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October 8, 2014

Happy Crock-Tober!

Dear Friends, If there’s one thing that makes me smile, it’s a happy crockpot doing it’s thing on my counter top and making me a great dinner that almost makes itself.  What’s not to love about that? If you’re smiling with me, then you’re ready to ROCK YOUR CROCK! We’re going crock-crazy this month with… Read more

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September 26, 2014

Don’t Throw This Away!

By: Leanne Ely   Do you toss away the tops of your beets when you’re preparing the roots for your meal? Or do you eat them, too? Many people don’t realize that the red-veined leaves of the beet root are not only edible, but they’re also chock full of all kinds of nutrients. You can… Read more

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September 9, 2014

Shhh… it’s almost here… and it involves a Penguin!

Dear Friends, I’ve got something exciting to share with you! And you are the first to hear about it… And yes, it involves a Penguin of sorts. No kidding! My newest book, Part Time Paleo: How to Go Paleo Without Going Crazy is almost here and is being published by Penguin (Plume is the imprint)… Read more

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

blue mussels

July 25, 2014

Low in B12? A 3-ounce serving of this fish will fix you up

By: Leanne Ely One of my favorite summer suppers involves the delicious and mighty blue mussel. Inexpensive to buy and quick and easy to cook, I love making a meal out of a plate of steamed mussels. Before I get into the nutritional profile of these bivalves, it’s important for you to know that mussels… Read more

5 Foods that will cool you down

July 14, 2014

5 foods that will cool you down

By: Leanne Ely   As the mercury climbs and our body temps rise along with it, we’re all looking for something to cool us down when it comes time to eat. You might be tempted to reach for a cold beer, an ice cream cone, or an iced coffee on a hot day and while… Read more

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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

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July 10, 2014

Soup for summer? (with THIS recipe, for sure!)

By: Leanne Ely   You’ll find gazpacho on the summer menus of many nice restaurants. It sounds fancier and more complicated than it really is. Basically, gazpacho is cold vegetable soup. You can see why it’s called something else now, yes? Gazpacho doesn’t sound very appetizing but it’s actually a delicious and refreshing meal for… Read more

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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

time saving shortcuts

July 3, 2014

7 Time-Saving Dinner Shortcuts

By: Leanne Ely   Regardless of how you feel about cooking, nobody wants to be a slave to the kitchen. We are all so busy these days that we need as many shortcuts as we can possibly find for getting a good home-cooked meal on the table with the minimum amount of stress! It’s no… Read more