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Fresh Fruit Popsicles

Beat the heat this Summer with a popsicle that’s healthy and delicious! These simple and super fun recipes featuring our Cucumbers and Smuccies Sweet Strawberries are the perfect way to cool off on a hot day. The best part? They’re made using real ingredients so the next time you have a craving, skip the trip to your grocery store and reach into your own freezer for a wholesome and refreshing treat.

 

 

Cool Summer Treats

These treats are kid-approved! Use our CuteCumbers™ to make these refreshing little pops that are loaded with some surprisingly healthy ingredients.

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Click here to see this cool Mucci Farms recipe and more.

 

 

Fresh Mango Strawberry Popsicle

Customize the look of these sweet treats by blending the mango and Smuccies Sweet Strawberries fruit purees together, or keeping them separate to create a fun striped effect.

Mango Strawberry Popsicle

Click here or this recipe from Oh Sweet Day.

 

Cucumber Coconut Lime Popsicle

Use our CuteCumbers™ to make these super refreshing popsicles. This flavour combination will help you beat the heat all summer long!

Cucumber Coconut Lime Popsicle

Click here or this recipe from The Kitchen McCabe.

 

Strawberry Red Wine Popsicles

Use a cup of your favourite red wine and our Smuccies Sweet Strawberries to make these boozy adult popsicles that are guaranteed to make your friends jealous.

Strawberry Red Wine Popsicles

Click here or this recipe from Spoonful of Flavor.

 

Popsicles are the perfect, nostalgic summer treat but they don’t have to come in a box to be delicious! Get creative with your flavour combinations, incorporate local produce and have fun making your own frozen treats at home this summer. For more refreshing summer recipes, be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

Delicious Handmade Gifts For Mom

Mother’s Day is fast approaching and we know that sometimes it’s difficult to find the right gift to express exactly how you feel. Say it best with a homemade gift from the heart. Use our fresh produce to make all the mother’s in your life a unique and delicious gift they’ll put to good use in the kitchen. If you’re lucky, they may even share it with you!

 

 

Slow Roasted Cherry Tomatoes In Olive Oil

Skip the gourmet grocer and use our Sweet Cherry Tomatoes to make this impressive handmade gift that’s almost too beautiful to eat.

Slow Roasted Tomatoes

Click here for the full recipe from Heart Beet Kitchen.

 

 

Strawberry Basil Jam

Use our Smuccies Sweet Strawberries and Naked Leaf Living Basil to make this classic jam with a fresh twist. Perfect on toast in the morning, served with cheese for a simple appetizer or warmed up and poured over ice-cream for a unique dessert.

Strawberry Basil Jam

Click here for the full recipe from The Taste Of Home.

 

 

Roasted Red Pepper Salsa

Everyone loves salsa! Put a unique twist on this classic condiment by using our bell peppers and package it up with her favourite chips for the perfect night-in snack.

Roasted Red Pepper Salsa

Click here for the full recipe from The View From Great Island.

 

Spicy Garlic Dill Pickles

Gourmet homemade pickles are impressive and super simple to make with our CuteCumbers™ Snack-Sized Cucumbers. Pack them in a cute jar and decorate with fancy ribbon and a homemade tag for a deliciously crunchy gift.

Spicy Garlic Dill Pickles

Click here for the full recipe from The Sustainable Sweet & Savoury Gourmet.

 

Our produce makes it super simple to make a homemade gift this Mother’s Day that’s sure to impress. For more delicious handmade gift ideas and Mother’s Day recipes, be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

Chocolate Covered Smuccies Make Easter Sweeter

Chocolate covered strawberries are a simple, delicious and beautiful treat just about any time of the year. If you use your imagination, they make the perfect canvas for edible Easter art that you can use for hostess gifts, brightening up the dessert table or even filling Easter baskets. Let us show you how easy it is to take our Smuccies Sweet Strawberries and turn them into a fun, creative and yummy Easter treat the whole family will love!

