Three years ago today, I posted the first recipe on Cookin’ Canuck. Did I have any idea that what I was starting would become a passion, a fulfillment of something inside of me, and a door to a community of new friends? Not a clue. Yes, my blog is dedicated to sharing recipes and healthy living tips, but to me it has become so much more. It is a reason to practice my photography (a work in progress), and a diary in which I can share anecdotes about my family, and my struggles and journey to healthy living and weight loss.
I feel so grateful for each and every one of my readers – for reading, for commenting (or not commenting – lurking is okay, too), for making my recipes for your family (deep satisfaction for me), for catching my typos (I truly appreciate this) and for your loyalty.
My deepest gratitude goes to my family and friends for all of the intangibles…having faith, for feeling joy along with me, and for supporting me in more ways than I can count. And for the tangibles…washing dishes, taste-testing, making recipe suggestions, pouring liquids while I snap photos…the list is unending.
Roasted Shrimp with Rosemary, Garlic & Lemon
Baked French Fries with Indian Spices (Cumin & Coriander)
Roasted Tomatillo Salsa Verde
Mini Grilled Pizzas with Shrimp & Roasted Red Pepper Pesto
Clockwise from top left:
Sweet Potato Hash with Canadian Bacon, Red Pepper & Sage
Low Fat Granola Bars with Bananas, Cranberries & Pecans
Healthy Yogurt Breakfast Parfait with Blueberries & Granola
Frittata with Pancetta, Mushrooms & Roasted Garlic
Southwestern Eggs Benedict with Black Bean Spread, Avocado & Salsa
Salad Cups with Quinoa, Shrimp, Avocado & Lemon Dressing
Asian Slaw with Cashews, Pear & Ginger Dressing
Avocado, Tomato & Cotija Cheese Salad
Mushroom & Edamame Salad with Smoked Paprika Dressing
French Onion & Endive Soup with Pancetta
Lean Bison & Barley Soup with Green Peas
Hearty Lentil & Black Bean Soup with Smoked Paprika
Tortellini Soup with Balsamic Caramelized Onions & Mushrooms
Clockwise from top left:
Baked Tilapia with Arugula Walnut Pesto & Breadcrumb Crust
Healthy Lasagne with Turkey, Pesto & Peppers
Asian Quesadilla with Chicken, Zucchini & Hoisin Sauce
Hearty Chicken Stew with Butternut Squash & Quinoa
Grilled Tri-Tip Steak with Molasses Chili Marinade
Nutella & Sea Salt Stuffed Sugar Cookies
Peach Crumb Bars with Hazelnut Streusel
Blueberry Swirl Ice Cream Pie with Hazelnut Crust
Easy Strawberry Sorbet
Chocolate Marshmallow Pops Three Ways: Candy Cane, Heath Bar & Coconut
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