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okra

August 1, 2014

What green pod can help your vision and keep you regular?

By: Leanne Ely   Okra isn’t everyone’s favorite vegetable, but if you knew how healthy these edible green pods were, I think you might find yourself warming up to them. Now, I’m from California so I didn’t grow up eating fresh okra. But when I moved to the South, I found out from growing them… Read more

Blueberries

July 22, 2014

Antioxidants, beauty and taste in one little berry!

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

peashoots2

July 11, 2014

Great taste and nutrition in one pretty package

By: Leanne Ely   Tender, beautiful pea shoots are one of my favorite fresh-from-the-garden treats. Those curly green tendrils are the leaves of the traditional garden pea plant. They hold all the flavor of a freshly shucked pea while adding a touch of whimsy to a salad or stir fry. And lucky for me (and… Read more

mint2

July 8, 2014

What common herb works for smoothies and tea?

By: Leanne Ely   Fresh mint is a common sight in the summertime and today you’re going to get a tip, a trick and a recipe featuring this pretty little leaf! I have mint growing in my garden and let me tell you, when you plant mint, you have mint for life! Really. Mint can… Read more

arugula2

July 4, 2014

Which leafy green bites you back?

By: Leanne Ely   Looking to shake things up on your salad plate? The next time you’re at the market, pick up a bunch of arugula, also known as “Italian Cress.” Or, if you’re in the UK, you might find it labeled, “Rocket Salad.” Arugula is a nice change from your regular greens because its… Read more

kidsmoothies

July 2, 2014

Teach your kids to make a smoothie

By: Leanne Ely   There are few skills more important for your children to learn than those that will empower them to feed themselves for the rest of their lives. Think about it. Over the course of your life, what will you spend more time doing than planning for, shopping for, preparing and eating food?… Read more

Protein-Meat Shakes

June 23, 2014

Want pretty skin, less fat & lean muscles?

By: Leanne Ely Including a scoop of protein powder in your daily diet can boost your immune system and promote healthy skin while improving muscle strength and muscle development (and no, you won’t look grotesque like a body builder on steroids!). Protein is required to regulate metabolism and hormones. Our muscles and tissues are built… Read more

vegpaleo

June 19, 2014

Can vegetarians and Paleoistas co-exist in one cave?

By: Leanne Ely   When you make the decision to go Paleo, it could get complicated, especially if you have a vegetarian in your cave to feed. Speaking of caves–unless you’ve been living in a cave, you’ve probably heard of Paleo. Apparently eating the way humans have been eating for a bazillion years is now… Read more

chia recall

June 16, 2014

Is there a salmonella risk in your cupboard?

By: Leanne Ely   When I talk about smoothies, I mention the need to add some type of fiber to your concoction. I strongly recommend Saving Dinner’s Fibermender 2.0 product which is brand new, along with our new Perfect Paleo Protein, but I often say that if you don’t have access to our product, to… Read more

Rhubarb

June 13, 2014

Poisonous & good for you at the same time?

By: Leanne Ely   Those beautiful rosy pink stalks of rhubarb have shot up out of their usual spot in my garden and I am enjoying this wonderful spring fruit immensely! Rhubarb is one of the first perennial plants to poke through the earth in the spring and I absolutely adore it. Rhubarb grows in… Read more