You’ve heard of chicken marsala. You’ve heard of veal marsala. Maybe you’ve even heard of pork marsala. But fish marsala? Thanks to Dara, this idea is now a reality. By using a firm-fleshed, meaty white fish like barramundi, she ensures that the fish can stand up to the flavors of the sauce. Fillets of barramundi… Read More »
“ My cooking and view on health recently went through a transformation, leading to a 30-pound weight loss and a dedication to moderation in eating and exercise. My recipes reflect the meals I serve my family – full of flavor, occasionally naughty, and with a focus on health and moderation. ”
Dara is the writer, blogger, and photographer behind Cookin’ Canuck where she shares her unique healthy spin on recipes that your entire family will enjoy. Raised in Vancouver (hence, the “Canuck”), she now resides in Utah where she’s lived for the past 17 years. One of the things we love about Dara is that after going through a transformation in 2011 where she lost 30 pounds, she’s now committed herself to cooking and eating in moderation (with the occasional “naughty” creation!) without sacrificing flavor or satisfaction. This is the kind of food that makes you feel good and thanks to Dara for sharing her journey with us!
This isn’t the first time that we’ve lauded the benefits of cooking fish in packets. First, each person can personalize their own serving, it’s a one pot (well, packet) meal with both fish, veggies, and sauce in one, and the enclosed space of the packet keeps the fish meltingly moist. If you don’t have parchment… Read More »
So you thought hummus could only be used for dipping and snacking? If you think outside the box (or tub, should we say), like Dara did, a simple tub of hummus can be transformed into another delicious, healthy, and nutrition-packed recipe. While most “crusted” fish recipes call for a handful of breadcrumbs, Dara first spreads… Read More »
Come on now, who doesn’t love a good grilled cheese sandwich when it’s cold out. Especially when it’s paired with a piping hot bowl of tomato soup, the combination of crusty bread and melted cheese reminds us of our younger days. Dara takes the humble grilled cheese to the next level with this grown-up variation… Read More »
Sometimes all you need is a big, steaming bowl of soup to warm you from the inside out and help you weather a storm. And when that day comes, this is the soup we want to have. Hearty lentils and black beans are simmered until tender in a rich broth that gets a unique smoky… Read More »
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