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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

a handful of green asparagus cooking and steaming  on grill plate

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

Budget Crock Cooker Ideas

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

Mixed Salad Greens over white

April 8, 2016

It’s not easy being green (Kermit the Frog)

By: Leanne Ely   It’s not easy being greens. So packed with goodness and fiber, yet so many people just push them around the plate without any respect for the nutrition in their pretty green leaves. If you want to get the nutrients you need in your system, you have to get good and comfortable… Read more


April 1, 2016

Little house on the…forage?

By: Leanne Ely   Now that I have everyone talking Paleo, I thought the timing would be just right to talk about all of the delicious foods you can find in the wild, or right in your own backyard! We have our ancestors to thank for figuring out that the leaves of the rhubarb plant… Read more


March 31, 2016

Myth Buster enclosed (you need to know this)

By: Leanne Ely   Everyone’s concerned about watching the grocery budget these days, and rightly so! Food costs are climbing, and there’s no sign of this trend stopping anytime soon. I’m often met with resistance when I talk about eating nutritious foods (especially as part of a Paleo lifestyle) because people claim they can’t afford… Read more


March 29, 2016

Gluten-free “grain” or is it a seed?

By: Leanne Ely   It’s time once again for Tricks, Tips and a Recipe. Today you’ll learn a trick, a tip and you’ll get a great recipe to try it out with. Neat, huh? Today’s focus is on: QUINOA Quinoa is a seed that’s been around forever, though with the popularity it’s gained in recent… Read more

Fresh cherries in bowl

March 22, 2016

For a sweet juicy snack pick cherries!

By Leanne Ely   I just love the sweet, tart flavor of a juicy ripe cherry. But really, who doesn’t? Cherries are not only delicious, these delicate little fruits are also very healthy. If you suffer from gout pain, you probably already know that cherries can help prevent flareups but there’s much more to cherries… Read more

sauerkraut - Sour cabbage -  on wooden bowl with bay leaves

February 29, 2016

Fermented Foods: A Primer!

By: Leanne Ely   I think our ancestors would be pretty surprised at how fermented foods seem to have all but disappeared from our dinner plates. Since ancient times, humans around the world have been fermenting their food before eating or drinking it. Wine was being made at least eight thousand years ago. Milk fermentation… Read more

Banana-kiwi Smoothie-pic

February 16, 2016

Go ape for bananas!

By: Leanne Ely   It’s time once again for Tricks, Tips and a Recipe. Today you’ll learn a trick, a tip and you’ll get a great recipe to try it out with. Neat, huh? Today’s focus is on: BANANAS You’d have a difficult time finding a home in North America without a bunch of bananas… Read more