Our Recipes

Some recipes that we have made in the classrooms and others we are discovering as we celebrate growing, cooking and eating local fruits and vegetables.

Okanagan Start Smart Smoothie

  • 1 cup Yogurt
  • 1 cup Spinach
  • 1 whole Apple (peeled and cored)
  • 1/2 cup Kale
  • 1 cup Berries – your choice (fresh or frozen)
  • 1/2 cup Ice

Add all ingredients to the blender and puree until smooth. Enjoy!

Makes about 2-3 servings

Breakfast Scramble

  • 1 dozen Eggs
  • 1/4 cup Milk (optional)
  • 1/2 Red of Green Bell Pepper
  • Chives
  • Salt & Pepper, to taste

Rinse the eggs and crack them into a bowl. Whisk the eggs and add (optional) milk. Rinse and dice the pepper and chives, then add to the egg mixture. Add salt and pepper.

Put a little oil in a frying pan and wait for it to heat up. Add the egg and veggie mixture to the frying pan and stir occasionally until cooked.

Chef’s Tip:

You can get your ingredients ready the night before so that the only thing scrambling in the morning is your breakfast!

Mama Mia! Pasta Sauce

  • 10 Tomatoes (local), diced
  • 1 Yellow Onion, small dice
  • 1 Carrot, small dice
  • 1 Celery, small dice
  • 1 Bell Pepper, small dice
  • 1 Garlic Clove, small dice
  • 1-2 tsp Olive Oil
  • Fresh Herbs from garden
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Pasta of your choice

Wash and chop vegetables. In a pot, heat olive oil. Cook onion until softened. Add carrot, celery, bell pepper, and garlic. Add tomato. Cook until vegetables are soft, but not too mushy.

You may choose to blend, or leave your sauce chunky. Season with salt and pepper. Pour over cooked pasta!


Apple Sauce Muffins

  • 1/2 cup Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Cinnamon
  • 2 Eggs
  • 5 tablespoons Butter, melted
  • 2/3 cups Brown Sugar
  • 1 cup Applesauce
  • 1/2 cup grated carrot or zucchini

Preheat the oven to 350°.  Butter the cups of a muffin pan, or line with paper liners.

Measure the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon into a large mixing bowl and stir it all together.

Crack the egg into a separate bowl and whisk.  Mix in the brown sugar.  Then add the melted butter, applesauce and grated carrot or zucchini.

Pour the applesauce mixture over the flour mixture and stir until the batter comes together. 

Spoon the batter into the muffin cups, filling each about two-thirds full.

Bake the muffins for 15 minutes.


Cheesy Mashed Potato Bites

  • 2 cups mashed potatoes
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup broccoli
  • salt & pepper

Preheat the oven to 400°.  Spray a muffin tin with a non-stick cooking spray

Steam the broccoli

Combine the mashed potatoes, eggs, cheese and salt & pepper into a medium sized bowl

Gently stir in steamed broccoli

Scoop into 8 muffin tins for larger bites or 12 for smaller bites

Bake at 400° for 20 minutes.