 

“Carrot” Easter Pudding Cups

These pudding cups make a great snack for the kids. Surprisingly, chocolate covered strawberries look a lot like carrots. Who knew?!

 

Carrot Pudding Cups

 

Click here for the full recipe from My Recipe Magic.

  

Easter Egg Chocolate Covered Strawberries

It’s easy to fill a jar full of these colourful, yummy treats. You can customize them and use whichever colours you like to make the perfect edible Easter gift for someone special.

 

Strawberry Easter Eggs

 

Click here for the full recipe from Joyful Healthy Eats With A Side Of Sweet.

 

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Pie

This delicious pie shines a spotlight on our Smuccies Sweet Strawberries and brings an element of surprise to your Easter dessert table. Prepare to blow your guests away!

 

Strawberry Covered Strawberry Pie

 

Click here for the full recipe from The Gunny Sack.

 

Chocolate Covered Bunny Berries

It’s surprisingly easy to make these adorable bunnies with our Smuccies Sweet Strawberries. They’re the perfect addition to your Easter celebration!

 

Strawberry Easter Bunnies

 

Click here for the full recipe from Sweet Pea’s Kitchen.

 

Our Smuccies Sweet Strawberries are delicious on their own but they take on a whole new level of sweetness when you cover them in chocolate. Pick up a pint this weekend and get creative with your Easter treats. Regardless of how you celebrate, or who you celebrate with, spend the long weekend surrounded by those who matter most. For more Smuccies treats and Easter recipes, be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

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Go Naturally Green This St. Patrick’s Day

Green clothing, party supplies and drinks are a staple for every St Patrick’s Day celebration but what about green food? Whether you’re hosting a party, staying home with family or hitting the town with your friends, fill up with these hearty St Patrick’s-inspired snacks that will keep you on track to celebrate into the early hours. You can count your lucky shamrocks because we’ve got you covered for finger foods, drinks and even dessert!

 

Green Goddess Smoothie

Try our delicious Green Goddess Smoothie, made with Mucci Farms Seedless Cucumbers and Naked Leaf Living Basil it’s a refreshing and energizing smoothie made special with the addition of fragrant basil.

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Cucumber Mint Lemonade

Use our Seedless or Mini Cucumbers to hydrate with this festive and refreshing lemonade. Make a big pitcher and drink the rest over the weekend!

Cucumber Mint Lemonade

Click here for the full recipe from Rachel Phipps.

 

Rainbow Veggie Pinwheels & Sesame Lime Quinoa Salad

Everyone loves rainbows. This recipe makes it easy to whip up a balanced meal that looks beautiful and tastes delicious. Loaded with vegetables and protein, these pinwheels served with a side of quinoa salad are the perfect way to celebrate St Patrick’s Day!

Rainbow Veggie Pinwheel

Click here for the full recipe from Dinner At The Zoo.

 

Green Goddess Hummus

Dips are perfect for entertaining and awesome for snacking. This hummus is loaded with fresh herbs and green vegetables so when you dunk in our Sweet Bell Peppers, you can feel confident that you’re making a healthy, hearty (and appropriately green) choice this St Patrick’s Day.

Green Goddess Hummus

Click here for the full recipe from Are You Kitchen Me?!

 

 

Skinny Shamrock Shake

The Shamrock Shake is an iconic St Patrick’s Day treat but let’s be honest, the nutrition facts make it difficult to commit. Try this vegan and gluten free alternative with our fresh Seedless Cucumbers and you’ll never have to feel guilty about enjoying this St Patrick’s Day treat ever again!

Healthy Shamrock Shake

Click here for the full recipe from The Honour System.

