Smoothie Power, Part 3

Three green smoothies in mason jars, shown from above on ivy covered red tile

We’ve discussed protein, fiber and now we’re going to discuss fat. These three components are critically important in each meal, but especially important for your first meal (I’m suggesting you keep it a liquid meal for quick absorption and easy digest-ability). Like I said, each of these three components play crucial and important roles in […]

Smoothie Power

Green vegetables and lemons sliced and laid artistically on a green background

One of the biggest needle movers when it comes to bumping up your nutrition, weight loss and just plain feeling great is starting your day off with a smoothie. I’ve been a fan for years–and raised my children on smoothies, too. However it is you break your fast–whether it’s early in the morning, or later […]

Leanne’s Favorite Food Swaps

In life, it’s the little things that count. Not the great big momentous occasions, but the daily moments that all strung together, make up your own personal circle of life. We cannot measure the quality of our lives by the big events like birthday celebrations, weddings, baptisms and graduations. It’s the day-to-day stuff that makes […]

Paleo and Vegan Pumpkin Spice Latte “PSL” Recipe

  Fall is in full swing and we’re not above loving that infamous “basic” beverage that explodes EVERYWHERE this time of year: the sweet and spiced PSL (aka: Pumpkin Spice Latte). Since the Starbuck’s version, that must be credited for bringing this drink such fame, is sooo full of sugar and other mysterious-not-good-for-your-poor-body ingredients we […]

Paleo Cocoa and Coconut Whipped Cream

You all voted so here is you Paleo-elect Cocoa and Whipped Cream recipes! Let’s be real, we could all use a giant mug of cocoa after this supremely stressful election season. Or wine. But for the sake of this post, let’s just say cocoa. Paleo Hot Cocoa // Serves 1 1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond […]

What veggie can I not get enough of right now?

By: Leanne Ely   It’s time for Tricks, Tips and a Recipe! And in honor of this most ultimate summer squash, today we’re giving it the attention it deserves. Sound good? Zucchinis are packed with beta-carotene, potassium and B vitamins. They also provide fiber and a bit of Vitamin C, but a large zucchini contains only […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]