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Pumpkins, gourds, nuts and Indian corn, also known as flint corn, surround a wooden bowl overflowing with healthy toasted pumpkin seeds

October 13, 2015

3 super benefits of Pumpkin Seeds

By: Leanne Ely   Happy Tuesday, Y’all! 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? Oh it’s autumn! And you know what that means, don’t you? A plethora of pumpkin seeds! I mean,… Read more


October 6, 2015

The sweet potato . . . how sweet it is!

By: Leanne Ely   Anyone who looks at a sweet potato and sees a funny looking regular old potato has a lot to learn about this nutritional powerhouse that tastes like dessert! Sweet potatoes are amazing tubers that provide us with a tremendous amount of nutrition. And they really are delicious, to boot! Most of… Read more

Two poached pears in red wine with cinnamon

October 5, 2015

Healthy fall comfort foods

By: Leanne Ely   It doesn’t take long for those familiar comfort food cravings to set in with the onset of fall, does it? There are days that I would do just about anything for a big scoop of macaroni and cheese! But as much as I love mac and cheese, I just don’t eat… Read more

Brussels sprouts with bacon, onions and paprika

September 29, 2015

I can’t get enough of these!

By: Leanne Ely   When I was a little girl, there was no way I’d be giving thanks for the little green balls of mush my dear mother would put on my plate. I would have to sit at the table forever, trying to choke down those disgusting blobs of leaves. I love my mother… Read more


September 22, 2015

The 3 best shrimp to buy (and which to avoid)

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 SHRIMP Everyone loves shrimp. It’s easy to prepare, it’s versatile and it’s delicious. Shrimp is the most… Read more

Photo of Irish Stew or Guinness Stew made in a crockpot or slow cooker.

September 10, 2015

School House Crock

By: Leanne Ely   Last week, I started talking about the “s word” when I wrote about how freezer meals can get a nutritious meal on the table for those upcoming school nights. But if you can’t see yourself using the freezer to help you plan and prepare meals ahead of time, you’re not totally… Read more

Paleo vs Primal

August 20, 2015

Paleo versus Primal. What’s the difference?

By: Leanne Ely By now, you all know that I’m a supporter of the paleo lifestyle. I’ve experienced the benefits myself, so it’s easy for me to get behind this way of eating. If you’ve done any amount of research into paleo, you’ve no doubt come across the word primal along the way. Perhaps you’ve… Read more


August 10, 2015

6 Essentials for at Home Smoothies!

By: Leanne Ely   Smoothies? They’re fantastic. I drink one every single day. Smoothies can pack in a lot of nutrition when you don’t have a lot of time to make a full meal. Now, smoothie bars are popping up ALL over the place, but you can set up your very own smoothie bar at… Read more

Tropical Blend Smoothie

July 24, 2015

Cuckoo for coconut water

By: Leanne Ely Like most Paleoistas, I’m nuts about coconuts. Coconuts are relied on quite heavily for those of us following a Paleo lifestyle. I cook with coconut oil, I drink coconut milk and I add coconut water to my daily smoothie. Coconut water is the liquid you find inside a coconut. The water of… Read more


July 20, 2015

16 Summer Salads

By: Leanne Ely I make a meal out of a salad on a regular basis, but especially during the summer. It really is hard not to pile on the fresh vegetables when they’re in season. In case you’re short on salad inspiration, let me share some ideas for you for the summer. There are enough… Read more