Mar 2
2015

Meatballs are always a crowd pleaser. These healthy turkey ones happily wallow in a pan of homemade tomato sauce.
Italian Turkey Meatballs in Tomato Sauce Recipe...Healthy comfort food! 316 calories and 8 Weight Watchers PP | cookincanuck.com

When my husband and I lived in New York City years ago, we regularly hit various Italian restaurants around the city, from the authentic joints in Little Italy to the family-style place near our apartment. While we had our fair share of risotto and shrimp Parmesan (one of my favorites), what sticks in my mind is the tomato sauce. Simple, fresh and beyond flavorful! Even though I’m sure the sauces were being whipped up by some twenty-something chef phenoms, I liked to imagine that an Italian nonna was back in the kitchen, putting together our meals with a pinch of love.
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10 Helpful “How to” Cooking Tutorials

Feb 27, 2015
10 Helpful "How to" Cooking Tutorials | cookincanuck.com

Cooking becomes easier and quicker when you master a few basic tricks in the kitchen. These are my favorite “how to” tutorials to help you hone your cooking skills. When I’m cooking with friends, they often mention to me that cooking can be frustrating at times before they’re not confident of their knife skills or […]

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White Bean & Basil Hummus Recipe {Nut-Free}

Feb 25, 2015
White Bean & Basil Hummus Recipe | cookincanuck.com

Hummus gets a makeover with white beans , fresh basil and just the right amount of garlic. Plus, it’s vegan and nut-free. If I was ever to come across a vampire, I have no doubt that I’d be able to repel him from about 20 feet away. You see, I am one of those people […]

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Chicken Pesto Artichoke Naan Pizza

Feb 23, 2015
Chicken Pesto Artichoke Naan Pizza | cookincanuck.com

Pile some chicken, artichokes and cheese onto a pesto-smeared whole wheat naan for a quick and healthy meal. Raise your hand if you like recipes that require 8 ingredients and 18 minutes, and taste great. Yeah, you’d be kind of crazy not to ante up on this one because – let’s face it – most […]

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Tropical Mango & Pineapple Smoothie Recipe

Feb 20, 2015
Tropical Mango & Pineapple Smoothie Recipe | cookincanuck.com

Infuse a little “tropical” into your life with this easy, healthy pineapple and mango smoothie. Plus, it has a secret ingredient for an extra punch of fiber. I realize that it’s still only February, but I am feeling decidedly tropical today. As in “squeeze into a bathing suit, adorn myself with a lei and sip […]

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Maple Dijon Baked Salmon + #HealthyNewYear Challenge Recap

Feb 18, 2015
Maple Dijon Baked Salmon Recipe | cookincanuck.com

Sweet, savory and heart healthy. This easy maple and Dijon salmon recipe is great for weeknight meals or entertaining. It’s hard to believe it’s coming to a close. For 6 weeks, Liz and I have thrown down the gauntlet to you, our readers, and the 667 members of our challenge Facebook group. Through each week […]

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How to Frame the Subject & Other Photo Composition Tricks

Feb 17, 2015
How to Frame the Subject & Other Photo Composition Tricks | cookincanuck.com

Sometimes the simplest photography composition tricks, such as framing the subject, can turn your photos into memorable images. Thank you to Adobe for helping me share this post with you. Becoming a great photographer can take years and year of practice, and many more “throw away” photos than good ones. However, there are a few […]

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Curry Spiced Nuts with Dried Cherries

Feb 16, 2015
Curry Spiced Nuts with Dried Cherries | cookincanuck.com

These curry spiced nuts will take you 7 minutes from start to finish. The tart cherries add wonderful flavor and health benefits to this tasty snack! Thank you to The Cherry Marketing Institute for helping me to share this recipe with you. When I was a kid, it didn’t take long for my mum to […]

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Light(er) Steak au Poivre with Brandy Sauce

Feb 12, 2015
Light(er) Steak au Poivre with Brandy Sauce | cookincanuck.com

These classic steak au poivre are lightened up and beyond tasty! The Brandy sauce turns them into something memorable for any special occasion. Thank you to QSquared NYC for helping me to share this recipe with you. It may have been almost 20 years ago, but I remember that night like it was last week. […]

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