 

St Patrick’s Day is truly a day to embrace green! Now you can celebrate in your own kitchen with healthier alternatives that won’t leave you with regrets and a sore tummy the next day. For more fresh green recipes and St Patrick’s Day inspiration, be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

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Treat Your Valentine With Tomatoes

February is heart month and there’s much more to it then sending out heart-shaped valentines or chocolates! February is a chance to shine the spotlight on one of the top killers in North America by providing the necessary information to prevent and treat the disease. Luckily there are many ways to fight back against heart disease, and some of them relate directly to the foods you eat. At Mucci Farms, we grow one of the best foods for your heart and it just so happens that incorporating it into your daily routine at any time of the year couldn’t be easier!

 

Tomatoes are high in heart-healthy potassium and they’re a good source of the antioxidant lycopene. Lycopene is a carotenoid that may help get rid of “bad” cholesterol, keep blood vessels open, and lower heart attack risk. Plus, because they’re low in calories and low in sugar, they don’t detract from an already-healthy diet so it’s easy to incorporate them into your regular routine without adding in any unwanted extras. The best part? Cooking might actually increase the health benefits of a tomato because even though cooked tomatoes have less vitamin C, their lycopene is more available and antioxidant activity is undiminished by cooking so you don’t always have to eat them raw to enjoy their health benefits.

 

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Making a Valentines Day meal for your special someone? Incorporate our fresh tomatoes for a gift that’s not only from the heart, but for the heart:

  1. Make fresh salsa instead of using store-bought jars. The end result is loaded with tomatoes and you can control the level of heat.
  2. Love breakfast? Throw some fresh tomatoes into your scrambled eggs to make a delicious frittata or add a handful into your homemade omelette for a burst of flavour and health benefits!
  3. Try your hand at oven roasted tomatoes! Halve ripe tomatoes lengthwise and scoop out the seeds. Place on a rimmed baking sheet lined with foil; drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place the sheet in the oven on the lowest temperature (150 to 170 degrees) and let the tomatoes dry for 8 hours, until they’re shrunken but still a little plump. Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks, or freeze for up to 6 months.
  4. Stuff your favourite meats with a handful of fresh tomatoes for an unexpected burst of flavour!
  5. Whip up a batch of fresh tomato sauce at home in no time. Chop several tomatoes and put into a bowl. Add salt and let sit for 30 minutes while the juices are drawn out. Strain into a sauté Simmer and whisk in butter. Spoon over pasta, fish, or chicken.
  6. Use them as inspiration to build a better grilled cheese sandwich
  7. Pickle them! Stuff a canning jar with salt, pickling spices, dill sprigs, garlic cloves, red hot chiles, and plenty of quartered green tomatoes. Fill with hot, but not boiling, water. Screw lid on tightly. Refrigerate for a month.
  8. Slice the top off of a beefsteak tomato and stuff it! Try a Mexican or Mediterranean flare and have fun with different flavour combinations.
  9. Slice up a few tomatoes and drizzle them with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Add a pinch of salt and serve with fresh herbs for garnish.
  10. Make a bed for grilled chicken, fish, or steak. Chop tomatoes and marinate in olive oil and salt for a few hours. Spread on plates and top with your favourite protein.

 

Sometimes small steps can make a big difference. Incorporating more heart-healthy foods like tomatoes will help you fight back against this disease and keep your heart healthy and strong for years to come. For more heart healthy tips and Valentines Day recipes, be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

Get Creative With Your Christmas Veggie Trays

Sometimes it’s hard to incorporate more vegetables and healthy snacks into your routine, especially around the holidays when desserts and treats are in abundance everywhere you turn! Have some fun in the kitchen and get creative with your healthy snacks this season. Vegetables come in a wide range of hues, textures and shapes that make the perfect canvas for a fun and festive alternative to a boring tray that’s bound to get overlooked. Recreate your favourite character or decoration, incorporate other finger foods like cheese and be prepared to wow your guests!

 

 

Joy Vegetable Tray

Spell out your favourite holiday words with Mucci Farms Sweet Grape or Sweet Cherry Tomatoes and a little imagination!

Joy Veggie Tray

Click here for the full recipe from Modern Parents Messy Kids.

