Parmesan Asparagus

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My boyfriend loves this side dish. We both agree on the fact that Parmesan was sent from the heavens and it can add some “colour” to any dish. Its a new twist to your conventional boring greens. Also, its super quick and easy to make.

Ingredients:

  • 1 bundle of asparagus
  • parmesan
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Directions:

There really aren’t any solid steps per se. Sometimes I like mine salty, other times I like it cheesy and without fail, each and every time it is epic.

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Place asparagus in oven friendly dish.
  3. drizzle olive oil over the asparagus. Mix the asparagus to ensure that they are all covered in the oil.
  4. Sprinkle desired amount of parmesan, salt and pepper and mix to ensure that everything is evenly dispersed over asparagus.
  5. Place in the oven and cook for 12-15 minutes.

Enjoy!

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Garlic Roasted Potatoes

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This is honestly one of the quickest sides in the entire world to prepare. It perfectly compliments any meat dish well and taste absolutely fabulous!

I think the most amazing part is that all of the required ingredients are probably sitting in your cupboard waiting to be used.

Ingredients:

  • 6 large, white potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dry parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Dice potatoes into bite size pieces and place into a baking pan.
  3. Drizzle olive oil over potatoes. Mix potatoes to ensure that they are all covered.
  4. sprinkle garlic, parsley and salt over potatoes. Mix to ensure that the seasonings are evenly dispersed.
  5. Place into oven for 25-30 minutes.
  6. Occasionally check and stir potatoes to ensure that all sides are cooked.

Enjoy!

Bahamian Macaroni Pie

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There are so many ways to make macaroni pie, its almost unreal. For me, the Bahamian way is bomb and triumphs over all others. [I may or may not be bias :)]

I usually eat it as a side dish, alongside my greens and meat, but I have seen many people eat an entire plate of macaroni pie as a meal. So, I guess it is really up to you!

Ingredients:

  • 1 half box of Macaroni, ready cut noodles (500 g box)
  • 1 large onion
  • 1/2 bell pepper (you can use any colour, although my favourite is yellow)
  • 1 block of mild cheddar cheese
  • 1 tin evaporated milk (370 mL)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon of butter (can be substituted with margarine)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon all purpose seasoning
  • salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Boil the macaroni noodles (follow the directions on the package.)
  3. Finely chop the onion and bell pepper and grate the entire block of cheese. (Put aside until the noodles have finished boiling.)
  4. Once the noodles have boiled, pour all of the water out of the pot and return to stove on low heat. Add butter immediately and stir.
  5. Add the evaporated milk, eggs, chopped onion and bell pepper. Stir until everything is blended together. (The stove should remain on low heat)
  6. Add 3/4 of the grated cheese and stir until the cheese is completely melted.
  7. Add the all purpose seasoning, salt and pepper.
  8. Place the mixture in a baking dish. Use a spoon to make the top of the pie even, and sprinkle the remaining cheese on the top.
  9. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until the top is golden brown.

Enjoy!