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Dinner Diva:Treat Yourself with Tangerines

Dinner Diva:Treat Yourself with Tangerines

Dinner Diva December 19, 2015 at 6:05 pm 0 comments

By Leanne Ely It’s citrus season in the United States-that time of year when you can find those little citrus sweeties all over the grocery store. Tangerines are in season from November through April. There are three major types of tangerines that we tend to find here in the westernRead More

Dinner Diva: Four Free-Range Holiday Decorations

Dinner Diva: Four Free-Range Holiday Decorations

Dinner Diva December 11, 2015 at 2:13 am 0 comments

By: Leanne Ely Today we’re not talking about food. Don’t worry— as we approach the holidays, there’s going to be plenty of food talk. But, there’s more to the holidays than food . . . like the decorations! And I don’t know about you, but factory-made plastic doesn’t really sayRead More

Dinner Diva: The 9 Best Cuts for Crock Cooker Meals

Dinner Diva: The 9 Best Cuts for Crock Cooker Meals

Dinner Diva December 1, 2015 at 6:31 pm 0 comments

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 onRead More

Dinner Diva: 5 simple Thanksgiving rescues

Dinner Diva: 5 simple Thanksgiving rescues

Dinner Diva November 24, 2015 at 6:02 pm 0 comments

By: Leanne Ely When it comes to one of the biggest meals of the year, do you have one dish that you always seem to mess up? The dressing’s too dry or the gravy’s too lumpy? You know what I’m talking about. Today, I’m going to save you from makingRead More

Dinner diva: The perfect Thanksgiving table setting

Dinner diva: The perfect Thanksgiving table setting

Dinner Diva November 17, 2015 at 5:40 pm 0 comments

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 breakRead More

Dinner diva: Dem bones!

Dinner diva: Dem bones!

Dinner Diva November 10, 2015 at 8:48 pm 0 comments

By Leanne Ely Animal bones, including beef knuckles, chicken carcasses and ham hocks, are absolutely worth saving and cooking with. If you’re sticking to a grocery budget, you’ll be glad to know these animal bits are good and cheap (sometimes free if you can sweet talk your butcher). Bones areRead More

Dinner diva: Veggie freezing guide

Dinner diva: Veggie freezing guide

Dinner Diva November 8, 2015 at 1:04 am 0 comments

By Leanne Ely All sorts of nutritious edibles are being plucked from the ground across North America at this very moment. Yes, October is harvest time. Even if you haven’t grown your own vegetables this year, you should still make the most of all that great local organic produce thatRead More

Dinner diva: 10 fall super foods

Dinner diva: 10 fall super foods

Dinner Diva October 24, 2015 at 5:45 pm 0 comments

By Leanne Ely Harvest time is like Christmas for me. So many delicious and healthy foods are in season that I can hardly eat enough to get in all the foods I want to eat. I’m popping these healthy foods into my smoothies (sweet potatoes), soups (pumpkin), and desserts (pears).Read More

Dinner diva: Everything you need to know about bone broth

Dinner diva: Everything you need to know about bone broth

Dinner Diva October 18, 2015 at 3:00 pm 0 comments

By Leanne Ely I almost always have a batch of bone broth simmering in my kitchen. This healing broth is more to me than soup. It’s a wonderful elixir that helps heal my gut and guards me from getting sick. If you have an autoimmune disorder (like I do), makingRead More

Dinner diva: Farmers market guide

Dinner diva: Farmers market guide

Dinner Diva October 11, 2015 at 2:27 pm 0 comments

By Leanne Ely Have you been to the market lately? There is a bounty of fresh local goodness to be found at the farmers market in October, straight from the field. If you’re wondering what’s in season right now, check out our partial list below. We’ve listed the most popularRead More