Focus on what you CAN have

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 we CAN have! Now, […]

Stock up on vegetable broth!

broth

Dinner Diva Stock up on vegetable broth! By: Leanne Ely When you start making your own stock, you’re going to have a hard time buying it from the store ever again. Making stock from scratch is about as satisfying as it gets. Being the one who purchased (or even better, grew!) the vegetables that you’re […]

You can't beat beet greens

Healthy Foods You can’t beat beet greens By: Leanne Ely It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of kale. In fact, I might go so far as to say that kale farmers across the country should send me some kudos for all the folks I’ve helped nudge onto the kale train over the past […]

10 Soup-er Tips

Food For Thought 10 Soup-er Tips By: Leanne Ely, C.N.C Dear Friends, One of the most wonderful comfort foods under the sun is soup and right now, we’re in the middle of Soup Season. Let me be clear, we’re talking real soup. Great big soup, not anemic wimpy soup that you can sip with a […]

Food Fight

Dinner Diva Food Fight By: Leanne Ely, C.N.C This morning as I was reading my email, I saw a Madison avenue styled ad for chemotherapy. Yes, you read that right. I’ve also seen cancer hospitals (one of them a chain) doing their thing in prime time on TV. A long time ago in a place […]

Get ‘Em Out the Door: Quick and Easy Breakfasts

Food For Thought Get ‘Em Out the Door: Quick and Easy Breakfasts by Leanne Ely, CNC When you’re trying to usher your kids out the door to get to school on time it’s often hard to squeeze in an adequate breakfast. Or maybe you’re not a parent but you struggle just as much with finding […]

Deli Dilemma

Food For Thought Deli Dilemma by Leanne Ely, CNC Once this summer heat starts kicking, we all like to give our stove and oven a little bit of a break. If you’re anything like me, you find yourself depending more on the grill, salads, and a timeless favorite: sandwiches. But, like anything else at the […]

3 Dinners with Boneless Chicken Breasts

Dinner Diva 3 Dinners with Boneless Chicken Breasts By Leanne Ely, C.N.C The great thing about boneless skinless chicken breasts for the cook is they are like a blank canvas–the creativity and ideas to take this poultry to the next level is endless! Chicken takes on the flavors of the spices and ingredients accompanying it, […]

Bell Peppers

Tips, Tricks, and a Recipe Bell Peppers By Leanne Ely, C.N.C Today’s Focus is on BELL PEPPERS Not all bell peppers are created equal. First there are the colors – red, orange, yellow, and green are the most common. Second is the flavor – from sweet to hot. It is all from the same plant. […]