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Curry Red Lentil Stew Recipe with Tomatoes

Feb 21, 2013
Curried Red Lentil Stew Recipe with Tomatoes by Cookin' Canuck

A healthy vegetarian stew, rich with curry spices and perfect for Meatless Monday, that cooks up in less than 30 minutes. The moment you know that little boys’ brains simply have different priorities: 8-year old son (T): “Those look like fun,” pointing at the bag of red lentils. Me: “You mean fun to eat?” T: [...]

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Barley Stew Recipe with Caramelized Onions, White Beans & Spinach

Jan 14, 2013
Barley Stew Recipe with Caramelized Onions, White Beans & Spinach by Cookin' Canuck

I’ll admit that I get a high out of creating a vegetarian stew recipe for Meatless Monday that is filling, low in calories, packs a punch of protein (beans) and fiber (barley and spinach) and, most importantly, my family enjoys (thank you, caramelized onions). My poor husband had to listen patiently as I rattled off [...]

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Creamy Curry Hummus Recipe: A Healthy Snack

Nov 28, 2012
Creamy Curry Hummus Recipe: A Healthy Snack by Cookin

This creamy, healthy hummus dip will satisfy your snack cravings. Curry paste gives it an extra kick of flavor. It’s starting already. You know what I’m talking about – the holiday treats. In our house, that means Nutella Fudge, Dulce de Leche No-Bake Cookies and Chocolate & Peppermint Wedding Cookies. But I’ve found a way [...]

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Creamy White Bean Dip Recipe with Parmesan Cheese & Sage

Sep 10, 2012
Creamy White Bean Dip Recipe with Parmesan Cheese & Sage | cookincanuck.com

Serve this healthy white bean dip at your next football get-together, or enjoy it as a power-packed snack during the week. For weeks, I’ve been waiting for the first Sunday of the NFL season. It’s a great excuse to hang out with family, dive into healthy dips like this vegetarian white bean version with Parmesan [...]

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Southwestern Breakfast Quesadilla Recipe with Eggs, Black Beans & Salsa

Jul 27, 2012
Southwestern Breakfast Quesadilla Recipe with Eggs, Black Beans & Salsa | cookincanuck.com

“Yikes! I’ll get the eggs started.” When my husband (Steve) spots the crazed look in my eyes as I walk through the door after my Saturday morning long run, he knows his best line of defense is to start cooking breakfast. Stat. Even though I fuel up ahead of time and pop some energy chews [...]

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Chipotle Shrimp Salad Bowls Recipe with Avocado, Black Beans & Corn

Jul 10, 2012
Chipotle Shrimp Salad Bowls Recipe with Avocado, Black Beans & Corn

Bring on the smoky heat! These hearty salad bowls are filled with plenty of healthy ingredients…avocado, black beans, corn brown rice, romaine lettuce and some shrimp that will have you reaching for the nearest bottle of cold lager. In this hot weather, we are fixing main dish salads for lunch and dinner. A couple of [...]

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Whole Wheat Pasta Salad Recipe with Beans, Capers & Balsamic Yogurt Dressing

Jun 4, 2012
Whole Wheat Pasta Salad Recipe with Beans, Capers & Balsamic Yogurt Dressing

Every summer as a kid, I looked forward to my mum’s pasta salad. It was dressed with mayonnaise, tossed with salmon or chicken (though this version is vegetarian) and, best of all, loaded with briny capers. My husband is not a mayo eater, so if I wanted to feed my family a version of my [...]

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Artichoke Hummus Recipe with Hazelnuts & Fresh Mint

Apr 19, 2012
Artichoke Hummus Recipe with Hazelnuts & Fresh Mint | cookincanuck.com

Afternoons were always the worst time of day. In the past, noshing turned from a healthy snack into about four handfuls worth of calories that could be considered a full blown meal. Cheese and crackers, then a few more cheese and crackers, maybe a cookie, then bites of the previous night’s leftover dinner. My goodness, [...]

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Salad with Broccoli, Dried Cherry, White Beans, Sunflower Seeds & Creamy Basil Dressing Recipe

Feb 23, 2012
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You know when there is a dish that you just can’t get out of your mind? It creeps into your consciousness when you least expect it, like when you’re in the middle of ordering a coffee at Starbucks (“I’ll have a tall nonfat salad please…I mean sunflower…I mean latte.”) Seriously, that’s how my brain works. [...]

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