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Red Yellow and Green Bell Peppers

April 14, 2015

This vegetable has more vitamin C than oranges (+ a freezer meal recipe)

By: Leanne Ely   Not all bell peppers are created equal. First there are the colors – red, orange, yellow, and green are the most common. Second is the flavor – from sweet to hot. It is all from the same plant. The only difference is when they are picked. As the pepper gets riper,… Read more

7 foods to lower inflammation in your body

April 3, 2015

My 7 Favorite Anti-Inflammatory Foods

By: Leanne Ely   While getting regular exercise and reducing the amount of stress in your life are key components to reducing the inflammation in your body, we can also add certain anti-inflammatory foods to our diet, (all the while cutting out sugar and processed food), to optimize our health. The following seven foods are… Read more

Healthy Veggies

April 2, 2015

My Top 4 Ways To Reduce Inflammation In Your Body

By: Leanne Ely   When most people think of inflammation, they think about swollen joints and arthritis. That said, limiting the amount of inflammation in your body might not be on your radar screen at all, especially if you don’t have joint problems. But inflammation is way more than arthritis, and reducing the amount of… Read more

Homemade pizza

March 12, 2015

Make your own pizza for dinner

By: Leanne Ely   If you’ve adopted a healthy new lifestyle for you and your family, you might be starting to miss some of your favorite meals to sit down to. Meals like pizza, for instance. Announcing that it’s Pizza Night is an easy way to get the family together around the table, but a… Read more

Fresh mango isolated against a white background

March 10, 2015

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

grilled lamb steak

March 3, 2015

The Perfect Paleo Comfort Food

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: LAMB What if I were to tell you that lamb was high in omega 3 fatty acids,… Read more

Pot roast

March 2, 2015

Beloved beefy comfort foods

By: Leanne Ely   Because the weather is still cold, kitchens across North America (at least in the northern part of the continent!) are staying heated up with warm, comforting and familiar dishes. For me, nothing quite fits the comfort food bill like beef. Beef is full of protein, B vitamins, iron, zinc and magnesium.… Read more

Mother and daughter shopping for fresh produce

February 26, 2015

Shopping with your children

By: Leanne Ely   Do you grab your purse and duck out the door the minute you know your kids are looked after so you can shop for groceries alone? While it’s a nice treat to do the food shopping by yourself from time to time, I think that it’s very important to bring the… Read more

Fresh cherries in bowl

February 24, 2015

For a sweet juicy snack pick cherries!

By Leanne Ely   I just love the sweet, tart flavor of a juicy ripe cherry. But really, who doesn’t? Cherries are not only delicious, these delicate little fruits are also very healthy. If you suffer from gout pain, you probably already know that cherries can help prevent flareups but there’s much more to cherries… Read more

Butcher Cutting Meat On Bandsaw

February 23, 2015

How to find a great local butcher

By: Leanne Ely   There are many reasons why you should seek out a trusted local butcher rather than shopping for your meats at the local big box store. This is especially true if the most popular local source for groceries is a Wal-Mart Super Center. (I don’t recommend buying your meat from Wal-Mart because… Read more