Sweet Hungarian Pickled Peppers


Hungarian wax peppers are a sweet and mildly hot variety that grow right here in the Okanagan. They can be enjoyed fresh, roasted, fried, canned, or pickled. Having pickled peppers on hand to add a bright zip and zing to burgers, egg dishes, charcuterie boards, salads, pizzas and more is something you’ll thank yourself for later. With this quick pickling recipe you only need to wait 2 days to enjoy them!

Ingredients:  2 pounds yellow Hungarian Wax Peppers (20 - 30 peppers, depending on size) sliced to fit into jars ...

Pico de Gallo


Sweet Walla Walla onions are ideal when making a fresh and flavour-packed Pico de Gallo (also known as Salsa Fresca).  Serve it up with tacos, nachos, or your favourite Mexican inspired meals. Spicy or mild, choose your own adventure for this light and zesty summertime dip.

Ingredients:  4 Roma tomatoes 1 large Walla Walla onion (can substitute white or red onion) 2 Serrano, jalap...

Caramelized Sweet Vidalia Onions


The natural sugars present in Sweet Vidalia Onions make them delicious to eat raw, and perfect for caramelizing! With low, slow heat, and lots of patience, you’ll coax out the sweet, golden flavours of these onions. The result is a gourmet topping for burgers, flatbreads, meat, and more!

Ingredients:  2 - 3 Sweet Vidalia onions 1 ½ tablespoons unsalted butter, EVOO (or a combination) A p...

Roasted Broccolini with Garlic


Simple, tasty, and packed with nutrients, this broccolini side dish is a cinch to make. Roasting gives a delightful crispiness to the florets and leaves the stalks tender and  crisp. Top with chili flakes, pine nuts, or just a squeeze of fresh lemon and enjoy the garlicky goodness of these greens.

Ingredients:  1 pound broccolini, washed and ends trimmed 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 2 garlic clove...

Mango Hot Sauce


Adding some heat to sweet, fresh mangos is a genius move that makes the most delicious and versatile sauce! Drizzle it over grilled meat, fish, tofu, tacos . . . or use it as a dipping sauce for tortilla chips or grilled prawns. Warning: it’s addictive!

Ingredients:  2 ripe mangos, peeled and chopped 1 chili pepper, seeded and roughly chopped 1 garlic clove&nb...

Garlic & Herb Cauliflower Rice


Low carb, high nutrition, and full of flavour! Cauliflower rice is a light and healthy alternative to regular rice that pairs equally well with your mains as a side dish. It’s quite simple to make and toasting it in a skillet with some garlic butter gives it an aromatic, nutty and sweet taste.


Ingredients:  1 medium head of cauliflower 2 tablespoons butter or extra virgin olive oil 2 cloves garlic, m...

Crispy Air Fryer Asparagus


You can have a healthy and delicious side dish in a flash with this simple air fryer recipe. The touch of crispiness makes asparagus extra tasty, and all you need is a squeeze of lemon to finish it off. Feel free to add some red pepper flakes for a kick or grated parmesan cheese for even more flavour. Don’t have an air fryer? You can roast asparagus on a baking sheet at 400°F for 9 - 15 minutes (depending on thickness of stalks) until slightly tender yet still bright green.

Ingredients:  1 pound asparagus 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil ¼ teaspoon kosher salt ⅛ teasp...

Balsamic Roasted Beets


As a simple side dish or topping for your favourite salad—roasted beets with a hint of balsamic vinegar are delicious and packed with nutrition! Plus they’re gluten-free, dairy-free, Paleo and vegan-friendly so everyone can enjoy them. Top with some walnuts for a little extra protein and crunch.

Ingredients:  3 - 4 large beets, peeled and diced (about 3 cups) 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon balsami...

Red Onion Jam


Red onion jam (sometimes called marmalade or chutney) is a flavour-packed condiment that adds a sweet and savoury note to burgers, chicken, pizza, you name it! It’s also a delicious accompaniment to a cheese board, pairing well with creamy brie or goat cheese.

Ingredients:  1 pound red onions, ends cut off and thinly sliced 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/3 cup granulated white...

Ginger and Sesame Dressing


Toss this creamy and zingy dressing into veggie salads or drizzle on bowl meals when you’re looking for a hit of Asian-inspired flavour. Pairs particularly well with cabbage slaw and salmon dishes.

Ingredients:  1 tablespoon grated ginger ½ teaspoon minced garlic 2 tablespoons soy sauce 2 tables...

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