Fried Rice

You can skip takeout and make this easy fried rice at home with just a few simple ingredients. It’s a great way to use up leftover cooked rice and if you include a few more veggies than the typical takeout version, you get a more nutritional dish at a lower cost.

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Aloo Gobi

Add some spice and colour to your meal rotation with this recipe for Aloo Gobi. It’s made with potatoes and cauliflower and can be served as a vegetarian main dish or as a side dish. You can make it as hot or mild as you like so it appeals to anyone’s taste.

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Horseradish Salad

This salad has been served at the Erie Beach Hotel in Port Dover as long as I can remember. It’s a jellied salad, which is something you don’t see that often any more and it’s quite unique. Most people know the Erie Beach as the place to go for Lake Erie perch and celery bread, but if you visit The Cove Room which is the lower level more formal dining room, you’ll have a salad cart brought right to your table. Everyone has a favourite from their selection of classic and retro sides. This one is mine.

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Napa Cabbage and Ramen Noodle Salad

This awesome crunchy zesty salad can be served 2 ways. One, with uncooked ramen noodles added right before serving for an extra crunchy texture or made ahead with the ramen noodles soaking up some of the dressing so they’re softer. Either way, Napa Cabbage and Ramen Noodle Salad is always a crowd pleaser.

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Pasta Salad with Asparagus, Bacon and Feta

This is a brilliant combination of ingredients that work perfectly together. The fresh hint of lemon mixed with the richness of bacon and feta is a marriage made in heaven. And with asparagus season just wrapping up, Pasta Salad with Asparagus, Bacon and Feta is a great way to use up the last of the harvest. And if asparagus season is over you can easily substitute other fresh green veggies like green beans or snow peas.

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