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One-pan Blueberry Pork Chops

A colorful, delicious, nutritious, no-fuss dish is perfect for crazy-busy nights or when company is coming.  One-pan Blueberry Pork Chops, a restaurant-quality meal at home! Yep, you can have it all: A homemade, healthy dinner on a crazy-busy night. 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 their family three or more times per …

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Corn Jalapeno Soup

Corn Jalapeno Soup is All. About. Vegetables! Use fresh or frozen in this easy, one-pot meal. Bonus: it freezes well for a make-ahead meal.   We wait all year for this We complain about lackluster store-bought tomatoes. We think about the first ear of fresh corn. We laugh about too-much zucchini. We wait all year for this: the peak season of vegetables. And now they’re piling up. Peppers, zucchini, tomatoes, beets and corn are ripe and ready. …

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Grilled Mexican Street Corn

Mexican Street Corn gets a makeover! Easy to make, this is a delicious way to cook a summer favorite – fresh corn on the cob!🌽 I wonder if the Incas looked forward to corn season as much as I do. Though it didn’t look or taste like the corn we eat today, corn has been cultivated since at least 3500 BC. Mexican farmers grew corn as a crop about 5,000 years ago. How to buy …

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Biking in Canada

So fun! Great time! Loved being outside! Last year I went on one of my Best. Vacations. Ever. A fun-filled VBT bicycle trip.                                              On Day 2 of that trip I was already planning the next one. Oh, Canada! We did it! Bicycling in the Eastern Townships of Quebec, which are a large collection of small …

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Favorites and Fun in Quebec City, Canada

I joke I was born with a suitcase in my hand. The truth is I was born on the move – in a 55 Pontiac. However it came to be, I love to travel. It doesn’t matter where I go, I enjoy discovering. And I’m happy to share my finds with you. Check out my other travel posts here. The LiveBest tagline is you must be present to win. That means showing up in your …

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Coconut Fruit Tart

Coconut Fruit Tart is a nice slice to wake up my taste buds and change up my breakfast groove. Less sugar and more protein and fiber is just dessert! Are you in a morning rut? Eating the same thing day after day? If your breakfast excitement is trying a different smoothie flavor or box of cereal, I’ve got a recipe to get you on a new path. Dessert for Breakfast Dessert for breakfast seems to be …

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Citrus Herb Grilled Leg of Lamb

Fresh herbs, lemon and orange give Mediterranean flavor to Citrus Herb Grilled Leg of Lamb, right in your own backyard! As more people lean in to a Mediterranean eating style, lamb is a good fit. A traditional Greek, Moroccan and Spanish food, lamb lends itself to flavors of that region including lemon, garlic, onion, cumin, paprika, thyme, and rosemary. Cooking Style Depending on the cut, lamb works with your schedule. Quick cook or slow, grill or …

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Panzanella Vegetable Salad

Panzanella Vegetable Salad is delicious, easy, and healthy. A sensational summer salad right down to the last chewy bread bite! The sun is high. The blossoms are buzzing with bees. The grass is going crazy. With all the yard work and outdoor doings, an easy, simple dinner is what I’m looking for. Found it. Don’t hang up! Panzanella is an Italian tomato-bread salad. Before you hang up on me, it’s better than it sounds. The …

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Grilled Squid Mango Salad

Grilled Squid Mango Salad is filled with fresh Asian flavors of mango, lime juice, jalapeno, ginger and herbs. Together, they make a delicious easy, healthy summer salad in about 15 minutes. When you think of grilling, a sizzling burger might come to mind. Or a pork chop. Have you thought of squid? Squid meat has a mild flavor and firm, chewy texture. Many of us have probably eaten calamari battered, fried and dunked in a …

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Blueberry Ginger Spelt Scones

Blueberry Ginger Spelt Scones, a favorite with tea or coffee, gets a makeover with creamy yogurt, nutty whole-grains, juicy blueberries and spicy ginger.  It took a bit of saliva and a few weeks to learn that I’m a NorthWesterner. Not Seattle. United Kingdom. To pinpoint it: British and Irish with a spot of French and German. It appears my wanderlust is not genetic, because my people didn’t wander far. I am 100 percent European. Since …