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Apricot Pecan Crisps

Seeds, nuts and dried fruit make the best crackery crispy things you want to eat. Apricot Pecan Crisps are what I call them but I’m pretty sure you’ll call them “those yummy crackers!” I’m a member The Recipe Redux food blogger group. Each month they challenge us to develop a recipe based on a theme. This month is quick breads. Great theme because in this season of busy, anything quick is a time life saver. What’s a quick bread? …

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Walnut Mushroom Lasagna Rolls

Walnut Mushroom Lasagna Rolls are a satisfying solution for a meatless meal with foods that deliver healthy dividends. A vegetarian recipe, this is a fresh spin on a classic recipe, that’s good enough for company and easy to make ahead. “Thank you for making it OK to eat.” I gave a nutrition talk and afterward a woman approached and said, “Thank you for making it OK to eat.” Her words surprised me, moved me and have haunted me …

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Mushroom Ravioli, Squash and Browned Sage Butter

Heat and eat with a mushroom ravioli, cooked squash and a sage-infused brown butter. Even squash naysayers will be tempted by this restaurant-quality vegetarian meal. Use frozen squash or canned pumpkin and this meal is ready in less than 30-minutes! As fall approaches, gardening in Wyoming is quickly coming to an end, but I intend to enjoy these flavors for as long as I can. I’m in packrat mode as I squirrel away the remains of the day. I’ve made tomato jam, plum jam, …

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Roasted Cauliflower Fettuccine

Welcome to one of the most popular LiveBest recipes! Roasted Cauliflower Fettuccine is a healthier version of alfredo – lower in calories but not flavor. Use stems for flavor and to reduce food waste, this is a stealth health recipe!  pretty awesome cauliflower Despite what you may think, there’s more to cauliflower than Ranch dressing. Carey Polis, Bon Appetit agrees: “You know what’s actually pretty frickin’ awesome? Cauliflower.” Yep. The humble cauliflower seems to be upstaging Brussels Sprouts as …

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Black Bean Quinoa Salad

Filled with delicious flavors from mango and chiles, this high protein, high fiber, vegetarian Black Bean Quinoa Salad is so good! Good digestive health is a topic many of us are interested in. From reducing bloat, to going #2, to improving our gut bacteria, we’re looking for fiber in our food. Health benefits of fiber Fiber has powerful health benefits. It is best known for helping to keep food moving smoothly and regularly through your body, …

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Vietnamese Beef Noodle Bowl

Spicy, tangy, crunchy, fresh, I love this refreshing Vietnamese Beef Noodle bowl salad. Easy to make at home, you’ll turn to this healthy recipe time after time. Spicy, tangy, salty, crunchy, and fresh, I love noodle bowls! And I’m always on the hunt for a good one. To make the prey easier to find, I created a Vietnamese noodle salad recipe to make at home. Summer is perfect for a Vietnamese noodle bowl salad This …

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Coconut Seed Clusters

Coconut Seed Clusters may give the cookie tray the boot! Healthy fats, protein, and fiber from seeds with natural sweetness from honey and coconut make these healthy snacks YUM! Candy at the front desk, Girl Scout cookies in the break room, and birthday cake at 3:00 to celebrate the honoree. The office can be the death of a health goal. These tempting treats are a minefield that can wallop willpower and derail good intentions. So …

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Instant Pot Apple Pumpkin Butter

This sugar-free apple pumpkin butter recipe is a modern twist on a family favorite! The Instant Pot helped me tweak my grandma’s recipe to save time.  Last spring plentiful white blossoms buzzed with bees.  Now they are apples. I watched them ripen. I shooed away the deer and birds, but it wasn’t until 19 degrees was expected that I took action. I picked apples. Lots of apples. Our apple tree hit on all cylinders this …

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Quinoa Black Bean Stuffed Poblanos with Lime Crema

Quinoa Black Bean Stuffed Poblano peppers are filled with the protein power of quinoa and black beans. Tomato and corn boost the vegetable count and yogurt-based lime crema adds a creamy, zesty topping. A delicious way to help you LiveBest and get healthy! I heart poblanos Poblano chile are one of my favorites. With a rich flavor, they tend to be on the milder side on the heat scale, but sometimes one will surprise you. …

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One-pan Blueberry Pork Chops

A healthy, easy baked pork chop recipe, perfect for crazy-busy nights or when company is coming. One-pan Baked Blueberry Pork Chops, a delicious restaurant-quality meal at home! Yep, you can have it all: A homemade, healthy dinner on a crazy-busy night. The benefits of home cooking There are plenty of good reasons to make it happen. People who frequently cook meals at home eat healthier and eat fewer calories. Kids and teens who share meals with …