Top Tips for Grilled Veggies and Fruits

By: Leanne Ely I shared some tips with you a couple weeks ago about grilling meats but there’s more to summer barbecue season than burgers and steaks! Why turn on the stove to cook your veggies when you have a perfectly good hot grill already prepped? Never mind the fact that grilled veggies and fruits […]

It’s not easy being green (Kermit the Frog)

By: Leanne Ely   It’s not easy being greens. So packed with goodness and fiber, yet so many people just push them around the plate without any respect for the nutrition in their pretty green leaves. If you want to get the nutrients you need in your system, you have to get good and comfortable […]

5 hot tips for slow cooker soups

By: Leanne Ely     As the weather starts to cool down, one of my favorite things to come home to is a pot of simmering soup. Plus soup is a great meal that I can easily scale up or down, depending on how much or how little I want to have leftover. Now, many […]

41 Fruits and Veggies in Season Right Now!

Dear Friends, Are you planning a visit to your local farmers market this week? This is my favorite place to go grocery shopping! Happiest place on earth, even though the Disney people might own that phrase, LOL. If you don’t know what’s freshest right now and in season, this guide will help plus I’ll give […]

4 tips to avoid going off track

By: Leanne Ely   It can happen to the best of us—a healthy eating regimen completely derails for whatever reason. Life is hard! Things happen. People get sick, work gets chaotic, life just gets out of control from time to time and with that, one of the first things to go by the wayside is […]

The Magic of Oil of Oregano

Oil of oregano, origanum vulgare, thymus capitatus

Food For Thought The Magic of Oil of Oregano By: Leanne Ely Oil of Oregano really is nature’s antibiotic. This special oil is harvested from the leaves and flowers of the wild oregano plant when its oil content is at its highest. A member of the mint family, the wild oregano plant grows in the […]

The many health benefits of cod Liver oil

The many health benefits of cod Liver oil

Food For Thought The many health benefits of cod Liver oil By: Leanne Ely Our grandmothers had it right in a lot of ways. For example, while not many moms and dads in this day and age force cod liver oil down the throats of their children, there’s a good chance that your parents or […]

Not paper or plastic please. I'll take the bamboo!

Dinner Diva Not paper or plastic please. I’ll take the bamboo! By: Leanne Ely There’s a relatively new product on the market that you may or may not be familiar with — bamboo dinnerware. These reusable and/or disposable dishes are made from the sheath of the bamboo plant. Bamboo can grow more than a meter […]

Wash what you eat!

Food For Thought Wash what you eat! By: Leanne Ely Unless you have grown a fruit or vegetable yourself, in your own organic veggie patch, I would hope that you’re giving your produce a good thorough wash before eating it. There are a couple of good reasons why you should be washing your fruits and […]