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Hummus in a white container with fresh carrots

July 2, 2015

5 Restaurant Worthy Summer Dips

By: Leanne Ely   Some foods just plain taste better at certain times of year. For instance, I bet you don’t think much about making beef stew on a hot summer day. One thing that tends to scream summer is a cold dip. And I’m not talking swimming pools here, people! Some fresh crisp veggies… Read more

5FoodsThatWillCoolYouDown

June 29, 2015

5 Foods That Will Cool You Down

By: Leanne Ely   As the mercury climbs and our body temps rise along with it, we’re all looking for something to cool us down when it comes time to eat. You might be tempted to reach for a cold beer, an ice cream cone, or an iced coffee on a hot day and while… Read more

Lime cocktail drink

June 26, 2015

Did you say Paleo Margarita?

By: Leanne Ely   If you ever find yourself lost at sea, you better hope you packed some limes in your carry on or that there’s a lime tree near by! Limes were believed to have saved many a sailor from dying of scurvy (a disease cause by a Vitamin C deficiency) way back when.… Read more

5hotmealscooldays

June 25, 2015

5 Cool Meals for Hot Days

By: Leanne Ely   No matter where you are in the United States right now—and even Canada—,it is a hot summer. Temperatures are in the hundreds in many areas, and the humidity is reportedly high from friends of mine in parts of the continent where this type of weather is unheard of, even in the… Read more

Mother and little girl slicing vegetables in the kitchen preparing a salad

June 22, 2015

Never Let Your Kids Do These 3 Things in the Kitchen

By Leanne Ely   One of my favorite pastimes is cooking with my children. Do you have kids? If you do I want to heavily recommend that you teach them the joys of the kitchen while their still young and look up at you like a superhero that has all the answers. Teaching your children… Read more

Healthy Organic fruits in the Basket. Spring. Picnic.

June 19, 2015

11 Healthy Snacks to Pack for Road Trips

By: Leanne Ely   If you’re traveling or vacationing, as many people are this time of year, there are easy ways to “stay on plan” without feeling deprived. Nature has provided us with plenty of healthy grab-and-go options, though we seem programmed to think that suitable food for traveling involves a plastic wrapper! Here are… Read more

8EasyTOGrowRootVegetables

June 11, 2015

8 Easy To Grow Root Vegetables

By: Leanne Ely   Root vegetables are easy to grow and offer so much nutritionally (and deliciously, too!) I thought I’d put together a little primer for you to get all you can from root vegetables including how easy they are to grow and how to prepare them! 1. Carrots. Perhaps the first food that… Read more

Turnips

June 9, 2015

[Tricks, Tips and a Recipe] Turnips

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 Turnips Turnips are white and purple vegetables that are about 5 to 10 centimeters in diameter and… Read more

7TipsGrillingProduce

June 4, 2015

7 Tips For Grilling Produce

By: Leanne Ely   I shared some tips with you a couple weeks ago about grilling but there’s more to barbecue season than burgers and steaks! Why turn on the stove to cook your veggies when you have a perfectly good hot grill already prepped? Never mind the fact that grilled veggies and fruits taste… Read more

red beet chips in a green bowl - a healthy vegetable snack

June 1, 2015

5 secret swaps so you don’t gain weight!

By: Leanne Ely   Summer’s almost here. It’s hot, it’s sweaty and the food is fabulous! Who doesn’t love the grill for example? And while the grill can provide you with a delicious, flavorful meal, there’s plenty of other summer goodies lurking about, promising to throw your healthy intentions to the wind! But don’t you… Read more