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November 4, 2014

Which gluten-free “grain” is actually 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… Read more

squash for dinner

October 30, 2014

5 ways to enjoy squash for dinner

By: Leanne Ely   You can tell by the bright yellow or orange flesh of winter squash (well, depending on the variety), that this fall harvest fruit is good for you. (Yes, squash is a fruit!) Winter squash, like acorn and butternut, are the more substantial varieties. And I’m sure you already knew it, but… Read more

Bone Broth-2

October 16, 2014

This creepy sounding stuff will fix what ails you!

By: Leanne Ely   I realize that “bone broth” might not sound to you like the most appetizing thing in the world, but I can assure you that it is one of the most wonderful, healing substances you can put in your body. Bone broth is made simply by simmering animal bones in water with… Read more

Bones 1

October 14, 2014

Dem Bones!

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: BONES Animal bones, including beef knuckles, chicken carcasses and ham hocks, are absolutely worth saving and cooking… Read more

kitchen staples you can easily make (1)

October 2, 2014

7 kitchen staples you can easily make yourself

By: Leanne Ely   There are very few bottled items in my refrigerator that I have not made myself. I enjoy making my own condiments because I can tell exactly where each ingredient came from! I also like to make condiments that use up the bounty of my garden. Currently that would be tomatoes! The… Read more

Beet greens2

September 26, 2014

Don’t Throw This Away!

By: Leanne Ely   Do you toss away the tops of your beets when you’re preparing the roots for your meal? Or do you eat them, too? Many people don’t realize that the red-veined leaves of the beet root are not only edible, but they’re also chock full of all kinds of nutrients. You can… Read more

Mindless Meals

September 25, 2014

Mindless Meals (when you’re too tired for anything!)

By: Leanne Ely   The kiddies are all back to school, and after a summer where the routine was willy nilly at best, here you are facing the rush of homework, piano lessons, laundry and everything else that goes along with the onset of the new school year. It’s going to happen plenty of times… Read more

7 edibles- pumpkin blossoms

September 15, 2014

7 edibles you might be ignoring

By: Leanne Ely   I am willing to bet there are some plants in your yard that you didn’t even know you could eat. Now, I’m not suggesting for a minute that all of these food items are delicious (because some of them aren’t) but your kids will surely enjoy making a meal out of… Read more

grow from scraps-1

August 21, 2014

Grow your own stir fry from kitchen scraps

By: Leanne Ely   The next time you toss your kitchen scraps, you might want to ask yourself if you can regrow them first! That’s right! You can regrow some of your common peels and cores into a whole new plant. And in some cases, you don’t even need a garden. Is your mind blown… Read more

zucchini1

August 19, 2014

What veggie can I not get enough of right now?

By: Leanne Ely   I am fortunate to have a bumper crop of zucchini this year and I am loving it. So in honor of this most ultimate summer squash, today we’re giving it the attention it deserves with a trick, a tip and a great new recipe. Sound good? Zucchinis are packed with beta-carotene,… Read more