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August 29, 2014

Bite into the benefits of the “new” red meat

By: Leanne Ely   It’s funny how suddenly people are wild about bison. But, once upon a time, these animals were a major source of protein and nutrients in North America. Bison isn’t new by any means, but it is certainly enjoying a new popularity! If you’re searching for a different red meat to add… Read more

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May 16, 2014

Turkey talk

By: Leanne Ely   If you have a large family (or if you have teenagers in the house), roasting a turkey once a week is a great, inexpensive way to keep up with all those protein needs. That’s right . . . turkey does not have to be reserved for Thanksgiving! Think a whole turkey… Read more

November 5, 2013

All you need to know about pomelo

Tricks, Tips and a Recipe All you need to know about pomelo By: Leanne Ely Pomelo fruits are in season between December and April, so it won’t be long before you see them popping up more often. These citrus fruits are larger than grapefruits (they are actually the largest members of the citrus family), with… Read more

Thinking Outside the Side Dish

June 13, 2013

Think Outside the Side Dish

Dinner Diva Think Outside the Side Dish by Leanne Ely How many of us live in households where the dinner plate consists of a serving of meat, a starch and a small portion of vegetables? Now that I eat a Paleo diet, my plate looks a lot different than it once did. No longer do… Read more

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May 31, 2013

Spring in your step with spring greens

Healthy-Foods Spring in your step with spring greens 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,… Read more

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May 9, 2013

Top Tips for Grilled Veggies and Fruits

Dinner Diva 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?… Read more

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July 13, 2012

You can't beat beet greens

Healthy Foods You can’t beat beet greens By: Leanne Ely It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of kale. In fact, I might go so far as to say that kale farmers across the country should send me some kudos for all the folks I’ve helped nudge onto the kale train over the past… Read more

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January 6, 2012

Water, Water Everywhere

Healthy Foods Water, Water Everywhere by Leanne Ely, C.N.C. I need at least one time a year when I can pontificate about the benefits of water for your health. I mentioned it last week, but this week I’m going to give it you with both hoses–you really need this stuff! It may be the best… Read more

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July 15, 2011

Worst Salad Toppings

Healthy Foods Worst Salad Toppings by: Leanne Ely, CNC A common misconception in the world of food is– because it’s a salad, it must be healthy. Oh no, do not be fooled by that! Salads can have just as much fat and sometimes even more than a greasy cheeseburger. So I’m going to compile a… Read more

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June 23, 2011

Most Common Grilling Mistakes

Dinner Diva Most Common Grilling Mistakes by Leanne Ely, CNC   Summer is here! Obviously, I’m a big fan of the grill and I feel as though I’ve spoken at length about it in that regard, so this isn’t another article expressing my unwavering love for this cooking marvel, rather, it’s a cautionary tale. Though… Read more