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October 29, 2013

Eat your colorful fall display!

Tricks, Tips and a Recipe Eat your colorful fall display! By: Leanne Ely It is definitely pumpkin season! We know all about those classic orange pumpkins, but what about the pretty blue pumpkins? Queensland Blue is a gorgeous pumpkin with a light blue, silvery skin. It’s a variety that hails from Australia and was introduced… Read more

October 18, 2013

You won’t be sorry if you eat nori

Healthy-Foods You won’t be sorry if you eat nori By: Leanne Ely If you’ve ever eaten sushi, you’ve eaten nori. Nori is a type of kelp that contains a myriad of health benefits. If you don’t currently enjoy sea vegetables in your diet, you are missing out on some amazing nutrition. As far as sea… Read more

October 15, 2013

The ravishing watermelon radish

Tricks, Tips and a Recipe The ravishing watermelon radish By: Leanne Ely 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. Neat, huh? Today’s focus is on: WATERMELON RADISH If you’ve ever walked past a watermelon… Read more

October 8, 2013

It’s always time for winter squash!

Tricks, tips and a Recipe It’s always time for winter squash! By: Leanne Ely 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. Neat, huh? Today’s focus is on: WINTER SQUASH There are two kinds of… Read more

October 1, 2013

More to tapioca than pudding!

Tricks, Tips and a Recipe More to tapioca than pudding! By: Leanne Ely Many people are familiar with the creamy white dessert known as tapioca pudding, but there’s a lot more than that to the root of the cassava plant. In some countries, tapioca (which is essentially a root vegetable) is eaten as a main… Read more

September 24, 2013

Few good grains left, but what about teff?

Tricks, Tips and a Recipe Few good grains left, but what about teff? By: Leanne Ely Teff is one of the smallest grains in the world, and it’s also one of the oldest, having been around for more than four thousand years. If you’re leading a gluten-free lifestyle, you may want to consider adding teff… Read more

September 17, 2013

Little fish, big health: Sardines

Tricks, Tips and a Recipe Little fish, big health: Sardines By: Leanne Ely A teeny little fish that may never have been on your radar before is popping up on the shopping lists of health nuts across North America. Pacific sardines are a tremendous fish to add to your diet. These little guys are chock… Read more

Freezer meals, stocked freezer, what's for dinner?

July 29, 2013

If you can’t stand the heat, use your freezer!

Food For Thought If you can’t stand the heat, use your freezer! By Leanne Ely If you’re anything like me, sometimes you are just plain fed up with feeding people. Meal planning, grocery shopping, chopping, peeling, roasting, boiling, eating, coercing the children into eating their vegetables, cleaning up the pots and pans only to do… Read more

Mixed nuts- Paleo/gluten free snacks- Paleo finger foods

July 18, 2013

Gluten free finger foods

Dinner Diva Gluten free finger foods By: Leanne Ely In one of my last posts I shared some strategies for you to use when you’re trying hard to stay on track with a healthy eating plan when the family BBQ invite comes along. Today, we’re going to look at the flip side of that by… Read more

smoothies

June 24, 2013

Help the greens go down smooth!

Food For Thought Help the greens go down smooth! 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… Read more