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Cooking Workshops/Classes

Fina Scroppo & Filomena Vernace-Inserra


(at Longos loft, Weston Rd. and Rutherford)
9200 Weston Rd., 905-850-6161
Classes held 7-9 pm

JANUARY 17:  FUELLING FOR AN ACTIVE DAY:  Preventing the crash with high-protein meals

Start your year off on a high note with foods that fill you up with loads of energy. Registered Dietitian Filomena Vernace-Inserra shows you how and shares her tips for incorporating rich sources of protein in every meal, whether you’re at work, running errands or back from a workout. You’ll sample high-protein dishes prepared by cookbook author Fina Scroppo – everything from yummy shakes to flippin-good pancakes to homemade energy bars to help keep you fuelled and ready to tackle your new day, and your new year.

FEBRUARY 21:  THE DASH DIET PATTERN: Why researchers say it’s the only diet to follow

Following the principles of the Mediterranean diet, the DASH way of eating helps achieve and sustain good health, without any gimmicks or the elimination of any food groups. Registered Dietitian Filomena Vernace-Inserra gives us the 101 on the Dash Diet, including what foods are included and how to incorporate them in meal planning, while cookbook author Fina Scroppo dishes out some heart-healthy meals that follow DASH principles. You’ll learn to make your own no-salt spice and herb blends while stirring up a sprouted grain pilaf with seasoned winter vegetables and succulent fish fillet.

MARCH 21:  REVISITING DIETARY FIBRE:  Going beyond cereal

Where do you get your fibre? If you said the cereal box, you’re missing out on other key fibre benefits. Registered Dietitian Filomena Vernace-Inserra explains the difference between fibre types (soluble vs. insoluble), their role beyond constipation relief and when to use fibre supplements effectively. Still not sure how to incorporate more fibre into your diet? No problem, cookbook author Fina Scroppo whips up a special fibre-rich menu for sampling, including a legumes ratatouille and date chia squares.

APRIL 18:  SPRING CLEAN YOUR DIET:  Fresh, spring bowls that’ll fill you up and get you moving

Cookbook author Fina Scroppo and Registered Dietitian Filomena Vernace-Inserra bring you tasty meal ideas in bowls that will, well, bowl you over. From a herbed spring soup to a fresh layered salad to a quick skillet meal, we’ll dive into meals that will fill you up and deliver on serious taste. You’ll also learn to eat a clean diet with a focus on spring seasonal fare, no-fuss condiments and easy preparation methods.

To register: email

More info at:

[select WESTON location]


& DIET women’s health event

Presented by RD Filomena Vernace-Inserra &

Cookbook author Fina Scroppo


  • the latest medical research on diet and hormones
  • tried-and-true strategies to balance hormones
  • cooking demonstrations, recipes and sampling
  • swag bags, door prize raffle and so much more

APRIL 24, 2018

5:30-8 PM

The Country Club, Woodbridge


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