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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 …

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How to make the most delicious Mango Jalapeno Dressing

Mango Jalapeno Dressing takes salad dressing to the tropics. Add a jalapeño and you have a best-dressed chicken breast with this mango sauce! Don’t you love it when you make something delicious out of seemingly throw away food? I bought a mango last week to use in a salad. That dinner fell by the wayside and when I got back to the mango, it was overripe. The mushy fruit still had great flavor, so I repurposed it into a sauce. How …

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Rhubarb Sorbet is a cool easy scoop to make at home

This homemade rhubarb sorbet is made without milk, cream, or eggs, so has fewer calories than ice cream. Rhubarb recipes Rhubarb season has kept me busy. I’ve made chutney, a cake, compote, salsa and jam. And now a sorbet. I like rhubarb season because its; the first plant of spring and it’s delicious! I love a scoop of good sorbet or ice cream. It’s my favorite dessert. Really. But there’s one thing I never do to …

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How to make delicious Rhubarb Chutney

Rhubarb Chutney is a blend of spices, fruit and vinegar. Serve rhubarb recipe with grilled meat, fish and poultry or with cheese. Rhubarb season With spring in the Rocky Mountains, about the only thing consistent is that rhubarb is one of the first plants harvested. The plant starts pushing through the ground and unfurling leaves regardless of snow, rain, or sun. Thank goodness we have something to eat in spring! How to choose rhubarb The color …