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Vegetables, steak and other meat on a BBQ

May 1, 2015

4 Tips For Grilling Season

By: Leanne Ely   Memorial Day will be here before we know it, and it’s time to get that grill in tip-top shape for barbecue season! There’s nothing worse than getting all the grub ready for grilling, only to discover that you’re out of propane, the barbecue won’t light, or, when it does light, it… Read more

magazines

April 30, 2015

There is an alternative to “magazine skinny”

By: Leanne Ely   If you’ve been fighting with the scale for most of your adult life like I have, trying everything from counting calories to tracking points, all with the goal of getting magazine cover skinny, I have just one thing to ask of you; please stop! First of all, I don’t have to… Read more

dinosaur kale

April 28, 2015

Why you should try dino kale (+ a recipe)!

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 types of kale are better for some things than others and all varieties of kale have a slightly different taste and texture. There… Read more

kelp noodles

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 fiber and cancer fighting… 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