Always a treat being a guest on Rogers IN Studio with Nadia Matos – especially when we get to chat summertime eating!! Hope you enjoy these recipes as much as my gang does!!

Herb Garden Lentil Dip ~ click here for recipe. *note: during the summer months I add about 1 cup (250 mL) chopped mixed herbs to dip. A combo of: parsley, mint, basil, chives and dill. It’s like a fresh-summer-flavour-explosion in every bite!

Find my Herb Garden Lentil Dip along with more ‘no-cook’ recipes in the summer issue of STRONG Fitness Magazine ~ click here for more info.

Party Size Italian Pasta Salad ~ no summer eating spread is complete without a pasta salad recipe. This pasta salad is a meal itself, or serve with a juicy burger off the grill!! I often use a variety of chopped mixed herbs and rustically torn buffalo mozzarella instead of bocconcini. Click here for recipe.

Click here for more pasta salad recipes made with Italpasta.
DYK: Italpasta in made right here in Canada, with 100% Canadian wheat!

Strawberry Ginger Icebox Cake ~ a delicious, fruit-filled summer dessert!! Click here for recipe.

Charmaine is the host of “In Char’s Kitchen” , ‘In Char’s Kitchen Quarantine Edition’ & ‘In Char’s Kitchen Fitness Edition’  on YourTV Muskoka and regular guest on: Rogers IN StudioRogers Daytime OttawaCTV Morning Live OttawaCHCH Morning Live and Breakfast Television sharing her love and enthusiasm for all things food, cooking and fitness.

Most importantly; Charmaine is the mother of two active boys; Tyler & Colgan.

Charmaine understands the importance of preparing healthy, wholesome dishes all while keeping budget and time in mind.

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