Spaghetti with Garlic and Parsley is simple Italian at it’s best.  At its core Italian cuisine is purity and humility....

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