Roasted Winter Squash & Arugula Salad


You don't need to wait for winter to enjoy roasted winter squash. It makes a delectable and nutrient-packed addition to a fresh green salad that you can enjoy whatever the weather! The natural sweetness of squash pairs beautifully with peppery arugula, a tart apple cider vinaigrette, and some add-ons like goat or feta cheese, dried cranberries, and toasted walnuts.

Ingredients:  For the Roasted Squash: 2 cups of cubed butternut or mixed winter squash 2 tablespoons olive o...

Vegetable Cabbage Soup


Here’s a budget-friendly vegetarian soup using a whole head of cabbage and vegetables you usually have on hand. It’s flexible, nutritious, easy and delicious! You can add a can of beans for additional protein, or pasta to make it heartier. Serve with some fresh bread for a warm and satisfying meal.

Ingredients:  1 tablespoon olive oil 1 medium head of green cabbage, cored and chopped (about 8 - 10 cups) 1...

Avocado & Grapefruit Salad


Refreshing, light, yet also satisfying, this grapefruit and avocado salad is an absolute favourite. Creamy avocado and juicy grapefruit are the perfect companions to fresh greens and a balsamic vinaigrette. You can make it even more of a meal by adding some almonds or extra protein.

Ingredients:  2 ripe avocados, peeled, pitted, and sliced 2 grapefruits, peeled and segmented 1/4 red onion,...

Champagne Grape Sorbet


Crisp and sweet-tart champagne grapes are a true delight whenever you come across them. They are wonderfully delicious when eaten fresh, and they also make an exceptional snack or palate cleanser when frozen. If you want to take things to another level, you can blend frozen champagne grapes with just a couple of other ingredients to create a sorbet! It's surprisingly quick and easy to whip up, and you'll have a refreshing and healthy treat ready in the freezer whenever you're craving a light dessert.

Ingredients:  3 cups seedless green (or red) champagne grapes 2 tablespoons honey or sugar 1 teaspoon finely...

Prune Plum Oat Squares


Make the most of the plentiful Okanagan prune plums available in August by whipping up these delightful and nutritious squares! The inherent sweetness of prune plums means you'll need minimal, if any, extra sweetening. Enjoy them for breakfast, as a decadent tea-time snack, or as a dessert.

Ingredients:  2 cups oats (gluten-free if needed) 1 cup almond flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoo...

First of the Season Yellow Potato Salad


Enjoy the flavors of summer with this simple and fresh potato salad. Great for picnics and barbecues, the creamy taste of first-of-the-season yellow potatoes shines through in a light dressing. Keep it rustic by leaving the skins on. Perfect for sharing at potlucks too.

Ingredients:  1 pound yellow potatoes, washed and cubed  ¼  cup red onion, finely chopped ...

Kale & Quinoa Salad with Lemon Dressing


Here’s a fresh and nutritious salad that’s light yet satisfying and packed with flavour. It combines the earthy goodness of nutrient-rich kale and protein-packed quinoa, brought together with a zesty lemon dressing. It’s a perfect choice for lunch, as a side dish, or even as the main event for dinner. A bonus is that you can make it in advance and it will keep for up to 3 days!

Ingredients:  8 cups packed kale leaves, washed and stems removed 1 cup cooked quinoa (any variety) 1 tables...

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 ...

Grilled Zucchini Roll Ups


Zucchini is plentiful in BC and with so many ways to use it, we say the more the better! In the summer, grilling zucchini is a quick and easy way to bring out the flavours with a little olive oil and seasoning. To make a beautiful and delicious appetizer, just slice zucchini lengthwise and grill, then stuff with cheese and herb filling and roll into pinwheels. Voila!

Ingredients:  4 medium zucchini, sliced lengthwise approximately ¼” thick Olive oil for brushing ...

Honey Glazed Grilled Apricots


Fresh Okanagan apricots are definitely tasty just as they are, but adding a little glaze and a few minutes on the grill will give you an extraordinarily delicious and versatile topping that you can enjoy any time of day! Try them on Greek yogurt for breakfast; as a topping for ice cream; add to salads; pair with toast or flatbread along with a soft cheese like brie or chevre; or even serve them with grilled meat dishes. Enjoy the sweet and slightly smoky flavour of these local treasures!

Ingredients:  6 fresh apricots, halved and pitted 2 tablespoons honey 1 tablespoon lemon juice ½ t...

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