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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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Salmon & Avocado Salad Recipe with Miso Lime Dressing

Jun 25, 2014
Salmon & Avocado Salad Recipe with Miso Lime Dressing | cookincanuck.com

Creamy avocado and salmon are a match made in culinary heaven. An easy miso lime dressing adds a pop of tang and saltiness to this dinner salad. Thanks to California Avocados for sponsoring this post and helping me to share this recipe with you. We finally reached the point where my two boys are okay […]

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Mini Avocado & Hummus Quesadilla Recipe {Healthy Snack}

May 14, 2014
Mini Avocado & Hummus Quesadilla Recipe {Healthy Snack} | cookincanuck.com

Make snack time fun (and healthy!) with this Mini Avocado and Hummus Quesadilla recipe. They’re a breeze to make! Thanks to California Avocados for sponsoring this post and helping me to share this recipe with you. Nothing happens until the afternoon snack is consumed. There is no homework, no room cleaning, no playtime…nothing. This is […]

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Tequila-Spiked Shrimp Ceviche Recipe with Avocado

Apr 23, 2014
Tequila-Spiked Shrimp Ceviche Recipe with Avocado | cookincanuck.com

Kick of your Cinco de Mayo celebration with this fresh and booze-spiked shrimp ceviche. Thanks to California Avocados for sponsoring this post and helping me to share this recipe with you. Picture this. You’re stretched out on a chaise lounge by the pool, with a view of the crashing waves beyond. In your hand is […]

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My Favorites: Wake Up Breakfast with California Avocados Link-Up

Oct 4, 2013
My Favorites: Wake Up Breakfast with California Avocados Link-Up

Don’t miss out on some of these fantastic avocado breakfast ideas from our recipe link-up. I’ll be Thank you to California Avocados for sponsoring this link-up party. The California avocado season is winding down, and Kristen (of Dine and Dish) and I asked you to share your favorite breakfast recipes for our Wake Up Breakfast […]

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Wake Up Breakfast with California Avocados Link-Up {Giveaway}

Sep 19, 2013
Wake Up Breakfast with California Avocados Link-Up {Giveaway} | cookincanuck.com

Link-up and share your California avocado breakfast recipes for a chance at some amazing prizes. Thank you to California Avocados for sponsoring this link-up party. Kristen from Dine & Dish and I are excited to announce that the Wake Up Breakfast with California Avocados link-up and giveaway is open! We can’t wait to see the […]

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Healthy Cornmeal Avocado Muffin Recipe with Cheddar Cheese

Aug 7, 2013
Healthy Cornmeal Avocado Muffin Recipe with Cheddar Cheese | cookincanuck.com

Tuck these healthy cornmeal muffins, made with avocado and cheddar cheese, into your kids’ lunch boxes. Thanks to California Avocados for sponsoring this post and helping me to share this recipe with you. There are many blissful things about summertime. Lazy afternoon at the pool, long summer evenings…and not being required to pack lunch boxes […]

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Best “How to” Tips for Summer Cooking

Jul 19, 2013
Best "How to" Posts for Summer Cooking | cookincanuck.com

From turning on the grill to peeling peaches and grilling corn, this post is filled with my favorite “how to” posts for easy summer cooking. Summer is in full swing and the farmer’s market stands are overflowing with corn, peaches and zucchini. Whether you’re firing up the grill, preparing to make a peach pie or […]

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Save the Date: Wake Up Breakfast with California Avocados

Sep 4, 2013
Save the Date: Wake Up Breakfast with California Avocados | cookincanuck.com

Start dreaming up breakfast recipes for a special Wake Up Breakfast with California Avocados link-up party (yes…prizes, too), sponsored by the California Avocado Commission. Even though school is in full swing and the first day of autumn is just around the corner, I am thrilled that I don’t have to give up my California avocados […]

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Shrimp, Corn & California Avocado Pasta Salad Recipe & a CA Avocado Trip

Jul 3, 2013
Shrimp, Corn & California Avocado Pasta Salad Recipe & a CA Avocado Trip | cookincanuck.com

Thank you to the California Avocado Commission for sponsoring this post, and helping me to share my love of “all things avocado”. Whether you celebrate Fourth of July or Canada Day, or are just a summertime entertaining diva, there’s a good chance that you need a day off of manning the grill and feeding the […]

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Black Bean Sliders Recipe with Creamy California Avocado Sauce

Jun 5, 2013
Black Bean Sliders Recipe with Creamy California Avocado Sauce | cookincanuck.com

