What sweetener protects against allergies?

By: Leanne Ely   In an earlier blog post, I talked about the importance of honeybees, so naturally I wanted to feature honey in today’s post. After reading this article, you’ll have a great trick, a new tip and a fabulous recipe featuring my favorite sweetener—honey! (Now, in case you didn’t read that article, I […]

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 […]

Go ape for bananas!

By: Leanne Ely   It’s time once again for Tricks, Tips and a Recipe. Today you’ll learn a trick, a tip and you’ll get a great recipe to try it out with. Neat, huh? Today’s focus is on: BANANAS You’d have a difficult time finding a home in North America without a bunch of bananas […]

Making dinner time family time

By: Leanne Ely   I can’t tell you how passionately I feel about families sitting down and eating meals together. Nothing is quite as satisfying and fulfilling as preparing a nutritious meal for your loved ones and sitting around the table together to enjoy it as a family unit. I don’t care if it’s fruit […]

Healthy Meals for Picky Eaters

By: Leanne Ely   If you’re trying your best to lose weight and/or improve your health, it can be challenging to stick with it (to say the least) if your family isn’t on board with the changes. When you’re struggling to make the right food choices, negative feedback from the dinner table every night can […]

Oven Roasted Chestnuts (and my favorite way to enjoy them)

By: Leanne Ely   Tis the season for visions of candy canes and sugar plums and chestnuts roasting on an open fire. But how many of us have actually roasted chestnuts? Have you ever eaten a chestnut? Many cultures enjoy chestnuts as a valued source of nutrition. Chestnuts have been harvested for centuries in Japan, […]

Slow Cooker Apple Sauce Recipe

By: Leanne Ely   It’s amazing how by simply mashing up some apple, you end up with this completely amazing ingredient/condiment/snack. Applesauce is easy to make, tastes delicious and is completely versatile. There are many different ways to make applesauce, and you can make it as complicated or as uncomplicated as you like. You can […]

Mix & Mash these Potatoes

By: Leanne Ely   Once upon a time, the only potato option on the Thanksgiving Dinner table was your standard white mashed potatoes. But today, we know that white potatoes aren’t the be all and end all in a starchy mash. There are several options in potatoes (and non-potatoes) for us to explore, so let’s […]

5 Quick Smoothie Ideas

By: Leanne Ely   To say this is a busy time of year would be an understatement. Soon there will be all that shopping and the wrapping, the school concerts and the holiday parties, there’s bound to be an evening or two that, despite your best efforts, it’s just too difficult to put a balanced […]

Keep Celery Fresh for a Month!

By: Leanne Ely   It’s time once again for Tricks, Tips and a Recipe. Today you’ll learn a trick, a tip and you’ll get a great recipe to try it out with. Neat, huh? Today’s focus is on: CELERY I’ve done my time with celery. Those “diets” that make you eat a lot of celery […]