Jul 28
2014

This “ultimate” summer salad is filled with a fantastic mix of summertime fruits and vegetables, and is topped with a creamy, low-calorie buttermilk dill dressing.
The Ultimate Summer Salad Recipe with Dill Buttermilk Dressing | cookincanuck.com #vegetarian #MeatlessMonday

I love a good steak as much as the next cavewoman, but please tell me I’m not the only one who can’t even fathom eating something that requires cutting (makes me sweat) or extra chewing (oh, the effort) when it’s hot out. In fact, I have several criteria for hot weather food. You may call it high-maintenance. I call it self-preservation.

Rule #1: Preparation of any meal must not result in me having to wrap an ice pack around my neck to ward off the extra heat. Very important. No one likes a sweaty cook.
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Best Blogger Strawberry Recipes + California Strawberries Trip

Jul 26, 2014
Best Blogger Strawberry Recipes + California Strawberries Trip | cookincanuck.com

This is a collection of some of my favorite strawberry recipes, plus others from around the web. Plus, a recap of my trip to California. Thank you to California Strawberries for helping me to share this with you. Sweet California strawberries, and Sarah of Snixy Kitchen and me It was just last week that I [...]

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Boiled Potatoes with Olive Oil, Basil & Mint Recipe

Jul 23, 2014
Boiled Potatoes with Olive Oil, Basil & Mint Recipe | cookincanuck.com

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. 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 [...]

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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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