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September 16, 2014

Do you know how to make celery stay fresh for a month?

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: CELERY I’ve done my time with celery. Those “diets” that make you eat a lot of celery… Read more

December 5, 2013

Double-dosing on bone broth

Dinner Diva Double-dosing on bone broth By: Leanne Ely Bone broth is one of the most nutritious things you can put in your body. Made by simmering animal bones in water over the course of 36-72 hours, bone broth is a delicious, healing elixir. All those minerals from the bones are infused into the liquid… Read more

November 27, 2013

Turkey Carcass Soup

Dinner Diva Turkey Carcass Soup By: Leanne Ely Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! Hands up if you have a turkey in the oven today or if you plan to have a turkey in the oven at some point over the next couple of days. I know you’re probably not thinking about what to do with that leftover… Read more

November 12, 2013

Giving the green light to red kale

Tricks, Tips and a Recipe Giving the green light to red kale 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: RED KALE I am one of… Read more

October 29, 2013

Eat your colorful fall display!

Tricks, Tips and a Recipe Eat your colorful fall display! By: Leanne Ely It is definitely pumpkin season! We know all about those classic orange pumpkins, but what about the pretty blue pumpkins? Queensland Blue is a gorgeous pumpkin with a light blue, silvery skin. It’s a variety that hails from Australia and was introduced… Read more

October 24, 2013

Crockpot soup: Basic tips for a great pot

Dinner Diva Crockpot soup: Basic tips for a great pot By: Leanne Ely We are big on crockpot cooking over here. Many of our most popular menu mailer recipes and ebooks are based around this “Queen of Convenience” in the world of kitchen appliances. We’re into the fall of the year, which means it is… Read more

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April 11, 2013

Stock up on vegetable broth!

Dinner Diva Stock up on vegetable broth! By: Leanne Ely When you start making your own stock, you’re going to have a hard time buying it from the store ever again. Making stock from scratch is about as satisfying as it gets. Being the one who purchased (or even better, grew!) the vegetables that you’re… Read more

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December 3, 2012

I’m cuckoo for coconuts!

Food For Thought I’m cuckoo for coconuts! By: Leanne Ely Coconuts are my new best friend. I am, quite frankly, nuts over them. But I’m not only talking about the meat of the coconut (which is delicious), but I’m in love with coconut oil (virgin organic coconut oil, please) and coconut butter and coconut milk.… Read more

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November 5, 2012

Get fresh (with herbs)

Food For Thought Get fresh (with herbs) By: Leanne Ely When I’m looking at a big rack of dried herbs in the grocery store, I often think of dollar bills chopped up and put into bags. For many dried herbs, you might as well just chop up a few dollar bills and sprinkle them on… Read more

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February 13, 2012

10 Soup-er Tips

Food For Thought 10 Soup-er Tips By: Leanne Ely, C.N.C Dear Friends, One of the most wonderful comfort foods under the sun is soup and right now, we’re in the middle of Soup Season. Let me be clear, we’re talking real soup. Great big soup, not anemic wimpy soup that you can sip with a… Read more