Category Archives: Side Dishes

Famous Brazilian “Pão de Queijo” (Gluten-Free Cheese Puff Bread) -Light Recipe

Pão de queijo is eaten as a snack (or even as part of breakfast) throughout Brazil. These little “cheese puff breads” are also served alongside bread in certain restaurants (especially the “churrascarias” – Brazilian barbeque restaurants). Originally from the region of … Continue reading

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Cucumber & Smoked Salmon Canapé with Wasabi Cream

Smoked salmon is wonderful over bread, toast or crackers; but when served over cucumber, it creates a lighter and gluten-free alternative to the standard canapé. Cream cheese also pairs well with smoked salmon and in the US this duo is … Continue reading

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Three Bean Salad… in 5 minutes!

Beans are a basic food staple all over the world. It is a legume rich in protein, and often one of the main ingredients in a vegetarian’s diet. I love beans hot or cold: in soup, with rice, or on … Continue reading

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Asian Pear with Gorgonzola, Ricotta & Mint

Asian pears are a delightful addition to the pear family. They are crisp and slightly sweet but not too juicy which makes them a wonderful component to any savory recipe. Their taste is not overpowering and compliments stronger flavors such … Continue reading

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Simple Side Dish: 3 Minute Asparagus

Asparagus brings certain elegance to the table like no other vegetable. Its long stems and flower-looking tips almost resemble an edible bouquet of greens. It is a wonderful side dish that compliments meat, fish, poultry or pork. It can be … Continue reading

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