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  1. Soup for Breakfast?

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    January 29, 2016 by admin

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    When my husband was a little boy, his mother made him “pappa gialla” on cold, wintry mornings.  The northwestern region of Italy where he grew up was notorious for a bitter dampness that penetrated down to one’s bones.  His mother’s semi-soupy concoction of milk, flour, sugar, eggs and Marsala wine was her antidote to the intense cold outdoors.

    One nutrition trend that is emerging for 2016 is breakfast soups (aka smoothie bowls).  Served in a bowl or in a to-go container, this combination of your personal choices of fruit, dairy, protein, nuts and grains gives you all the powerhouse nutrients of a juiced breakfast PLUS the fiber that doesn’t get tossed.

    I think this can be a wonderful start to any day.  I’ve put together some of my favorite ingredients for a wintry breakfast soup, and, in deference to my mother-in-law, even added a touch of Marsala.  This is an out-of-the-box kind of breakfast.  Maybe it’s for you! keep reading »


  2. Low GI Recipe: Mixed Berry-Almond Custard

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    June 20, 2012 by Johanna Burani

    Low GI Recipe: Mixed Berry-Almond Custard

    More than a dessert after a meal, I serve this custard when I have the good fortune of having a few friends come over for an afternoon visit.  Its wholesome goodness, however, qualifies it as an excellent choice any time of day or evening. keep reading »


  3. Low GI Recipe: Blueberry-Lemon Buttermilk Pancakes

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    May 27, 2012 by Johanna Burani

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    Italians don’t eat pancakes.  They eat something similar, called “frittelle.”  They may be savory and served as a light main course, or sweet and served for dessert.  I’ve noticed that it doesn’t take too long for my Italian house guests to adjust their morning palates to the scrumptious taste of this favorite American breakfast food. keep reading »


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Johanna Burani
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Nutrition Works LLC
Morristown, NJ, USA

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