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 […]

Vinegar. It’s not just for pickles anymore!

Food For Thought Vinegar. It’s not just for pickles anymore! 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 vinegars to make […]

Salad Spin

Healthy-Foods Salad Spin By: Leanne Ely I get a lot of email from readers (feel free to email your questions—I may include it in an upcoming article, Dinner Diva at Saving Dinner dot com) and this one warrants an article. I hate to trouble you with a silly salad question, but I’ve never eaten salad […]

Packaged Foods Must Haves

Food For Thought Packaged Foods Must Haves by Leanne Ely, CNC I am about to say something that many you of may be shocked by. Some of you may even utter an audible gasp. You ready? Some packaged foods aren’t all bad. There, I said it! Believe me, the standard will always be food in […]

How to Wash Your Fruits and Veggies

Dinner Diva How to Wash Your Fruits and Veggies By Leanne Ely, CNC I’m sure you’re thinking that you don’t need an article to direct you on how to do something as simple as washing your produce. But guess what? It isn’t as simple as running water over your bounty. It’s by no means rocket […]

Worst Salad Toppings

Healthy Foods Worst Salad Toppings by: Leanne Ely, CNC A common misconception in the world of food is– because it’s a salad, it must be healthy. Oh no, do not be fooled by that! Salads can have just as much fat and sometimes even more than a greasy cheeseburger. So I’m going to compile a […]

Kids Kitchen

Image by theloushe via Flickr The kitchen is the perfect place to be together with your children. This is where the meals are made and, if your dining table is in the same room, it’s where they’re eaten too. Giving children the opportunity to learn how to cook and prepare meals has amazing side effects. […]

NEW Summer Salads and Smoothie Menus

Just in time for summer– SMOOTHIES & SALADS! Man, I can feel the heat already–summer is really starting to crank up! And when the heat is on, get me OUT of that hot kitchen! Oven is OFF! Can I hear an amen? That’s why we’re so pleased to bring you our newest menus: The Summer […]