46 of The Best sides Recipes on the Internet

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Beer Battered Onion Rings, Jalapeño Aioli & a Vitamix Giveaway!

Are you guys Stanley Cup fans? I have vivid memories of me as a kid, staying up late, watching the playoffs. I didn’t really understand the intricacies of the game – I still don’t, but I did know that when…

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Miso Hummus with Crispy Onion Furikake

Yesterday was Vacuum V(W)endsdays, the day that I try to vacuum the house. I don’t always end up vacuuming on Wednesdays but I find it helps to have a dedicated day because otherwise who knows how long it might be between…

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Cheddar Cheese Cauliflower Tots

Yesterday Mike and I went on a green onion hunt. For some reason Sundays are not the day to buy green onions. I guess Mondays are the days that stores restock? Anyway, at first, we were at this little Japanese market…

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Miso Dijon Green Bean Mushroom Salad

Have you ever seen something random that totally restores your sense of wonder in the world? Something like: a double rainbow, a bushel of ears-not-up-yet corgis, or maybe even a truck filled to the brim with green beans? I saw the last one…

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Smoked Gouda Potato Pancakes

Are you the kind of person that likes to hang out near the passed appetizers at a party? I’ve been known to awkwardly stalk the waitstaff coming out of the kitchen in hopes to get first dibs on the freshest bite-sized,…

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Chinese Sausage Potato Salad

Sometimes I get a craving but I don’t exactly have the ingredients on hand to make my current obsession. I have this tendency to make do with items that are in the fridge. Call it extreme creativity (or maybe extreme laziness)…

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How to Make a Really Good Salad (and a Peach and Corn Coleslaw Recipe!)

Salads aren’t very sexy. I mean, they’re kind of in a revival stage, but when you tell someone you’ve just had the best salad, you’re usually met with (at least I am) a blank uninterested face. Start talking about barbecue…

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Mini Ham and Cheese Croque Monsieur Puff Pastry Tarts

The first time I went to Paris I told Mike that I had to have a croque monsieur or croque madame. Croques are classic French bistro fare and since I figured we’d be spending a lot of time café hopping, I…

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How to Make Guacamole

This is a quickie! Quick and easy recipes that I don’t have much to say about, aside from the fact that they taste awesome and you should give them a go! Guacamole is always a favorite around here. Give me…

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Mac and Cheese Waffles

I love waffling things. There’s something about the crisp edges, the fluffy (or creamy) middles, and the square indentations. Waffles just work – especially mac and cheese waffles. They sound like a total gimmicky sort of dish, and I guess,…

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Peking Duck Poutine

Do you love duck? How about french fries? How about duck and french fries and cheese curds and gravy!? If you said a resounding yes, we can be friends! If you’re thinking, meh, doesn’t sound that great, have a bite…

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Crispy Chicken Fried Steak Bites with White Wine Sausage Gravy

Warmer weather on the horizon means that Mike and I are planning on heading out to our patio more, which means drinks and nibbles as the nights start to get longer. I hardly ever (read: never) drink without having something…

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Potato Slider Buns

Happy Easter Sunday guys! Hope everyone is having a fabulous one. We’re heading out for dim sum brunch with my family, but when we get home we’ll have these soft and fluffy potato buns waiting for us. Usually on Sunday…

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Tofu Fries with Sesame Honey Garlic

Do you guys ever google people you know? This morning I went on a little indulgent google search for people that I’ve lost touch with (okay fine, I was really googling my and Mike’s exes for fun). Five minutes later I…

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Cheddar Cheese Broccoli Tots

So…broccoli was on sale at the store and because I have a wee bit of broccoli obsession, I bought a huge bunch. I’m talking like 8 heads of broccoli. Mike really likes broccoli too so it wasn’t difficult for us…

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Sweet Side Dish: Holiday Quinoa Recipe

For me, it’s always about the sides. I could make a meal out of side dishes and to be honest, I have, many times. This Christmas quinoa salad has what I think of as wintertime flavours: dried cranberries, crispy crunchy…

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Pan Roasted Honey Garlic Brussels Sprouts Recipe

I had a childhood friend who was obsessed with brussels sprouts. She loved eating them boiled and plain – no salt, no seasoning, nothing. She loved them so much that it never occurred to her that not everyone felt the same way. I went over for a sleepover…

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Lemongrass Stuffing Recipe

Seems like there’s a great divide on stuffing vs. dressing. Technically, this isn’t stuffing because it hasn’t been stuffed inside a bird (hard to do when you just braise a leg) but regardless, I like my stuffing unstuffed and baked…

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Miso Butter Mashed Potatoes Recipe

I know I say everything is my favorite, but seriously, mashed potatoes are my be all, end all. I just love, love, love them and have been known to eat mashed potatoes as a meal. Even when I was little I…

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Fully Loaded Baked Potato Salad Recipe

Potato salad. Definitely the salad I make a beeline to at all picnics, barbecues and potlucks. Often I’m disappointed so, to negate that, I’m usually the one bringing potato salad to the party. This is a super quick, super easy fully loaded…

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Banh Mi Fries Recipe

Em and Gina are hosting a potluck! There are a bunch of lovely people joining in and tons of delicious food being made. Check it out here and here! Are you guys a fan of potlucks? I love having a…

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Crispy Eggplant Recipe

Have you guys ever made your own breadcrumbs? I’m a huge fan of panko, so I usually just go ahead and keep a bunch in my pantry, but sometimes when I run out and can’t be bothered to go to the store, I’ll make up quick batches of breadcrumbs using whatever I have lying around. I’ve done it before with English muffins and here I’ve done it with brioche.

