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Hi, I'm Zoe.

Welcome to my blog, The Canadian Creative! Here, I share all the fun things I am eating, doing, and wearing.

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Summer Barbecue Essentials with truLOCAL

Summer Barbecue Essentials with truLOCAL

It's the dead of summer, and cottage season is in FULL FORCE. We're all eager to end the work week and get out of the city for some much needed R&R. The sun is out, the sangria is strong, and the grills are ripping hot. Nothing says summer more than a good barbecue party with the ones that matter the most! Think sweet corn, crunchy watermelon, and all the steak, burgers, chicken, and seafood you can eat. My go-to for everything summer barbecue is, and always will be truLOCAL. These guys are doing it right, and in case you forget all about my fave food subscription box service, check them out on the blog here! They're delivering high-end, hormone-free, locally sourced meat products right to your front door, but that's not the only reason I love truLOCAL. Keep reading for more info on my repeat purchases from this fab Canadian find!  

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One of the best things about truLOCAL is that they deliver their meat on dry ice, sealed inside an air-tight Styrofoam container. This ensures that your food stays fresh and frozen, especially when the box gets delivered while you're at work (like mine always do.. oops). Keep everything in the box for anywhere from a few hours to over night, or unpack it right away! Most of the time I'm too excited to wait. This time around, I not only stuck with a few favourites, I also opted to try a few new additions to their roster of options. The Pork Back Ribs and Wild Caught Shrimp are definitely worth the hype, but we all know that the true MVP is the Turkey Bacon. The addiction is REAL guys..


On top of the ribs and shrimp, we also grilled up some of the classics! Premium Ribeye and Filet Mignon steaks sourced from Durham County, juicy antibiotic-free Beef Burgers, and who can say no to locally raised Ontario Bacon? Simple flavours tend to work best with these guys, why complicate a good thing? The burgers are made with three ingredients: beef, salt, and pepper - because you guys know how much I love a good 3 ingredient recipe. The same goes for the steaks! Season to your liking of course, but we like to appreciate the taste of quality with just some flaky sea salt and freshly cracked pepper (as with the burgers!).

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So, if I've peaked your interested, definitely be sure to check out all of the amazing selections that truLOCAL has to offer. If you're less of a red meat eater, they offer tons of quality poultry staples like Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast, Bone-IN Skin-ON Chicken Thighs, and Organic Turkey Breast and Thighs. Or, if Pescetarianism is more your speed, choose from favourites like their Wild Caught fish - Sockeye Salmon, Perch, Icelandic Cod, and loads more! With over 50 options to choose from, you're bound to find something you like. And to further sweeten the deal, truLOCAL has generously provided my readers with $25 off of their regular sized box when you use code: TRUCANADIAN25


For those of you that live anywhere in the provinces of Ontario or Alberta, truLOCAL is ready and waiting for you to customize your first box. But, if you don't hail from those two provinces, have no fear! They're still expanding, and can't wait to bring their quality meats to a town or city near you. 

Have you signed up for your truLOCAL account yet? What are your favourite cuts of meat? And if you're a turkey bacon fiend like me, let me know in the comments below!

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My Top Picks From The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

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