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Organic Food, healthier eating habits, what to buy organic, grass fed meat and dairy

August 19, 2013

How to prioritize your organic grocery budget without going broke

Food For Thought How to prioritize your organic grocery budget without going broke By: Leanne Ely Navigating the grocery store in this day and age feels like tiptoeing around a minefield. With everything we’re hearing about GMOs, hormones and chemicals in our foods, it makes you wonder if it’s safe to eat anything anymore. In… Read more

Freezer meals, stocked freezer, what's for dinner?

July 29, 2013

If you can’t stand the heat, use your freezer!

Food For Thought If you can’t stand the heat, use your freezer! By Leanne Ely If you’re anything like me, sometimes you are just plain fed up with feeding people. Meal planning, grocery shopping, chopping, peeling, roasting, boiling, eating, coercing the children into eating their vegetables, cleaning up the pots and pans only to do… Read more

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May 16, 2013

When school’s out for summer, start teaching about food!

Dinner Diva When school’s out for summer, start teaching about food! By: Leanne Ely Pop quiz: How do you get kids to eat just about anything? Answer: You get them involved in the kitchen. There’s no surefire guarantee that your kids will eat something they have had a hand in preparing, but it absolutely increases… Read more

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January 21, 2013

For meat you will praise, learn how to braise!

Food For Thought For meat you will praise, learn how to braise! By: Leanne Ely If you always seem to end up with stringy, tough meat that you can’t get a knife through (let alone your teeth), you can only blame the animal and/or the cut for so long! I firmly believe that with the… Read more

Bean sprouts

September 24, 2012

Sprouting healthy thoughts

Food For Thought Sprouting healthy thoughts By: Leanne Ely There’s a reason why sprouts are the symbol for life! What? You never noticed how we refer to new babies as little sprouts? Many of the foods that we eat started their lives as plant sprouts. Sprouts have long been recognized as healthy little buggers to… Read more

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August 6, 2012

Up to Here with Food Waste!

Up to Here with Food Waste! by Leanne Ely Hands up if you ever questioned your parents when they told you not to waste your food because there are people starving in Africa. As a child this really doesn’t make a lick of sense. How can the food I don’t eat help a starving person?… Read more

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April 27, 2012

Salad Spin

Healthy-Foods Salad Spin By: Leanne Ely I get a lot of email from readers (feel free to email your questions—I may include it in an upcoming article, Dinner Diva at Saving Dinner dot com) and this one warrants an article. I hate to trouble you with a silly salad question, but I’ve never eaten salad… Read more

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April 9, 2012

Time to Get Organized!

Food For Thought Time to Get Organized! By: Leanne Ely As a cookbook writer and full-on foodie, you can imagine what my desk must look like. Yes, it is stacked with cookbooks, food magazines and recipes torn from magazines, printed from the Internet or scribbled furiously on my ever-present legal yellow pad. I have recipes;… Read more

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March 5, 2012

Are Your Pots Too Big?

Food For Thought Are Your Pots Too Big? By: Leanne Ely Dear Friends, Ever heard of the term “too much”? When it comes to buying food, keeping food in your pantry, fridge and freezer, we have a tendency to become somewhat pack rattish. What we need to do is refocus and look at our need,… Read more

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January 23, 2012

Don’t Panic – We Can Fix This!

Food For Thought Don’t Panic – We Can Fix This! By: Leanne Ely C.N.C Dear Friends, The freezer isn’t a cryogenic tank to park your food indefinitely. So many people buy food on sale (buy one, get one) or marked down (hit the grocery store first thing in the morning for great deals), but the… Read more