Recipes

Twelve Days of Christmas Recipes

December 8, 2021

By Anna Varriano

With the holiday season 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, appetizers, side dishes, a one- …

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Squashing Out Disease

November 17, 2021

By Anna Varriano

When we eat according to Mother Nature’s plan, we get just what we need at the right time of year.  For example, in fall, we are blessed with a bountiful variety of winter squashes. While they are harvested in the fall, these gorgeous vegetables keep w …

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Looking For Some New Ideas For Your Thanksgiving Meal?

October 7, 2021

By Anna Varriano

We all have our favourite (and not-so-favourite!) Thanksgiving sides, but if you’re looking to try something new, maybe even a completely plant-based Thanksgiving, here are a few ideas that you might want to include in your Thanksgiving spread this yea …

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3 Tips for a Healthy Return to the Classroom or Office

August 19, 2021

By Anna Varriano

It’s hard to believe that September is around the corner … again. This year, we are faced with many unknowns and perhaps a higher level of stress as back-to school, and for many, back-to-the-office is happening in the face of pandemic uncertainties. …

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8 Tips for a Healthy and Tasty BBQ Season

June 3, 2021

By Anna Varriano

BBQ season is finally here! One of my favourite summer time activities is to have an entire main course cooking on the grill while I enjoy my backyard…and the dinner guests who are joining me! Before Sparking Up, Read This! Barbecuing foods – meat in …

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MCT Oil for Weight Management, Cognitive Health, and More

April 8, 2021

By Anna Varriano

MCT oil. It’s been touted to offer a load of health benefits including: sustained energy weight management appetite control gut health fat burning managing Alzheimer’s Disease and other cognitive/neurological conditions antimicrobial and antifungal pow …

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Recipes

Fiddlehead Ginger Soup

April 6, 2021

By Anna Varriano

We’re heading into fiddlehead season! Woohooo! Many years ago, I had a client who would bring me freshly picked fiddleheads around this time of year. She’s long since moved from Ottawa, but she inspired my love for these unusual ‘vegetables’.  In …

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