Natural Ways to Fight Colds and Flu

Winter is here! There may be snow on the ground, there is colder weather, lots of soups and stews, and then of course the stuffed up noses. It all sounds great until you’re blowing your nose every two seconds and your throat could pass for sandpaper. And if all that wasn’t enough, your lungs have to fight […]

Tip, Trick, and a Recipe: Treat yourself to a plate of parsnips

If you’ve not tried parsnips before-those white root veggies that resemble carrots-you don’t know what you’re missing! Parsnips are similar to carrots in shape and they are related to carrots, but they don’t taste anything like them or any other root vegetables you might be familiar with for that matter. Parsnips are very mild in […]

Tip, Trick & a Recipe: Pears

Did you know that pears are a member of the rose family? Yes! They sure are. There are over 3000 varieties of pears in the world. If you plant a pear tree today it will take about 7 years to produce fruit, but they can live for 100 years. Pears are packed with fiber and […]

What symbol of fall may help you beat the blues?

Pumpkins are all over the place right now. Readily available across most of North America, pumpkins have become a symbol of autumn and have a starring role in desserts, soups and loaves this time of year. But these gorgeous orange orbs are much more than just a pretty face. Pumpkins, like carrots and sweet potatoes, […]

Orange you getting hungry?

By: Leanne Ely   They’re juicy and sweet, they’re featured in fruit baskets everywhere and they’re the unofficial poster-fruits of cold prevention. Let’s talk about oranges! Oranges are an excellent snack, but they’re not quite as easy to peel as a banana when you’re on the go. But what they lack in peel appeal, they […]

Did you say Paleo Margarita?

By: Leanne Ely   If you ever find yourself lost at sea, you better hope you packed some limes in your carry on or that there’s a lime tree near by! Limes were believed to have saved many a sailor from dying of scurvy (a disease cause by a Vitamin C deficiency) way back when. […]

What sweet snack can relieve holiday stress?

By: Leanne Ely   I love seeing sweet little clementines all over the place this time of year. These deep orange little citrus fruits are easy to peel and absolutely delicious. I love eating clementines out of hand, and they’re also wonderfully delicious tossed into a green salad. (I adore foods that come in biodegradable […]

Dinner Diva: Making the perfectly balanced salad

I serve a large green salad with almost every meal, and this is the time of year I love most, thanks to all of the gorgeous fresh spring greens and vegetables! Since I have this salad thing down to a science, I thought I’d share some tips with y’all as to how to make amazing, […]

Cast your vote for cast iron

Food For Thought Cast your vote for cast iron By: Leanne Ely If you feel that cooking in cast iron is more your grandmother’s speed than your own, you might want to rethink that out-dated belief. Cast iron is an efficient way to cook and it’s a healthy option, too. I think those old-fashioned cast […]