Since the beginning of time, the art of cooking has evolved and expanded to bring different culinary styles and ethnic flavours to our tables. Food brings people together and gives us common interests and connections, and entire experiences have been created in celebration of the evolution of culinary arts.
Chefs spend their lifetimes devoted to finding the perfect symbiosis of flavour, texture and visual appeal. And home cooks strive to bring healthy meals that each member of their family will appreciate. Friendships form over well-crafted dinners and business connections are solidified while enjoying refreshing drinks and delectable finger foods.
Whether you’re just learning how to cook, or you’re an experienced home cook, we hope our collection of healthy recipes will inspire you to create a new dish for your family or social gathering! From breakfast with a refreshing drink through dinner and dessert, there’s something for every occasion.
Enjoy citrusy, yet earthy flavours with these deliciously crispy baked chicken thighs! You only need a few basic ingredients, but the results are mouthwatering! Serve with roasted vegetables, lemon infused rice and a garden salad for the perfect meal.
Combine apples, fresh sage, celery and breadcrumbs for a delicious pork tenderloin stuffing! These flavours will remind you of fall, and are excellent served with roasted carrots and squash. It’s a gourmet meal that’s easy to make and great for celebrations and special occasions!
Take comfort food to a whole new level with our loaded grilled cheese sandwich recipe! It’s packed with melted cheese, ham, tomatoes and fresh herbs. Enjoy this toasty warm sandwich for lunch or even dinner! Goes well with soups and salads for a full course meal.
Get a healthy start to your day with our easy breakfast omelette recipe! It’s full of protein and nutritious ingredients that will fuel your morning, and the fresh herbs and vegetables bring great flavour to this dish. It’s wonderful as an easy lunch or dinner as well!
If you’re looking for a slightly more gourmet sandwich recipe for a special lunch, our turkey croissant is the perfect choice! The buttery bread is accented with fresh herbs, turkey, lettuce, tomatoes and cucumbers. It’s delicious, fresh and great for entertaining.
It can be challenging to find new and exciting packed lunches that don’t take forever to make. But this ham tortilla wrap is just that! It’s a delicious sandwich that can be made in a just a few minutes while still ticking all the boxes with delicious flavour and texture!
Give your traditional BLT sandwich a lift with our Italian inspired lunch wrap! Our recipe uses fresh herbs to bring new dimension and flavour to this popular sandwich. It’s perfect for a quick lunch or a packed midday meal. If you need more than one, simply multiply the recipe!
Serve up a delectable lunch with this smoky grilled chicken burger! It’s leaner than a beef hamburger and delightful on the tastebuds with its light and citrusy flavours! This recipe will take your burgers to a whole new level. Goes great with our Greek pasta salad.
This roasted leg of lamb is easy to make, very flavourful and makes an impressive centrepiece to your meal! It’s crusted with fresh herbs and pairs perfectly with roasted vegetables, garlic bread and salads.
Bring the comforting flavours of autumn to your table with this roasted butternut squash recipe. The sweet caramelized squash pairs perfectly with fresh rosemary.
This Italian beef vegetable soup is a great way to use up any leftover vegetables and herbs from your garden! It’s a healthy dish and a great meal to enjoy on those brisk fall days as the seasons change.
Vinaigrettes are an amazing way to capture the flavours and aromas of fresh picked herbs. This oregano and lemon verbena vinaigrette brings bold and earthy flavours accented by bright lemon infused oil. Try it as a dressing on salads, fish and chicken.
Take your refreshing summer beverages to a whole new level with this mint infused lemonade! It’s the perfect drink for any occasion and adds a lovely mint flavour to your traditional lemonade.
This refreshing herbal water is a delicious drink for any occasion and can even be used to hide the unpleasant taste of city water. Use different combinations of herbs and fruits for unique flavours!
If you purchased Sweet Valley Mojito Mint then you will need this recipe! It’s an authentic, original Cuban Mojito recipe from Havana, Cuba. The minty, citrusy flavour is the perfect way to relax after a long day!
Chef Aaron’s grilled peppers and herb salad is sure to be a winner with your family! It’s a great summer side dish, with the smoky bell peppers and fresh herbs bringing all kinds of flavour to your table!
Your guests will love this traditional bruschetta appetizer! It’s easy to make but super delicious with its fresh tomato and basil topping. Use garden-fresh ingredients for the most flavour!
This classic Thanksgiving stuffing is as traditional as it gets! It’s a wonderful dish to serve at Thanksgiving, Christmas or any other special occasion. The flavours are old-fashioned and memorable, and it’s a simple dish to make!
These oven-dried tomatoes are a cost-effective and delicious substitute for sun-dried tomatoes. They add amazing flavour to almost any dish and can be stored for up to 6 months!
Try this Italian sausage pasta recipe for a quick weeknight meal! Your family is sure to love it. It’s easy to make and a delicious twist on traditional spaghetti. Serve with toasted garlic bread and a salad.
An Italian themed tomato and basil salad that’s perfect for using up extra tomatoes and herbs. It’s a refreshing dish that makes a great snack or appetizer and pairs well with any meal.
Who doesn’t love a good grilled pork tenderloin! This recipe pulls out all the stops with flavour, with a goat cheese and herb stuffing and an herb coating. Serve up a simple but gourmet meal that your family and guests will love!
An easy herbal sauce that is the perfect dressing for salmon. The tarragon chive butter topping complements any seafood and adds a subtle liquorice flavour to your dish, while the chives balance it with a mild onion taste.
This Greek pasta salad makes a great summer alternative to potatoes. It’s fresh, easy to make and delicious on its own or served as a side with any meal. You can also make this a full meal by adding grilled chicken on top!
