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April 18, 2014

Crazy for cantaloupe

By: Leanne Ely Cantaloupes have been harvested since at least 2400 BC. These juicy, sweet fruits are closely related to watermelon and honeydew. One of the great things about cantaloupe is that they are so readily available. You can find this orange-fleshed melon in markets across North America. And not only are they full of… Read more

Paleo-healthy foods-sm

April 14, 2014

Rethinking the Food Pyramid

By: Leanne Ely   In the US and Canada, the Food Pyramid and the Food Guide are quite similar. They each recommend the basis of the diet be made up of grains, followed by fruits and vegetables, then dairy, then meats, and finally, fats. Whatever country you live in, there is probably some reiteration of… Read more

collard greens

April 11, 2014

Keen on collard greens

By: Leanne Ely   By now, most of us know how important it is to get an adequate amount of dark leafy greens into our diets on a regular basis. And the best kind of dark leafy green to eat a lot of is any dark leafy green that belongs to the cruciferous family. Collard… Read more

juicing

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

BelgianEndive

April 4, 2014

Dive into Belgian Endive

By: Leanne Ely   How often have you passed by the Belgian Endive in the grocery store and wondered what to do with those oblong pale green heads of lettuce? Belgian endive is closely related to frisee and, like its curly-leafed cousin, it does have a rather bitter yet pleasant flavor. Enjoyed raw in salads… Read more

Spring Cleaning

April 3, 2014

Time to get rid of the winter grime!

By: Leanne Ely   The days are getting longer, y’all! And you know what that means? It’s just about time to get those gardens in, the patio furniture out, and to tackle that spring cleaning. I like to keep a clean kitchen, but every few months I just love giving the kitchen a good scrub… Read more

tea cup

March 31, 2014

What is lurking in your tea cup?

By: Leanne Ely   You’ve been paying close attention to the Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen lists to help you make the best food choices that you possibly can for you and your family. You try to make sure that the food you buy is as free of chemicals as it can possibly be. But,… Read more

An onion primer

March 28, 2014

Nothing to cry over: An onion primer

By: Leanne Ely   It’s hard to imagine a kitchen without an onion. I use onions in almost all of my savory dishes. You probably have some yellow or red onions kicking around your kitchen right now! Onions come in yellow, white and red and can range in flavor from mild and sweet to quite… Read more

Budget Crock Cooker Ideas

March 27, 2014

Budget-friendly crock pot meals

By: Leanne Ely   It seems like the more you do to feed your family properly, the harder it is to keep the grocery budget in check. Using the crock cooker is a great way to stretch a dollar for several reasons. • You can use tougher, less expensive cuts of meat • Traditional crock… Read more