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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

TreatYourselfToAPlateofParsnips

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

A variety of raw vegetables fresh from the garden.

May 29, 2015

How to properly wash fruits and vegetables

By: Leanne Ely Unless you have grown a fruit or vegetable yourself, in your own organic veggie patch, I would hope that you’re giving your produce a good thorough wash before eating it. There are a couple of good reasons why you should be washing your fruits and vegetables- even organic produce. First of all,… Read more

Summertime backyard barbecue cookout.

May 25, 2015

4 tips to surviving the family BBQ

By: Leanne Ely   So, you’ve adopted a new lifestyle and you feel amazing. And now you get the big invite to the family BBQ/potluck/party/etc and you know what that means! You start fretting over what you’ll be able to eat and what people will have to say about you avoiding the hotdogs, “salads” and… Read more

Three assorted protein cocktails isolated on white background.

May 15, 2015

Breakfast in a glass (+ my favorite smoothie recipe)

By: Leanne Ely   I have been a huge fan of smoothies for years—they’re one of my favorite things. Smoothies are part of my daily life, as are fresh juices; however, unlike juices, a smoothie can be a complete meal in a glass. And absolutely perfect for summer. With a smoothie, you have your healthy… Read more

Blueberries in a bowl on a wooden table.

May 12, 2015

This little super food is in season now (plus a recipe)!

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: BLUEBERRIES One of the most nutritious berries on the block is in season right now! Yes, it’s… Read more

Vegetables, steak and other meat on a BBQ

May 1, 2015

4 Tips For Grilling Season

By: Leanne Ely   Memorial Day will be here before we know it, and it’s time to get that grill in tip-top shape for barbecue season! There’s nothing worse than getting all the grub ready for grilling, only to discover that you’re out of propane, the barbecue won’t light, or, when it does light, it… Read more