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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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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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