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Easy harvest recipes for weeknight dinners

These easy dinner recipes are perfect for the harvest season. As the weather cools down, the kitchen warms up.

By Eshun Mott

Oct Weekly Meals Gallery

Favourites for fall

With the cooler weather comes a return to routine and a call for easy harvest recipes. These dishes will quickly become weeknight favourites for your brood.

A version of this article appeared in our October 2013 issue with the headline “Awesome Autumn,” pp. 118-126. Easy harvest recipes for weeknight dinnersPhoto: Maya Vis­nyei

Quick & Saucy Moroccan Chicken

The dried fruit in the sauce gives this dish a sweetness that really appeals to some kids.

Tip: Sauteu0301eing dry spices in a bit of oil brings out their best flavours.

Get the recipe here: Quick & Saucy Moroccan Chicken Easy harvest recipes for weeknight dinnersPhoto: Maya Vis­nyei

Sauteed Sugar Snaps

This sugar snap pea side dish is just as delicious alongside grilled or braised fish, beef, pork or turkey.

Get the recipe here: Sauteu0301ed Sugar Snaps Easy harvest recipes for weeknight dinnersPhoto: Maya Vis­nyei

Vegetarian Pasta Carbonara with Peas

Carbonara sauce might seem like just a step up from buttered noodles with cheese, but it packs extra protein and flavour.

Tip: Don't fear the raw egg! The heat of the pasta and the water cooks the egg to safe, saucy perfection.

Get the recipe here: Vegetarian Pasta Carbonara with Peas Easy harvest recipes for weeknight dinnersPhoto: Maya Vis­nyei

Pan-Seared Pork Chops

A quick cooking time followed by a short "rest" is the secret to juicy pork chops — try it out on these thyme, mustard, and garlic pork chops.

Get the recipe here: Pan-Seared Pork Chops Easy harvest recipes for weeknight dinnersPhoto: Maya Vis­nyei

Quick Garlic Kale

Baby kale is softer and a little milder than "adult" kale, which makes it ideal as a gateway to healthy greens.

Get the recipe here: Quick Garlic Kale Easy harvest recipes for weeknight dinnersPhoto: Maya Vis­nyei

Ground Beef Curry

You can mash the sweet potatoes into the curry if you're worried about little fingers picking it out.

Tip: Using ground beef means delicious curry in half the time.

Get the recipe here: Ground Beef Curry Easy harvest recipes for weeknight dinnersPhoto: Maya Vis­nyei

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