The Microplane: Leanne’s Kitchen Tool of the Month

By: Leanne Ely In this video, Leanne Ely from shares her tool tip of the month: the microplane. What is a microplane? It is like a tiny, little grater.  And it is really fantastic because, it’s super sharp, and you can almost anything shave down with it. Here are a few things you can use on […]

Here's a light "bulb" idea-Eat more garlic!

Garlic is a member of the Allium or lily family. You may know some of its relatives: leeks and onions. The same sulfur compounds that are responsible for giving garlic its pungent odor are also to thank for its health-promoting benefits. So, we know garlic is delicious, smelly and may or may not ward off […]

Tip, Trick & a Recipe: Kick Out Those Kitchen Odors

KITCHEN ODORS. Ewww! Gross, huh? It’s a reality though, when you do a lot of cooking, so… Here’s today’s TRICK: Have you ever been in bed, started falling asleep, and keep thinking you smelled onions? Then you realize you do indeed smell them; they’re on your hands from chopping onions for dinner that night. You may […]

Healthy Foods: Soup Is Good Food

If you’ve made your list and checked it twice, you’re ahead of the holiday game. But even with lists and plans, there’s still a lot to do and we get stressed out which only contributes to that downward spiral. Add to that eating poorly and you’re going to be struggling big time to keep your […]

Healthy Foods: Flavoring Foods Without Added Salt

As someone that spends too much time in the kitchen, I love salt just as much as the next person. The only problem with living in America is that we tend to exceed our sodium needs with nearly every meal. So how can we cut back and still make our meals taste every bit as […]

Tip, Trick & a Recipe: Gotta Love Garlic!

What’s not to LOVE about garlic? Just about the only thing that doesn’t go with garlic is chocolate. But it’s probably just a matter of time before I’ll be eating those very words, LOL Here’s Today’s TRICK: To really save time pressing garlic in your garlic press, don’t peel it. The peel will be left […]

Healthy Spices – Oregano, Turmeric and Garlic

Healthy Foods Healthy Spices – Oregano, Turmeric and Garlic by Leanne Ely, CNC Spicing up your food can also give your health a little boost–did you know most herbs and spices contain specific antioxidant qualities? Not only do they add great flavor to the food you cook, but they’re more than just a little bit […]

Dinner Diva: Don’t Lose Your Cool!

The last thing you need to be doing in the middle of the summer is turning on your oven to make dinner. Unless you like huge utility bills and the extra heat pouring out of your kitchen, that is.I have an easy rule for summer: no oven recipes. My Dinner Answers subscribers know this and to their […]