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Dara Michalski
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Here's a recap on our half-marathon last weekend (it was a family affair), plus an easy trick for beating some of the muscle soreness.

http://www.cookincanuck.com/2014/06/half-marathon-recap-and-muscle-recovery-success/

#running   #exercise   #fitness  
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These healthy sliders by +Ashley McLaughlin are beautiful to look at and I bet they taste fantastic!
 
NEW // Feta + Herb Chickpea Quinoa Sliders

Summer finger food at its finest!

http://www.edibleperspective.com/home/2014/6/17/feta-amp-herb-chickpea-quinoa-sliders.html
#summer   #glutenfree   #quinoarecipes   #vegetarian   
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These just sound amazing! +Dara Michalski 
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{New Post} This Tart Cherry & Mango Smoothie is a great way to recover post-workout.  Plus, read about our half-marathon countdown!
http://www.cookincanuck.com/2014/06/tart-cherry-mango-smoothie-recipe-half-marathon-countdown/

#smoothierecipes   #RecoverWithRed   #smoothie   #drink   #running   #marathon  
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Oooh, me too +Dara Michalski 
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This Grilled Pesto Salmon in Foil is fantastic on its own, but the leftovers are absolutely killer on a pizza!

http://www.cookincanuck.com/2014/05/grilled-pesto-salmon-in-foil-recipe/

#healthyrecipes   #glutenfree   #salmonrecipes  
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Looks so good Dara!!!!
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I have to arm wrestle the kids so I can get one of these Mini Avocado & Hummus Quesadillas before they're all gone.  Healthy snacking!

http://www.cookincanuck.com/2014/05/mini-avocado-hummus-quesadilla-recipe-healthy-snack/

#recipe   #healthysnacks   #vegetarian   #healthyeating  
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Thanks so much, everyone!
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This gorgeous California Strawberry Tall Cake by +Layla Pujol  is making me think that I really need to do more baking!  +California Strawberries 

Recipe => http://bit.ly/summer365

#strawberryrecipes   #cakerecipes   #Summer365  
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Any cake with strawberry and white filling like that it is delicious
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Now that is one gorgeous dessert, +Kelly Miller!   Perfect for 4th of July or any other day.
 
Red White & Blue Cheesecake Torte - what a way to celebrate the 4th of July!!
http://www.mostlyhomemademom.com/2014/06/red-white-blue-cheesecake-torte.html
#ad   #fbheo   #4thofjuly   #cheesecake   #strawberries   #blueberries   #dessert   #recipe  
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These Lean Grilled Sliders with Hot Sauce Slaw may be perfect for Father's Day, but they're definitely not just "man" food.

http://www.cookincanuck.com/2014/06/lean-grilled-hamburger-sliders-recipe-with-hot-sauce-slaw/

#fathersday   #recipes  
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+pamela braun You are welcome at my table anytime! :)
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It's getting HOT here!  This Basil Strawberry Lemonade by +California Strawberries looks like the perfect way to cool down.

For the recipe: bit.ly/1lHIX0E 

#lemonade   #StrawberryRed   #beveragerecipes  
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That photo is simply stunning!
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This is the recipe that we'll probably make 2 or 3 times over the holiday weekend.  It's easy and so, so good!  And the flavors of the grilled onions and garlic inside the foil packet put this over the top.  Grilled Potatoes with Rosemary & Smoked Paprika

http://www.cookincanuck.com/2014/05/grilled-potatoes-recipe-with-rosemary-smoked-paprika/

#vegetarian   #vegan   #glutenfree   #memorialdayrecipes   #sidedishrecipes  
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Thanks, everyone!
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These Mexican Pepper Jack Baked Cauli-Tots by +Brianne Izzo  are a brilliant idea!  Definitely trying these out on my family.
 
It's fiesta time with Mexican Pepper Jack Baked Cauli-Tots. I added a little spicy kick is added to my favorite healthier version of tater tots, just in time for Cinco de Mayo.

Peek & Pin: http://cupcakesandkalechips.com/2014/04/29/mexican-cauliflower-tots/

#cincodemayo #cauliflower #glutenfree #tatertots  
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Yum!  I love this!
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    food blogger, food photographer, food writer, 2009 - present
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Food blogger, Cookin' Canuck - Easy, healthy & innovative recipes
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Dara Michalski is the writer, recipe developer and photographer behind the award winning site, Cookin’ Canuck. Dara has been sharing her easy, innovative and healthy recipes with her readers since April 2009. More recently, she started writing about her adventures with running, including her first marathon.

Starting in September 2011, Dara’s cooking and view on health went through a transformation, leading to a 30-pound weight loss and a new dedication to moderation in eating and exercise. Read about her Health & Weight Loss Journey.  Her recipes reflect the meals she serves her family – full of flavor, occasional naughty, but with a focus on health and moderation. She believes that healthy eating doesn’t need to equal boring food!

Education
  • University of British Columbia
    BA in Psychology (music for 2 years), 1990 - 1995
  • St. Cloud State University
    M.S. in Community Psychology, 2006 - 2008
  • University of Northern Colorado
    Music Performance, 1989 - 1990
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