What’s the Best Oil to Cook With?

By: Leanne Ely One question that I get asked a lot is “What are the best oils to use for sautéing?”  Invariably, people ask me about canola oil and olive oil, and while you can use olive oil at, say, 300-degree temperature for sautéing, it’s really easy to go over the edge and ruin your […]

How to Make Homemade Salad Dressing

Homemade Salad Dressing Recipe and How To

By: Leanne Ely Today, in the video above, I teach you how to make homemade salad dressing! If there’s one thing that irritates me, it’s salad dressing from the store!  Salad dressing at the store is overpriced, in tiny little containers and typically made with poor quality oils. And I’m sorry, for a dressing to be […]

Tip, Trick & a Recipe: Olive Oil How-Tos

Here’s today’s TRICK: Have you ever spilled olive oil or any other kind of oil for that matter? What a mess! The way to clean it up easily is to sprinkle a thick layer of flour over the top and let the flour absorb the oil (usually takes a few minutes). Then use a brush […]

Best Ever Potato Salad (with or without mayo)

Nothing wows a potluck or picnic better than a big vat of homemade potato salad. And considering right now is the best time for fresh potatoes (I had some absolutely delicious red potatoes in my CSA basket this past week!), I thought we’d pull out the potato peelers and get busy. So next time you’re […]

Make My Salad a Meal

Often thought of as a side dish, salads can make tasty, energizing meals. Added bonus: they’re quick and easy. We have all heard the horror stories of 1500 calorie salads—you need to be cautious about the toppings, but aside from that, you can let your imagination run wild. Remember that there are many types of […]