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Heart Healthy (and Heart Warming!) Lentil Soup

February 14, 2018

By Anna Varriano

Lentils are a tiny but mighty member of the legume family. Their high fibre content helps to keep cholesterol and blood sugar levels in check. They are also an excellent source of folate and magnesium – two minerals associated with cardiovascular healt …

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Twelve Days of Christmas Recipes

December 9, 2017

By Anna Varriano

With the Christmas and the holiday season right around the corner, I thought it would be timely to share some of my favourite recipes for this time of year. There’s something for everyone, and for every occasion, including soups & starters, appetiz …

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Leek and Cauliflower Soup

November 4, 2017

By Anna Varriano

I love making soup at this time of year, especially with fresh, local veggies, like cauliflower and leeks. In addition to making a delicious soup, leeks and cauliflower are packed with health-boosting nutrients, many of which have been shown to protect …

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Delicious (Gluten-Free) Buckwheat Pancakes

October 19, 2017

By Anna Varriano

These buckwheat pancakes are yum yum yummy and so easy to make! This recipe is my favourite pancake recipe and I consider it a bonus that these pancakes are gluten-free/wheat-free. Did you know that buckwheat is not a type of wheat or even a type of ce …

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Delicious Stuffed Zucchini

September 14, 2017

By Anna Varriano

With all the rain this summer, my veggie garden was hit and miss. I usually have zucchini coming out of my ears at this time of year. While this wasn’t the case this season, I did get enough to make stuffed zucchini a few times. You can use whatever ve …

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Fresh Herb & Garlic Topped Grilled Tomatoes

August 17, 2017

By Anna Varriano

These grilled tomatoes were a regular side-dish to my family’s BBQ meals for as long as I can remember. You can make them any time of year, but I especially love making them in late summer/early fall when the tomatoes, garlic, and herbs are fresh out o …

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Power-Packed Cookies

July 11, 2017

By Anna Varriano

These grain-less cookies are loaded with nutrient-dense ingredients. They are easy to make and freeze beautifully.  This recipe makes about 3 dozen cookies. Feel free to change things up, for instance, you can swap out the walnuts for pecans or slivere …

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