Let’s shop and cook Canadian!

Anita Stewart, C.M., Food Day Canada Founder, was a passionate advocate for sourcing Canadian ingredients. Click here to check out an incredible list of some of her favourites she compiled over the years.

Put these ingredients to work with these well tested, much loved, delicious recipes from across Canada that will help you create that perfect menu!


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Brunchy Eggs Benny with Sparkling Hollandaise

Nothing says brunch quite like Eggs Benedict. Add in some Canadian Sparkling Wine and some BC smoked salmon for a winning combination. This recipe also substitutes potato rösti for an English muffin making it gluten-free. From start to finish, with practice this takes less than 30 minutes. Its quick especially if you have leftover cooked […]

Summer Strawberry Pavlova

A Strawberry Pavlova is one of summer’s great desserts! Crisp and snowy on the outside and marshmallow-like on the inside, the topping is lightly sweetened whipped cream and fresh local strawberries. Because the berries are left whole and unsweetened, the flavours are the purest you’ll ever taste, layered with cream and soft meringue. When it […]

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Glencoe Mills Oatcakes

Try these oatcakes from Cape Breton…they are fabulous with good Canadian cheese.

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Latvian Bacon & Onion-stuffed Rolls (Piradzini)

A celebration in the scattered Latvian communities of Canada often include these bacon-filled buns. They are fabulous with a salad for a quick lunch or, if you make them smaller, are great cocktail appetizers.This recipe was one of those that the late Tanya Barsevski shared with me years ago while she still lived in the […]

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Barbecued Pork Chops with Basil, Mustard & Fresh Peaches

A beautiful late summer barbecue dish! 1/4 cup (60 mL) chopped fresh basil or mint 1/4 cup (60 mL) red pepper jelly, melted 2 tbsp (30 mL) cider vinegar 1 tbsp (15 mL) grainy mustard 3 cloves garlic, minced 1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt Pinch pepper 2 firm ripe peaches (unpeeled), sliced 4 pork loin […]

Many Salads, One Recipe

Having a basic recipe at your fingertips in the kitchen makes life so much easier. This 100% Canadian vinaigrette is one that lends itself to countless variations for your summer salads. Always begin with a natural sweetener to balance the acid – maple syrup, apple butter even a squirt of local honey.  Our Shop Like […]

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Toasted Barley and Mustard Risotto with Pale Ale and Bacon Nuggets

Few ingredients say “Canada” like mustard, barley, maple syrup and smoky, thick sliced bacon. It’s the sort of dish that can be kept warm for service but be careful, it’s awfully easy to snack on.  In the springtime, we like to add a few spears of steamed  & chopped asparagus at the end just before […]

Garden Pesto

This vibrant herb pesto is dairy-free and nut-free, almost reminiscent of an Argentinian chimichurri sauce, but with less tang, allowing the herbs to shine! By pulsing the herbs together and not over-mixing, you maintain a vibrant green colour.  Use it as a base for a fresh tomato salad or toss it with freshly cooked pasta.   […]

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Chipotle and Apple Turkey Burgers with Mustard Herb Aioli

Mixing a bit of heat from the chipotle, a bit of sweet thanks to the apple and a bit of zip from the three kinds of mustard, these are moist and favourful burgers the whole family is sure to love. The herb aioli is absolutely fantastic when served with grilled chicken or fish, or as […]

The Ultimate Chocolate Brownies

Great brownies depend upon wonderful ingredients. High quality chocolate, sweet butter, lots of vanilla and tons of love.

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Apple & Cider Cobbler

Cheddar cheese and apple pie is a classic combination.  This recipe takes it to new heights by adding Canadian cheddar cheese into the biscuit topping of the cobbler and it can be baked all year round.  Fresh apples and cider from Canada are available even in the late spring and early summer because of the […]

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Buttermilk Corn Bread

This Loyalist quick bread was likely brought to Canada with the first wave of immigration in the late 1700’s. More and more often, it’s possible to find good locally grown/milled corn meal.  For this corn bread recipe I’ve used a New Brunswick product from Speerville Mills and jazzed it up with a healthy dose of […]