May 14, 2015

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… Read more

October 17, 2014

It’s probably in your cupboard & can lower your blood pressure!?

By: Leanne Ely   When apple cider ferments, the sugar in that cider gets broken down by bacteria and yeast into alcohol. From there, the cider becomes vinegar. Apple cider vinegar, to be precise. Cider vinegar adds a wonderful zip to recipes calling for white vinegar, and unlike white vinegar, it also has quite a… Read more

August 25, 2014

Protein Power

By: Leanne Ely   Getting adequate protein is essential for optimal health. Proteins are required for giving strength and structure to your body’s tissues and cells. We need protein to control biochemical reactions and to help the immune system run smoothly. Protein regulates the body’s metabolism, and they are also responsible for the regulation of… Read more

June 13, 2013

Think Outside the Side Dish

Dinner Diva Think Outside the Side Dish by Leanne Ely How many of us live in households where the dinner plate consists of a serving of meat, a starch and a small portion of vegetables? Now that I eat a Paleo diet, my plate looks a lot different than it once did. No longer do… Read more

January 3, 2013

Making resolutions you can live with. Really!

Dinner Diva Making resolutions you can live with. Really! By: Leanne Ely It’s that time of year again. The new year. A time to reflect on the year we’re leaving behind and make promises to ourselves about how we may live better for the next twelve months. If, when the clock struck twelve on Monday… Read more

August 27, 2012

Vinegar. It’s not just for pickles anymore!

Food For Thought Vinegar. It’s not just for pickles anymore! By: Leanne Ely Once upon a time, there was white distilled vinegar that our mothers and grandmothers would use to pickle vegetables and clean the floors. And that was pretty much it as far as the vinegar train went. Today there are enough options in… Read more

June 25, 2012

Making it your own

Food For Thought Making it your own By: Leanne Ely Dear Friends, Without going into arduous detail, suffice it to say that buying and moving into my new house (new to me anyway) was a small act of God. The obstacles, delays and endless frustration started in December and finally ended in April with a… Read more

March 19, 2012

What is a Detox Diet?

Food For Thought What is a Detox Diet? By: Leanne Ely, C.N.C. For the past 11 years, we’ve been helping people save dinner through a multitude of methods—menus, recipes and shopping lists have always been the mainstay, but we realized people needed help in other ways too—from making freezer meals to crockpot meals to frugal… Read more

March 1, 2012

5 Steps to Avoid That Downward Spiral

Dinner Diva 5 Steps to Avoid That Downward Spiral By: Leanne Ely C.N.C Let’s face it—most of us obsess about something, whether it’s our weight, the state of our homes, our children, marriages, being single…the list goes on. When you make the mental effort to include small steps toward the changes you want, you will… Read more

January 12, 2012

Holiday Aneurism

Dinner Diva Holiday Aneurism By: Leanne Ely, CNC Dear Friends, In the aftermath of Christmas, lie credit card bills in waiting, messes to be cleaned up both figuratively and literally, and most spectacularly, a gigantic hole in the heart for so many people. Why is this? In this joyous of all seasons, these moments captured… Read more