Side Dishes

Butternut Squash Risotto with Crispy Pancetta & Goat Cheese

I’m sure I’ve said about 1000 times already that nothing screams comfort food quite like the start of autumn … but when that slight chill in the evenings starts, you better believe I am running over every recipe I can think of trying to cram them into my agenda for the next few months. Risotto […]

Potato, Gruyere & Thyme Tart

🎅LG,BE’s 12 Days of Christmas🎅 DAY 3 Does anybody else get super excited when they see something with puff pastry? Or is that just me? Puff pastry makes me think of fine-dining restaurants or super chic brunches with the girls. It adds an element of sophistication and really is not too hard of a product […]

A Mozzarella & Garlic Bread Christmas Tree

🎄LG,BE’s 12 Days of Christmas🎄 DAY 1 It’s tiiiiiiime. DECEMBER! IT’S HERE. & it’s go time. There was no way I wasn’t going to start with this appetizer because let me tell you right now, you will be making it more than once. If you’re like my friends and family, then you also love snacky […]

Tomato Flatbread

During the winter, I couldn’t care less about using fresh tomatoes in cooking. But the second the sun starts to shine a little brighter and the produce starts to look 1000x better than it did in November, I always gravitate towards tomatoes. And the funny thing is, tomatoes aren’t even in season yet! But after […]

Israeli Salad

INGREDIENTS 1 medium yellow pepper, finely chopped 1/2 red onion ” ” 1/2 cucumber ” “ 2-3 roma tomatoes ” ” A mix of chopped cilantro, parsley, mint (if you can find) Zest and juice of 1 lemon Olive oil S + P Combine all the ingredients in a medium bowl. Add the zest and […]

Crispy Baked Sweet Potato Wedges

A crisp wedge makes everything better. Skip the frying process though — in the end, you can still achieve a great crisp by baking potatoes and you can skip the extra grease. The trick? Cornstarch, my friends. INGREDIENTS 3 large sweet potatoes 1/2 tbsp of paprika 1/2 tbsp of onion powder 1/2 tbsp of garlic […]

Parmesan & Black Pepper Roasted Asparagus

I, Little Girl, Big Eats, do solemnly swear, to coat my asparagus in nothing but parmesan cheese and an aggressive amount of black pepper until the day I die, or so help me god. Black pepper itself is 100% an overrated spice. When used sparingly, it seasons food in the most basic way. However, if […]

Orzo Pasta Salad

Hey guys! This pasta salad is a little different from your ordinary bow-tie pasta comfort level — today we’re using orzo! Orzo is a small pasta that resembles the look and feel of rice. It’s great as a lighter option for lunch since it doesn’t really feel like you’re eating a whole bowl of pasta, […]

Tomato Toast

Hey foodie friends! I wonder how many of you are in the same boat as me right now. My apartment has z e r o breakfast ingredients with the exception of coffee; my lunches consist of the most obscure ingredients, and then dinner seems to magically appear as if I wasn’t just pacing around my […]

Momma T’s Potato Salad

My mom — Momma T — hands down makes the best version and the only version of potato salad that I consider to be worth-making. Potato salad gets a bad reputation for being covered in mayo, having no flavour, and being that one summer salad on the picnic bench that never gets touched because it […]

Spiced Sweet Potato Rounds

Here I go again adding one more roasted vegetable to my list of recipes, but it is honestly the most comforting thing to eat in the winter — plus… it’s a healthier starch… right? These little round chips will cook faster than chunks of sweet potato and are able to achieve a crispy exterior with […]

Fiery Roasted Cabbage

I know what you’re thinking okay…cabbage is not a sexy thing to cook. Hear me out: I was eating at a restaurant in downtown Toronto and ordered an entree that had grilled cabbage, among other beautiful components like seared scallops and butter-roasted potatoes. I had every intention of scraping that cabbage to the side of […]

Roasted Fall Vegetables

I totally get that you can roast vegetables any time of year, but once fall hits, it’s like some spirit takes over my body and says, “roast them, roast them all” with no mercy. Roasting brings out such a unique flavour profile to vegetables. Some will take on the taste of sweetness as they caramelize […]