Victoria Day is a holiday to celebrate Queen Victoria’s birthday and it is also a sign that summer is officially beginning! This season is a great time for long weekend barbecues and hot summer days!

If you’re getting bored of the same old, traditional barbecue recipes, here are some of the fresh new barbecue ideas that are trending this year.

Some people have changed their barbecuing style from gas to charcoal, but why not do both, smoked and grilled meats are trending right now!

If you’re vegetarian, vegan or want a fresher version of barbecue not to worry, there are other great alternatives that can be used for barbecues, such as, quinoa burgers, tempeh strips and filled baked potatoes.

Here are some unique ideas to spice up your long weekend barbecue!

Flavorful berry mix:

Use a grill-safe tray to grill your favourite berries and pour some spiced alcohol to give it a tangy taste and throw in a squeeze of orange juice to taste.

Barbecue sauce:

If you are looking for a new and improved barbecue recipe, make your custom barbecue sauce using, ketchup or tomatoes, water, apple cider vinegar, onions, brown sugar, sugar, black pepper, onion powder, ground mustard, lemon juice, and Worcestershire sauce. For a new and innovative change, you can throw in your choice of fresh herbs.

Barbecue cabbage:

There is also a barbecue recipe for those cabbage lovers out there. By stuffing the cabbage head with all your favourite ingredients and soaking it in a butter-barbecue mix, all the juices simmer in and create a flavorful cabbage when grilled.

Grilled Chicken Skewers:

Grilled chicken skewers can be simple or versatile, depending on your taste in seasonings you can choose to keep it simple with some salt, lemon, and garlic or you can spice it up with some barbecue, teriyaki, or sweet and sour sauce.

Here is a recipe all moms will love, this is a great way to help your children eat more fruits without them even noticing. Grill a banana and mash it up to create a spread that can be paired nicely with that raisin bread.



Have a safe and enjoyable long weekend from our Forest Hill Lifestyle family!