Dinner Diva: Keep Your Cool with These Summer Meal Ideas

A two-layer grill with steaks and vegetables

No matter where you are in the United States right now—and even Canada—,it is a hot summer. Temperatures are in the hundreds in many areas, and the humidity is reportedly high from friends of mine in parts of the continent where this type of weather is unheard of, even in the thick of summer. We […]

Making dinner time family time

By: Leanne Ely   I can’t tell you how passionately I feel about families sitting down and eating meals together. Nothing is quite as satisfying and fulfilling as preparing a nutritious meal for your loved ones and sitting around the table together to enjoy it as a family unit. I don’t care if it’s fruit […]

Kitchen Fire Prevention

Kitchen Fire, Cooking fire, Cooking safety, fire safety

By: Leanne Ely A few years ago, a friend of mine (a young mother of two) had a terrifying moment in her kitchen. She’d turned on the water to boil a pot of eggs and went to change a diaper in the next room. She smelled something burning and ran to the kitchen to discover […]

Could you have an autoimmune problem?

Dear Friends– Today my dear friend, Dr. Terry Wahls is our guest columnist with some important information about autoimmune diseases. (If you don’t know who Terry Wahls, MD is, I strongly suggest you watch her TED video where she shares her journey of healing from MS and out of a tilt recline wheelchair! Absolutely one […]

Leanne’s Favorite Gluten Free Snacks

By: Leanne Ely If you would like more fantastic Gluten-Free ideas, I’ve put together an amazing bundle featuring Gluten-Free freezer menus and mixes!  It’s a $50 value, but you can get it right now for just $17!  Click here to learn more ———————————————— One of the questions that I get asked all the time is, […]

With Heartfelt Thanksgiving

Dear Friends, Today is Thanksgiving. There’s a wonderful turkey in my oven, my table is set, my family is here, and dear friends are on their way. Just before we eat our wonderful Thanksgiving meal, we traditionally gather together in a circle, holding hands and each one of us will say one thing we’re especially […]

Food For Thought: As Irish as you can get!

It was a few years ago that I finally came home from my volcanic cloud delayed Ireland trip. While being there was great, staying an extra 8 days not so much. Ireland is the land of my people; my grandmother was 100% Irish, born at the turn of the century, in 1900. Fire engine red […]

Tip, Trick & a Recipe: The appeal of plantains

How many times have you walked past the plantains at the market, not sure about what to do with them if you took them home? Well, I encourage you to pick one up the next time you’re out shopping and take it home to see what it’s all about. Plantains look like bananas. The two […]

Paleo Shmaleo – what is it all about?

Food For Thought Paleo Shmaleo – what is it all about? By: Leanne Ely If you have any interest in food and health at all (which you obviously do or you wouldn’t have found yourself here at Saving Dinner), then you’ve been hearing the word “Paleo” being tossed around a lot. You may even associate […]