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March 4, 2016

Why honeybees are so important

By: Leanne Ely   I can’t remember the last time I bought a jar of honey. I’ve had no need to since I started raising my own backyard bees! My honeybees amaze me every single day and every July, they provide me with all of the honey I could possibly need for the year (and… Read more

March 3, 2016

My Top Diet Tips for a Strong Immune System

By Leanne Ely   The transition between seasons, especially one as extreme as winter to spring, can take a toll on people’s health. Think about it for a minute–not only is your body trying to adjust to extreme changes in the climate, but allergies are at their peak! So how are you supposed to defend… Read more

March 1, 2016

Check out this rad root – Horseradish!

By: Leanne Ely   Horseradish is the perfect condiment for dipping roast beef, a key element in a zippy seafood sauce and a secret ingredient for an extra spicy Bloody Mary but it’s so much more! This terribly ugly root vegetable is as rich in health benefits as it is pungent in flavor. Pressed against… Read more

February 29, 2016

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… Read more

February 23, 2016

Perfect Poaching

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. Neat, huh? Today’s focus is on: POACHING Poaching is method of cooking that is perfect for bringing out the best in delicate foods… Read more

February 19, 2016

Holy Mackerel!

By: Leanne Ely   We know that we should be adding fish to our diets for optimal health, but which fish should you be reaching for? It’s hard to go wrong as long as it’s wild fish caught in a sustainable, responsible manner, but one of the healthiest fishes you can buy is mackerel, a… Read more

February 16, 2016

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… Read more

February 15, 2016

Focus on what you CAN have

By: Leanne Ely   When people first hear about Paleo, they almost always say the same thing: Oh I know this Paleo diet is supposed to be healthy, but I could never give up [bread/potatoes/pasta/corn/dairy/etc.]. Why is everyone so focused on what you can’t have? I like to twist that negative around and talk about what… Read more

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February 12, 2016

Eat your way to intimacy

By: Leanne Ely   As far as I’m concerned, one of the most important things you must do when embarking on a journey towards better health (which we all should be doing!) is to get into the mindset of eating to live, not living to eat. There’s a big difference. I believe that food is… Read more

February 9, 2016

Fight cancer and fungi with this versatile veggie

By: Leanne Ely   I always have at least one red onion on the counter at all times. I adore these purple orbs with their richly colored skins. They look so fabulous sliced on to a green salad, and the great thing about red onions is that you can just slice ‘em and eat ‘em… Read more