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August 31, 2015

Why Whit​e​ Vinegar is on the Blacklist

By: Leanne Ely If you’ve been reading our Saving Dinner posts and articles for any amount of time, hopefully you’ve grown aware of the dangers of the GMOs lurking in our food chain. Sometimes it feels like a never ending battle to avoid these foods. Everywhere we turn, there’s a new food danger to be… Read more

August 27, 2015

The Alkaline Life Saver?

By: Leanne Ely When we eat a diet containing too much sugar, protein and grains, our bodies become acidic. With your body in an acidic state, you may experience pain, weight gain and you may also be at risk of developing any number of diseases. That’s because a low oxygen (acidic) environment in the body… Read more

meatballs, Paleo, easy dinner, easy lunch,

August 24, 2015

Quick Paleo for School Nights

By: Leanne Ely If you’ve adopted the Paleo lifestyle over the summer (maybe you did the 10-Day Blitz or 21 Day Knockout?), you might be panicking a little, wondering how you’re going to handle those chaotic evening meals that tend to take place when everyone’s back to school. Or maybe you’re considering hopping on that… Read more

Prepping fresh vegetables for cooking in the kitchen with diced zucchini, tomato, white onion , green capsicum or bell pepper and eggplant arranged around a wooden chopping board with a knife

August 21, 2015

4 Steps to Quick Meal Prep

By: Leanne Ely   It’s 5pm. Songs of “What’s for dinner?” ring through the house, and you realize you have no idea. You have nothing thawed, nothing planned, and you have a house full of hungry people. This is one of the reasons why I’m big on meal planning, but this exact scenario happens to… Read more

Tahini, hummus, tahini paste, sesame, Middle Eastern food

August 11, 2015

A Secret High Protein Source

By: Leanne Ely If you’re a fan of Middle Eastern food, there’s a good chance you’ve eaten tahini at least once or twice. An essential ingredient in hummus, tahini is a paste made primarily with ground sesame seeds. In Middle Eastern countries, tahini is a common table ingredient. The flavor of tahini is similar to… Read more

JalapenoSalmonwithBrussels

August 4, 2015

Red Hot Chili Pepper Primer

By: Leanne Ely   Looking to add some heat to the dinner menu? So, you want to start spicing things up, but you don’t know where to start. Chances are, you walk through the pepper aisle examining all of the pretty little peppers and wondering what in the world you would do with them if… Read more

Apple Cider vinegar, An apple (Cider Vinegar) a day keeps the doctor away, Apple cider vinegar as medicine

July 14, 2015

An apple (Cider Vinegar) a day keeps the doctor away?

By: Leanne Ely Have you ever wondered where apple cider vinegar comes from? Well, it comes from fermented apple cider. When apple cider ferments, sugar in that cider gets broken down by yeast and bacteria into alcohol. From there, it gets broken into vinegar. Apple cider vinegar, to be exact! In my home, white vinegar… Read more

shrinkgrocerybudget

July 13, 2015

5 Quick Ways to Shrink Your Grocery Budget

By: Leanne Ely   Navigating the grocery store in this day and age feels like tiptoeing around a minefield. With everything we’re hearing about GMOs, hormones and chemicals in our foods, it makes you wonder if it’s safe to eat anything anymore. In a perfect world, we would all be able to buy everything fair… Read more

healthycostcoshoppinglist

July 9, 2015

Our healthy Costco shopping list

By: Leanne Ely   I’ve been supporting local farmers markets since before it was the trendy thing to do. For years, I’ve been recommending that folks make more of an effort to eat what’s in season, locally. And where you can, it’s always preferred to eat organic. But that being said, it’s unreasonable to think… Read more

Childtoveggielover

June 30, 2015

5 Ways to Turn Your Child into a Veggie Lover!

By: Leanne Ely It’s easy to get kids to eat fruit. Fruit is sweet and it comes in pretty colors. Getting kids to eat vegetables, though? Well that’s a whole other story. If your children are good little veggie eaters, there’s a good chance you’ve exposed them to veggies from a young age so that… Read more