Special Report – Expired Condiments

Are you suffering from OCS? Old Condiment Syndrome? You know what I’m talking about. Crusty ketchup bottles, icky, old Ranch dressing and ancient mustard? Most of us have as many condiments as we do cleaning supplies. My dear friend Marla Cilley (AKA as the FlyLady) says she knows what’s lurking under your sinks (more cleaning […]

Picnic (and general “outdoor”) Season Food Safety Tips

by: Leanne Ely Who says life isn’t a picnic? It can be if you know how to pack it! And there is nothing better than a picnic al fresco on a lovely late summer day, just you, your spouse, and maybe a few little ones. Keeping your picnic/outdoor dining safe is a concern: food poisoning […]

How to properly wash fruit & veggies
(there’s a correct way!)

Unless you have grown a fruit or vegetable yourself, in your own organic veggie patch, I would hope that you’re giving your produce a good thorough wash before eating it. There are a couple of good reasons why you should be washing your fruits and vegetables- even organic produce. First of all, you really don’t […]

Little house on the…forage?

Now that I have everyone talking Paleo, I thought the timing would be just right to talk about all of the delicious foods you can find in the wild, or right in your own backyard! We have our ancestors to thank for figuring out that the leaves of the rhubarb plant are poisonous, but the […]

The Truth About Soy

Healthy Foods The Truth About Soy by Leanne Ely, CNC There is a huge misconception that soy is the smarter choice when it comes to milk, meat, and snack foods. I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but soy is a member of the dark side. I don’t think any Jedi Knight would […]

Refrigerator Redesign

Dinner Diva Refrigerator Redesign By Leanne Ely, CNC Ladies and Gentlemen, I would like to ask each of you, if you would, kindly open your refrigerator door. So how’s it looking? A little messy? Maybe it’s so full of food you can’t even see the shelves anymore? If it’s really bad, does it have a […]

5 Steps to Going Organic

Healthy Foods 5 Steps to Going Organic by Leanne Ely, CNC I almost feel guilty talking about buying organic food because I know how this will affect some people’s pocketbooks. However, to say nothing is to perpetuate the problem of not knowing what’s going on. Information is power and in today’s 21st century, with the […]

How to Wash Your Fruits and Veggies

Dinner Diva How to Wash Your Fruits and Veggies By Leanne Ely, CNC I’m sure you’re thinking that you don’t need an article to direct you on how to do something as simple as washing your produce. But guess what? It isn’t as simple as running water over your bounty. It’s by no means rocket […]

Cooking with Kids

Food For Thought Cooking with Kids By Leanne Ely, CNC   One of my favorite pastimes is cooking with my children. Do you have kids? If you do I want to heavily recommend that you teach them the joys of the kitchen while they’re still young and look up at you like a superhero that […]