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March 18, 2014

Creamy, Delicious Coconut Butter

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: COCONUT BUTTER There are a lot of ways to use a coconut, let me tell you. I’ve… Read more

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March 13, 2014

Focus on what you CAN have

By: Leanne Ely   When people first hear the Dinner Diva’s gone Paleo, they almost always say the same thing: Oh I know this Paleo diet is supposed to be healthy, but I could never give up [bread/potatoes/pasta/corn/dairy/etc.]. Why is everyone so focused on what you can’t have? I like to twist that negative around… Read more

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January 29, 2014

One of nature’s perfect snacks: Macadamia nuts

By: Leanne Ely Just like eggs, coconuts and avocados, macadamia nuts have gotten a bit of a bad rep over the years due to their high fat content. As we now know, however, all of these foods (eggs, coconuts, avocados and nuts) are very nutritious, and the fat they contain is monounsaturated fat, the kind… Read more

Tropical Blend Smoothie

January 14, 2014

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

December 17, 2013

Nuts over almond butter

Tricks, Tips and a Recipe Nuts over almond butter By: Leanne Ely I am a big fan of almond butter. This alternative to peanut butter is a staple in my home, especially now that I’m avoiding legumes (like peanuts) as part of my Paleo lifestyle. Almond butter is packed with essential fatty acids and multiple… Read more

December 12, 2013

Let’s hash it out!

Dinner Diva Let’s hash it out! By: Leanne Ely I love leftovers. And one of my favorite ways to use leftovers is by turning them into a simple and satisfying hash. (Here’s a piece of trivia for you! The word “hash” comes from the french word “hache,” which means chopped.) In foodie terms, hash is… Read more

December 10, 2013

Not all sausage is created equally

Trick, Tip and a Recipe Not all sausage is created equally By: Leanne Ely The only thing that hits the spots like eggs and bacon is eggs and sausage. Or, maybe a hot juicy sausage right off the grill. Or, sausage and peppers. Or, sausage and pasta. Or, sausage soup. Can you tell I love… Read more

December 6, 2013

Beef up your protein intake with jerky

Healthy-Foods Beef up your protein intake with jerky By: Leanne Ely You might be surprised to see that I’ve decided to do a “Healthy Food” post on beef jerky. And if the only beef jerky you’re familiar with is that horrible stuff you find at the gas station, you’d be right to be surprised! I… Read more

December 5, 2013

Double-dosing on bone broth

Dinner Diva Double-dosing on bone broth By: Leanne Ely Bone broth is one of the most nutritious things you can put in your body. Made by simmering animal bones in water over the course of 36-72 hours, bone broth is a delicious, healing elixir. All those minerals from the bones are infused into the liquid… Read more

November 27, 2013

Turkey Carcass Soup

Dinner Diva Turkey Carcass Soup By: Leanne Ely Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! Hands up if you have a turkey in the oven today or if you plan to have a turkey in the oven at some point over the next couple of days. I know you’re probably not thinking about what to do with that leftover… Read more