Apr 17
2015

Poached chicken is fantastic to have on hand for salads, pastas and sandwiches. Use it right away or freeze the extras for later. This tutorial will show you how to poach chicken breasts in minutes!
How to: Poach Chicken Breasts...Perfect for salads, pasta and sandwiches! 106 calories and 3 Weight Watchers PP | cookincanuck.com

When I first started cooking, my idea of poaching chicken breasts was to throw them into a pot of boiling water and cook the heck out of them. Efficient? Yep. But turned the chicken breasts into rubbery frisbees of poultry. Not exactly what I had in mind for a perfect summer salad.

The beauty of poaching several chicken breasts at once is that you’ll have meat for several meals. Either slice or shred the cooked chicken and store it in the refrigerator for 2 to 3 days. Alternatively, divide the chicken into meal-sized portions, wrap in plastic wrap and freezer bags, and store in the freezer for up to 3 months. Just defrost the packages as you need them and serve the chicken in pasta dishes, on salads or in sandwiches. Easy meal prep!
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Smoky Cucumber, Radish & Avocado Salad Recipe

Apr 15, 2015
Smoky Cucumber, Radish & Avocado Salad Recipe | cookincanuck.com

The fresh flavors of radishes, cucumbers and avocados highlight the flavors of springtime beautifully in this easy salad. By most standards, I had pretty weird taste buds as a kid. My favorite appetizer was smoked oysters dipped in cocktail sauce, I adored toast with mayo and sardines, snacked on radishes whenever I could and ate […]

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Baked Salmon Meatballs with Creamy Avocado Sauce

Apr 13, 2015
Baked Salmon Meatballs with Creamy Avocado Sauce | cookincanuck.com

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Seared Shrimp Salad with Jicama, Strawberries & Avocado

Apr 9, 2015
Seared Shrimp Salad with Jicama, Strawberries & Avocado | cookincanuck.com

This healthy dinner salad will leave your family begging for more. Succulent shrimp, crunchy jicama, sweet strawberries and creamy avocado. What’s not to love?! If there’s one thing that I remember from my first experiences eating in nice restaurants as a kid, it would be shrimp. Shrimp cocktail, to be exact. Growing up in Vancouver, […]

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How to Convert Your Photos to Black & White & Other Tricks

Apr 7, 2015
How to Convert Your Photos to Black & White & Other Tricks | cookincanuck.com

Have you always wanted to turn some of your favorite photos into beautiful black and white images? This tutorial teaches you how to do that and much more! Thank you to Adobe Photoshop Elements for helping me to share this post with you. There’s a very good reason that I was drawn to the black […]

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Curry Asparagus & Cauliflower “Rice” Recipe

Apr 6, 2015
Curry Asparagus and Cauliflower Rice Recipe | cookincanuck.com

Whether you’re looking for a paleo, low carb or vegan side dish, or just something that tastes really darn good, this Curry Asparagus and Cauliflower “Rice” should do the trick! This whole veggie thing is taking on a life of its own. As I mentioned in my last couple of posts, Easy Vegetable Soft Tacos […]

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10 Healthy Recipes for Spring

Apr 3, 2015
10 Healthy Recipes for Spring | cookincanuck.com

Springtime is the time to pull out the fresh fruits and vegetables! Salad, desserts, side dishes, snacks…bring on the asparagus, cauliflower and strawberries in these healthy recipes! Over the past couple of days, cookbooks were strewn across our family room coffee table. Every cookbook about vegetables was open wide, thumbed through over and over, feeding […]

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Easy Vegetable Soft Tacos Recipe

Apr 1, 2015
Easy Vegetable Soft Tacos Recipe | cookincanuck.com

These vegetable soft tacos come together in about 20 minutes, and the natural flavors practically sing! This recipe is great for vegetarian and gluten free meals. Maybe it’s because we just returned from a weekend in Las Vegas, the city of excess, but I have been craving nothing but vegetables for the past few days. […]

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Lemon & Cherry Whole Wheat Scones Recipe

Mar 30, 2015
Lemon & Cherry Whole Wheat Scones Recipe | cookincanuck.com

Lighten up your brunch table with these fragrant and tasty lemon and cherry whole wheat scones. There’s even a make-ahead option to make your morning easier. For the kids, Easter morning may be all about Easter baskets and chocolate eggs. But for me, it’s about sipping on a hot cup of tea (Earl Grey, please) […]

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