25 June 2009

Maple Grilled Salmon for the Launch of the Very First Cooking Light Virtual Supper Club!!!!!!!!!

Maple Grilled Salmon
For years the two countries of Canada and the United States have collaborated and lived side by side peacefully. Our neighbouring countries are vibrant, colourful and filled with progressive people sharing similarities in cultural diversity as well as being proud of their differences. One thing we do have in common is our love of varied cuisines developed over years of being a "melting pot" for different nationalities and cooking styles.



Ultimately their love of food, blogging and their commitment to a health conscious lifestyle is what has brought 5 ladies; 2 from Canada and 3 from the United States ( joining east and west and north and south), together to create the very 1st ever Virtual Supper Club sponsored by Cooking Light magazine!!! We have always had a love for Cooking Light magazine which has an emphasis on healthy eating and living. Each issue covers light cuisine and includes more than 70 delicious and flavourful recipes. It also explores food and nutrition news as well as fitness, health and beauty.


Let's introduce you to the 5 woman who have opened up their hearts and their kitchens and become members of the Virtual Supper Club to share recipes from the pages of Cooking Light. The idea is simple because we all share a common interest in cooking and meal planning and of course the food...oh the food!!! This is a team effort where we will be getting together virtually and combining what Cooking Light readers like best...good food with great company!!! We will also be featured on the Cooking Light web site as well as sharing their fantastic recipes with you all!!!!!!

Helene - La cuisine d'Helene

A stay-at-home mom of three (20-18-15), loves to cook and bake. Has lived in seven provinces and now resides on Vancouver Island. Has been a fan of Cooking Light for more than 15 yrs now. Spends lot's of time with her family enjoying sports, camping, travelling, hiking, skiing and making sure she feeds them with fresh home cooked meals.

Val - More than Burnt Toast

A single mom living in British Columbia, Canada of an almost 22 year old university student, who juggles a full time job and 2 part time jobs; as well as being the co-founder of BloggerAid-Changing the Face of Famine (a group of food bloggers raising funds for the School Meals Programme). How does she manage to fit a healthy lifestyle and exercise into her daily routine....by having 3 hour lunchbreaks!!!

Shelby - The Life and Loves of Grumpy's Honeybunch

Mom of two young men and wife to the infamous Grumpy living between the Adirondack and 1000 Island region in Northern New York. Inspired by her Grandmother, she started her blog as a record of memories and recipes and it gradually brought forth a passion for photography and writing along with a whole new world of internet blogging friends! She satisfys her "need" to bake by feeding the "starving" college students and staff at her place of employment and recently started a venture called HoneyB's Kitchen.

Aggie - Aggie's Kitchen

Aggie is a Florida gal who loves to eat good food...and feel good eating it. She is a stay at home mom to two young energetic children and has a husband who loves food almost as much as she does. Nothing makes her happier than feeding her family and friends.

Jamie - Mom's Cooking Club

Married nearly 18 years to her Greek/Italian husband and mom to "tween" twin daughters. She lives in a coastal, military town in the Panhandle (the arm) of Florida and works part-time for a financial institution. She started her food blog 2 months ago through the encouragement of her sister-in-law, Aggie, who is also part of this group. She enjoys trying and sharing new recipes as well as teaching her daughters the basics and joy of cooking.

For our very first Virtual Supper Club get together we decided on a barbecue with a mixture of cuisines as diverse as our nations. What better way to kickstart our monthly suppers than to beat the heat and put together a delicious meal from the pages of Cooking Light !!! All across Canada and the United States communities will be celebrating this coming week with Canada Day on July 1st as well as Independance Day on July 4th in the United States. From the Atlantic to the Pacific our communities and families will be bursting with national pride and celebrating with outings, picnics, barbecues, fireworks and celebrations of the birth of our individual nations. We wave flags, sing songs and enjoy the day!

Although distance prevents us from gathering as a group in each others homes we have enjoyed getting to know one another and have developed a menu from Cooking Light magazine that is sure to bring smiles to your own table of friends and family during these holidays or anytime of the year. Join us here on this journey on our individual blogs and also on the Cooking Light web site on Friday July 26, 2009 as we celebrate Cooking Light magazine, friendship and the launch of the Virtual Supper Club !!

Read the article HERE. We will be getting together once a month with Cooking Light so hold on to your hats!!!! Delicious recipes are coming your way!!!!!

The great thing about eating light is that you can still love your food and not give up any of the flavour... just focus on loving food that’s good for you. People like us who really adore food and flavour have a much better chance of eating well, and healthily, and enjoying every minute of it!!!

Since the ladies and I are celebrating both our Canadian and American ties what better way than to use some of our local ingredients. Living in British Columbia we have a natural resource of farmed salmon as well as wild salmon of different varieties. Eastern Canada of course is the land of maple syrup, so when you combine the two you get an east meets west marriage of two very Canadian flavours. What better way to celebrate!!!! The sweet and sour marinade for this salmon dish is cooked down to a syrupy glaze that's brushed on the fish as it cooks. I was thinking that the citrus and maple flavors would also be tasty with pork. Garnish fillets with orange slices, if desired. Here you will find the recipe for Maple Grilled Salmon on the Cooking Light web site.