If you’re looking for an alternative to traditional BBQ sauce for seasoning your pork, try this fresh sage and chive pork rub recipe! It’s very herbaceous and delicious as a marinade or a seasoning that can be brushed on your pork right before cooking.
Basil is an excellent pairing for fresh fruit as it brings out their natural sweetness while adding a hint of liquorice flavour. These grilled fruit kebabs combine fresh fruit and basil for a simply delicious dessert!
Delightful on a hot summer day, this lemon verbena iced tea has a sunny citrus flavour! It’s delicious, healthy and wonderful for calming the mind and soothing the stomach. Relax with a cup of this drink and let it refresh you!
Elevate your dessert menu with these gourmet lavender sugar cookies! They have a delectable herbaceous and floral flavour, and the purple lavender flowers add beauty and texture! Oh, and they’re super easy to make!
Learn how to use Sweet Valley herbs to make your own fresh herbal tea! There are as many flavour combinations as there are herbs, and many of them have healing properties!
Preserve your fresh herbs for use in cooking year round with this delicious salted herb seasoning blend. It complements any dish and can also be used as a rub on meats.
Stevia has long been used as a healthy substitute for sugar. It has many health benefits including lowering cholesterol, regulating blood pressure and more! Use this liquid stevia extract as a natural sweetener for your drinks!
These turkey meatballs are delicious and super moist inside, and they’re topped with a creamy basil sauce. This recipe will surely be a crowd pleaser and it’s easy to make if you’ve got limited time.
This herb roasted vegetables dish is very versatile and you can work with whatever fresh herbs and vegetables you have on hand. The flavours are delicious and go well with almost any meal!
Your family and guests will love this herb roasted lamb shoulder. It’s seasoned with fresh herbs and garlic, giving it exceptional flavour. A splash of wine can also be added for additional taste!
This tomato basil frittata, otherwise known as an Italian omelette, is the perfect recipe to prepare for breakfast, brunch or even dinner. It combines classic Italian flavours for a delicious meal that can be served for any occasion.
Chamomile has a wide range of health benefits, and can be enjoyed by preparing a simple chamomile tea with the flowers and leaves of this delicious herb. Give yourself a moment to relax and enjoy this herbal drink!
This cucumber salad is quick and easy and uses pickled cucumbers as the main ingredient. Seasoned with dill, horseradish and dijon mustard, it’s excellent as an appetizer served on rye bread and topped with cheese.
Tabouli salad originated in Lebanon and is still one of the most popular Middle Eastern dishes. Try this chilled or at room temperature, and enjoy the fresh zesty flavours of chopped parsley, mint and tomatoes, topped with oil and lemon juice.
This pineapple sage salsa is sure to be a hit at any function. It brings all the flavours of summer into one delicious tropical dish with its fresh, sweet and spicy notes. Serve with chips or on seafood or pork.
Make use of your Sweet Valley lettuce and tomatoes to make this fresh, delicious Greek salad. It’s a great side dish for any meal and goes especially well with chicken, fish and pita bread.
Adding fresh basil to any dish is amazing but adding basil and garlic together is a great way to give your food an intense flavour boost. This paste can be prepped and refrigerated for a few days.
These delightful lemon rosemary cookies have a refreshing and delicious citrus flavour with hints of rosemary. Make a batch of these for dessert, or box them up and give them as a thoughtful gift!
This mouthwatering basil pesto recipe is a great way to use up your summer herbs, and it brings out the best in your dishes. From pasta to meat and vegetables, pesto can be used on almost anything! This recipe can also be frozen so you can enjoy the fresh flavour of basil all year!
Chef Aaron recommends this delicious rosemary, mustard and red wine sauce to serve with your peppercorn steak! It’s the perfect combination of flavours and is sure to spice up your steak dinner!
This fresh salad adds a touch of Greek flavour to your meal with its tangy and salty feta cheese topping. Use your extra tomatoes and combine with cucumber, basil and spinach for a refreshing side dish!
Bring new flavour to your chicken dinners with this tomato basil stuffed chicken breast recipe. It’s topped with cheese and wrapped in bacon for an amazingly delicious result.
This tempting fruit dressing uses lemon and basil to add a different and unique, but completely delicious flavour to your fruit salad. With the consistency of nectar, it enhances the natural goodness of any fresh fruit medley!
Carrots are one of the most healthy vegetables you can eat, and this glazed carrots recipe brings out the best of their natural flavour with its melted butter, brown sugar and dill topping.
Fresh tomato salsa can be enjoyed with chips, bread and so many other snacks! If you’ve got a surplus of tomatoes in your vegetable garden, give this canned salsa recipe a try. You’ll enjoy having this treat to enjoy throughout the winter!
Need a little more zip to your classic pesto? This cilantro pesto recipe has got you covered! It’s bright and herby and adds a wonderful pop of flavour to pasta, breads and almost any meat.
Your family is sure to love this creamy chive dressing! It’s healthy and doesn’t have the usual salad dressing additives. Use on mixed greens, chicken, salmon and sliced tomatoes. It also makes a great vinaigrette or marinade!
Drizzle this light and tasty basil vinaigrette dressing over your greens, salads and sliced tomatoes! It’s also wonderful as a marinade for meats! The peppery and mint flavours of basil go well with just about any dish!
Tuck these savory basil scones into a napkin-lined gift basket, along with a package of pasta and jar of spaghetti sauce for the perfect gift. Their unique herby flavour will go well with almost any meal!
This refreshing basil butter recipe is delicious on hot pasta, grilled veggies and corn on the cob. Basil adds great flavour to almost any dish, so try adding a slice of this butter to whatever you’ve got cooking!
Arugula pesto is delicious as a spread or on pasta. My favourite is on baguette slices or on whole wheat crackers. The arugula gives it a unique spicy peppery bite, so use this recipe if you need a little extra kick than your traditional pesto.