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October 6, 2015

The sweet potato . . . how sweet it is!

By: Leanne Ely   Anyone who looks at a sweet potato and sees a funny looking regular old potato has a lot to learn about this nutritional powerhouse that tastes like dessert! Sweet potatoes are amazing tubers that provide us with a tremendous amount of nutrition. And they really are delicious, to boot! Most of… Read more

Two poached pears in red wine with cinnamon

October 5, 2015

Healthy fall comfort foods

By: Leanne Ely   It doesn’t take long for those familiar comfort food cravings to set in with the onset of fall, does it? There are days that I would do just about anything for a big scoop of macaroni and cheese! But as much as I love mac and cheese, I just don’t eat… Read more


September 3, 2015

School Night Supper Shortcuts

By: Leanne Ely   During the summer, meals tend to be a lot more relaxed than they are during the school year. That just tends to be the nature of the beast. With autumn comes routine, as those school days tend to add a lot of activities to the family calendar. Not only do you… Read more

Tropical Blend Smoothie

July 24, 2015

Cuckoo for coconut water

By: Leanne Ely Like most Paleoistas, I’m nuts about coconuts. Coconuts are relied on quite heavily for those of us following a Paleo lifestyle. I cook with coconut oil, I drink coconut milk and I add coconut water to my daily smoothie. Coconut water is the liquid you find inside a coconut. The water of… Read more


July 20, 2015

16 Summer Salads

By: Leanne Ely I make a meal out of a salad on a regular basis, but especially during the summer. It really is hard not to pile on the fresh vegetables when they’re in season. In case you’re short on salad inspiration, let me share some ideas for you for the summer. There are enough… Read more

Strawberry Banana Smoothie made with fresh Ingredients

July 16, 2015

Poolside snacks for the kids

By: Leanne Ely You get the towels ready, the sunscreen applied, and settle down to enjoy a few minutes of sun while the kids play in the pool only to hear, seconds later, the familiar refrain, “Can I have a snack?” Swimming seems to make children hungrier than anything else, and you can be almost… Read more


July 2, 2015

5 Restaurant Worthy Summer Dips

By: Leanne Ely   Some foods just plain taste better at certain times of year. For instance, I bet you don’t think much about making beef stew on a hot summer day. One thing that tends to scream summer is a cold dip. And I’m not talking swimming pools here, people! Some fresh crisp veggies… Read more


June 25, 2015

5 Cool Meals for Hot Days

By: Leanne Ely   No matter where you are in the United States right now—and even Canada—,it is a hot summer. Temperatures are in the hundreds in many areas, and the humidity is reportedly high from friends of mine in parts of the continent where this type of weather is unheard of, even in the… 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


May 5, 2015

Ginger A-Peel + a Recipe!

By: Leanne Ely   Happy Tuesday, Y’all! And 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. Isn’t that great? Today’s focus is on GINGER. The pungent, distinctive smell of fresh ginger is worth the time… Read more