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roasted pork loin stuffed with prune and spices on festive table

December 1, 2015

Do you use this ancient fruit?

By: Leanne Ely Figs have been harvested since the 9th century BC where they were a staple in Greece. And let me tell you the Greeks took their figs seriously. There were laws that forbade people from exporting the highest quality figs! If you’ve ever enjoyed a fresh fig, you know why this fruit of… Read more

Turkey soup-1

November 24, 2015

Scrumptious Roast Turkey Soup

By: Leanne Ely   Hands up  if you plan to have a turkey in the oven at some point over the next couple of days. I know you’re probably not thinking about what to do with that leftover turkey yet, but I want to catch you before you toss out that beautiful turkey carcass in… Read more


November 23, 2015

Delicious Thanksgiving – Paleo Style!

By: Leanne Ely   Oh, how I adore Thanksgiving. Family and feasting and giving thanks-what could be better than that? Here in the US, our Thanksgiving marks the unofficial kick-off to the holiday season, too, so it really is an exciting time. Thanksgiving is only a couple of days away, and you may be thinking about what… Read more

Mashed Potatoes

November 20, 2015

Mix & Mash these Potatoes

By: Leanne Ely   Once upon a time, the only potato option on the Thanksgiving Dinner table was your standard white mashed potatoes. But today, we know that white potatoes aren’t the be all and end all in a starchy mash. There are several options in potatoes (and non-potatoes) for us to explore, so let’s… Read more

Preparing green beans in a cast iron skillet

November 17, 2015

The Perfect Green Bean Casserole

By: Leanne Ely   Green beans are a real crowd-pleasing vegetable. With a mild, sweet flavor and a completely portable and edible design, green beans make a great on-the-go snack for kids, and they can also add some real visual interest to a vegetable tray. But there’s more to this slender green veggie than looks… Read more


November 16, 2015

Holiday Paleo Cheat Sheet

By: Leanne Ely   If you’ve recently gone Paleo, you might be worried about navigating the kitchen this holiday season, what with all of the sugar, bread and other non-Paleo staples of a traditional Thanksgiving dinner floating around. But do not fear, Paleoistas! I’ve got your wheat-free little backs! We’ve put together this Paleo swap… Read more

Pumpkins in a Field

November 10, 2015

Getting creative with pumpkin

By: Leanne Ely   With the end of November comes the end of pumpkin season. You know what that means-we need to make the most out of this year’s harvest because you just can’t find a good pumpkin any other season! Why not challenge yourself to see how many ways you can enjoy pumpkin this… Read more

Two halves of butternut squash with green leaves on wooden table

November 6, 2015

Butternut squash stew

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: BUTTERNUT SQUASH As the weather gets cooler, my mind goes to squash. That didn’t come out quite… Read more

Fresh spinach and strawberry smoothie juice in glass

November 5, 2015

5 Quick Smoothie Ideas

By: Leanne Ely   To say this is a busy time of year would be an understatement. Soon there will be all that shopping and the wrapping, the school concerts and the holiday parties, there’s bound to be an evening or two that, despite your best efforts, it’s just too difficult to put a balanced… Read more

celery 1

November 3, 2015

Keep Celery Fresh for a Month!

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: CELERY I’ve done my time with celery. Those “diets” that make you eat a lot of celery… Read more