Looks like a brain to me

By: Leanne Ely   It’s time once again for Tricks, Tips and a Recipe. Today you’ll learn a tip, a trick and you’ll get a great recipe to try it out with. Isn’t that great? Today’s focus is on: CAULIFLOWER Also known as Cabbage Flower, cauliflower is a member of the Brassica family of veggies, […]

How to start an organic garden (here’s how!)

By: Leanne Ely   I just love this time of year when those tender green leaves start shooting from the earth. There’s nothing like walking out to the garden with a pair of scissors and bringing in everything you need to make a fabulous salad for dinner. If you’ve made the decision to plant your […]

You’re a big girl now: eat your veggies!!

By: Leanne Ely   Hands up if you eat the 5 daily servings of fruits and veggies as recommended by the USDA or the 7-10 daily servings recommended by Canada’s Food Guide. I’m not seeing many hands! But the truth is, folks, there’s a reason why the government wants us to get in all those […]

10 Tips to Help You Successfully Navigate the Grocery Store

A lifestyle of poor diet and lack of exercise kills about 400,000 Americans every year—that’s as many who have died from smoking, can you imagine?? And that’s only Americans—this number does not count the rest of the world that eats poorly and neglects to exercise! YIKES! It’s a tough world out there and today’s grocery […]

4 Reasons to Love Strawberries + a Smoothie Recipe

Strawberries are one of the most popular berries on the block. Equally delicious eaten right out of hand or tossed into a salad, strawberries are quite versatile fruits. These sweet, red heart-shaped fruits are not only scrumptious, but they are also packed with nutrition (as most berries are). One cup of strawberries (roughly 8 large […]

3 Ways To Get The Kids Involved In Freezer Meal Prep

By: Leanne Ely As far as I’m concerned, basic kitchen skills are every bit as important to teach our children as are basic hygiene skills. We brush our teeth and wash our hands multiple times every day of our lives, and we also have to eat multiple times a day, every day of our lives. […]

How much nutrition is really in your food?

By: Leanne Ely   You hear all the time that you should eat your fruits and vegetables. That they contain important minerals and vitamins essential for good health. So, you probably feel that you’re doing something good when you sit down to your daily salad and whatever other vegetables you can cram into yourself and/or […]

Fermented Foods: A Primer!

By: Leanne Ely   I think our ancestors would be pretty surprised at how fermented foods seem to have all but disappeared from our dinner plates. Since ancient times, humans around the world have been fermenting their food before eating or drinking it. Wine was being made at least eight thousand years ago. Milk fermentation […]

How NOT to Overcook Meat

By Leanne Ely   You’ve decided what to make for dinner. You’ve shopped, chopped, cooked, cleaned, and placed a gorgeous meal on the table. You take your first bite and start chewing and chewing and chewing it’s tough, it’s dry, it’s over cooked. Don’t worry, we’ve all been there! Cooking meat can be tricky. You […]

Chili for everyone!

By: Leanne Ely There is something extremely satisfying about making a big pot of chili for your family on a cool day. I find it as enjoyable to make chili for dinner as I do sitting down and eating that chili. There’s just something about putting all those simple ingredients of vegetables and spices together, […]