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January 9, 2015

Fight cancer and fungi with this versatile veggie

By: Leanne Ely   I always have at least one red onion on the counter at all times. I adore these purple orbs with their richly colored skins. They look so fabulous sliced on to a green salad, and the great thing about red onions is that you can just slice ‘em and eat ‘em… Read more

Dandelion tea

January 6, 2015

The common weed that can help beat bloat

By: Leanne Ely   While a gardener might disagree, I believe dandelions are much more than a springtime nuisance. Dandelions are among the most nutrient-dense plants you can find in nature. Dandelion has been used medicinally through many different cultures over the centuries, especially the roots and leaves of the plant. Dandelion root is a… Read more

Clementines

December 19, 2014

What sweet snack can relieve holiday stress?

By: Leanne Ely   I love seeing sweet little clementines all over the place this time of year. These deep orange little citrus fruits are easy to peel and absolutely delicious. I love eating clementines out of hand, and they’re also wonderfully delicious tossed into a green salad. (I adore foods that come in biodegradable… Read more

Kale Chips

December 16, 2014

Top tips for kale chips

By: Leanne Ely   There is a topic that keeps coming across my radar, both on Facebook, my email inbox, and even at the market when my fellow shoppers wonder what I’m doing with all of that kale (when my own crop has been harvested for the season, of course!): kale chips. And, today, we’re… Read more

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December 9, 2014

Which cruciferous vegetable is a head above the class?

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: CABBAGE Hands up if you have a head of cabbage in your refrigerator! Not only is this… Read more

Plantains

November 18, 2014

Which fruit can be savory and sweet?

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: PLANTAINS The next time you pass by the plantains in the grocery store, you should pick up… Read more

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November 14, 2014

Where are 90% of a walnut’s antioxidants found?

By: Leanne Ely Walnuts are like nature’s perfect little packaged food. Chock full of healthy fats, antioxidants, protein, fiber, minerals and vitamins, walnuts reign supreme in the kingdom of nuts. Just a quarter cup of walnuts a day is plenty for you to reap their health benefits. And just what sorts of health benefits are… Read more

squash for dinner

October 30, 2014

5 ways to enjoy squash for dinner

By: Leanne Ely   You can tell by the bright yellow or orange flesh of winter squash (well, depending on the variety), that this fall harvest fruit is good for you. (Yes, squash is a fruit!) Winter squash, like acorn and butternut, are the more substantial varieties. And I’m sure you already knew it, but… Read more

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October 28, 2014

Which ancient fruit makes the perfect salad topping?

By: Leanne Ely   I’ve been seeing figs popping up around the farmers’ markets so I thought we’d focus on this seasonal fruit today. You’re about to learn a tip, a trick and a great new recipe featuring the fig! Figs have been harvested since the 9th century BC where they were a staple in… Read more

Swiss Chard-K

October 3, 2014

Which leafy green contains more than 8 times your daily required amount of Vitamin K?

By: Leanne Ely   Swiss chard is still making a big appearance at my local farmer’s market…how about yours? If you’ve been wondering about whether or not you should pick up some of these leafy greens, I say, do it! Swiss chard is sometimes known as white beet, strawberry spinach, Chilian beet, leaf beet, spinach… Read more