Ravishing Radishes

Not many people think of radishes as something more than a salad garnish – you know, pretty, but not something you necessarily want to eat. But radishes are actually great for snacks and including in meals! They’re spicy and sweet, rich in potassium, ascorbic and folic acid, vitamin B6, and calcium. A whole cup is […]

Squash Blossoms

Squash Blossoms on a wooden tray laying on a dark teal wooden table

I enjoyed a bumper crop of zucchini this year from my garden, but I’m definitely over the beautiful orange squash blossoms for this season, sadly. Today, we’re going to give you a trick, a tip and a great recipe to use with squash blossoms (and you can use any blossom, from any squash, even pumpkin!) […]

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 […]

16 Summer Salads

Grilled Shrimp Caesar Salad

I make a meal out of a salad on a regular basis, but especially during the summer. It really is hard not to pile on the fresh vegetables when they’re in season. In case you’re short on salad inspiration, let me share some ideas for you for the summer. There are enough summer salad ideas […]

An apple (Cider Vinegar) a day keeps the doctor away?

Apple Cider vinegar, An apple (Cider Vinegar) a day keeps the doctor away, Apple cider vinegar as medicine

By: Leanne Ely Have you ever wondered where apple cider vinegar comes from? Well, it comes from fermented apple cider. When apple cider ferments, sugar in that cider gets broken down by yeast and bacteria into alcohol. From there, it gets broken into vinegar. Apple cider vinegar, to be exact! In my home, white vinegar […]

8 Tips For Dining Outdoors

By: Leanne Ely   Summer is upon us and that means it’s the season for eating outside! Eating in the out of doors is such a romantic notion. But more often than not, the wind comes up and blows your plastic drink ware off the table, a fly lands in the salad or wasps invade […]

The #1 Thing To Look For When Building A Salad

By: Leanne Ely   I get a lot of email from readers and this one warrants an article. I hate to trouble you with a silly salad question, but I’ve never eaten salad on a regular basis before joining Flylady, and I don’t know who else I can ask! I have been buying three heads […]

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 […]

What popular bird food can calm your nerves?

By: Leanne Ely   It’s time once again for Tricks, Tips and a Recipe. Today you’ll learn a tip, a trick and you’ll get a great recipe to try it out with. Neat, huh? Today’s focus is on: SUNFLOWER SEEDS Sunflower seeds are a staple in my house. I sprinkle them over my salads, toss […]

The ravishing watermelon radish

Tricks, Tips and a Recipe The ravishing watermelon radish By: Leanne Ely It’s time once again for Tricks, Tips and a Recipe. Today you’ll learn a tip, a trick and you’ll get a great recipe to try it out with. Neat, huh? Today’s focus is on: WATERMELON RADISH If you’ve ever walked past a watermelon […]