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How to make irresistible Chai Walnuts

Chai Walnuts combine all the flavors you love into a healthy snack, breakfast add on or easy appetizer. Get the health benefits of walnuts in this healthy, easy recipe. It may not be on your calendar, but National Nut Day is October 22. Nuts are harvested in the fall, so it’s appropriate to observe the goodness of these nutrient-rich nuggets. I’m making Chai Walnuts. The fragrance alone make these worth making!   I love nuts – in all forms. I …

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How to make my favorite Italian souvenir: Aperol Spritz

Aperol Spritz, a popular Italian cocktail, was my souvenir from Italy. Easy to make and so refreshing! Milan is home to world-class museums, shopping, views, foods and Expos. I did a bit of all. But the scene I play over and over is the outdoor cafes serving a balloon wine glass filled with an iced bright orange beverage. I had to have what it seemed everyone was holding. Along the river in Milan, outdoor cafes …

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Favorite things to see and do around Modena, Italy

Italy travel is beautiful and delicious. Tips for touring and what to do in Italy. After a few days in Italy, I’m still feeding my soul and feeling the culture, or at least the effects of gelato, wine, cheese, pasta, prosecco, and all the other delicioso experiences. But it’s not all about food. Really. Travel tip #1 is an earlier post It’s all about color… Red. The U.S. is the biggest buyers of Ferrari cars. They prefer red. …

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Soul Food Italian-style

Travel in Italy is delicious and beautiful. Here are my tips on exploring and what to do in the Lake Como area of Italy. A popular component in my webinar series and book, Your 6-Week Guide to LiveBest, Simple Solutions for Fresh Food and Well-Being, is soul food. While it certainly can be a bite of food, these zero in on the things we do to feed our soul for a richer, meaningful life. This can …

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How to make the best Greek Salad with Tuna and Beans

Greek Salad with Tuna and Beans delivers great Mediterranean flavors conveniently! Pour on healthy, delicious, every-bite-has-flavor Mediterranean food.   “This taste so good. Plus it tastes like it’s good for you.” That’s what my sister said. She’s spot on. And even better? No defrosting required. That’s the ticket for a quick dinner that’s delish and nutrish. With busy schedules taking over, this easy recipes brings us back to the table with innovative food solutions plus it’s a protein-packed …

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How to make easy summery Watermelon Salad with Soy Ginger Vinaigrette

Refreshing, smoky, salty, and sweet, Watermelon Salad with Soy Ginger Vinaigrette hits all the right notes! Remember when watermelons had seeds? If so, you’re showing your age! Seedless watermelons were created about 50 years ago. Today most watermelons are seedless. But what we really want is a good one! How to pick a watermelon In choosing a watermelon, The Watermelon Board suggests giving it the once over. You’re looking for a firm, symmetrical melon that …

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How to meal prep a powerful breakfast: Gyros Breakfast Burritos

Gyros Breakfast Burritos, what a way to start the day! Spinach, beef, yogurt, and cucumbers…this breakfast (or dinner) burrito recipe is positively delicious. Do you hear it? The school bell is about to ring. The backpacks are getting dusted off and filled. But backpacks aren’t the only thing that need filled. The breakfast table should be part of the back-to-school plan. A better breakfast If you’re headed to school of work, breakfast should have at least …

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Your 6-Week Guide to LiveBest is free through August 6

Once after I gave a talk a woman came up and thanked me for making it OK to eat. Her words have haunted me ever since. I am passionate about taking the guilt and confusion out of eating. I celebrate the pleasure of eating food and all the benefits of good food brings. To further celebrate, through Thursday, August 6 Your 6-Week Guide to LiveBest, Simple Solutions for Fresh Food & Well-Being, is available for …

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How to make Tomato Tartare

A vegetarian appetizer or tomato salad, Tomato Tartare is a jam of a way to enjoy tomatoes! An easy, fun tomato recipe! You’ve got mail You know how happy you are when you get good mail? Something personal like a letter, card, or invitation makes the trip to the mailbox tons more fun. My good get was a box of tomatoes. A friend from Arkansas had me pegged when she sent a box of Bradley …

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How to make a healthy easy no bake dessert: Strawberry Basil Tarts

Fresh strawberries, basil, and lime zest make these Strawberry Basil Tarts an easy no bake strawberry dessert recipe!  Yogurt and ricotta are part of this healthy strawberry dessert. No bake recipe No oven required. How good does that sound? As summer kicks into high gear, the last thing I want to do is add heat. These cool Strawberry Basil Tarts deliver flavor and freshness, without turning on the oven. Have you seen fillo (or phyllo) shells …