Category Archives: Side Dishes

Mini Pan de Sal (Mini Filipino Dinner Rolls)

All ye bread lovers, I’m sure you know this moment. Oh yes, you do. It’s when you’re at a restaurant and your main course arrives. And you groan inwardly, thinking, ‘damn, I shouldn’t have eaten all those bread rolls!’ If you’ve got … Continue reading

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Roasted Apple and Fennel Salad

Just about everyone, including my neighbour’s cat, knows that I love Masterchef. I don’t care that it’s overhyped and that real chefs don’t watch it (I don’t even come close to qualifying as a real chef anyway, so there!). Now … Continue reading

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Half and Half Warm Sweet Potato & Steak Salad

As much as I am a glutton and a bottomless pit (other people’s words that may ring true), I actually love salad. Of course, a bit of protein and nuts certainly wouldn’t hurt an extremely green bowl as I do … Continue reading

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Simple Stuffed Mushrooms

Quelle horreur, I have discovered that one of my friends does not like mushrooms! It is beyond me to understand how he could resist them with their yummy texture and flavours once incorporated into stews, soup, on the grill, etc. Of … Continue reading

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Warm Roasted Beetroot Salad with Feta Cheese

Beetroot is one of those beautiful bulb vegetables that ought to come with a warning sign that says ‘BLOODY BEETROOTS’ because of their ability to stain your fingers red (and it’d be a winning pop culture reference!). Thankfully, I read about … Continue reading

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Maggie Beer’s Walnut Flat Bread

I think everyone knows by now that I’ve been following Masterchef religiously, and I was really fascinated with Maggie Beer’s walnut flat bread, which was part of the nightmare terrine episode. If anything looked particularly delicious on that serving board, … Continue reading

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Southern Creamy Corn Pudding

I’ve mentioned this before – I have a thing for American food. It’s usually wacky, possibly unhealthy and finger-licking good. I’m thinking fried chicken, biscuits and gravy, pancake stacks with lashings of maple syrup, and other types of artery-clogging goodness. … Continue reading

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