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...

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...

Grape, Avocado & Walnut Salad


This salad has it all: fresh greens, creamy avocado, crunchy walnuts & little bursts of sweetness from red grapes! It’s a salad you’ll definitely crave if you have a bit of a sweet tooth. It pairs perfectly with a balsamic vinaigrette and you can top it off with a crumble of goat cheese, red onions, or some roasted pumpkin seeds for even more deliciousness.

Ingredients:  Fresh arugula (enough for a full salad bowl, approximately 6 cups) 1 firmly ripe avocado, diced o...

Mango Chia Pudding


Equally delicious for dessert or breakfast, this mango chia pudding is healthy, creamy, sweet, and super easy to make using only 4 ingredients! This recipe makes 4 servings so you can enjoy it yourself for a few days or share it with others.

Ingredients:  2 large ripe mangos ½ cup chia seeds 2 cups (480 ml) full-fat unsweetened canned coconu...

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...

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