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October 2, 2015

What symbol of fall may help you beat the blues?

By: Leanne Ely   Pumpkins are all over the place right now. Readily available across most of North America, pumpkins have become a symbol of autumn and have a starring role in desserts, soups and loaves this time of year. But these gorgeous orange orbs are much more than just a pretty face. Pumpkins, like… Read more


September 15, 2015

Pear with Me!

By: Leanne Ely   Apples aren’t the only fruits ripening on the trees right now. It’s a great time of year for pears! If the best of pear season has ended where you live, there should still be plenty of fresh pears around, so poke around the farmers’ market next time you’re there. Or even… Read more

Fresh fruits and vegetables at farmers market

August 25, 2015

46 Fresh Market Foods for August

By: Leanne Ely   In August, there are so many types of foods ripening in the fields and on the trees, I am just like a kid in a candy store when I hit up my local Farmers Market. Have you been to the market lately? I truly believe that we need to support our… Read more

Operation Lunchbox Readiness

August 14, 2015

Back to School : Operation Lunchbox!

By: Leanne Ely   I know I’m going to get a dirty look or two from y’all for bringing this up, but its time (or past time for some of you!) to start thinking about getting the kids ready to go back to school. With two children of my own, I am fully aware of… Read more


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

Dill Herb and Its Healthy Benefits

July 3, 2015

Just for the dill of it

By: Leanne Ely Fresh dill is one of my very favorite herbs. It just tastes like summer to me. Maybe that goes back to the taste of a dill pickle sliced onto a grilled hamburger! I love the look of dill’s wispy green leaves and its sweet soft taste. I chop dill into salads and… 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


June 12, 2015

Treat yourself to a plate of parsnips

By: Leanne Ely   If you’ve not tried parsnips before-those white root veggies that resemble carrots-you don’t know what you’re missing! Parsnips are similar to carrots in shape and they are related to carrots, but they don’t taste anything like them or any other root vegetables you might be familiar with for that matter. Parsnips… Read more

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June 5, 2015

The #1 Thing To Look For When Building A Salad

By: Leanne Ely   I get a lot of email from readers and this one warrants an article. I hate to trouble you with a silly salad question, but I’ve never eaten salad on a regular basis before joining Flylady, and I don’t know who else I can ask! I have been buying three heads… Read more