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April 18, 2014

Crazy for cantaloupe

By: Leanne Ely Cantaloupes have been harvested since at least 2400 BC. These juicy, sweet fruits are closely related to watermelon and honeydew. One of the great things about cantaloupe is that they are so readily available. You can find this orange-fleshed melon in markets across North America. And not only are they full of… Read more

collard greens

April 11, 2014

Keen on collard greens

By: Leanne Ely   By now, most of us know how important it is to get an adequate amount of dark leafy greens into our diets on a regular basis. And the best kind of dark leafy green to eat a lot of is any dark leafy green that belongs to the cruciferous family. Collard… Read more

BelgianEndive

April 4, 2014

Dive into Belgian Endive

By: Leanne Ely   How often have you passed by the Belgian Endive in the grocery store and wondered what to do with those oblong pale green heads of lettuce? Belgian endive is closely related to frisee and, like its curly-leafed cousin, it does have a rather bitter yet pleasant flavor. Enjoyed raw in salads… Read more

An onion primer

March 28, 2014

Nothing to cry over: An onion primer

By: Leanne Ely   It’s hard to imagine a kitchen without an onion. I use onions in almost all of my savory dishes. You probably have some yellow or red onions kicking around your kitchen right now! Onions come in yellow, white and red and can range in flavor from mild and sweet to quite… Read more

mung bean sprouts

March 21, 2014

Shout out for mung bean sprouts

By: Leanne Ely Those long white bean sprouts you see in pad thai, chop suey and other Asian dishes are actually mung bean sprouts, and they grow from (you guessed it) mung bean seeds. Sprouts are essentially vegetable seeds that have just begun to grow, and are the very symbol of life. Packed with life-giving… Read more

coconut vinegar

March 14, 2014

Nuts over Coconut Vinegar

By: Leanne Ely   Several weeks ago, I wrote an article about white vinegar and how you must be very careful to find a source without GMOs. If you’ve been looking for a good alternative to white vinegar since then, you might be interested in trying coconut vinegar instead. Yes, coconut is the star of… Read more

Paleo-healthy foods-sm

March 7, 2014

Let Food be thy medicine

By: Leanne Ely   “Let food be thy medicine, thy medicine shall be thy food.” Hippocrates was a Greek physician thought to be one of the greatest of his time. He saw the connection between what we eat and don’t eat as having a profound effect on our overall health. Pretty timely and very consistent… Read more

Salmon wild caught

February 28, 2014

Time to Go a Little Wild

By: Leanne Ely Salmon is one of my all-time favorite fish and one of my all-time favorite meals for that matter. There are so many nutritional benefits to eating from its lovely healthy fatty omega 3′s to it’s outstanding source of protein, it’s important to make sure you eating the right kind of fish. Instead… Read more

Guide to Buying Grass-fed Beef

February 27, 2014

Guide to Buying Grass-fed Beef

By: Leanne Ely The “best” beef hands down, is grass-fed beef. It’s the best options for a couple of reasons: it’s better for the earth and it’s better for your health and well-being. It’s better for the earth because it produces better soil when you allow cattle to forage for their own food in a… Read more

Eggs4dinner

February 21, 2014

The Incredible Egg

By: Leanne Ely There was an ad campaign years ago, declaring eggs to be “incredible and edible.” Eggs have been given the nutritional shaft for a long time because of the cholesterol factor, but at long last, they are now declaring eggs to be the nutritional giants they have always been. (whomever “they” are) In… Read more