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10 Signs Your Digestion Needs Love

Burp much? Or maybe you just feel like you had a brick for dinner? These are signs that your digestion is in need of a little attention! Digestion is a massively important function--it has to be addressed or you won't get the nutrition you need from the food you're...

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The Power of Thought

A page from my journal... I had a moment today that caused me to stop everything I was doing and come upstairs to write. I'm in the midst of packing for a move (ugh) and well, you know how that goes and how much there is to do (always). Anyway, I'm listening to a...

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Myths of Keto

Since we started Hot Melt last year, we've had a few questions (understandably) that I want to address, especially because this is the information that runs rampant in the health space that needs to be squelched once and for all. The first is that it's unhealthy--and...

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The Case for Butter

I get a lot of emails from people who are, understandably, nutritionally confused. How do you decipher the claims of some of these things? The biggest question I get is regarding the butter/margarine debate. Check this out: Dear Leanne, I'm confused. You say I should...

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Ask Leanne: Why does keto have to be so complicated?

Unbelievable--that's exactly the difference between a keto diet (all the rage!) and our own Hot Melt Diet. Yesterday I explained the difference between a keto diet and a paleo diet (because you ask me that all the time, LOL!!) And now I think it's important to explain...

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My Friday Favorite: Food Containers!

Believe it or not, this is one question I get asked all the time--what containers should I consider for my leftovers?   I get it because I am always dealing with leftovers myself--I LOVE leftovers because they are the magical beginnings of a new creation or else, just...

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Back to Basics: Kitchen Knives

One of the most overlooked techniques in cooking has to do with using a knife. A lot of people use the wrong knife for the wrong job. Not only that, but they cut inefficiently and don’t give technique its proper due, creating a much longer prep process than necessary....

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A Romantic Dinner at Home

Date night doesn’t always have to mean finding a babysitter and making reservations at an expensive restaurant. That’s nice to do once in a while, but there’s no reason why you can’t have a date night in on a regular basis. Feed the kids early, put them to bed and...

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Snacking keeps you FAT!

One of things I used to promote was eating 5-6 small meals a day--that's right, you just kept that jaw chewing and your body in digestive mode pretty much all day. Well guess what? It doesn't work! As a matter of fact, it's ruinous to your health and will keep your...

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Savory Fall Soup Recipe: Coconut Pumpkin Curry Soup

Pumpkins for everyone!!! That's how I feel when I walk into a store and I eyeball a gorgeous array of pumpkins of every persuasion! I want to open my arms like Maria in The Sound of Music and twirl in the middle of store--yes, pumpkins are my fall spirit animal...

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