This Saturday, August 1, is Food Day Canada. It’s a chance to showcase Canadian foods, and say thanks to the all wonderful farmers who produce it for us. Celebrate by creating a meal using Canadian ingredients, like locally grown chicken. Here are a few ideas to get the party started.

If you’re on the go, try this make ahead salad. Chicken and Wild Rice Tabouleh is chock full of local wild rice, fresh veggies and cooked chicken. It’s perfect for a quick meal at home, or for a day trip to one of Manitoba’s great parks.

Chicken and Wild Rice Tabouleh

 

If grilling’s your thing, how about Grilled Chicken with Fresh Peach Ginger Sauce or Saskatoon Pecan Glazed Chicken?

Grilled Chicken with Fresh Peach Ginger Sauce

Grilled Chicken with Fresh Peach Ginger Sauce. Marinated in ginger, soy sauce and Canadian Merlot wine and finished with fresh juicy peaches.

 

Saskatoon Pecan Glazed Chicken

Saskatoon Pecan Glazed Chicken. Bone in chicken topped with a sauce of saskatoons, maple syrup and crunchy pecans.

 Food Day Canada is the brainchild of Anita Stewart, author, culinary activist and member of the Order of Canada. It began in 2003 as the World’s Largest Barbecue and evolved into Food Day Canada. Held every year on the Saturday of the August long weekend, Food Day Canada is a reminder to appreciate our plentiful, safe and nutritious Canadian food supply.