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  1. Roasted Summer Grape Tomatoes


    June 11, 2014 by admin


    If vegetables were ever in a parade, tomatoes would be the marching band, color guard and the festival queen!  This recipe elevates the humble grape tomato to its rightful  position of peerless distinctive taste.  Don’t be fooled by the simplicity of this recipe; the burst of flavor these tomatoes leave in your mouth is what sweet dreams are made of.  I’ve divided the recipe into four generous portions – anything less would be a tease.

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  2. Low GI Recipe: Smashed Tomatoes and Penne


    August 7, 2012 by Johanna Burani

    Low GI Recipe: Smashed Tomatoes and Penne

    I only make this dish when local tomatoes are in season. For me, the goodness of their exquisite taste during the summer and early fall months leaves a pleasant memory during their off season and an attractive invitation as the weather warms up.


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  3. Low GI Recipe: “Early Bird” Tomato Soup


    July 5, 2012 by Johanna Burani

    Low GI Recipe: Early Bird Tomato Soup

    At some point in October, Italians harvest the last of their homegrown tomatoes.  They will not taste the luscious flavor of just-picked, perfectly ripe tomatoes again until early summer.  That’s when the first tomatoes of the season are sent to market from Naples.  The flavors in this recipe improve as the season wears on, but even those “early bird” tomatoes don’t disappoint! keep reading »

  4. Low GI Recipe: Sweet Springtime Escarole


    April 4, 2012 by Johanna Burani

    Low GI Recipe: Sweet Springtime Escarole

    Most Italians enjoy the bitter taste inherent in escarole.  And because it has its own confident and distinctive flavor, it pairs nicely with other flavors.  The classic winter soup, Escarole and Beans, comes to mind.  This recipe takes escarole in another direction.  The sweetness of the shallots and grape tomatoes blends perfectly with the escarole, delivering a pleasant taste to all palates.


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  5. Low GI Recipe: Nonna Anita’s Tuna-stuffed Summer Tomatoes


    August 1, 2009 by Johanna Burani

    Low GI Recipe: Nonna Anita's Tuna-Stuffed Summer Tomatoes

    The late summer months in Italy are when Italian cooks feverishly start canning their homegrown tomatoes while preparing fresh tomato-based recipes that their families wait all year to enjoy. Just like with grapes, the sun’s magic produces a succulent sweetness in tomatoes that reaches its peak in September.

    So, there are tomatoes on the table at lunch and at dinner every day until the family’s garden supply is exhausted. This is my mother-in-law’s recipe that she served for lunch on sweltering hot days. The tuna composition is not so unusual (except for the addition of capers perhaps) but it is the explosion in the mouth of summer fragrances and tastes embodied in the tomato that makes this a staple recipe in our household at this time of year.


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Gushers vs Tricklers

"Gushers" are quickly-digested carbohydrates that cause a rapid rise in blood glucose and fuel appetite.

"Tricklers" are slowly-digested carbohydrates that are gradually released into the bloodstream and sustain satiety. These are the good carbs.

Johanna Burani
Nutrition Works LLC
Morristown, NJ, USA

Expert in individualized, low-glycemic index (low GI) meal planning.

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