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Pan fried chicken liver and onions

July 28, 2015

Are you eating this superfood?

By: Leanne Ely   Few things can raise as many “I’m not eating that” and “eew! Disgusting!” reactions from the dinner table as liver, but that’s too bad because the nutrition found in organ meats is unbelievable! The liver is a storage organ for vitamins A, B12, D, E and K, as well as copper,… Read more

Tropical Blend Smoothie

July 24, 2015

Cuckoo for coconut water

By: Leanne Ely Like most Paleoistas, I’m nuts about coconuts. Coconuts are relied on quite heavily for those of us following a Paleo lifestyle. I cook with coconut oil, I drink coconut milk and I add coconut water to my daily smoothie. Coconut water is the liquid you find inside a coconut. The water of… Read more

BeachPicnic

July 23, 2015

8 Quick Picks for Your Beach Picnic!

By: Leanne Ely Oh lazy, hazy beach days. One of the most wonderful things about summer. And what’s a day at the beach without a cooler full of goodies? But one must be strategic when it comes to packing food for the beach. Because at the beach, there is sand. And hot sun. And wind.… Read more

Week25_GrilledShrimpCaesarSalad_2

July 20, 2015

16 Summer Salads

By: Leanne Ely I make a meal out of a salad on a regular basis, but especially during the summer. It really is hard not to pile on the fresh vegetables when they’re in season. In case you’re short on salad inspiration, let me share some ideas for you for the summer. There are enough… Read more

Strawberry Banana Smoothie made with fresh Ingredients

July 16, 2015

Poolside snacks for the kids

By: Leanne Ely You get the towels ready, the sunscreen applied, and settle down to enjoy a few minutes of sun while the kids play in the pool only to hear, seconds later, the familiar refrain, “Can I have a snack?” Swimming seems to make children hungrier than anything else, and you can be almost… Read more

Apple Cider vinegar, An apple (Cider Vinegar) a day keeps the doctor away, Apple cider vinegar as medicine

July 14, 2015

An apple (Cider Vinegar) a day keeps the doctor away?

By: Leanne Ely Have you ever wondered where apple cider vinegar comes from? Well, it comes from fermented apple cider. When apple cider ferments, sugar in that cider gets broken down by yeast and bacteria into alcohol. From there, it gets broken into vinegar. Apple cider vinegar, to be exact! In my home, white vinegar… Read more

shrinkgrocerybudget

July 13, 2015

5 Quick Ways to Shrink Your Grocery Budget

By: Leanne Ely   Navigating the grocery store in this day and age feels like tiptoeing around a minefield. With everything we’re hearing about GMOs, hormones and chemicals in our foods, it makes you wonder if it’s safe to eat anything anymore. In a perfect world, we would all be able to buy everything fair… Read more

healthycostcoshoppinglist

July 9, 2015

Our healthy Costco shopping list

By: Leanne Ely   I’ve been supporting local farmers markets since before it was the trendy thing to do. For years, I’ve been recommending that folks make more of an effort to eat what’s in season, locally. And where you can, it’s always preferred to eat organic. But that being said, it’s unreasonable to think… Read more

Dill Herb and Its Healthy Benefits

July 3, 2015

Just for the dill of it

By: Leanne Ely Fresh dill is one of my very favorite herbs. It just tastes like summer to me. Maybe that goes back to the taste of a dill pickle sliced onto a grilled hamburger! I love the look of dill’s wispy green leaves and its sweet soft taste. I chop dill into salads and… Read more

summerdips

July 2, 2015

5 Restaurant Worthy Summer Dips

By: Leanne Ely   Some foods just plain taste better at certain times of year. For instance, I bet you don’t think much about making beef stew on a hot summer day. One thing that tends to scream summer is a cold dip. And I’m not talking swimming pools here, people! Some fresh crisp veggies… Read more