Growing Microgreens

Let’s get growing! You do not need a yard or a balcony for this garden project. These little bites pack a punch — more flavour and more nutrition than the average salad green. Adding home-grown microgreens will definitely make salad a new favourite. Food tastes so good when you grow it yourself.

Let’s get started with two varieties that are sweet tasting and nearly failsafe growing. Easy peasy!

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Maple Sticky Buns

Do you have a sweet tooth? This guide will walk you through making our finger-licking-good Maple Sticky Buns. Are you ready to fill your house with the sweet cinnamon aroma?

Yield: 8 sticky buns
Preparation Time: About 3.5 hours (including rising time)
Baking Time: About 35 minutes

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Smoothie

Smoothies are a versatile, healthy and delicious drink that can be made with fresh or frozen ingredients. Give it a try! Remember it is important to ask an adult helper to be with you and make sure you share some of that smoothie with them.

Yield: 1-2
Preparation Time: 5 minutes

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Veggie & Brown Rice Maki Rolls

Our Veggie & Brown Rice Maki Rolls recipe is a classroom-certified crowd favourite. Rolling sushi is a fun activity for kids! You can make this recipe your own by choosing ingredients that you like to roll up inside. This is a great opportunity to try new vegetables, increase your vegetable intake and include some more wholegrains in your diet.

Yield: 6 maki rolls
Preparation Time: About 1 hour 40 minutes, including cooking the rice

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Miso Soup

Miso Soup is a staple in Japan – it is enjoyed for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and many people have it every day! The ingredients can differ by region as well as family traditions & preferences. 

Yield: 4 – 5 servings
Preparation Time: About 20 minutes
Cooking Time: About 15 minutes

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Salmon Yakitori

Delicious Salmon Yakitori Skewers! A popular street food in Japan, yakitori is traditionally skewered chicken grilled over special charcoal.  In this recipe, we are using BC’s finest sockeye salmon. When purchasing salmon, look for the Ocean Wise symbol next to the fish. This symbol ensures that the salmon was sustainably caught and the best choice for the health of our oceans. Sustainable seafood means that the seafood was caught or farmed in a way that ensures the long-term health of that species and the ocean it lives in. If you are not sure the seafood was sustainably caught, ask your fishmonger. Let your fishmonger know that sustainable seafood is important to you and our oceans.

Yield: 4 servings
Preparation Time: About 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 6 – 10 minutes

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Frittata

Our Fresh Flavourful Frittata is easy & versatile. You can create frittatas using many different ingredients – it’s a great recipe to use up any vegetables left in your fridge. This recipe can be eaten for breakfast, lunch, dinner or snack! Eaten hot or cold, this is a recipe the whole family can enjoy.

Yield: 4 – 5 servings
Preparation Time: about 20 minutes
Cooking Time: About 15 minutes

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Double Corn Cornbread

Cornbread, warm from the oven, is a tasty treat. Serve alongside chili, soup or a glass of milk. If you don’t have buttermilk, no worries. Add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice to milk, stir and let sit for 15 minutes.

Yield: One 20cm (8″) square pan or cast iron skillet
Preparation time: About 20 minutes
Cooking time: 20 – 25 minutes

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Apple Buckle

Here in BC we grow wonderful apples and in the fall they are at their best. A buckle is an easy home-style cake that has been made since pioneer times and uses ingredients found in many kitchens. The fruit you use can vary to use what is in season, so experiment to find your favourite.    

Yield: One 20cm (8″) square cake
Preparation Time: About 25 minutes
Baking Time: About 30 – 35 minutes

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