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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

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

Gazpacho 2

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

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

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

mustardrecipe

June 24, 2014

What common condiment may protect against gastrointestinal cancer?

By: Leanne Ely   It’s time once again for Tricks, Tips and a Recipe. Today you’ll learn a tip, a trick and you’ll get a great recipe to try it out with. Neat, huh? Today’s focus is on: MUSTARD It’s been mentioned in Sanskrit writings from 5000 years ago and in The New Testament. It… 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

Chocolate smoothie recipe

June 17, 2014

How to pump collagen into your body without plastic surgery

By: Leanne Ely   It’s time once again for Tricks, Tips and a Recipe. Today you’ll learn a tip, a trick and you’ll get a great recipe to try it out with. Neat, huh? Today’s focus is on: GELATIN Sourced from the bones and marrow of cows, gelatin is a form of collagen that does… Read more