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    19 Recipes To Help You—And Your Tastebuds—Celebrate Canada Day

    Our home and delicious land.

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    Canada Day is just around the corner. Celebrate with some traditional flavours of the country!

    And some red and white dessert, of course.

    1. Pair some West Coast salmon with avocado salsa for a taste of summer.

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    Find the recipe at The Cookie Rookie

    2. What better way to celebrate Canada Day than with a coconut-y, chocolate-y Nanaimo Bar?

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    Named after Nanaimo, BC.

    Find the recipe at I Wash...You Dry.

    3. The West Coast is known for its seafood, so chow down on this mouth-watering seared Ahi Tuna.

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    Find the recipe at Kitchen Confidante.

    4. Grill yourself up some prime Alberta Beef with this Maple Bacon Beer Burger.

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    Find the recipe at Plain Chicken.

    5. Indulge in these traditional Ukrainian perogies—adopted by Winnipeggers as a popular prairie dish.

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    And totally worth the effort.

    Find the recipe at The Black Peppercorn.

    6. Start your Canada Day morning off on a patriotic foot with these Breakfast Maple Meatballs.

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    Find the recipe at The Perfect Pantry.

    7. Make this rich, and quintessentially Canadian, dessert for a sweet celebration.

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    Find this recipe for Butter Tarts at Not Quite Nigella.

    8. Give a nod to our national animal by whipping up your own homemade Beaver Tails.

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    Find the recipe at You Pinspire Me.

    9. Bake maple cookies for a treat full of traditional Canadian flavour.

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    Find the recipe at All Day I Dream About Food.

    10. It wouldn't be a post about Canadian food without a recipe for the requisite traditional Canadian Poutine.

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    Simple and delicious poutine. Find the recipe at Seasons and Suppers.

    11. Try your hand at making a homemade East-coast-style donair.

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    Find the recipe at Dishes and Dust Bunnies.

    12. It's a holiday, so forget about calories and fry yourself some crispy Newfoundland-style Fish and Chips.

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    Find the recipe at Rock Recipes.

    13. You really can't talk about Atlantic Canada without talking about lobster. This lobster chowder will hit the spot.

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    Find the recipe at A Pretty Life in the Suburbs.

    14. If chowder isn't your thing, try this Maritime lobster favourite instead.

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    Find this recipe for lobster rolls at Food Gypsy.

    15. Although eaten across the country, Arctic Char is traditionally a dish prepared and perfected in Northern Canada.

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    The depicted dish is "Yukon Arctic Char" made with snap pea, leek and chive risotto, but here are other recipes from Northern Canadians:

    Arctic Char with Orange Pistachio Vinaigrette

    Baked Garlic Dill Arctic Char

    16. Try this simply sweet dessert of Roasted Strawberries and Coconut Cream.

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    Find the recipe at Brooklyn Supper.

    17. Indulge in delicious raspberry cheesecake — in frozen form!

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    Find the recipe at The Novice Chef.

    18. Bring a taste of the campfire inside with these delicious Strawberry S'mores Bites.

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    Find the recipe at Bakers Royale.

    19. Cool off with these—adult only—Watermelon Daiquiri Pops.

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    Find the recipe at Once Upon A Cutting Board.

    20. And finally, Canada's birthday party wouldn't be complete without a cake, so whip up this Simple Canada Day Cake.

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    Find the recipe at The Kitchen Magpie.

    Happy Canada Day!

    And food coma ;-)