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Grilled Corn Recipe

When my mother-in-law was a young girl growing up in Vietnam, she would sell corn from a corn stand much like a hot dog stand. Instead of hot dogs, she’d grill up corn-on-the-cob and instead of ketchup and mustard, folks would…

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Asparagus and Eggs, Two Ways

I’ve been having lots of issues with soft boiled eggs lately. Not the soft-boiling part, but the peeling. It’s strange because (not to be boastful or anything) I never used to have issues peeling eggs. I always wondered what the…

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watermelon burrata salad recipe

Watermelon Burrata Salad Recipe

Are you a fan of watermelon and feta? I have to confess: I’ve never had a watermelon feta salad. I have no idea what people are talking about when they describe it’s deliciousness. It’s not that I have anything against…

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miso pasta salad recipe

Miso Pasta Salad Recipe

Miso is one of those super versatile ingredients that I find myself using more and more. Miso is like Pink. Not pink the color, but Pink the artist. It seems like she’s never in the spotlight, drama-wise, at least, but…

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Potato Domino Recipe

You know those “All About Me” booklets they have you do in Kindergarten? You draw a picture of yourself, your family, your house, and a bunch of your favourite things. (Do they still do this?) My first couple of pages…

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Mushroom Onion Tart Recipe

When we were teenagers, my mom used to stock the freezer up with loads of frozen foods for me and my brother to bake up or microwave on a whim. Back in the day Kevin and I didn’t really have any…

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sriracha roasted cauliflower recipe

Sriracha Roasted Cauliflower Recipe

I am a huge fan of cauliflower. I know some people who think cauliflower should be banned from cruditè platters, but I actually love it raw. You can always count on me to finish off those crunchy white florets of…

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Oven Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Fish Sauce Recipe

I am a brussel sprout fiend. It wasn’t always so, but now, I am a true brussel sprout lover. Growing up we never ate brussel sprouts. I’m thinking that it’s partially due to the fact that brussel sprouts don’t feature…

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Latkes Recipe

Do you have any food obsessions with things that you haven’t even eaten yet? Maybe you see a picture, or hear about a dish that you haven’t even been in the same room as, but you build it up in…

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Quinoa Salad with Hazelnuts, Apples and Cranberries - www.iamafoodblog.com

Quinoa Salad with Hazelnuts, Apple and Dried Cranberries

Do you remember the first time you heard about quinoa? I was one of those people who totally thought it was pronounced “kwin-NO-ah.” But after a couple of confused looks, I started saying “keen-WAH.” To this day I still have…

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Triple Fried Chips Recipe

Most people fall into either the french fry category (thin and crispy) or the chip category (thick and potatoey). I happen to love both. I’m an equal opportunist when it comes to golden, delicious deep-fried potatoes. Thin, thick, crunchy, crispy,…

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Mushroom and Pea Orzo Risotto Recipe

San Sebastian is where I’ve had the best food I’ve had in all of Spain, maybe even all of Europe. It was delicious, innovative, accessible, and best of all, in small plate format. How can you not love a tiny…

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Roasted Cauliflower Recipe

I don’t have the best knife technique ever but sometimes I like to pretend that I have mad chopping skills. I especially love breaking down cauliflower. Once you get the core out you can just get into the zone cutting…

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Triple Cooked Fries Recipe

I have an obsession with French fries. I love, love, love them. They are a combo of one of my favourite foods (potatoes) and cooking methods (deep-frying). If deep fried foods weren’t so calorific, I’d definitely indulge in them daily….

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Crispy Noodle Cake Recipe

When I was young and living at home, my mom tried hard to have a home-cooked meal on the table everyday. Usually, there’d be a meat dish, a veggie dish, and rice. She even managed to make a big pot…

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Truffle Mac and Cheese Recipe

Truffles are a big thing in the food world. If you haven’t had truffles before, it’s hard to describe how they taste. They’re luscious, earthy, and umami-packed. They taste best fresh, shaved onto a perfect plate of pasta. If you…

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Tomato Basil Bufala Salad Recipe

Buffalo are a great source of entertainment for me. They are giant and fuzzy, their milk makes awesome cheese, and you can go around saying “Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo.”

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Asparagus with Miso Butter Recipe

Sometimes, with all the imported fruits and vegetables we get nowadays, it’s hard to remember that produce has seasons. But whenever I see asparagus popping up at the store I know that spring is on it’s way. I love the…

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