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Paleo foods-sm

March 13, 2014

Focus on what you CAN have

By: Leanne Ely   When people first hear the Dinner Diva’s gone Paleo, they almost always say the same thing: Oh I know this Paleo diet is supposed to be healthy, but I could never give up [bread/potatoes/pasta/corn/dairy/etc.]. Why is everyone so focused on what you can’t have? I like to twist that negative around… Read more

dinosaur kale-sm

March 11, 2014

Huge love for dinosaur kale

By: Leanne Ely   If you and kale have an on-again, off-again relationship, there’s a good chance that you just haven’t met the right kale yet. (It’s not kale, it’s you.) Some kales are better for some things than others and all varieties of kale have a slightly different taste and texture. There are so… Read more

Let it grow seedlings

March 10, 2014

Let it grow!

By: Leanne Ely   I don’t know about y’all, but I just can’t wait to get out there in the garden, digging in the dirt! I’ve actually already started to plant some of my seeds inside so they’ll be ready to put in the ground in a couple of weeks. That’s right! Planting season is… Read more

Paleo-healthy foods-sm

March 7, 2014

Let Food be thy medicine

By: Leanne Ely   “Let food be thy medicine, thy medicine shall be thy food.” Hippocrates was a Greek physician thought to be one of the greatest of his time. He saw the connection between what we eat and don’t eat as having a profound effect on our overall health. Pretty timely and very consistent… Read more

Parsley

March 4, 2014

Parsley – Not Just Another Pretty Decoration

By: Leanne Ely Welcome to Tricks, Tips and a Recipe, our regular Tuesday installment where you’ll learn a tip or a trick and you’ll get a great recipe to try it out with. Doesn’t get much better than that, now does it? Today’s focus is on PARSLEY. Parsley, the world’s most popular herb, is a… Read more

Guide to Buying Grass-fed Beef

February 27, 2014

Guide to Buying Grass-fed Beef

By: Leanne Ely The “best” beef hands down, is grass-fed beef. It’s the best options for a couple of reasons: it’s better for the earth and it’s better for your health and well-being. It’s better for the earth because it produces better soil when you allow cattle to forage for their own food in a… Read more

Eggs4dinner

February 21, 2014

The Incredible Egg

By: Leanne Ely There was an ad campaign years ago, declaring eggs to be “incredible and edible.” Eggs have been given the nutritional shaft for a long time because of the cholesterol factor, but at long last, they are now declaring eggs to be the nutritional giants they have always been. (whomever “they” are) In… Read more

KidsFreezerCooking

February 20, 2014

How 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

mahi mahi

February 18, 2014

Firm White Fish

By: Leanne Ely Today’s Focus is Mahi Mahi Many Menu-Mailer subscribers have asked, “What is firm white fish?” I’ve been using that term for years without thinking twice about how everyone might not know what I mean. I always want to give you the option to choose and if I mention “firm white fish” there… Read more

Butcher

February 17, 2014

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. (Please don’t buy your meat from Wal-Mart because it has… Read more