 

 

Christmas Tree Tray

Use Mucci Farms Sweet Bell Peppers and Sweet Cherry Tomatoes to decorate your very own vegetable Christmas tree tray!

Christmas Tree Tray

Click here for the full recipe from Yum Food & Fun.

 

 

Caprese Wreath

It’s no secret that our Sun Drops™ Sweet Grape Tomatoes pair perfectly with mozzarella. Take this flavour combination to a whole new holiday level by creating your own edible wreath!

Caprese Wreath

Click here for the full recipe from VeggieWala.

 

 

Veggie Lodge

If you want to take your healthy holiday celebrations to the next level, try this alternative gingerbread house made entirely out of fresh vegetables!

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Click here for the full instructions from Green Giant.

 

This month, make it your mission to make vegetables fun again! Gather the family, take a trip to your favourite grocery store, pick up a variety of fresh produce and spend some time together in the kitchen creating your favourite holiday items, scenes and characters. For more holiday recipes and seasonal decor inspiration, be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on TwitterInstagram and Pinterest.

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Smuccies Make Christmas Sweeter

The countdown to Christmas has officially begun! Whether you’re entertaining a crowd or making finger foods for a few friends, Mucci Farms’ Smuccies Sweet Strawberries are the perfect canvas for your creativity. Incorporate more fruit into your holiday menu with this fun and delicious collection of sweet Strawberry snacks! Perfect for potlucks and picky eaters, these snacks are simple to prepare, fun to make and guaranteed to put you in the Christmas spirit.

 

Strawberry Christmas Tree Brownie Bites

Jazz up a basic brownie bite by topping it with a strawberry covered in homemade frosting. You can use a simple brownie mix for the batter and get the kids to help decorate the mini trees with your favourite candy!

Strawberry Tree Brownie

Click here for the full recipe from Tasty Kitchen.

 

Santa Hat Strawberry Marshmallow Snacks

A simple piping bag is the key to making these extra cute and seriously yummy Santas. Create a bunch to decorate your dessert table and take your fruit tray to a whole new level this year!

Strawberry Santa Hat

Click here for the full recipe from Tablespoon.

 

Grinch Kabobs

Getting kids to eat healthy around the holidays can be a challenge but these Grinch kabobs are sure to please even the pickiest eaters! They’re simple to make, easy to carry and a welcome change from heavier (and much less healthy) holiday snacks.

Grinch Kabob

Click here for the full recipe from Raining Hot Coupons.

 

Santa Claus Pancakes

Treat your family and friends to a holiday breakfast they’ll love! Make your favourite pancakes and use our Smuccies Super Sweet Strawberries, whipped cream and chocolate sauce to turn them into cute and delicious Santas.

Santa Pancakes

Click here for the full recipe from Taste Of Japan.

 

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Reindeer

Put a holiday twist on the classic chocolate covered strawberry with these adorable reindeer bites! They’re fun to make, easy to customize and guaranteed to make everyone smile.

Strawberry Reindeer

Click here for the full recipe from Party City.

 

Strawberry Santas

Looking for a lighter treat this holiday season? Use our Smuccie’s Sweet Strawberries to whip up these easy and delicious Strawberry Santas. Make them for a snack, dessert or just because!

Strawberry Santa

Click here for the full recipe from Stay At Home Mum.

 

Christmas will be here before you know it, and so will the seasonal parties, meals and gatherings. Prep in advance, stay organized and don’t be afraid to use your imagination in the kitchen! Our Smuccies Sweet Strawberries are the perfect canvas to create fun, adorable holiday treats that everyone will love. For more festive recipes and holiday inspiration, be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on TwitterInstagram and Pinterest.

Mucci Makes Halloween Healthy

Halloween has always been a time for costumes, parties and lots of candy! Kids get to stay up late, dress up as whatever or whomever they want and then spend hours walking around the neighbourhood with pillowcases for their hard-earned stash of treats. As adults we know better than to binge on tiny chocolate bars and bags of chips but why should Halloween be any less fun for us? We’ve put together a collection of scary, creepy, silly dishes that are loaded with vegetables and fresh ingredients so you can avoid the tricks and focus on a healthy treat instead. Bring them to a Halloween party or serve them at home to your family this week to get everyone a little more excited for the big day in a healthy way!

