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Blueberry Ginger Spelt Scones

Blueberry Ginger Spelt Scones, a favorite with tea or coffee! Made with creamy yogurt, nutty whole-grain spelt flour, wheat germ, juicy blueberries and spicy ginger.  23 and me 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 …

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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. Mole sauce ingredients 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 Cole 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. But you can eat healthy on a budget. Here are seven ways to stretch your food dollar for cheaper healthy meals. Seven ways to save money at the store and eat healthy …

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Chicken Jambalaya

Meal prep made easy! 3 steps to meal planning, 6 ideas to meal prep + Instant Pot (or InstaPot) Chicken Jambalaya recipe. A great make ahead recipe because flavors develop over time and it may stretch to 2 or 3 meals! 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 …

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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. The best way to use 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 lavender are more …

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Spiced Tomato Cauliflower

Hearty enough to be a vegetarian entree, Spiced Tomato Cauliflower helps keep your immune system strong and healthy, deliciously, especially during flu season. Flu facts 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 The number of days the flu will make you feel like you’ve been hit with a truck. …

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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 natural Nut’n Seed Butter. Creamy or crunchy, spread the deliciousness with this recipe! 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. Are nut butters healthy? Yes. Due to the plant-based protein and healthy fats, nuts have a healthy halo. People who regularly eat …

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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? …

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Gifts of Health and Wellness

Live even better! I’m sharing my best gifts of health and wellness. With the year coming to an end, what are you wrapping most? Gifts? Projects? Or maybe yourself in a blanket? I have a few tools to help you get a jump on the new year. Wrapping up Projects Things slow down in my office this time of year, so I wrap up projects, clean off my desk, and catch up on journals. This is …