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March 19, 2015

Why a high speed blender?

By: Leanne Ely   If you were to ask me which small appliance in my kitchen is absolutely my most indispensable item, you might be surprised at my answer. I don’t use my microwave, I don’t need a toaster since I don’t eat bread and I don’t do a lot of baking so the stand… Read more

Coconut and coconut milk with palm branch

March 17, 2015

The benefits of Coconut Milk

By: Leanne Ely   Happy Tuesday, Y’all! 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. Neat, huh? Today’s focus is on: COCONUT MILK There are a lot of producers of coconut milk making it easy… Read more

Homemade pizza

March 12, 2015

Make your own pizza for dinner

By: Leanne Ely   If you’ve adopted a healthy new lifestyle for you and your family, you might be starting to miss some of your favorite meals to sit down to. Meals like pizza, for instance. Announcing that it’s Pizza Night is an easy way to get the family together around the table, but a… Read more

Fresh mango isolated against a white background

March 10, 2015

What common herb works for smoothies and tea?

By: Leanne Ely   Fresh mint is a common sight in the summertime and today you’re going to get a tip, a trick and a recipe featuring this pretty little leaf! I have mint growing in my garden and let me tell you, when you plant mint, you have mint for life! Really. Mint can… Read more

jar and tablespoon of chia seeds

March 5, 2015

What seed has almost as much calcium as a cup of milk?

By: Leanne Ely   We are all about smoothies around here right now! A smoothie can make a perfectly healthy meal replacement if you have the right elements in there including some healthy fat, protein and fiber. Believe it or not, the tiny little chia seed can provide all of those things! Chia is one… Read more

Pot roast

March 2, 2015

Beloved beefy comfort foods

By: Leanne Ely   Because the weather is still cold, kitchens across North America (at least in the northern part of the continent!) are staying heated up with warm, comforting and familiar dishes. For me, nothing quite fits the comfort food bill like beef. Beef is full of protein, B vitamins, iron, zinc and magnesium.… Read more

Mother and daughter shopping for fresh produce

February 26, 2015

Shopping with your children

By: Leanne Ely   Do you grab your purse and duck out the door the minute you know your kids are looked after so you can shop for groceries alone? While it’s a nice treat to do the food shopping by yourself from time to time, I think that it’s very important to bring the… Read more

Fresh cherries in bowl

February 24, 2015

For a sweet juicy snack pick cherries!

By Leanne Ely   I just love the sweet, tart flavor of a juicy ripe cherry. But really, who doesn’t? Cherries are not only delicious, these delicate little fruits are also very healthy. If you suffer from gout pain, you probably already know that cherries can help prevent flareups but there’s much more to cherries… Read more

Butcher Cutting Meat On Bandsaw

February 23, 2015

How to find a great local butcher

By: Leanne Ely   There are many reasons why you should seek out a trusted local butcher rather than shopping for your meats at the local big box store. This is especially true if the most popular local source for groceries is a Wal-Mart Super Center. (I don’t recommend buying your meat from Wal-Mart because… Read more

Young girl in kitchen eating chicken and vegetables smiling

February 19, 2015

Teach your children to make their own good food decisions

By: Leanne Ely   As parents, we sometimes forget that part of our job is to give kids the “why” behind the “no.” I am a firm believer in empowering children to make good decisions. If we raise our kids in a “because I told you so” environment, they will grow up without the ability… Read more