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April 10, 2014

The benefits of juicing

By: Leanne Ely   Hundreds of you are still amazed at the information you picked up on our Juicing Breakthrough webinar Tuesday evening with Dr. Josh Axe. Heck, I picked up a few things myself on that webinar, and I’ve actually been in the kitchen juicing with this man for real! (If you didn’t get… Read more

April 7, 2014

Juicing versus Blending

By: Leanne Ely   I love my fresh delicious green juices, and I love my amazing morning smoothies. Some people think that juicing vegetables and fruits is wasteful, tossing out the fibrous pulp. These folks are more interested in blending their produce into smoothies than juicing them and discarding the pulp. But I believe there’s… Read more

December 19, 2013

Holiday smoothie ideas

Dinner Diva Holiday smoothie ideas By: Leanne Ely To say this is a busy time of year would be an understatement. Between the shopping and the wrapping, the school concerts and the holiday parties, there’s bound to be an evening or two that, despite your best efforts, it’s just too difficult to put a balanced… Read more

October 21, 2013

Liquid Lunch (or breakfast… or dinner)

Food For Thought Liquid Lunch (or breakfast… or dinner) By: Leanne Ely Have I mentioned before how much I adore smoothies? Yes, yes, I believe I have! I start each day with a big ol’ healthy blended drink. But guess what? Sometimes I have a smoothie for lunch or even for dinner. Let’s be honest… Read more

October 17, 2013

Why a high speed blender?

Dinner Diva Why a high speed blender? By: Leanne Ely If you were to ask me which small appliance in my kitchen is absolutely my most indispensable item, you might be surprised at my answer. I don’t use my microwave, I don’t need a toaster since I don’t eat bread and I don’t do a… Read more


June 24, 2013

Help the greens go down smooth!

Food For Thought Help the greens go down smooth! By: Leanne Ely I have been a huge fan of smoothies for years—they’re one of my favorite things. Smoothies are part of my daily life, as are fresh juices; however, unlike juices, a smoothie can be a complete meal in a glass. And absolutely perfect for… Read more

Dandelion Greens

March 19, 2013

Dandelion Greens…they're dandy!

Tricks, Tips and a Recipe Dandelion Greens…they’re dandy! By: Leanne Ely Most of us are familiar with the common yellow weed that marks the onset of spring in many parts of the country. Dandelion greens are the enemy to gardeners everywhere, but these flower bed nuisances are actually real nutritional superstars. Dandelion greens are very… Read more


March 8, 2013

Is it yogurt? Is it milk? No, it’s kefir!

Healthy Foods Is it yogurt? Is it milk? No, it’s kefir! By: Leanne Ely Shepherds in the Caucasus Mountains discovered that when they carried fresh milk in leather pouches, it would sometimes transform into an effervescent liquid. According to Islamic legend, “kefir grains” were a gift from Mohammed to those Orthodox Christians living in the… Read more

Fruits and vegetables

September 13, 2012

Eat your veggies! No, I mean it.

Dinner Diva Eat your veggies! No, I mean it. By: Leanne Ely Hands up if you eat the 5 daily servings of fruits and veggies as recommended by the USDA or the 7-10 daily servings recommended by Canada’s Food Guide. I’m not seeing many hands! But the truth is, folks, there’s a reason why the… Read more


March 23, 2012

Great Reader Tips!

Healthy-Foods Great Reader Tips! By Healthy-Foods Readers I have a big email bag full of great tips that won’t all make it to the Hip Tip section because there are only 52 weeks a year, LOL! So I’ve selected some really great ones and have them here for your perusal:          … Read more