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Kale Chips

January 26, 2016

Top tips for kale chips

By: Leanne Ely   There is a topic that keeps coming across my radar, both on Facebook, my email inbox, and even at the market when my fellow shoppers wonder what I’m doing with all of that kale (when my own crop has been harvested for the season, of course!): kale chips. And, today, we’re… Read more

Women group in aerobics class.

January 4, 2016

Raise the barre for weight loss

By: Leanne Ely   Before I even start with today’s blog post, thank you to each and every one of you who has commented on my new silhouette. It has taken lots of work, but I feel wonderful. Your compliments and words of encouragement really do mean a great deal to me. And because you’ve… Read more

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November 24, 2015

Scrumptious Roast Turkey Soup

By: Leanne Ely   Hands up  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 turkey yet, but I want to catch you before you toss out that beautiful turkey carcass in… Read more

Mashed Potatoes

November 20, 2015

Mix & Mash these Potatoes

By: Leanne Ely   Once upon a time, the only potato option on the Thanksgiving Dinner table was your standard white mashed potatoes. But today, we know that white potatoes aren’t the be all and end all in a starchy mash. There are several options in potatoes (and non-potatoes) for us to explore, so let’s… Read more

Two halves of butternut squash with green leaves on wooden table

November 6, 2015

Butternut squash stew

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: BUTTERNUT SQUASH As the weather gets cooler, my mind goes to squash. That didn’t come out quite… Read more

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November 3, 2015

Keep Celery Fresh for a Month!

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: CELERY I’ve done my time with celery. Those “diets” that make you eat a lot of celery… Read more

Chocolate Raspberry Smoothie

November 2, 2015

Plump, sweet and juicy red raspberries

By: Leanne Ely   Plump, sweet and juicy red raspberries are my personal favorite. In honor of my favorite berry, today I’m going to give you a trick, a tip and a brand new recipe featuring these gorgeous little treats! Now, there is much more to love about raspberries than their amazing flavor. They are… Read more

BeefyMushroomSoup

October 30, 2015

Eat your fall display!

By: Leanne Ely   It is definitely pumpkin season! We know all about those classic orange pumpkins, but what about the pretty blue pumpkins? Queensland Blue is a gorgeous pumpkin with a light blue, silvery skin. It’s a variety that hails from Australia and was introduced to the United States back in 1932. The Queensland… Read more

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

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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