For a sweet juicy snack pick cherries!

By Leanne Ely   I just love the sweet, tart flavor of a juicy ripe cherry. But really, who doesn’t? Cherries are not only delicious, these delicate little fruits are also very healthy. If you suffer from gout pain, you probably already know that cherries can help prevent flareups but there’s much more to cherries […]

The art and craft of cooking (nothing else impacts your health MORE!)

By: Leanne Ely   The art and craft of cooking has been glorified in glossy magazines for years with beautiful shots of styled food, propped, positioned and perfectly lit, sitting on a color coordinated plate. These gorgeous pictures set your mouth to drooling and your desire to cook right off the charts. In recent years, […]

3 Ways To Get The Kids Involved In Freezer Meal Prep

By: Leanne Ely As far as I’m concerned, basic kitchen skills are every bit as important to teach our children as are basic hygiene skills. We brush our teeth and wash our hands multiple times every day of our lives, and we also have to eat multiple times a day, every day of our lives. […]

10 Kitchen Tricks

By: Leanne Ely   Who doesn’t want to save a bit of time in the kitchen or a bit of money on the grocery bill? The following ten kitchen tricks will make your life a little bit easier. And they’re so simple, you’ll wonder why you hadn’t thought of them yourself! Save the tears. Cut […]

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 […]

5 ways to enjoy Christmas Dinner leftovers

By: Leanne Ely   We’re only a day away from one of the biggest dinners of the year. (It seems like we were just enjoying our Thanksgiving dinners, doesn’t it?) If you didn’t manage your Thanksgiving dinner properly, you might have (gasp) ended up growing sick of the leftovers. Let’s see to it that you enjoy […]

6 ways to save money while eating healthy

By: Leanne Ely   If I had a dollar for every time someone told me they couldn’t afford to eat healthy, I might not be a millionaire, but I could surely buy a new car 😉 The thing is, it’s not true. We can all afford to make healthy changes in our lifestyle. Is it […]

5 Ways to Make the Most of CSA

Another week, another CSA delivery! I look forward to my box of fresh local produce every week, but I am well aware that there are many of you out there who might not have had a chance to finish all of last week’s veggies before getting your new load. Today we’re going to go over […]

The Perfect Thanksgiving Table Setting

By: Leanne Ely   Setting a proper dinner table is a simple thing and one that will make you feel like the elegant hostess you are. We’re talking specifically Thanksgiving today, but you can start making dinner an occasion every day. Not just on a holiday. Yes you can even break out the good china […]

The 9 Best Cuts for Crock Cooker Meals (Plus a Simple Tip)

By: Leanne Ely   It’s supper time. The smells coming from the kitchen have been making your mouth water all day. Your family is seated around the table, bellies grumbling. You remove the lid from your slow cooker and your heart sinks. The moist and tender meal you’d been planning on serving has turned into […]