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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


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


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


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


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

sweet potato

February 14, 2014

Sweet on sweet potatoes

By: Leanne Ely With this being Valentine’s Day it’s fitting that we talk about one of my most beloved foods. I’ve always enjoyed putting sweet potatoes on the dinner table but since I’ve gone Paleo, these nutrient-rich tubers are featured menu items at my house more often than ever. Sweet potatoes are much more nutritious… Read more

Beef and Calabaza Stew

February 11, 2014

Spice up your squash life

By: Leanne Ely Calabaza is a popular variety of squash, similar to pumpkin. Grown in South and Central America and the Caribbean, calabaza squash is available year round. If you’re lucky enough to find calabaza locally, you’ll find in the produce section of the market. This squash variety is usually round in shape but can… Read more