Aug 29
2014

Tuck this Easy Cilantro Lime Brown Rice into burritos or serve it as a side dish. It’s a fantastic whole grain and gluten-ree recipe that you’ll make over and over again.
Easy Cilantro Lime Brown Rice...Tuck this into burritos or serve it as a side dish.  Fantastic flavor! | cookincanuck.com #glutenfree #vegan #vegetarian

It’s not often that my kids get excited over side dishes. When it’s just plain rice and steamed broccoli, who can really blame them? But this…this rice! Now this is something to get excited over.

Even though I’m usually throwing rice and water in a saucepan at top speed, desperately hoping that it will be ready so we can eat before leaving for some activity or another, I’ve decided that I must regularly work five extra minutes into dinnertime prep to sauté some onion, garlic and spices to pep up the rice.

That deserves some kind of Mother of the Year award, doesn’t it?
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Mini Guacamole & Olive Cups Recipes {Healthy Snack}

Aug 27, 2014
Mini Guacamole & Olive Cups Recipes {Healthy Snack} | cookincanuck.com

Surprise your kids with these fun Mini Guacamole and Olive Cups…the perfect healthy after school snack. They’d be great as appetizers, too! Thanks to California Avocados for sponsoring this post and helping me to share this recipe with you. I’ve come to realize that my kids are in a constant state of “starving”. Actually, make [...]

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Spice Rubbed Lime Salmon Recipe

Aug 25, 2014
Spice Rubbed Lime Salmon

Whip up this unbelievably flavorful salmon dish in mere minutes. It’s slathered in a sweet and savory spice rub, and brightened with lime juice. And did I mention it’s healthy? With all of its heart healthy benefits, I figured that one can never have too many salmon recipes. Nothing beats cooking a big piece of [...]

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Couscous with Nectarines & Toasted Almonds Recipe

Aug 21, 2014
Couscous with Nectarines & Toasted Almonds Recipe | cookincanuck.com

This sweet, tangy and nutty whole wheat couscous recipe with nectarine and toasted almonds can be whipped up in only 10 minutes. Okay, ‘fess up. Who pressed the fast-forward button? I swear on a wedge of Brie cheese (that’s serious stuff, people) that summer just started last week. And yet, I had to send my [...]

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Summer Harvest Naan Pizza Recipe with Corn, Tomatoes & Jalapeño

Aug 18, 2014
Summer Harvest Naan Pizza Recipe with Corn, Tomatoes & Jalapeño | cookincanuck.com

Pile on the sweet corn and tomatoes to make an easy, fantastic summertime naan pizza. Jalapeño peppers add a touch of heat. There’s a new restaurant in town, about 7 minutes from our house and it caught my eye on a day that I was craving pizza. Okay, really, that’s just about any day. But [...]

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Good-bye, sweet girl…

Aug 15, 2014
Good-bye, sweet girl...

“Mum, there is going to be a new ocean tomorrow.” “Why’s that, T?” “Because of all the tears we’ve cried.” The past two days have been rough. On Wednesday evening, we had to say good-bye to our sweet pup, Tiana. She has been with us since she was 18 months old, when she had a [...]

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Grilled Pineapple Chili Pork Chops Recipe

Aug 13, 2014
Pineapple Chili Pork Chops

Dress up grilled pork chops with this amazing and simple pineapple chili glaze. The result is tender, succulent pork that is ready in 15 minutes. Every time I cook pork chops, I think to myself, “Why the heck don’t I make these more often?” You would think my eldest son’s fist pump and whispered, “Yes!” [...]

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Baked Whole Wheat Peach Pancake Recipe

Aug 11, 2014
Baked Whole Wheat Peach Pancake Recipe | cookincanuck.com

We may never go back to plain pancakes again after feasting on this Baked Whole Wheat Peach Pancake. It’s low in added sugar and fat, and has a gorgeous texture! And let’s not forget those sweet summer peaches. Everyone seems to have their old stand-bys when it comes to brunch. For us, it’s whole wheat [...]

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Sautéed Zucchini, Corn & Blistered Tomatoes Recipe

Aug 6, 2014
Sautéed Zucchini, Corn & Blistered Tomatoes Recipe | cookincanuck.com

This is, quite simply, one of the best summer side dishes I’ve every made. Sweet corn and tomatoes are sautéed with diced zucchini, lime juice and cilantro. Little do the farmers know it, but my family has taken full ownership of our favorite farm stand. “Let’s go to our farm stand.” “We bought some amazing [...]

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