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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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Chickpea and Artichoke Heart Salad

June 8, 2017

By Anna Varriano

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

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

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

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

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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