Launch: The Happy Kitchen

  I’ve got some great news to share! But first let me set up the scene (bear with me, you’ll be glad you did). Anyone who has been following me over the last several years knows how passionate I am about cooking, and more…

COOKIN’ UP AN EASY, HEALTHY OUTDOOR FEAST

  If the warmer weather has you planning family BBQs, summertime soirées or weekend picnics, here’s how to make it unique, healthy and fun. * Colour your table: Lean on bright and cheery produce to pair with dips and other canapés. Try mini multi-coloured…

ADD SPRING TO MEALS

  Leaning on a recipe you know and love is a great start to making fast and easy meals for your family. But even a favourite, same-old dish needs some new life from time to time with a different pairing. What better time to…

My Top-5 Soup Ingredients

It doesn’t look like Old Man Winter is giving us a break any time soon. What better way, then, to bring up the internal mercury than with a bowl of homemade goodness to warm up the tummy and the soul. If you’re like me,…

TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS RECIPES

Christmas was never a big gift-exchange holiday when I was young. Besides, my parents grew up with the tradition of receiving presents — usually limited to only one or two — on the Feast of the Epiphany on January 6, or on the 12th day…

110+ Gluten-free Recipes in THE HEALTHY ITALIAN

Strike up a conversation about special diets and you’re sure to hear “gluten-free” at some point. In fact, a recent CBC article found that the demand for gluten-free products is expected to double by 2017 in Canada. We’ve come a long way from the…

THE HEALTHY ITALIAN PANTRY

It’s truly never been easier to cook healthy meals with convenience. In fact, more and more options at the grocery store can help you whip up a nutritious meal in the same amount of time as picking up takeout – really! There are more fruits,…

Ready, Set, Launch!

With the book’s launch date soon approaching, it’s turning out to be an exciting week for The Healthy Italian. It began with a sneak preview of the cookbook at The Delicious Food Show, where Fina signed a mountain of books. Media will also be…

The Healthy Italian now available

It’s finally here and I’m thrilled to share The Healthy Italian with you! What makes the book extra special – besides the fact that it’s packed with delicious authentic Italian recipes made healthy, pages and pages of mouth-watering photography and tons of tips to…