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February 6, 2015

Sweet eats: Strawberries

By: Leanne Ely   Strawberries are one of the most popular berries on the block. Equally delicious eaten right out of hand or tossed into a salad, strawberries are quite versatile fruits. These sweet, red heart-shaped fruits are not only scrumptious, they are also packed with nutrition (as most berries are). One cup of strawberries… Read more

Fresh Vegetables, Fruits and other foodstuffs.

February 5, 2015

Eat your veggies!

By: Leanne Ely   Hands up if you eat the 5 daily servings of fruits and veggies as recommended by the USDA or the 7-10 daily servings recommended by Canada’s Food Guide. I’m not seeing many hands! But the truth is, folks, there’s a reason why the government wants us to get in all those… Read more

Poached Salmon with Asparagus and Sorrel Sauce

February 3, 2015

Perfect Poaching

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. Neat, huh? Today’s focus is on: POACHING Poaching is method of cooking that is perfect for bringing out the best in delicate foods… Read more

Mahi Mahi-cooked

January 30, 2015

Hungry hungry for mahi mahi

By: Leanne Ely   Do you ever enjoy this ocean predator? Because I think that mahi mahi deserves a place in your kitchen on a regular basis. Also known as dolphinfish (but it’s not a dolphin, don’t worry!) this mild, sweet fish has a very firm flesh that makes cooking it an absolute breeze. Whether… Read more

refrigerator

January 29, 2015

How to best use your refrigerator

By: Leanne Ely   Chances are, you have a refrigerator in your home. But, if you’re like many people, you don’t put a lot of thought into the what-goes-where process when you get your groceries home from the market. There is a reason why your fridge has all of those drawers and shelves. Certain areas… Read more

Healthly food on the table

January 26, 2015

Making resolutions you can live with. Really!

By: Leanne Ely   It’s that time of year again. The New Year. A time to reflect on the year we’re leaving behind and make promises to ourselves about how we may live better for the next twelve months. If, when the clock struck twelve at the beginning of 2015, you made some resolutions that… Read more

Avocado

January 23, 2015

Who else “Hass” to have a daily dose of avocado?

By: Leanne Ely   If I could be married to a food, avocado might be the lucky guy. So delicious and healthy, this tree fruit (also known as the Alligator Pear) is not only an incredibly high quality source of fat, but it’s also very versatile. I enjoy avocado on its own with a simple… Read more

Lettuce in a pot isolated on a white background.

January 22, 2015

Grow your own lettuce bowl indoors

By: Leanne Ely   I don’t know about you, but I have a really hard time buying produce that I can easily grow myself. At my house, we eat a lot of salad. As many of you know, I serve a large green salad with almost every meal that goes on the table. All of… Read more

Horseradish

January 20, 2015

Check out this rad root – Horseradish!

By: Leanne Ely   Horseradish is the perfect condiment for dipping roast beef, a key element in a zippy seafood sauce and a secret ingredient for an extra spicy Bloody Mary but it’s so much more! This terribly ugly root vegetable is as rich in health benefits as it is pungent in flavor. Pressed against… Read more

sauerkraut - Sour cabbage -  on wooden bowl with bay leaves

January 19, 2015

Fermented Foods: A Primer!

By: Leanne Ely   I think our ancestors would be pretty surprised at how fermented foods seem to have all but disappeared from our dinner plates. Since ancient times, humans around the world have been fermenting their food before eating or drinking it. Wine was being made at least eight thousand years ago. Milk fermentation… Read more