The other ladies have been busy cooking up a storm from the pages of the magazine. To see what they have in store for you for our patriotic barbecue take the time to visit. To accompany the Maple Grilled Salmon Jamie teases us with a delicious accompaniment of Charred Corn Relish; Shelby has introduced us to a delightful Curried Chicken Salad with Nectarines, Aggie put together a delectable Spinach Salad with Stone Fruits and Maple Spiced Pecans...and for the "piece de resistance" Helene has whipped up Cool, Creamy Chocolate Dessert. ENJOY!!!!

See you next month with more from our Cooking Light Virtual Supper Club!!

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34 comments:

  1. Oh would I kill to have that plate of food Val!! It looks delicious and beautiful!!

    Excited about working together each month, yay for Cooking Light! ;)

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  2. Val,
    Thanks for "bringing" the maple grilled salmon to our Supper Club. I love salmon and will be making this dish soon.

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  3. That looks so yummy! A wonderful combo!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  4. Vall I love salmon, really!!! and this look healthy,nice and yummy: delicious and perfect! xxGloria

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  5. Val, your salmon dish looks amazing! I'm so glad to be a part of your virtual table! :-)

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  6. That is one delicious looking plate of food!

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  7. I love this new Supper Club thing. Cooking Light food is always delish and the salmon...just stunning.

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  8. What a fun idea! That salmon looks so tasty, too. Maple and salmon are such a great combination.

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  9. I've been looking for a great sweet salmon recipe. Thanks for sharing! That's a neat idea with the virtual Supper Club.

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  10. I LOVE maple grilled salmon. This looks like a lovely idea. I've always wanted to start an UNvirtual Cooking Light supper club in my own area... sigh. I am in the land of busy-ness (not so much me, well, yeah, me, but it's also a "culture" here to be overly busy).

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  11. I love reading your posts Val, you have great writing skills. I'm excited that we finally had a chance to chat and be part of this Virtual Supper Club. Great picture and your salmon looks so yummy and healthy.

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  12. Oh, that meal does look so fresh and light and summery!! Oh and did I mention healthy!!!

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  13. I'm not a salmon fan, but I feel like I'm seeing a lot of maple glazed salmon lately! Must be the cool new trend.

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  14. Great great idea. You are ladies with big hearts & great kitchens. The grilled salmon looks delish & I love the pairings too. WOW!!

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  15. Neat idea Val -- you participate in all the greatest events in the blog world. I'm sure maple salmon would be great. It alsod doesn't hurt that I have a bunch of maple syrup leftover from the wedding -- it was my giveaway.

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  16. This looks really good. Salmon is very expensive here so we don't have it regularly...

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  17. this dish looks perfect - i am hungry just by looking at the photo

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  18. Wow, this is so very cool! The maple salmon looks delicious and I look forward to hearing more from Cooking Light from you ladies :)

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  19. The maple grilled salmon looks absolutely delicious! Looking forward to more posts from the Cooking light club!

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  20. A virtual Supper Club..what a great idea. Looking forward to next month

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  21. salmon's not my favorite protein. in fact, i don't like it at all. however, i haven't tried it this way or in any way involving maple, so maybe i won't give up just yet. :)

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  22. The Virtual Supper Club sounds like such a fun idea, and the salmon looks fabulous!

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  23. Beautiful dish, and a very cool idea to have a virtual supper club!

    I just made a version of your arugula meatballs using bison meat. They were OK. I think the arugula was a bit overpowered by the strong taste of the bison, but I wanted to thank you for giving me the idea!

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  24. Great initiative! I have visited your co-bloggers' blogs and have enjoyed their recipes and styles.

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  25. What a great powerhouse of super bloggers. Somehow I have this feeling that Cooking Light will explode because of the fabulous five. All of you are genious.

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  26. What a coincidence Val, I posted in my blog yesterday that my husband gain extra pounds after our marriage and I am started to development some light recipes.I love the idea and I'll be in tune. The salmon looks delicious

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  27. What a great dish to get this club started!!! I love the concept of this club and I look forward to what other light and delicious creations you'll treat us to!
    Thanks!

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  28. I love the idea of a virtual supper club! What fun! And this maple grilled salmon is WOW!

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  29. When I was living in Ann Arbor, I joined a Cooking Light Supper Club. It was a lot of fun! What a great idea to do it virtually! (and yeah I'm totally going to have to make that salmon!)

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  30. That looks delicious. I wouldn't mind having it now except I don't feel like heating up the stove.

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  31. This is one great dish for the super club Val. Beautiful colours and very temptingly scrummy!!

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  32. Great idea - and the salmon looks wonderful!

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  33. I'm in awe of that red salmon...wild caught? I envy your salmon supply.

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  34. That salmon looks really good! Maple goes really well with salmon!

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Welcome to my home. Thank you so much for choosing to stay a while and for sharing our lives through food. I appreciate all your comments, suggestions, daily encouragement and support.

Val

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