Date Roasted Butternut Squash and Chickpeas
This is just an amazing dish! Great served as a side dish for a formal dinner party or just over some rice or quinoa as an awesome main dish any night of the week! A fun tip...if you have leftovers scoop them onto your salad for a perfect lunch tomorrow!
Saffron Laced Chickpeas and Leeks
This is a beautiful main course to really impress your guests! The saffron threads add such nice color to the dish while adding just a slight floral sweetness!
Fresh Fava Beans with Leeks and Swiss Chard
Whenever you can find fresh fava beans in their pods, grab them! They are simply delicious! The pods are actually edible and add lots of flavor to your dish. In this dish, I like to use only half the beans in their pods and remove the other half. This adds nice flavor and texture contrasts.
Roasted Zucchini and Chickpeas with Kale and Kalamata Olives
This is a fabulous meal! The roasted tomatoes and onion give it a nice sweetness, combined with the lightly charred zucchini pieces bursting as you bite into them, and then of course the deep saltiness of the Kalamata olives! A full meal on its own or serve over couscous or rice!
Roasted Eggplant and Pomegranate Salad
The pop from the pomegranate “jewels” pairs so perfectly with the creamy eggplant in this delicious dish. Use it as a starter salad or a dip for veggies, chips or crackers.
Maple Tahini Baked Eggplants
If you are looking to really wow your guests – this recipe is it! I use round Italian eggplants for a spectacular presentation here, any small eggplants can be used!
Cauliflower, Zucchini and Chickpea Pot
This is an absolutely delicious vegetable main! It’s full of fresh herbs and veggies, a great summer dish and best of all it’s all done in one pot!
Chili Thyme Corn
A really simple side dish that packs in lots of flavour!
Roasted Cherry Tomatoes
This is such a beautiful side dish! As the cherry tomatoes roast, they become little bits of candy to bite into!
Mediterranean Roasted Tomatoes
This is a delicious appetizer served with some crusty bread for dipping or as a nice veggie side! Roasting the tomatoes really brings out their natural sweetness, the olives and feta add that Mediterranean salty touch! Try it once and you will be addicted!!
Maple Miso Chickpeas
These chickpeas come out really nice and sticky! They are just super addictive!
Roasted Fennel and Chickpeas
An amazing and filling vegetable dish! The fennel comes out nicely caramelized while the chickpeas are just slightly crisp!
Sesame Roasted Asparagus
A nice simple side dish! The asparagus is laced with sesame goodness both from the sesame oil and the beautiful sprinkling of sesame seeds.
Roasted Balsamic Onion Slices
While onions are really important as a flavor base in most every dish, I like to use them as the star once in a while! Here, they do just that! These balsamic onion slices make a great veggie side to serve with your meal or a salad topper.
Smoky Mediterranean Eggplant Salad
This dish is so creamy and smoky – really delicious! Serve it as a side salad or as an appetizer with some pita chips for dipping.
Aloo Baingan – Eggplant Potato and Chickpea Curry
Aloo Baingan is a classic Indian vegetable curry consisting of Eggplant (Baingan) and Potatoes (Aloo). This is a dish that can be eaten fresh but it is even better if you make it in advance as the flavors deepen as they sit. This makes it a perfect dish for a party so you are not stressing at the last minute. You can make it up to 3 days ahead, just keep it in an airtight container in the fridge until you are ready to use. Just before serving heat in the microwave or over the stove.
This rice is actually made from .... yes... cauliflower!!! It looks and feels just like rice – without all the guilt! Great for topping with stews and curries!
Balsamic Roasted Baby Bok Choy
Baby Bok is a really versatile veggie for Asian dishes – but did you know you can roast it as well? Here is a fun and easy side dish to showcase this great little veggie!
Perfect Roasted Asparagus
This is definitely the best and simplest way to prepare asparagus! They come out crispy and juicy! I love to serve these with a side of Spicy Mayo for dipping.
Spiralized Shoe String Potatoes
These are crazy addictive!! They come out super crispy and tasty – from the oven – no deep frying necessary! You will need a spiralizer to create the shoe string effect here.