Hot tips to avoid freezer burn

Have you ever removed a tray of meat from the freezer only to find discoloration and ice crystals? If you’ve forgotten about a carton of ice cream in the freezer for any length of time, you may have opened it to find its surface covered in ice. Freezer burn, we tend to call it. Freezing […]

The Incredible Egg

There was an ad campaign years ago, declaring eggs to be “incredible and edible.” Eggs have been given the nutritional shaft for a long time because of the cholesterol factor, but at long last, they are now declaring eggs to be the nutritional giants they have always been. (whomever “they” are) In any case, while […]

Sprouting healthy thoughts

Food For Thought Sprouting healthy thoughts By: Leanne Ely There’s a reason why sprouts are the symbol for life! What? You never noticed how we refer to new babies as little sprouts? 🙂 Many of the foods that we eat started their lives as plant sprouts. Sprouts have long been recognized as healthy little buggers […]

Healthy Foods: Life in the Fast Food Lane

If you’re like me, there are times in my week when fast food is an absolute necessity. But here’s the rub: I don’t do drive-thrus. Instead, I make my own fast food. Consider how much it costs on a weekly basis to do drive-thru–even if you go cheap and get water to drink–it really adds […]

Are You Drinking Your Retirement Away?

Food For Thought Are You Drinking Your Retirement Away? by Leanne Ely, CNC Dear Friends, Did you know you could be drinking your retirement away with a fancy coffee habit? Let’s take a look at the dollars and cents (sense) of it all, shall we? My favorite coffee drink is a tall, non-fat, extra shot […]

What a Waste

Dinner Diva What a Waste by Leanne Ely, CNC I’m sure you’ve heard the old adage, “waste not, want not.” We’ve all grown up with that saying. In our parents and grandparents time, the very idea of wasting food was unthinkable. Today, it’s the norm with nearly 40% of food purchased wasted every day. When […]

Tip, Trick & a Recipe: Oranges – Juice Up on Your Vitamin C

Oranges are inexpensive and delicious! Besides enjoying them as a snack, I love to use orange sections in salads or with Asian-inspired dishes. Oranges are bursting at the seams with vitamin C, flavonoids, fiber, potassium, and pectin. Here’s a TIP: The concentration of vitamin C is in the pulp, people! Make sure you eat the […]

Dinner Diva: Beating Holiday Stress

The holidays can be a stressful time for a lot of people, especially this year when it seems there is nothing but doom and gloom in the economic forecast. But folks who have lived through such times as this in the past, know a thing or two about not only getting by but actually thriving. […]

Tip, Trick & a Recipe: The Delectable Mushroom

Here’s today’s TRICK: Did you know that mushrooms that look “old” are actually more flavorful? Buy them marked down and with a smile on your face, knowing (smugly) that not only have you purchased yourself a good deal, you’re getting better flavor! And here’s a TIP: Don’t throw out the stems! Chop them up finely […]