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Chickpea and Artichoke Heart Salad

June 8, 2017

By Anna Varriano

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I’ve been making this salad for years. It is so easy and really delicious. It’s a great side dish to poultry or fish mains (especially if they have a Mediterranean theme), and a perfect dish to bring to a picnic, potluck, or BBQ. You can make it more s …

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Crispy Chicken Thighs

March 23, 2017

By Anna Varriano

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This is a quick, easy, economical, and delicious way to cook chicken. I first tried it at my brother’s house during one of his famous multi-course farm-to-table gatherings. He has a wonderful hobby farm where he grows loads of gorgeous veggies and also …

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No-Bake Yummy Snack Bars

February 13, 2017

By Anna Varriano

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These bars were inspired by one of my nutrition students. She wanted to replace store-bought granola bars with a healthier option, and one night she brought her creation to class to share with all of us. The bars reminded me a bit of my No-Bake Date/Nu …

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Butternut Squash-Leek-Ginger Soup

January 18, 2017

By Anna Varriano

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This is one of my favourite soups. The warm flavour combinations are just right for a cold fall or winter day, and it’s loaded with health-boosting nutrients! I hope you’ll try it and enjoy it! Anna You Will Need: a butternut squash 3 or 4 leeks a few …

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Presto! Make Your Own Pesto!

October 26, 2016

By Anna Varriano

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I love basil … and all the other ingredients that go into making this delicious pesto. The basil in my garden was spectacular this year! I didn’t want a single leaf of it to go to waste, so I picked it all just before the first frost warning, and in …

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How to Freeze String Beans

August 22, 2016

By Anna Varriano

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Does anyone else remember that silly song “Beans in My Ears”? Its chorus started with the lyrics “my mommy said not to put beans in my ears”.   It first became a hit single in 1964 and ended up being banned by some radio stations due to listener compla …

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Grilled Salmon Burger Dinner

May 26, 2016

By Anna Varriano

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This dinner was soooo easy and so good!!! Homemade salmon burgers, grilled veggies with a red onion ‘chutney’ and fresh tomatoes…soon to be from the garden (hurray!) that I drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with unrefined sea salt. What You’ll Ne …

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