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fall foods

September 25, 2015

7 fall foods to forage for

By: Leanne Ely   Would you believe there’s all kinds of fresh food, free for the taking out there in the great outdoors? If there’s a forest or a meadow nearby, you may be able to forage for some delicious fall edibles. I love gardening, but I also love harvesting food I didn’t have to… Read more

A basket of vegetables outdoor

September 24, 2015

Farmers Market Guide – 52 In Season for September

By: Leanne Ely   Have you been to the market lately? There is a bounty of fresh local goodness to be found at the Farmers Market in September, straight from the field! If you’re wondering what’s in season right now, check out our list below. We’ve listed the most popular fruits and veggies you can… Read more

coconut oil

September 17, 2015

7 Reasons You Should Be Using Coconut Oil

By: Leanne Ely   I’m never without a great big jar of coconut oil. I use this magical, versatile, and healthful substance in everything from baked goods and stir fries to smoothies and coffee. (But I admit that I also use coconut oil to soften my hair, remove my eye makeup, and I add in… Read more


September 15, 2015

Pear with Me!

By: Leanne Ely   Apples aren’t the only fruits ripening on the trees right now. It’s a great time of year for pears! If the best of pear season has ended where you live, there should still be plenty of fresh pears around, so poke around the farmers’ market next time you’re there. Or even… Read more


September 8, 2015

Which fruit can decrease the risk of asthma and regulate blood sugar?

By: Leanne Ely   It’s apple season once again, so today we’re going to give you a trick, a tip and a great new recipe, all related to this classic fruit bowl staple. These sweet (sometimes tart) fruits make the perfect grab-and-go snack. Apples are delicious, filling and healthy, plus they have a built-in, biodegradable… Read more

Woman reading the label on a bottle of olive oil in the store

September 7, 2015

Best deals on healthy foods at Trader Joe’s

By: Leanne Ely   With more than 400 stores in the United States, Trader Joe’s has become a household name. Known for its everyday low prices, Trader Joe’s promises value to its many faithful customers. There is a reason why you can actually find Trader Joe’s fan clubs on Facebook. People LOVE this chain and… Read more

White Vinegar

August 31, 2015

Why Whit​e​ Vinegar is on the Blacklist

By: Leanne Ely If you’ve been reading our Saving Dinner posts and articles for any amount of time, hopefully you’ve grown aware of the dangers of the GMOs lurking in our food chain. Sometimes it feels like a never ending battle to avoid these foods. Everywhere we turn, there’s a new food danger to be… Read more

Paleo vs Primal

August 20, 2015

Paleo versus Primal. What’s the difference?

By: Leanne Ely By now, you all know that I’m a supporter of the paleo lifestyle. I’ve experienced the benefits myself, so it’s easy for me to get behind this way of eating. If you’ve done any amount of research into paleo, you’ve no doubt come across the word primal along the way. Perhaps you’ve… Read more

Tahini, hummus, tahini paste, sesame, Middle Eastern food

August 11, 2015

A Secret High Protein Source

By: Leanne Ely If you’re a fan of Middle Eastern food, there’s a good chance you’ve eaten tahini at least once or twice. An essential ingredient in hummus, tahini is a paste made primarily with ground sesame seeds. In Middle Eastern countries, tahini is a common table ingredient. The flavor of tahini is similar to… Read more


August 6, 2015

Too Many Tomatoes?

By: Leanne Ely   I’m expecting another bumper crop of tomatoes this year, and I know exactly what I’m going to do with my harvest. How about you? Do you know what to do with all of those excess tomatoes? If not, here are some ideas for what you can do when you find yourself… Read more