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August 5, 2016

NOTtella Recipe

I don’t know if there is a more perfect snack than nut butters. Highly portable, easy to make, very versatile, everyone loves a great nut butter—in a sandwich, with an apple, sometimes just plain off the spoon! And then there’s chocolate and nuts together. Yes, you’ve seen in in the store next to the peanut… Read more

July 28, 2016

Optimal Health!

I’ve been on vacation—on a little lake in eastern Canada, far away from civilization. It’s quiet. Except for the birds in the trees and the haunting melodies of loons calling to one another on the lake. For the most part, I’ve stayed off the grid. Instead of working, I sit on the beach with the… Read more

June 30, 2016

What veggie can I not get enough of right now?

By: Leanne Ely   It’s time for Tricks, Tips and a Recipe! And in honor of this most ultimate summer squash, today we’re giving it the attention it deserves. Sound good? Zucchinis are packed with beta-carotene, potassium and B vitamins. They also provide fiber and a bit of Vitamin C, but a large zucchini contains only… Read more

June 23, 2016

Healthier Sex On The Beach

Healthier Sex On The Beach By: Leanne and Caroline Ely (recipe card on the bottom of the post! Feel free to save it on your Pinterest board, or share it on Facebook!) Did you catch our Happy Hour segment on Facebook Live yesterday?! With each video we can’t tell if we’re becoming more or less… Read more

June 16, 2016

Picnic (and general “outdoor”) Season Food Safety Tips

by: Leanne Ely Who says life isn’t a picnic? It can be if you know how to pack it! And there is nothing better than a picnic al fresco on a lovely late summer day, just you, your spouse and maybe a few little ones. Keeping your picnic/outdoor-dining safe is a concern: food poisoning isn’t… Read more

June 16, 2016

Top Tips for Grilled Veggies and Fruits

By: Leanne Ely   I shared some tips with you a couple weeks ago about grilling meats but there’s more to summer barbecue season than burgers and steaks! Why turn on the stove to cook your veggies when you have a perfectly good hot grill already prepped? Never mind the fact that grilled veggies and… Read more

June 2, 2016

Marinades: Easy Way to Make a Meal Great

by: Leanne Ely   One of my favorite things to use during the grilling months is marinade! Or mare-in-nod, as Martha enunciates it. Marinades are an easy way to a fabulous dinner and require very little work. They do need time to work their magic, however, but it is easy to do when you’ve worked… Read more

June 2, 2016

You go GRILL!

By: Leanne Ely One of my very favorite parts of hotter weather is the incessant use of the barbecue or grill as we call it in the South. Being able to cook everything over an open flame would be wonderful for all seasons, but for most of us, it’s confined to summer months. The key… Read more

May 17, 2016

7 Dinner Shortcuts That Will Save You Time!

By: Leanne Ely   Regardless of how you feel about cooking, nobody wants to be a slave to the kitchen. We are all so busy these days that we need as many shortcuts as we can possibly find for getting a good home-cooked meal on the table with the minimum amount of stress! It’s no… Read more

May 16, 2016

Budget-friendly crock pot meals

By: Leanne Ely   It seems like the more you do to feed your family properly, the harder it is to keep the grocery budget in check. Using the crock cooker is a great way to stretch a dollar for several reasons. • You can use tougher, less expensive cuts of meat • Traditional crock… Read more