Who knew? (wait till you see what’s in my salad!)

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: NASTURTIUM FLOWERS If you want to pretty up a plate of salad greens in a hurry, toss in […]

How to do an organic garden (details on exactly 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 […]

Rethinking the Food Pyramid

By: Leanne Ely   In the US and Canada, the Food Pyramid and the Food Guide are quite similar. They each recommend the basis of the diet be made up of grains, followed by fruits and vegetables, then dairy, then meats, and finally, fats. Whatever country you live in, there is probably some reiteration of […]

My heart skips a beat for beets

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: BEETS There’s nothing like a gorgeous purple beet sliced onto a salad, roasted in the oven, or […]

Creamy, Delicious Coconut Butter

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: COCONUT BUTTER There are a lot of ways to use a coconut, let me tell you. I’ve […]

Nuts over Coconut Vinegar

By: Leanne Ely   Several weeks ago, I wrote an article about white vinegar and how you must be very careful to find a source without GMOs. If you’ve been looking for a good alternative to white vinegar since then, you might be interested in trying coconut vinegar instead. Yes, coconut is the star of […]

Huge love for dinosaur kale

By: Leanne Ely   If you and kale have an on-again, off-again relationship, there’s a good chance that you just haven’t met the right kale yet. (It’s not kale, it’s you.) Some kales are better for some things than others and all varieties of kale have a slightly different taste and texture. There are so […]

DIY Tomato Paste

By: Leanne Ely I love how a couple of tablespoons of rich, wonderful tomato paste adds such a deep tomato flavor to whatever it’s added to. I haven’t met a tomato sauce that didn’t love tomato paste! Tomato paste is an excellent source of potassium, B vitamins, iron and the potent antioxidant lycopene. Studies show […]

Butter lettuce for strong bones and teeth

By: Leanne Ely Butter lettuce is a frequently used leafy green in my home and in the home of Paleoistas everywhere. You often find butter lettuce in a plastic container (there are known as clamshells) in the produce aisle of your grocery store and most of the time it’s alive, still attached to its root. […]

Let's go local!

Food For Thought Let’s go local! By: Leanne Ely There’s something happening in cities and towns throughout North America right now that’s been a long time coming. More and more consumers are shopping for local food sources and demanding that their local grocery stores stock local options for meat, produce and dairy. The local food […]