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How to make pan seared salmon and caramelized grapes

Healthy and quick, fast and delicious, pan-seared salmon with caramelized grapes is a one-skillet dinner winner!  Did you and your cousin ever see how many grapes you could stuff in your mouth? Uh, neither did I. No matter your age, plucking grapes off the stem and popping them in our mouths, one-by-one, is one of the easiest snacks. How to buy grapes When you shop for grapes, look for fresh, flexible stems and plump grapes. …

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How to make healthy shrimp tacos and pineapple salsa

Shrimp tacos filled with pineapple salsa are quick to fix and will take you right back to that beach vacation. Flip flops optional! Don’t you love winter? The cozy nights by the fire. The bowls of soup and chili. The glowing candles. The moonlight glistening on the snow. Well, sure there’s that. But I’m remembering the days that don’t require socks, gloves, and snow scrapers. The days when the sun was up before I was. …

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How to make a Mediterranean Quinoa Power Bowl + healthy eating tips

With quinoa, leafy greens, crunchy vegetables, olives, beans and creamy tzatziki dressing, I think you’ll like adding this Mediterranean bowl to your healthy eating plan. Despite the regular calls to eat better, a recent report card on the American diet shows we’re not listening. 🤷🏼‍♀️ According to diet trends over the past 18 years, we’re filling our plates with lower-quality carbohydrates refined grains, starchy vegetables, and added sugars. Not broccoli and fish and beans. I get …

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How to make Chicken Vegetable Soup + what to do if you have the flu

Chicken Vegetable Soup is a good recipe anytime, but especially during flu season It peaks between December and February. Just like clock work, flu is rearing its nasty head. For years, I’ve reminded people to wash their hands, get to bed, eat their vegetables. It’s what we health professionals do. We nag. We nudge. We cajole. All in an effort to avoid the flu. But this year, I’m serious. Because last year, instead of doing …

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How to make Chicken, Brussels Sprouts, Grapefruit, one sheet pan dinner

Grapefruit with Chicken and Brussels Sprouts is an easy healthy sheet pan dinner! Is it just me or is it dark? Like all the time? Winter dark. Dark when the alarm jolts. Dark after work. I’m scrambling to get a few things done outside on the weekend or else using a headlamp. Thankfully, one of the bright spots about winter is that it’s citrus season. A juicy orange or grapefruit freshen a gray winter landscape. …

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17 ways to a healthier you

Hello there, welcome to LiveBest. So glad you’re here. Life is too short to sit on the sidelines and I think you were designed for more. I want you to live your life well and I can help you turn good intentions into effective actions — to get you where you want to be. The tagline of LiveBest is you must be present to win. That means showing up in your own life to live …

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How to make mushroom and spinach stuffed spaghetti squash

Mushroom and spinach stuffed spaghetti squash had me scraping the sides to get every last strand. You’re in the dreaded what’s for dinner zone. Looking for inspo opening the fridge Scrolling through websites. But before you order delivery or reach for your keys to go out. Hold on. I got it. I’ve been thinking for you. Mushroom and spinach stuffed spaghetti squash is the recipe you’ve been looking for. My recipe test taster husband agreed. …

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18 ways to make toast something special

More than 17 easy ways to make toast irresistible Making toast may be one of our first food memories. A swipe of butter. Or digging into the peanut butter jar to bring a hunk to the warm toast. Was making grilled cheese or garlic toast your first homemade meal? Avocado toast, cinnamon toast, or milk toast, simple or special, we love toast. I’ve got some toppings below but these memories got me to thinking… Cooking Memories …

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How to make Roasted Grapes with Burrata, good to the very last grape

Roasted grapes with cheese are good to the last little grape. Elegant, easy appetizer or dessert. Elegant and easy. Thats sounds good on one of the busiest days in the kitchen, right? But before we spread some deliciousness, let’s look at my number one tip for taking T-Day to another level. No, I’m not taking away the pie. Or the whipped cream. How to have a healthy holiday If guests ask what they can bring …

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The best things to see and do in Stockholm

Stockholm has good food, beautiful architecture, and a super cool custom: fika. After a few days in Copenhagen, we headed to Stockholm. The first thing the struck me about Stockholm were the islands. The city sits (or perches) on 14 islands. And there are tens of thousands of islands that make up the Stockholm Archipelago. Which is beautiful. But that’s lot of water and land. So to get from here to just over there, may require …