 

Eyeball Caprese Appetizer

Give your guests goosebumps with these creepy caprese eyeballs! Load up a tray full of them or use them to garnish other dishes. You’ll want to use Mucci Farms Sweet Cherry Tomatoes or Sun Drops Sweet Grape Tomatoes for this recipe and try to keep an eye on everyone’s reaction.

Caprese Eyeballs

Click here for the full recipe from The Stir.

 

 

Ranch-O-Lantern Platter

Hasn’t anyone ever told you to have fun with your food? Get the kids in the kitchen to help make this edible craft with Mucci Farms Sweet Bell Peppers and simply serve with your favourite dip. It makes a great table decoration and it’s guaranteed to get devoured quickly!

Ranch-O-Lantern

Click here for the full recipe from Hidden Valley.

 

 

Spiderweb Spread

Everyone loves a good dip! Let creepy crawly spiders inspire you to put together this delicious dish with Mucci Farms Beefsteak Tomatoes or Tomatoes on the Vine. Arrange all the elements, choose your favourite tortilla chips or vegetables, and watch as everyone thinks twice about digging in.

Spiderweb Spread

Click here for the full recipe from Mr. Food Test Kitchen.

 

 

SquidInk Pasta

Who says Halloween has to be all about guts and gore? Skip the scare tactics and make this dark and mysterious pasta dish with Mucci Farms Sano Tomatoes instead. It’s guaranteed to blend in at any Halloween party and brings a bit more sophistication to your devilish spread.

SquidInk Pasta

Click here for the full recipe from Cook Sister.

 

Spooky Spaghetti Stuffed Peppers

It’s no secret that Mucci Farms Sweet Bell Peppers are the perfect pseudo-pumpkin but stuffing them with saucy spaghetti noodles brings a whole new meaning to oozing inspiration! This is the perfect solution for leftover pasta, a super fun weeknight meal with the family or an easy portioned main dish for any Halloween party.

Spaghetti Stuffed Peppers

Click here for the full recipe from The Fountain Avenue Kitchen.

 

Halloween is about more than just candy and costumes, it’s about sharing your best foodie tricks and treating your friends and family to a special spooky surprise. Whether you’re packing these ghoulish gobbles in a lunch, eating them together as a family or bringing them to a Halloween party, you’ll be sure to get everyone squirming in their seats! For more creative and healthy Halloween recipes, be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

Transforming Thanksgiving Leftovers

Now that Thanksgiving has come and gone, you’re probably left with a fridge full of leftovers that are begging to be eaten. Fixing yourself a plate the next day is just as delicious but after a while, eating the same thing can get really boring. We’ve put together a collection of delicious recipes that will help you transform the leftovers you have into brand new creations that’ll keep you coming back for more all week long.

 

Turkey Gumbo

Thanksgiving dinner is such a big, heavy meal that repurposing your leftovers into something lighter seems like the perfect decision. Use Mucci Farms Sweet Bell Peppers and your own leftover turkey to make this milder version of gumbo and be thankful that you’re eating one less turkey sandwich this week.

Turkey Gumbo

Click here for the full recipe from Steamy Kitchen.

 

Turkey Jambalaya

Who knew that a dish so focused on pork would be the perfect vessel for leftover turkey? Use Mucci Farms Sweet Bell Peppers and make this dish your own by adding your unique blend of spices and flavour to this New Orleans classic.

Turkey Jambalaya

Click here for the full recipe from Food 52.

 

 

Turkey and Stuffing Enchiladas

The savoury enchilada recipe is the perfect cure for excessive amounts of leftover turkey and stuffing! Use fresh garlic and Mucci Farms Roma or Beefsteak Tomatoes, or Tomatoes on the Vine as a substitute for canned and sneak in some fresh vegetables.

