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Rhubarb Compote

Rhubarb Compote is one of the first recipes I make in spring. This rhubarb, ginger, and orange recipe tops yogurt, oatmeal, cornbread, and ice cream! One of the things I like best about rhubarb is that it’s one of the first plants to wake up in spring. Once it starts growing, it really gets going. It seems each time I pass by more leaves have unfurled and stretched out. The thick celery-like stalks of this buckwheat …

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LiveBest Seasonally

So happy to share my e-book LiveBest Seasonally. From summer to spring, LiveBest Seasonally is filled with solutions  to use seasonal foods. Delicious recipes with power-packed vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and more using ingredients that are easy to find, plus some nutrition nuggets thrown in…just because. One year I made a goal to photograph the sunsets. Not every day, but several times per week. As an amateur photographer, the point was to stop and notice …

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Mushroom Spinach Frittata

Mushroom Spinach Frittata is a go-to for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Use what you have on hand for this frittata recipe. The ins and outs of eggs. One year eggs are in. One year eggs are out. Egg nutrition and calories in an egg They’re in now and for good reason. For the money, these little packages are nutrient-packed. At less than twenty cents each, you get protein, minerals and vitamins all for just 70 …

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Snacks for Happy Hour video

Finally! It’s Friday. Do you have a FAC? I have some ideas for you. People always want to know what a dietitian would serve. Here are foods to LiveBest… even at Happy Hour. Check out my video! [youtube id=”aw3en7aS35g”] What are you serving at your Friday Afternoon Club?

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Blue Cheese Chive Dip

Blue Cheese Chive Dip goes with apples, crackers, pears and dried apricots. I love sweet and salty combos and this dip recipe is one of my favorites! The book was good so I spent the weekend reading. Guess I should have been cooking. I was supposed to bring a light appetizer to my book group. Oops! I didn’t have time to run to the store so started a pantry search. The snow had finally melted so …

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Texas Chile

Slow cooked, richly flavored Texas Chili recipe is great for entertaining. Lean chunks of tender beef and flavorful sauce, a beef chili that’s comfort food! Comfort food As winter seems to be hanging on I’m rallying with comfort food. I mean, when you’ve had a recipe for more than 35 years, isn’t that the definition of comfort? Or is it something that simmers and sends yummy aromas wafting through the house? Comfort food seems to taste better …

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Brussels sprout slaw

Brussel Sprouts Slaw is a super simple salad that even those who aren’t crazy about Brussel Sprouts like! An easy coleslaw recipe! Have you ‘gone green?’ Spring is the time. Most of us turn right when we enter a grocery store. And that’s a good direction because it usually propels you directly into the produce department. Green vegetables Green means go. So don’t hesitate to push your cart toward the green food – kale, Romaine and …

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Berry Banana Smoothie

A berry banana smoothie is how I start most weekends. Filled with foods that deliver health-boosting benefits, I’m happy to share my favorite healthy smoothie recipe with with you! A glass of liquid crimson. A glass of goodness. Tart, sweet, fresh … can’t you just taste it? That glass of juice can help close the gap if you fall short on eating fruits and vegetables. But there is more hype to the benefits of juicing than …

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Dijon Vinaigrette

Easy, flavorful and economical, I make vinaigrette regularly. Though it’s a salad dressing, I brush it on baked fish and drizzle it over roasted vegetables. Easy, fresh, flavorful and economical, a vinaigrette is a staple in my refrigerator. Even though it’s a salad dressing, I brush it on baked fish and drizzle it over roasted vegetables. 3 + 1 + 1 = vinaigrette A vinaigrette typically has a ratio of 3 to 5 parts oil …

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White Bean Dip

White Bean Dip is a quick and easy protein- and fiber-packed friend to dip fresh vegetables and whole-grain crackers! Canned beans make it super simple! Bean dip sounds so ho-hum, but… beans are one of the most high-octane foods you can dip your pepper strips! The fiber in beans helps keep the munchies away. After eating them you feel full longer because the fiber slows the emptying of your stomach. Beans I ❤️ the health benefits. With …