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jar and tablespoon of chia seeds

March 5, 2015

What seed has almost as much calcium as a cup of milk?

By: Leanne Ely   We are all about smoothies around here right now! A smoothie can make a perfectly healthy meal replacement if you have the right elements in there including some healthy fat, protein and fiber. Believe it or not, the tiny little chia seed can provide all of those things! Chia is one… Read more

grilled lamb steak

March 3, 2015

The Perfect Paleo Comfort Food

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: LAMB What if I were to tell you that lamb was high in omega 3 fatty acids,… Read more

Mother and daughter shopping for fresh produce

February 26, 2015

Shopping with your children

By: Leanne Ely   Do you grab your purse and duck out the door the minute you know your kids are looked after so you can shop for groceries alone? While it’s a nice treat to do the food shopping by yourself from time to time, I think that it’s very important to bring the… Read more

Young girl in kitchen eating chicken and vegetables smiling

February 19, 2015

Teach your children to make their own good food decisions

By: Leanne Ely   As parents, we sometimes forget that part of our job is to give kids the “why” behind the “no.” I am a firm believer in empowering children to make good decisions. If we raise our kids in a “because I told you so” environment, they will grow up without the ability… Read more

cinnamon

February 10, 2015

(Un)Sinful cinnamon!

By: Leanne Ely   Oh cinnamon. How recognizable is this spice, seriously? I would expect that every kitchen in North America has a tin of cinnamon in the cupboard. But how well do we really know it? Once upon a time, cinnamon was very, very valuable. In Roman times, you would have paid 15 times… Read more

Fresh Vegetables, Fruits and other foodstuffs.

February 5, 2015

Eat your veggies!

By: Leanne Ely   Hands up if you eat the 5 daily servings of fruits and veggies as recommended by the USDA or the 7-10 daily servings recommended by Canada’s Food Guide. I’m not seeing many hands! But the truth is, folks, there’s a reason why the government wants us to get in all those… Read more

Poached Salmon with Asparagus and Sorrel Sauce

February 3, 2015

Perfect Poaching

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: POACHING Poaching is method of cooking that is perfect for bringing out the best in delicate foods… Read more

Healthly food on the table

January 26, 2015

Making resolutions you can live with. Really!

By: Leanne Ely   It’s that time of year again. The New Year. A time to reflect on the year we’re leaving behind and make promises to ourselves about how we may live better for the next twelve months. If, when the clock struck twelve at the beginning of 2015, you made some resolutions that… Read more

Avocado

January 23, 2015

Who else “Hass” to have a daily dose of avocado?

By: Leanne Ely   If I could be married to a food, avocado might be the lucky guy. So delicious and healthy, this tree fruit (also known as the Alligator Pear) is not only an incredibly high quality source of fat, but it’s also very versatile. I enjoy avocado on its own with a simple… Read more

Lettuce in a pot isolated on a white background.

January 22, 2015

Grow your own lettuce bowl indoors

By: Leanne Ely   I don’t know about you, but I have a really hard time buying produce that I can easily grow myself. At my house, we eat a lot of salad. As many of you know, I serve a large green salad with almost every meal that goes on the table. All of… Read more