Recipes

How to Freeze String Beans

August 22, 2016

By Anna Varriano

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 …

Continue reading
Recipes

Grilled Salmon Burger Dinner

May 26, 2016

By Anna Varriano

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 …

Continue reading
Recipes

Hearty Beef & Veggie Stew

April 19, 2016

By Anna Varriano

I love crock pot stews. They are easy to make, and you can throw in just about any vegetable you like/have on hand. Get it all ready in the morning and a meal is ready for you when you get back from a day at work … or play! This stew recipe makes eno …

Continue reading
Recipes

Carrot Ginger Soup

March 15, 2016

By Anna Varriano

I love soup at any time of year, and this is one of my favourites. It is so so so delicious, you might not believe how quick and easy it is to make! Every single ingredient offers loads of health benefits too! It freezes beautifully, so feel free to do …

Continue reading
Recipes

One-Pot Winner-Winner Coconutty Chicken Curry Dinner

February 8, 2016

By Anna Varriano

This is one of my favourite dinners – especially for feeding a crowd. I’ve had this recipe for years. It’s from a very old Canadian Living Magazine (Jan 2001). I’ve made it a ton of times, but I don’t think I’ve ever made it the same way twice – and I …

Continue reading
Recipes

Sweet-and-Savoury Braised Red Cabbage

January 18, 2016

By Anna Varriano

I love the look and taste of red cabbage – and its more than just a pretty face…I mean more than just a pretty head! Its beautiful rich colour is due to a high concentration of powerful antioxidants called anthocyanin polyphenols. Research shows that t …

Continue reading
Recipes

No-Bake Date/Nut/Coconut/Chocolate Balls

December 22, 2015

By Anna Varriano

Need a dessert in a hurry? These delicious grain-free, egg-free, and dairy-free treats are delicious and quick to make. After you’ve made them once or twice and get a feel for how the ingredients all come together, feel free to improvise and ‘mix-and-m …

Continue reading