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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 …

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Chicken Mole

Chicken Mole is a great make-ahead meal. The Instant Pot makes it easy! If a Cinco de Mayo celebration is in your future, I’ve got you covered in one word. Mole. Not to be confused with a rodent, mole (pronounced MOH-lay) is a rich, dark Mexican sauce made from chiles, seeds, nuts, spices, vegetables and fruit. The cook’s kitchen Though there are many variations of mole, the cook’s kitchen often dictates what ends up in …

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Orange Cabbage Slaw

Orange Cabbage Slaw is a super easy salad. Fresh orange sweetens the deal because cabbage can run on the bitter side. April brings green grass, song birds, and tax day. Paying those taxes can take a bite out of your monthly budget. Here are seven ways to stretch your food dollar. Seven says to stretch your food budget It’s estimated that we toss about 20 percent of the food we buy. That means if we …

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Coconut Seed Clusters

Coconut Seed Clusters may give the cookie tray the boot! Healthy fats, protein, and fiber from seeds and natural sweetness from honey and coconut. Yum! Candy at the front desk, Girl Scout cookies in the break room, and birthday cake at 3:00 to celebrate the honoree. The office can be the death of a health goal. These tempting treats are a minefield that can wallop willpower and derail good intentions. So what can you do? …

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Chicken Jambalaya

Chicken Jambalaya is a great meal prep recipe. Flavors develop over time and it may stretch to 2 or 3 meals. I boosted the health quotient with more vegetables and brown rice! It’s 5 o’clock. Somewhere. That means it’s time to kick back and relax. Right? Somewhere. But not your house after work when the kids want attention, the dog demands even more, and you’re trying to get dinner on the table. Meal planning helps control …

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Banana Walnut Bread

Banana Walnut Bread is healthier banana bread! Yogurt, whole grains, protein and fiber with less sugar and fat. And you’re still using those ripe bananas 😉 Lemon blossoms bring me to my family home in California. Pears take me to my grandma’s house. A whiff of espresso takes me to Italy. Our sense of smell has amazing power over memory and emotions. While oranges and other citrus may be stimulating and boost our mood, vanilla and …

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Spiced Tomato Cauliflower

Hearty enough to be a vegetarian entree, Tomato Spiced Cauliflower                                                 helps keep your immune system strong and healthy, deliciously. 1 The number of days you can spread the flu before symptoms develop and up to 5 to 7 days after becoming sick. Yikes! You don’t even know you’re sick ;-( 3 to 4 …

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Tomato Spinach Saute

Good food does not need to be complicated. Tomato Spinach Saute is an easy recipe with healthy dividends. This vegetarian recipe is ready in 15 minutes. Fast and flavorful. Healthy and hearty. Economical and easy. Happy and healthy. However you want to say it, Tomato Spinach Sauté is all that and more! We all know vegetables are good for us. But emerging research suggests that eating more fruits and vegetables improves happiness, satisfaction, and emotional well-being. …

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Nut’n Seed Butter

Make your own Nut’n Seed Butter. Creamy or crunchy, you got it. Spread the deliciousness! The PBJ. Like milk and cookies, peanut butter and jelly sandwich is a classic. It’s likely one of the first things many of us ever made. Feeding ourselves with a hand-held, super simple, sweet and salty sammy. Nuts wear a healthy halo Due to the plant-based protein and healthy fats, nuts have a healthy halo. People who regularly eat nuts, …

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Everything Seasoning

This Everything Seasoning seeds and flavoring on their own don’t add up to much. But together the sum of their parts make everything taste better. That’s why it’s called Everything! Robert Brault said, “Enjoy the little things in life because one day you’ll look back and realize they were the big things.” As we open new calendars, it’s natural to look back and take stock. Were there meaningful moments? Did I meet the goals I set? …