Nutty About Nut Butters

Dinner Diva Nutty About Nut Butters By Leanne Ely, CNC One of the great joys of life is nut butter: peanut butter maybe, but almond butter, cashew butter, and macadamia butter are dreams come true. It’s great on top of almost everything. On toast or whole grain waffles in the morning, on sandwiches or celery […]

Most Common Grilling Mistakes

Dinner Diva Most Common Grilling Mistakes by Leanne Ely, CNC   Summer is here! Obviously, I’m a big fan of the grill and I feel as though I’ve spoken at length about it in that regard, so this isn’t another article expressing my unwavering love for this cooking marvel, rather, it’s a cautionary tale. Though […]

Surviving Summer Cookouts

Healthy Foods Surviving Summer Cookouts by Leanne Ely, CNC   Let’s face it, aside from the mosquitoes and humidity (depending on where you live of course), summer is a treat in our seasonal cycle. After the sun begins to set and a faint breeze christens the air, you may hear something close growling – begging […]

Food and Gas Prices

Food for Thought: Food and Gas Prices By Leanne Ely, C.N.C Dear Friends, Did you know the average family of four in America wastes $600 worth of groceries a year? That’s $50 a month! That’s a tank of gas, y’all! Why is this, I wonder? Especially considering the current economic climate, why is this happening? […]

How to Cut Back Without Sacrificing Nutrition

Food For Thought How to Cut Back Without Sacrificing Nutrition By Leanne Ely, C.N.C Dear Friends, According to the USDA, the average American family of four is spending $80 a month more on groceries than they did a mere 3 years ago. For a lot of families, the upturn in grocery spending does not reflect […]


Healthy Foods Beans By Leanne Ely, C.N.C If you wanna get down and dirty and really get cheap, you need to start thinking beans, legumes; the dried variety. Bean there, done that, got the t-shirt! (sorry, couldn’t help myself). Being the quintessential cheap eat and nutritional wunderkind that beans are, nothing beats a big batch […]

5 Ways to Save Money on Groceries

Unemployment is in the double digits in some areas of the country. Foreclosures are at an all time high. If you listen to enough news on television, you’ll end up depressed and glum with a negative attitude to rival Eeyore’s! Image via Wikipedia But the facts are the facts; the American Psychological Association reported that […]