Holiday Paleo Cheat Sheet

By: Leanne Ely   If you’ve recently gone Paleo, you might be worried about navigating the kitchen this holiday season, what with all of the sugar, bread and other non-Paleo staples of a traditional Thanksgiving dinner floating around. But do not fear, Paleoistas! I’ve got your wheat-free little backs! We’ve put together this Paleo swap cheat for you so you …

With Heartfelt Thanksgiving

Dear Friends, Today is Thanksgiving. There’s a wonderful turkey in my oven, my table is set, my family is here, and dear friends are on their way. Just before we eat our wonderful Thanksgiving meal, we traditionally gather together in a circle, holding hands and each one of us will say one thing we’re especially thankful for. And then we’ll …

Thanksgiving Memories

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Dinner Diva Thanksgiving Memories By Leanne Ely, CNC Thanksgiving is one holiday where you cannot let your perfectionism run your life. Norman Rockwell paintings are paintings—not snapshots of real life. It’s an idealistic picture of what we all wish and pine for; not the real McCoy. Remember that if you run out of gravy, burn the rolls or the turkey …

Thanksgiving Triage | gravy.

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Thanksgiving Triage by Leanne Ely, CNC Got a problem that needs fixing? Here you will find some quick fixes, patches and helps to pull your dinner back from disaster. gravy too thin? Got lumpy gravy? Turkey taking too long to cook? Stuffing too dry? Cranberries too runny? I have some quick rescues and resuscitations right here. Dry Stuffing? Melt some …

Cranberries: Not Just for the Holidays

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Tips, Tricks & a Recipe Cranberries: Not Just for the Holidays by Leanne Ely, CNC Happy Tuesday, Y’all! Today’s focus is on CRANBERRIES. Grown in marshes and harvested in bogs, cranberries are beautiful as well as nutritious. This indigenous American berry is full of all kinds of good stuff including vitamin C, vitamin E, potassium, magnesium, iron and folate, wow! …

It’s Almost Time

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Dinner Diva It’s Almost Time by Leanne Ely, CNC Dear Friends, We are closing in on Thanksgiving in and everyone knows what that means… food! And I do mean FOOD– glorious, wonderful, delicious food! The very best kind, too… celebratory, Thanksgiving-y, delectably aromatically intoxicating. I know; way too many adverbs and such, but I get positively giddy and worked up …

Talking Turkey

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Tips, Tricks & a Recipe Talking Turkey by Leanne Ely, CNC Happy Tuesday, Y’all! Today’s focus is on TURKEY! You knew that was coming, didn’t you? Turkey is a wonderful super food. It may be the centerpiece of our Thanksgiving feasts, but it is much more important than a once a year dinner. FYI, we have our FREE Thanksgiving Menu-Mailer …

Weight Loss During the Holidays

Healthy Foods Weight Loss During the Holidays by Leanne Ely, CNC Weight loss during the holidays? Really? How do I love the holidays? Let me count the ways. First there is the decorating… tinsel, ribbons, wreaths and beautiful ornaments. Then there is the crackling fireplace, festooned in evergreens with traditional stockings “hung with care”. And my favorite part? The cooking, …