A Choice of Sides

Nectarine & Bocconcini Salad - Food Gypsy

Nectarine and Bocconcini Salad

August 4, 2014 | 3 Comments

Sweet and savory Nectarine and Bocconcini Salad.  A vivid taste of summer with fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, nectarines and basil served Italian style, lightly dressed and ready in ten minutes. Craving summer I tossed a few...

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Wicked Mac & Cheese – A Comfort Food Favorite

February 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

A truly Wicked Mac & Cheese starts with a good bechamel, and a good bechamel, starts with the right ratio of butter flour and milk. Add cheese and you have mornay sauce, which in my...

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Vegan Stuffing, Healthy Holiday Alternatives - Food Gypsy

Healthy Holiday Alternatives – Vegan Stuffing

December 18, 2013 | 4 Comments

Just because it’s the holidays doesn’t mean we abandon healthy eating habits, instead we adapt favorite recipes into healthy holiday alternatives, like this little twist on an old favorite – Vegan Stuffing. To say that...

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Traditional Sausage Stuffing

December 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

Time to get that bird perking.   Traditional Sausage Stuffing is the ‘man favourite’ at our house, long on butter and pork sausage and void of anything healthy; or so he thinks.  Secretly, it contains...

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Nothing could be easier, or simpler, than a little Sweet Potato Fork Mash with Brown Butter.   Ready in less less than fifteen minutes, it’s a simple side dish for a complicated life. Butter is...

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Wilted Baby Kale – Simple Sides

December 13, 2013 | 1 Comments

Weeknight dinners call for fast, easy cooking.  Packed with vitamins B6, A and C, plus potassium,  iron, magnesium and calcium, kale is one of nature’s super foods, Wilted Baby Kale is barely cooked, leaving all that nutrition intact. Most of...

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Maximum Mexican — Mexican Blackened Chicken with Jalapeno Black Beans & Rice and Caramelized Pineapple Salsa finished with Cilantro & Lime.  When I pine for long white sand beaches of Mexico, I recall a flavour...

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Curry Roasted Cauliflower - Food Gypsy

Curry Roasted Cauliflower

May 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

Simple sides make weekday meals so much easier.  This is one of our favourites  just toss with olive oil, garlic and curry powder, and bang it in the oven and 20 minutes later; Curry Roasted Cauliflower....

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Lentil Curry, two ways - Food Gypsy

Lentil Curry – Two Ways

May 6, 2013 | 3 Comments

Lentils are a solid source of clean, plant based protein.  This curry you can eat hot, as a stew or cold, blended as a zippy dip.  This recipe is simple, fast, low fat and entirely plant based. We’re...

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Grilled Caesar Salad - Food Gypsy

Grilled Caesar Salad

April 29, 2013 | 2 Comments

The skies are blue and the snow is gone, it’s time to start up the grill and get cookin’!  Let’s start the season off right with a household favorite, a Grilled Caesar Salad. A little twist on...

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Mushroom Risotto - Food Gypsy

Mushroom Risotto – A Bowl Full of Love

February 11, 2013 | 2 Comments

It’s cold.  We’ve got snow up the wazoo and here comes Valentine’s Day.  For my money nothing says love quite like a bowl of Mushroom Risotto.  It’s a warm, starchy hug that you can wrap...

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Sweet Potato Succotash & Pear Glazed Pork Chops, another solo dinner at Chez Gypsy featuring autumn flavours. It's almost impossible not to make Looney Tunes references when motioning succotash "sweet sufferin' succotash!" It's...

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