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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

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April 12, 2016

Red, yellow, green or orange?

By: Leanne Ely   Not all bell peppers are created equal. First there are the colors – red, orange, yellow, and green are the most common. Second is the flavor – from sweet to hot. It is all from the same plant. The only difference is when they are picked. As the pepper gets riper,… Read more

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March 17, 2016

6 Hot Tips To Avoid Freezer Burn (and stop throwing away your $$)

By: Leanne Ely   Have you ever removed a tray of meat from the freezer only to find discoloration and ice crystals? If you’ve forgotten about a carton of ice cream in the freezer for any length of time, you may have opened it to find its surface covered in ice. Freezer burn, we tend… Read more

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March 10, 2016

3 Ways To Get The Kids Involved In Freezer Meal Prep

By: Leanne Ely As far as I’m concerned, basic kitchen skills are every bit as important to teach our children as are basic hygiene skills. We brush our teeth and wash our hands multiple times every day of our lives, and we also have to eat multiple times a day, every day of our lives.… Read more

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January 15, 2016

Wild versus Farm Raised. The difference is huge…

By: Leanne Ely Salmon is one of my all-time favorite fish and one of my all-time favorite meals for that matter. There are so many nutritional benefits to eating from its lovely healthy fatty omega 3’s to it’s outstanding source of protein, it’s important to make sure you eating the right kind of fish. Instead… Read more

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November 9, 2015

How to Freeze Thanksgiving

by Leanne Ely   Here is a question I received that I believed warranted answering for everyone— Hi- I LOVE “Saving Dinner”! My husband loves the food even more. Here is my question: how feasible is it to freeze any Thanksgiving side-dishes in advance (ie cranberry sauce, casseroles, even stuffing)? Thanks! I am busy with… Read more

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October 22, 2015

Veggie freezing guide

By: Leanne Ely   All sorts of nutritious edibles are being plucked from the ground across North America at this very moment. Yes, October is harvest time. Even if you haven’t grown your own vegetables this year, you should still make the most of all that great local organic produce that can be so difficult… Read more

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October 1, 2015

Everything You Need to Know About Bone Broth

By: Leanne Ely Dear Friends, I almost always have a batch of bone broth simmering in my kitchen. This healing broth is more to me than soup. It’s a wonderful elixir that helps heal my gut and guards me from getting sick. If you have an autoimmune disorder (like I do), making bone broth a… Read more

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September 3, 2015

School Night Supper Shortcuts

By: Leanne Ely   During the summer, meals tend to be a lot more relaxed than they are during the school year. That just tends to be the nature of the beast. With autumn comes routine, as those school days tend to add a lot of activities to the family calendar. Not only do you… Read more

Prepping fresh vegetables for cooking in the kitchen with diced zucchini, tomato, white onion , green capsicum or bell pepper and eggplant arranged around a wooden chopping board with a knife

August 21, 2015

4 Steps to Quick Meal Prep

By: Leanne Ely   It’s 5pm. Songs of “What’s for dinner?” ring through the house, and you realize you have no idea. You have nothing thawed, nothing planned, and you have a house full of hungry people. This is one of the reasons why I’m big on meal planning, but this exact scenario happens to… Read more