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September 2, 2014

Which fruit can decrease the risk of asthma and regulate blood sugar?

By: Leanne Ely   It’s apple season once again, so today we’re going to give you a trick, a tip and a great new rec-ipe, all related to this classic fruit bowl staple. These sweet (sometimes tart) fruits make the perfect grab-and-go snack. Apples are delicious, filling and healthy, plus they have a built-in, biodegradable… Read more

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August 26, 2014

What delicious hybrid do honeybees love?

By: Leanne Ely   It’s time once again for Tricks, Tips and a Recipe. Today you’ll learn a trick, a tip and you’ll get a great recipe to try it out with. Neat, huh? Today’s focus is on: BOYSENBERRIES It’s boysenberry season! Though, you may have a hard time finding fresh boysenberries. Boysenberries are a… Read more

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August 19, 2014

What veggie can I not get enough of right now?

By: Leanne Ely   I am fortunate to have a bumper crop of zucchini this year and I am loving it. So in honor of this most ultimate summer squash, today we’re giving it the attention it deserves with a trick, a tip and a great new recipe. Sound good? Zucchinis are packed with beta-carotene,… Read more

10glutenfreelunches

August 18, 2014

10 gluten-free lunchbox ideas that kids will love

By: Leanne Ely   As much as we might hate the thought of it, summer is coming to an end and it’s time to start thinking about the kids getting back on a routine and going back to school. If there’s one thing parents tend to agree on, it’s the fact that packing the daily… Read more

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August 15, 2014

What anti-bacterial salad ingredient is also my favorite herb?

By: Leanne Ely There is a plant that’s doing well in my garden and coincidentally it’s also my favorite herb. Basil is the key ingredient in pesto, a popular condiment made of olive oil, pine nuts, parmesan cheese and fresh basil. But basil is also a key topping for a traditional margarita pizza and you… Read more

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August 14, 2014

It’s time to get into a pickle

By: Leanne Ely   This is the year, y’all. This is the year you are going to can your summer harvest! And by “can” I mean pickle! Because really, how many cucumbers can one family eat? Once upon a time homes didn’t have freezers or refrigerators, so in order to preserve food, it had to… Read more

Raspberry Salad

August 5, 2014

Once upon a time, I had a “pick your own” farm where I grew…

By: Leanne Ely   My most favorite fruit ever! Raspberries! And right now, it’s the that most wonderful time of the year . . . raspberry season! Plump, sweet and juicy red raspberries are in season now, and yes, these berries are my personal favorite. In honor of my favorite berry, today I’m going to… Read more

nut milks

August 4, 2014

How to make your own nut milks

By: Leanne Ely   When it comes to smoothie making, I’m nuts for nut milks! And while I usually buy it by the carton in the refrigerated section of the grocery store, it is possible (and easy) to make it yourself. One of the reasons to make your own is because of the BPA often… Read more

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July 31, 2014

Shallot Secrets (shhh)

By: Leanne Ely   It’s time once again for Tricks, Tips and a Recipe. Today you’ll learn a trick, a tip and you’ll get a great recipe to try it out with. Neat, huh? Today’s focus is on: SHALLOTS Shallots are in season right now across the US, so today we’re going to give you… Read more

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July 24, 2014

Sneaky Ways to Have Pasta :)

By: Leanne Ely   Pasta is one of those comfort foods that everyone loves and yet, if you’re at all like me, that pasta doesn’t love you back. For me, giving up pasta was heartbreaking, until I figured out there’s still ways to enjoy great pasta dishes—just ditch the pasta and try these fabulous alternatives:… Read more