Roasted Tomato and Garlic Cornbreads

These mini cornbreads pack a lot of flavour from the roasted tomatoes and garlic! I made them in mini loaf pans for a fun presentation, but you can also use a full sized loaf pan instead.

Quinoa with Beans and Kale

A great mix of so many superfoods! This simple dish will keep you full of energy all day!

Herbed Quinoa with Chickpeas and Walnuts

A really nice refreshing quinoa salad! Full of fresh herbs this is a great salad for a potluck or to serve as a grain with any meal!

Skillet Cornbread

This is such a beautiful presentation for a cornbread served straight out of the skillet! Its great for a casual brunch get together or the big game day! You need a cast iron skillet for best results, but you can also make this is a square baking dish.

Squash, Brussel Sprout and Barley Casserole

Such a delicious and hearty combination of flavours and textures in this dish! It works as a full meal or a nice side dish. If you would like to prepare this dish in advance, you can prepare up until step 4 and cover with aluminum foil and place in the fridge for up to 2 days. When cooking, keep the foil on and place in the oven at 350 for 20 minutes and then continue with step 5.

Couscous Salad with Cherry Tomatoes and Basil

This is a nice refreshing way of serving a couscous salad, what doesn't go with tomatoes and basil? It’s great for a potluck or a barbecue.

Grilled Garlic Basil Polenta

I have to admit I have been avoiding making polenta for the longest time – it just seemed overwhelming! Turns out, it is really easy to make and absolutely delicious, especially if you grill it like this. It becomes creamy with just a slight crispy crust. If you do not want to use a barbecue feel free to grill it on an indoor grill or cast iron skillet.

Sweet Couscous with Nuts and Dried Fruit

This is a beautiful dish, couscous grain topped with lots of nuts and dried fruit with a slight sweet and spiciness to it. This is the kind you usually see on a catered Moroccan buffet table. I chose the dried fruits that I like best, but feel free to switch it up for any dried fruit that you enjoy.

Couscous Salad with Baby Spinach, Grapes and Asparagus

This is a nice refreshing way of serving a couscous salad. It’s great for a potluck or a barbecue. This salad can be prepared up to 3 days in advance. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Cheddar-Chipotle Cornbread

This is delicious served on the side of a black bean soup or even as a bread for a brunch. It is slightly spicy, smoky and cheesy!

Basic Couscous Recipe

Couscous makes a great side dish to serve with veggies, but there are just so many different ways to prepare couscous out there – some involving a double boiler and a couscousiere. If you are looking for a really simple method that works great every time try this one out!

Quinoa Salad with Grilled Onions, Asparagus and Orange Segments

Quinoa is a super grain because it is one of the few foods that provides vegetarians with a complete protein. This salad is particularly nice because of the colour and texture contrasts. I find grilling the onions adds an extra element of flavour and the orange segments are really nice as they burst in your mouth!

Tomato and Bulgur Pilaf

Try this different method of cooking bulgur – it works as a beautiful side dish and brings out the natural nuttiness of the grain.

Spicy Couscous with Chickpeas and Nuts

This dish is deliciously spicy and hearty full of chickpeas and nuts. You can serve it as a side dish with roasted vegetables or it is great as a meal in its own!

Herbed Bulgur

Bulghur is a healthy grain with a nutty taste that can be used as a side dish instead of rice when you need a change. It is very simple to cook any day of the week! In this recipe I used palm oil, but it can also be made with vegetable oil.

Indian Chapatis

This is a fun and delicious Indian style bread that is great served with curries or salads. I use Ghee in this recipe, which is essentially clarified butter. It adds a really great flavour to these breads. Ghee can be found in Asian or Indian grocery stores. If you cannot find Ghee, just use butter.

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