I’m teaming up with California Avocados to bring you these vegetarian black bean sliders, topped with a creamy avocado sauce. So, you know that awkward moment when you are grilling up hamburgers and hot dogs for all of your summer barbecue guests, and you realize that one of your friends is a vegetarian, but you […]

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My Favorites: California Avocado 4th of July Blast Link-Up

Jul 11, 2012
California Avocado Collage

It is the height of avocado season, and Kristen (of Dine and Dish) and I asked you to share your favorite recipes for our California Avocados 4th of July Blast. Did you ever come through with flying colors! There were smoothies and soups, salads and avocado fries. You made the most of the creamy, green […]

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Easy Rice Bowl Recipe with Black Beans, Avocado & Cilantro Dressing {Vegetarian & Gluten-Free}

Sep 20, 2013
Easy Rice Bowl Recipe with Black Beans, Avocado & Cilantro Dressing {Vegetarian & Gluten-Free} | cookincanuck.com

This easy vegetarian and gluten-free rice bowl recipe is elevated to “must make every week” status by the garlic-infused rice and light cilantro dressing. I like meals that reinforce my periodic laziness at dinnertime. When I don’t feel like making a meal that could actually be categorized as a recipe, I find myself throwing random […]

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Sweet Potato Hash Recipe with Creamy California Avocado Sauce

Sep 11, 2013
Sweet Potato Hash Recipe with Creamy California Avocado Sauce | cookincanuck.com

This sweet potato hash pops with color and flavor, thanks to a creamy avocado sauce. Thanks to California Avocados for sponsoring this post and helping me to share this recipe with you. As Kristen of Dine & Dish and I gear up for an avocado link-up party, we are happily slicing and dicing California Avocados […]

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Shrimp, California Avocado & Rice Noodle Spring Rolls Recipe

May 8, 2013
Avocado Shrimp Spring Rolls | cookincanuck.com

Last weekend I made like Billy Idol and let out a rebel yell. Or maybe it was more of a caveman grunt. I become a little overwrought with excitement when the grilling season hits. Last year, I posted How to: Grill Like a Girl…My Best Tips to help any wannabe grillers tackle their fear of […]

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Warm Bourbon Spinach Salad Recipe with Bacon & Avocado

Feb 8, 2013
Warm Bourbon Spinach Salad Recipe with Roasted Red Peppers

Celebrate Mardi Gras with a spinach salad tossed with a bourbon dressing, and topped with avocado and bacon. If you can’t be at Mardi Gras in person, you might as well douse your salad in bourbon. Now, I know this isn’t traditional Mardi Gras-esque food. It’s not gumbo, jambalaya or etouffée, and there’s not even […]

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Poached Eggs Over Avocado & Smoked Salmon {Giveaway}

May 6, 2013
Poached Eggs Over Avocado & Smoked Salmon | cookincanuck.com

Let’s kick off the week with Poached Eggs Over Avocado & Smoked Salmon from Gaby Dalkin’s book Absolutely Avocados. And to top things off, I’m giving away a copy (scroll down to enter). If you’ve ever visited Gaby’s sites, What’s Gaby Cooking, you know that she is completely avocado-obsessed. And I mean that in the […]

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California Avocado 4th of July Blast Link-Up {Giveaway}

Jun 27, 2012
Chilled Avocado Soup

It’s time for the California Avocado 4th of July Blast! That means that Kristen of Dine and Dish, the people of the California Avocado Commission and I want to see your favorite recipes using California avocados. Last week Kristen shared some beautiful Salmon Sliders with Tangy Avocado Sauce and I whipped up a Chilled Avocado […]

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Kicked-Up Avocado Margarita Recipe for Cinco de Mayo

Apr 3, 2013
Kicked-Up Avocado Margarita Recipe by Cookin' Canuck

Cinco de Mayo may still be a month away, but it’s never too early to start thinking of margaritas, enchiladas, mole, Mexican slaw…well, you get the picture. And, of course, a Cinco de Mayo feast simply isn’t complete without avocado. Lots and lots of avocados. May through October is the prime growing season for the […]

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Chopped Kale Salad Recipe with Pomegranate & Avocado

Jan 16, 2013
Chopped Kale Salad with Pomegranates & Avocado

It’s safe to say that this is one of the best salads I’ve ever made. I never really thought that I’d say that about raw chopped kale, but I am forever smitten with this dark leafy green. Add the pop and tang of pomegranate seeds, creamy avocado pieces, a bright lemon dressing and a smidgen […]

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