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 isn’t […]

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 […]

Holiday Paleo Cheat Sheet

If you’ve recently gone Paleo, you might be worried about navigating the kitchen this holiday season, what with all of the sugar, bread, and other non-Paleo staples of a traditional Thanksgiving dinner floating around. But do not fear, Paleoistas! I’ve got your wheat-free little backs! We’ve put together this Paleo swap cheat for you so […]

Why White​ Vinegar is on the Blacklist

If you’ve been reading our Saving Dinner posts and articles for any amount of time, hopefully, you’ve grown aware of the dangers of the GMOs lurking in our food chain. Sometimes it feels like a never-ending battle to avoid these foods. Everywhere we turn, there’s a new food danger to be aware of. GMOs are […]

Diet-friendly snack ideas and restaurant tips

If you’re traveling or vacationing, as many people are this time of year, there are easy ways to “stay on plan” without feeling deprived. Nature has provided us with plenty of healthy grab-and-go options, though we seem programmed to think that suitable food for traveling involves a plastic wrapper! Here are some of my favorite […]

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 […]