Grilled Asparagus

One of our essential bbq season sides is grilled asparagus, especially when local asparagus is available! Pairs perfectly with your favourite steak, grilled chicken, pork or fish. Love the smoky flavour and charred bits especially when drizzled with fruity olive oil! Delish! Ingredients: 1 bunch of asparagus, ends trimmed Extra virgin olive oil Kosher Salt Freshly…

Bacon, Onion, Asparagus & Pea Macaroni Toss

This is an easy and delicious gluten-free pasta dish that is packed with the sweet and salty flavours of bacon, peas, asparagus, sweet onion and Parmesan cheese. This dish tastes great warm, or it can be served at room temperature as a pasta salad for summer bbq season. Ingredients: 4 slices of bacon 1 sweet onion, diced…

momstown’s Asparagus Gruyere Tart

Nothing says “spring” to me more than lovely fresh, bright green asparagus. Lucky for me, my whole family loves it. This spectacular tart is a breeze to make, but looks very impressive. The beauty of this tart is that is an option for breakfast, lunch or dinner. It is absolutely scrumptious topped with an egg…

Asparagus Recipes

Spring is here and so is asparagus season. I am lucky that my whole family loves asparagus, and we eat is regularly as a simple side dish. Over the colder months I boil it lightly in a saute pan until tender (do not overcook!) and then finish with a pinch of kosher salt and freshly…

Quinoa Penne Primavera

I am SO ready for Winter to leave and for Spring to arrive!!! So, in celebration of Spring’s arrival tomorrow I am posting this delicious and colourful veggie packed Quinoa Penne Primavera.  This is an easy one pot and one pan meal that is delicious, gorgeous and packed with lots of good stuff! Use your…

Cheese Tortellini Primavera

I love a fun and delicious way to pack in veggies into dinner, and making a fun pasta toss with cheese tortellini is a family favourite! This scrumptious recipe tosses in mushrooms, asparagus, red onion, grape tomatoes and sun-dried tomatoes together with kid-friendly rainbow cheese tortellini. Thumbs up from my two taste-testers! Check out my…

Quinoa Penne with Mushrooms, Asparagus, Red Onion & Sun Dried Tomato

Delicious meatless and gluten-free “pasta” recipe using yummy Ancient Grains Penne by truRoots (made with quinoa, amaranth, and brown rice). My kids devoured this (no idea I switched the pasta!). I have to admit I am really lucky with my kids – they like mushrooms and asparagus, making this a super quick, easy and healthy family meal….

Tomato and Asparagus Spaghetti with Sundried Tomatoes and Pine Nuts

A delicious and light pasta recipe full of grape tomatoes and asparagus, with sliced sundried tomatoes and pine nuts, then topped with fresh Parmesan cheese. Ingredients: 1/2 lb of good quality spaghetti (I am a big fan of De Cecco) 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon of minced garlic 1 pint of…

Asparagus Milanese

I was inspired the other day watching the show The Chew at the gym, when Mario Batali was making a yummy dish that I had not tried before, Asparagus Milanese which is simply asparagus with a cooked egg on top. It is easy and delicious and only needs a few ingredients. After watching the show…

Asian Quinoa Salad

A delicious Asian twist on quinoa salad. A perfect side to grilled salmon or chicken prepared with an Asian/Teriyaki glaze. We had this along side the Hoisin-Honey and Lime Salmon and it was terrific! Recipe serves 4 as a side, double if needed. Ingredients: 1/2 cup of quinoa 1 cup of chicken or vegetable broth…

Slow-Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken

This is delicious! A winner of a Pinterest recipe from The Comfort of Cooking. If you have pinned it – try it! You know those recipes where you start eating it right out of the crockpot because it is that good? Yup this recipe is one of those. I followed the recipe exactly as written…

Asparagus, Shallot and Provolone Frittata

Frittata for dinner is one our favourites, and has come to replace omeletes and quiches (so much easier and so much faster!). My favourite is using asparagus, and it is perfect for springtime (it looks so pretty too!). The fun part about making frittatas is you can really mix-and-match your own ingredients to suit your taste….