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Mexican Chorizo Breakfast Tacos

Most of us center our calendars around the summer months — it’s the time of year we get to enjoy basking in the sunshine and exploring the great outdoors. And when it’s camping, cottage and festival season, who wants to be stuck in the kitchen? Cooking on the grill, outdoor stove or over a roaring …

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Celebrate the 4th With Red, White, and Blue No-Bake Watermelon Cake

Satisfy your sweet tooth with this fun no-bake “cake” the whole family will enjoy. Fresh summer watermelon makes for a sturdy base and is rich in vitamins C and A, and boasts plenty of cancer-fighting phytochemicals. Protein-packed Greek yogurt, with cream cheese and a little whipped cream, creates a sweet and tangy frosting. Makes 10 …

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Fresh Corn Pancakes with Lime Drizzle

A Something Different RecipeDeveloped by Dana JacobiStart your morning off right with these light and easy pancakes. Fresh corn is in abundance during the summer and adds a subtle sweetness. Combining whole wheat and all-purpose flour is a fun cooking hack that enhances the nutrition without changing the flavor and texture. Drizzle on our lime and honey …

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Spicy BBQ Peach Pulled Pork Sandwiches

By: Sonja Goedkoop Enjoy your Independence Day barbecue this year by doing all the cooking ahead of time. This sweet and spicy twist on traditional pulled pork sandwiches takes just 15 minutes to prep before simmering deliciously in the slow cooker. Our homemade barbecue sauce features fresh peaches and a kick of Jalapeno peppers. Whip …

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July in the Flower Garden

Mid summer in the garden is the time when you can take some time to relax and admire the fruits of the your labour. The flower borders are in full bloom and the garden is buzzing with life. However, even in the smallest garden there is still plenty to do, from making sure containers and …

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Recipe: Radish and Cucumber Raita

A Something Different RecipeDeveloped by Dana Jacobi Radish and Cucumber Raita Keep it light and fresh this week with a cooling Raita. This simple condiment is made with just 4 main ingredients — radishes, cucumber, yogurt and spices. Radishes are cruciferous vegetables rich in vitamin C and anthocyanins while cucumbers contain vitamin K. Use it on hot …

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Sheet Pan Alaska Halibut with Zucchini, Mushrooms and Tomato

Light, tasty and healthy, Halibut is perfect for any summer meal. It only takes a few minutes to cook and packs protein, B vitamins and minerals like potassium and selenium. Plus, fish is a staple of several dietary patterns also linked to lower cancer risk, such as the Mediterranean diet. This one-pan recipe features Alaska …

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Baby Greens with Blackberry Vinaigrette

This elegant salad is a blend of spinach, arugula and other baby greens. These dark, leafy greens offer a range of nutrients including fiber, folate and cancer-protective carotenoids. A rosy blackberry vinaigrette adds bright color, sweet flavor, and ellagic acid, a cancer-fighting compound found in berries. Pair with a simple glazed salmon for a beautiful …

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Mango Carrot Ginger Smoothie Recipe

Author: Sharon Palmer A gorgeous Mexican mango was the inspiration for a flavorful, antioxidant-rich smoothie in my kitchen this week. In celebration of that particularly sunny shade of pink-orange-yellow found in mangos, carrots, and citrus fruits, I whipped up a sweet, fruity, plant-based mango, with a bite of spicy ginger. This smoothie is packed with …

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Garlic Herb Shrimp and Pesto Crostini

When you’ve got your grill ready to go but need a quick appetizer to feed your guests, throw on this tasty garlic herb shrimp to make them some delicious crostini. “These grilled crostini are ideal for backyard summer hangouts. You can prep the tomatoes and grill the baguette ahead of time, then toss the shrimp …

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