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Thinking Outside the Side Dish

June 13, 2013

Think Outside the Side Dish

Dinner Diva Think Outside the Side Dish by Leanne Ely How many of us live in households where the dinner plate consists of a serving of meat, a starch and a small portion of vegetables? Now that I eat a Paleo diet, my plate looks a lot different than it once did. No longer do… Read more

Calendar 2013

January 3, 2013

Making resolutions you can live with. Really!

Dinner Diva Making resolutions you can live with. Really! By: Leanne Ely It’s that time of year again. The new year. A time to reflect on the year we’re leaving behind and make promises to ourselves about how we may live better for the next twelve months. If, when the clock struck twelve on Monday… Read more

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August 27, 2012

Vinegar. It’s not just for pickles anymore!

Food For Thought Vinegar. It’s not just for pickles anymore! By: Leanne Ely Once upon a time, there was white distilled vinegar that our mothers and grandmothers would use to pickle vegetables and clean the floors. And that was pretty much it as far as the vinegar train went. Today there are enough options in… Read more

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June 25, 2012

Making it your own

Food For Thought Making it your own By: Leanne Ely Dear Friends, Without going into arduous detail, suffice it to say that buying and moving into my new house (new to me anyway) was a small act of God. The obstacles, delays and endless frustration started in December and finally ended in April with a… Read more

Diet and exercise

March 19, 2012

What is a Detox Diet?

Food For Thought What is a Detox Diet? By: Leanne Ely, C.N.C. For the past 11 years, we’ve been helping people save dinner through a multitude of methods—menus, recipes and shopping lists have always been the mainstay, but we realized people needed help in other ways too—from making freezer meals to crockpot meals to frugal… Read more

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March 1, 2012

5 Steps to Avoid That Downward Spiral

Dinner Diva 5 Steps to Avoid That Downward Spiral By: Leanne Ely C.N.C Let’s face it—most of us obsess about something, whether it’s our weight, the state of our homes, our children, marriages, being single…the list goes on. When you make the mental effort to include small steps toward the changes you want, you will… Read more

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January 12, 2012

Holiday Aneurism

Dinner Diva Holiday Aneurism By: Leanne Ely, CNC Dear Friends, In the aftermath of Christmas, lie credit card bills in waiting, messes to be cleaned up both figuratively and literally, and most spectacularly, a gigantic hole in the heart for so many people. Why is this? In this joyous of all seasons, these moments captured… Read more

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January 6, 2012

Water, Water Everywhere

Healthy Foods Water, Water Everywhere by Leanne Ely, C.N.C. I need at least one time a year when I can pontificate about the benefits of water for your health. I mentioned it last week, but this week I’m going to give it you with both hoses–you really need this stuff! It may be the best… Read more

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January 5, 2012

Hungry, Thirsty or Bored?

Dinner Diva Hungry, Thirsty or Bored? By Leanne Ely, CNC Have you ever said these words, “I’m hungry!”? I’m going to bet 100% of us have uttered those words, and probably most of us said it today! The deal is though– are you really? How do you know when you’re truly hungry? That’s an excellent… Read more

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November 14, 2011

Leanne’s Favorite Food Swaps

Food For Thought Leanne’s Favorite Food Swaps by Leanne Ely, CNC In life, it’s the little things that count. Not the great big momentous occasions, but the daily moments that all strung together, make up your own personal circle of life. We cannot measure the quality of our lives by the big events like birthday… Read more