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April 27, 2015

3 reasons you should try kelp noodles

By: Leanne Ely   Seaweed contains more minerals and vitamins (ounce for ounce) than any other plant. All of the 56 minerals and vitamins you need to survive can be gotten from seaweed. Kelp is one of the more popular varieties of sea vegetable and like other ocean plants, it contains protein, fiber and cancer… Read more

Salmon and cucumber appetizer

April 23, 2015

21 Gluten Free Finger Foods!

By: Leanne Ely   Today, we’re going to look at what sorts of finger foods you might consider serving at your next party to please everyone in the crowd from the Celiacs and Paleoistas to good old Uncle Jim who thinks that everyone that eats organic is a hippy! The following finger foods are either… Read more

Cauliflower

April 21, 2015

Calling all Cauliflower

By: Leanne Ely   It’s time once again for Tricks, Tips and a Recipe. Today you’ll learn a tip, a trick and you’ll get a great recipe to try it out with. Isn’t that great? Today’s focus is on: CAULIFLOWER Also known as Cabbage Flower, cauliflower is a member of the Brassica family of veggies,… Read more

Two halves of coconut, avocado on a rug.

April 20, 2015

9 Reasons Fat is Good for You

By: Leanne Ely   Sometimes in life we must end relationships that are unhealthy for us. Unfortunately, for a number of years, mainstream “nutritional” information has had us avoiding fat like the plague. We’ve heard that saturated fat will make us gain weight, clog our arteries and give us heart disease. This information has misled… Read more

Gelatin in a bowl and wooden spoon isolated on white background close-up

April 17, 2015

Did you know gelatin is good for you?

By: Leanne Ely   You know those jellied salads your mother and grandmothers used to put on the potluck table? As it turns out, the gelatin that makes those molded salads stand up like they do is extremely healthy for us. Well, without all the sugar that Great Aunt Martha used to add in there… Read more

cereals and grains

April 16, 2015

Why you do not need grains

By: Leanne Ely   Whole grains, organic grains, gluten-free grains . . . there’s so much talk about grains these days and whether they’re good for you or not. I’m definitely in the camp of “grains are not good for you” when it comes to grains of all kinds. I’ve spoken about grains and their… Read more

Red Yellow and Green Bell Peppers

April 14, 2015

This vegetable has more vitamin C than oranges (+ a freezer meal recipe)

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

Freezer burn

April 13, 2015

6 Hot Tips To Avoid Freezer Burn

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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April 9, 2015

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

Looking in the refrigerator

April 6, 2015

7 Dinner Shortcuts That Will Save You Time!

By: Leanne Ely   Regardless of how you feel about cooking, nobody wants to be a slave to the kitchen. We are all so busy these days that we need as many shortcuts as we can possibly find for getting a good home-cooked meal on the table with the minimum amount of stress! It’s no… Read more