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Grilled Quesadillas with Avocado, Zucchini & Basil

Jul 13, 2015
Grilled Quesadillas with Avocado, Zucchini and Basil...212 calories and 6 Weight Watchers PP | cookincanuck.com #vegetarian #recipe

Who says that quesadillas are just about beans and cheese?! This vegetarian version is packed with grilled vegetables and avocados. Thank you to the California Avocados for helping me to share this recipe with you. My knowledge of quesadillas used to be defined by the kids’ menu at our local Mexican restaurant. Will that be […]

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Grilled Caprese Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms Recipe

Jun 26, 2015
Grilled Caprese Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms…A great vegetarian meal or appetizer! 143 calories and 4 Weight Watchers PP | cookincanuck.com #recipe

All the flavors of a caprese salad, tucked inside of a grilled portobello mushroom. This makes for a great vegetarian meal or appetizer! It seems that there’s a slight imbalance in the backyard barbecue world. After talking to a couple of vegetarian friends in the past, I realized that non-meat eaters tend to get the […]

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Smoky Grilled Barbecue Chicken Pizza Recipe

Aug 4, 2014
Smoky Grilled Barbecue Chicken Pizza Recipe | cookincanuck.com

Fire up the grill for this easy, smoky grilled barbecue chicken pizza. The texture and taste are better than any pizza from a brick oven. If you haven’t tried grilled pizza, toss aside every other dinner idea and get your hands on some pizza dough. I first experienced grilled pizza when I was part of […]

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Mini Grilled Stuffed Peppers Recipe with Sausage & Basil

Jul 15, 2013
Mini Grilled Stuffed Peppers Recipe with Sausage & Basil | cookincanuck.com

Mini Peppers are stuffed with zesty turkey sausage, fresh mozzarella and basil, then cooked on the grill to make bite-sized appetizers. When a recipe involves sausage, mini peppers, fresh mozzarella and the grill, I tend to think that it has everything going for it. I first became enamored by these mini sweet peppers when I […]

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Grilled Italian Panini Recipe with Zucchini, Summer Squash & Basil {Vegetarian}

Jul 18, 2012
Grilled Italian Panini Recipe with Zucchini, Summer Squash & Basil {Vegetarian}

I have this little problem that crops up whenever I cook for other people. I am perpetually trying to convince them how easy it is to make a certain dish. Part of it is an “Aww gee, shucks” kind of reaction when they compliment my cooking. But mostly it’s because I want my friends to […]

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Baked Caprese Turkey Meatball Recipe with Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Mozzarella & Basil Pesto

Apr 30, 2012
Baked Caprese Turkey Meatball Recipe with Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Mozzarella & Basil Pesto | cookincanuck.com

Healthy turkey meatballs are studded with sun-dried tomatoes and fresh mozzarella, and brushed with savory basil pesto. Last week was all about comfort food, and these baked turkey caprese meatballs with pesto hit the mark. After running the half-marathon last weekend, my body was in recovery mode. Last Sunday, the day after the race, things […]

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Vegetarian Naan Pizza with Eggplant & Cilantro Jalapeno Pesto Recipe

Feb 15, 2012
Vegetarian Naan Pizza with Eggplant & Cilantro Jalapeno Pesto Recipe | Cookin' Canuck | www.cookincanuck.com

When I was a kid, the only way my parents could get me to eat eggplant was to take me to a Greek restaurant and set an order of Moussaka in front of me. Maybe it was the cheesy layers, smothered in a creamy Bechamel sauce or maybe it was the hypnotic music and alluring […]

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Caprese Quesadilla with Tomato, Mozzarella & Basil Mayonnaise Recipe

Sep 8, 2011
Caprese Quesadilla with Tomato, Mozzarella & Basil Mayonnaise Recipe

Photographing food gives one a new perspective on things. One man’s trash is another man’s treasure certainly applies when it comes to props and backgrounds. That tarnished spoon tucked away in the drawer, which would need a vigorous polish to be fit for the Thanksgiving table, finds its way into many photos. Its gray patina […]

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Caprese Olive Oil Bread with Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Bocconcini & Basil Recipe

Jul 17, 2011
Caprese Olive Oil Bread with Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Bocconcini & Basil Recipe

Each morning, my 7-year old son sneaks outside for “Produce Patrol”. He starts with the strawberry plants, then gradually makes his way over to the tomatoes and lettuce, picking off any specimens he deems ripe enough for immediate consumption. If his bounty includes four strawberries, he washes them and doles one out to each family […]

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