Jul 23
2014

This boiled potato recipe, with olive oil and fresh herbs, couldn’t be simpler, but the flavors will convince you to make this side dish several times each week.
Boiled Potatoes with Olive Oil, Basil & Mint Recipe | cookincanuck.com #vegan #vegetarian

This recipe is straight out of my mum’s playbook, and it’s always amazing to me how something so simple can taste so good. When I was a kid, small new potatoes often turned into a simple side dish. My mum would boil the potatoes, then toss them with butter, chopped parsley and salt.

It was the perfect sidekick for barbecued salmon, grilled chicken or a good steak…the Abbott to the entree’s Costello. The John to its Ono. You get the picture.
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Grilled Teriyaki Shrimp Recipe

Jul 21, 2014
Grilled Teriyaki Shrimp & Scallion Recipe | cookincanuck.com

Grilled shrimp go from “great” to “unbelievable” when brushed with a teriyaki sauce that is low on sugar but high on flavor. We are crazy for teriyaki in this house, to the point that my kids request my Baked Teriyaki Turkey Meatballs for their birthday dinners each year. Well, unless sushi is an option. In [...]

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Zucchini, Capers & Garlic Whole Wheat Pasta Recipe

Jul 17, 2014
Zucchini, Capers & Garlic Whole Wheat Pasta Recipe | cookincanuck.com

This seductive, savory pasta whole wheat pasta recipe is salty, tangy, garlicky and fresh from julienned slices of fresh zucchini. It had been a long time since I’ve seen a really good food movie. You know the kind I mean…the ones that make you yearn to lock yourself in the kitchen, then chop with abandon [...]

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Healthy Zucchini, Tomato & Yellow Squash Gratin Recipe

Jul 14, 2014
Healthy Zucchini, Tomato & Yellow Squash Gratin | cookincanuck.com

Whip up this healthy vegetarian gratin, filled with fresh zucchini, tomatoes and yellow squash. It’s perfect as a side dish or light meal. The entrepreneurial spirit was alive and well in our neighborhood this weekend. Signs were made, cups and spoons were in place and ice was at the ready as my boys and their [...]

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Jicama, Black Bean & Corn Salsa Recipe

Jul 9, 2014
Jicama, Black Bean & Corn Salsa Recipes | cookincanuck.com

Whip up this jicama, black bean and corn salsa for a healthy, low calorie snack or serve it over grilled chicken or fish for an awesome meal! As much as I love hummus and veggies, there’s only so much that one gal can eat. Afternoon is snacking and grazing time and I need to spice [...]

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Quinoa, Blueberry & Avocado Salad Recipe

Jul 7, 2014
Quinoa, Blueberry & Avocado Salad Recipe | cookincanuck.com

Punch up the flavor of a healthy quinoa salad with fresh blueberries, avocado, feta cheese and a tangy lime vinaigrette. It’s the perfect potluck salad! My kids are trying to nail me down on one particular question and I refuse to commit to an answer. “Mum, what is your favorite summertime fruit?” I try to [...]

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Top 10 Healthy Barbecue Side Dish Recipes

Jul 3, 2014
Top 10 Healthy Barbecue Side Dish Recipes | cookincanuck.com

Spice up your next barbecue party with these healthy side dish recipes. Your guests will never know that these tasty dishes are light on calories! It’s summer barbecue time and all I can think is, “Does that mean I have to stand outside in the blazing heat?” and “Will anyone notice if I make a [...]

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Skinny Dijon Potato Salad Recipe

Jul 2, 2014
Skinny Dijon Potato Salad Recipe | cookincanuck.com

Serve up this skinny potato salad at your next backyard barbecue or potluck. It’s dressed with an easy, light Dijon vinaigrette and can be made ahead of time. I get a little nuts when it comes to sports. I was never a great athlete myself and I’m pretty sure that I shocked the heck out [...]

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Vegetarian Pesto & Olive Pizza Roll-Ups Recipe

Jun 30, 2014
Vegetarian Pesto & Olive Pizza Roll-Ups Recipe | cookincanuck.com

Surprise your family or guests with these fun vegetarian olive and pesto pizza roll-ups. They’re great for snacking! Thank you to California Ripe Olives and Kitchen PLAY for helping me to share this recipe with you. (Be sure to scroll down to find out how you could win a fantastic California Ripe Olives gift pack! [...]

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