Turkey Enchiladas

Click here for the full recipe from Ready Set Eat.

 

 

Thanksgiving Pizza

Everyone loves pizza! Turn your less-than-appealing leftovers into a unique gourmet creation with the turkey, cranberry sauce and vegetables in your fridge. Use Mucci Farms fresh Sweet Grape Tomatoes, Sweet Bell Peppers and Mini Eggplant to add your own special twist to this Thanksgiving pizza.

Thanksgiving Pizza

Click here for the full recipe from My Recipes.

 

Turkey Salad With Cranberry Dressing

Lighten up your meals this week with a fresh salad using your favourite Thanksgiving leftovers. Cranberry sauce makes an incredible base for a salad dressing and leftover dinner rolls are perfect for homemade croutons. Use Mucci Farms Seedless Cucumbers and Naked Leaf Living Lettuce for your dose of fresh vegetables and prepare yourself for a whole new take on Thanksgiving dinner!

Turkey Cranberry Salad

Click here for the full recipe from My Recipes.

 

 

Give boring leftovers a kick to the curb and embrace these delicious makeovers that will please even the fussiest eaters. Whether you’re packing them in a lunch, eating them together as a family or pre-making freezer meals, you’ll use every morsel of extra food and your family will never suspect the hidden leftovers. For more creative recipes be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on InstagramTwitter and Pinterest.

Stress-Free Thanksgiving Sides

Thanksgiving is a special time each year that we connect with family over a delicious meal and give thanks for all we have. It’s a chance to reflect on the year and count our blessings, big or small. We know first hand how important it is to make time for family but preparing food, decorating and playing host can also be quite stressful. Organizing, planning and prepping in advance can be the difference between dinner at 5pm and dinner at 8pm so take a load off your mind with this collection of simple side dishes that will not only keep your guests happy before the big meal, but will pair perfectly with your turkey, stuffing and potatoes.

 

Vegetable Gratin

This trio of roasted vegetables is the perfect combination of sweet and salty. This one-dish wonder featuring Mucci Farms Roma Tomatoes and Mucci Farms Mini Eggplants, is easy to prepare, simple to serve and is guaranteed to be a big hit with the whole family.

 

Vegetable Gratin

 

Click here for the full recipe from Skinny MS.

 

Herb Stuffed Tomatoes

There’s nothing like a warm baked tomato filled to the brim with a crispy, herb-filled pseudo-stuffing. Bonus points for sneaking in extra vegetables on Thanksgiving! Use Mucci Farms Beefsteak Tomatoes to make this juicy and delicious side dish that’s easy to serve and even easier to love.

 

Herb Stuffed Tomatoes

 

Click here for the full recipe from My Recipes.

 

 

Corn Maque Choux

Corn is a holiday staple for many families but who says you can’t get creative with it? Try this Louisiana-Inspired meatless side dish that’s loaded with bright, beautiful vegetables and fresh herbs. Featuring Mucci Farms Sweet Bell Peppers, it’s the perfect light dish to serve alongside your usual Thanksgiving fixings.

 

Corn Maque Choux

 

Click here for the full recipe from The Vegan 8.

 

Roasted Sapori and Garlic Soup

Start your meal off right with a simple soup that’s full of fall flavour! Featuring Mucci Farms Sapori Sweet Cocktail Tomatoes, this soup has a little kick in all the right places. Serve up a bowl for each guest before the big meal and warm them up from the inside out.

 

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Click here for our full recipe.

 

Whether you’re cooking for 10 of your closest friends or 30 of your favourite relatives, planning your Thanksgiving meal in advance will help you spend more time with those who matter most and less time running around in the kitchen. Choose side dishes that compliment your mains and try to keep it light so your guests don’t leave feeling anything other than thankful. For more holiday recipes be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on InstagramTwitter and Pinterest.