Making sense of carbs and starches

Everyone seems to be trying to cut back on carbs these days—including yours truly! Many of us trying to adopt a more Paleo-based diet have been weaning ourselves off of carbs, or at the very least, eating them less frequently. Everyone needs some carbs—the good carbs—in their diet, while there are others that nobody really should be eating. Our bodies …

Coconut Aminos

One of my favorite things in life is sushi. I love it anyway you give it to me—rolled, not rolled, plenty of wasabi…just load me up! But sushi means soy sauce and soy is definitely not a health food—especially considering non-organic soy sauce most likely will be GMO soy. Soy seemingly has a wonderful nutritional profile. But at issue here …

Leaky Gut. What’s All The Fuss?

What’s the fuss about leaky gut? You heard the words “leaky gut” bandied around a lot, I bet. And in your mind’s eye, do you see your poor intestinal walls pouring water out like sieve? That’s a dramatic visual, however it’s helpful for understanding the problem. Your intestinal walls are supposed to be barriers to keep the bad guys out …

United Tables of America

My dearest friends– If there is one thing that can unite a polarized America, it’s having a meal together. Look, we all need to eat in between watching CNN or Fox News. And wherever you stand (or sit) politically at the table, is really none of my business. Is it? 🙂 The most important thing in the midst of any …

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 16 calories! While zucchini can …

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 is using the grill in …

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 good to find yourself at …

My Top 7 Slow Cooker Safety Tips

By: Leanne Ely   I couldn’t function without my slow cooker. You all know by now how I feel about this wonderful, time-saving appliance. If you’re new to slow cooking, or even if you’re a seasoned pro, there are some safety precautions that I hope you’re taking when it comes to this highly efficient way of getting a meal on …