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Green Beans with Lemon & Toasted Almonds

Jul 30, 2015
Green Beans with Lemon and Toasted Almonds...100 calories and 3 Weight Watchers PP for a quick and healthy side dish! | cookincanuck.com #vegetarian #recipe

Lighten up your summertime meal with these fresh and healthy greens beans, with the brightness of lemon and crunch of almonds. When I was a kid, our vegetable garden was nothing fancy. A few tomato plants, a row of strawberries and a pumpkin plant or two graced the modest square of dirt in our backyard. […]

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Blackberry Maple Iced Tea Recipe

Jun 29, 2015
Blackberry Maple Iced Tea…A refreshing drink with low sugar! 55 calories and 1 Weight Watchers PP | cookincanuck.com #recipe

Brewing your own iced tea is easier than you could imagine. Use summertime fruit, such as blackberries, to make a low sugar, healthier version. It wasn’t until the Snapple phenomenon hit when I was in high school that I actually started to appreciate iced tea. Before that, iced tea was something that the adults drank […]

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Watermelon and Blueberry Mojito Salad

Jun 24, 2015
Watermelon and Blueberry Mojito Salad…This refreshing salad gets a little tipsy! 80 calories and 2 Weight Watchers PP | cookincanuck.com #vegan #recipe

Watermelon gets a little boozy in this delicious Watermelon and Blueberry Mojito Salad. The adults at your party will love you for this! This is definitely not the fruit salad of my childhood! At least, I don’t remember my mum soaking the fruit in rum. But then again, my mum grew up in Jamaica, the […]

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Strawberry & Quinoa Salad with Toasted Almonds

Jun 17, 2015
Strawberry and Quinoa Salad with Toasted Almonds…A fresh summer side dish! 149 calories and 4 Weight Watchers PP | cookincanuck.com #vegan #glutenfree

One can never have too many summer potluck side dishes in their recipe lineup. This fresh Strawberry & Quinoa Salad with Toasted Almonds is a surefire crowd pleaser. As much as I enjoy a good side dish, there are times (okay, MANY times) that all I can muster is a bowl of brown rice, with […]

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Grilled Vegetable, Chickpea & Caper Salad {Vegan}

May 26, 2015
Grilled Vegetable, Chickpea & Caper Salad {Vegan} | cookincanuck.com

Grill up some vegetables and toss them with chickpeas, capers and a Dijon vinaigrette for a delicious vegan entree or side dish. I always say that if you’re trying to convince someone to like vegetables, just throw the veggies on the grill and drizzle with a little vinaigrette. Magic in minutes! And, in my opinion, […]

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30-Minute Rice Noodle Soup with Mushrooms & Kale

May 7, 2015
30-Minute Rice Noodle Soup with Mushrooms & Kale {Vegetarian}

This 30-Minute Rice Noodle Soup recipe is great for last minute meals. The mushrooms and kale are not only healthy, but add fantastic flavor! I wish I could say that I’m one of those people who has my meal plan for the coming week beautifully laid out by Sunday evening, ready for an efficient, once […]

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Whole Wheat Gnocchi with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

Apr 20, 2015
Whole Wheat Gnocchi with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce | cookincanuck.com

In this easy vegetarian recipe, whole wheat gnocchi is bathed in a healthy roasted red pepper sauce. There is something magical about the simplicity of a sauce made almost entirely of vegetables. Clean, pure, tasting of nothing but the actual vegetable. While tomato sauce often gets top billing in the sauce world, particularly when you’re […]

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Smoky Cucumber, Radish & Avocado Salad Recipe

Apr 15, 2015
Smoky Cucumber, Radish & Avocado Salad Recipe | cookincanuck.com

The fresh flavors of radishes, cucumbers and avocados highlight the flavors of springtime beautifully in this easy salad. By most standards, I had pretty weird taste buds as a kid. My favorite appetizer was smoked oysters dipped in cocktail sauce, I adored toast with mayo and sardines, snacked on radishes whenever I could and ate […]

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Curry Asparagus & Cauliflower “Rice” Recipe

Apr 6, 2015
Curry Asparagus and Cauliflower Rice Recipe | cookincanuck.com

Whether you’re looking for a paleo, low carb or vegan side dish, or just something that tastes really darn good, this Curry Asparagus and Cauliflower “Rice” should do the trick! This whole veggie thing is taking on a life of its own. As I mentioned in my last couple of posts, Easy Vegetable Soft Tacos […]

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