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Almond Thyme Honey

Almond Thyme Honey is super simple to make (you can use walnuts, pecans, hazelnuts, pine nuts…about any lil’ nut you like). I serve it drizzled over cheese.  I haven’t always been fascinated by bees. ? I was aware of them, watching as they moved among flowers and appreciating the result: honey. ? But then I became a beekeeper. Well, one of a pair of beekeepers. When I told my husband I wanted to keep bees. I …

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Korean Noodles

Korean Noodles isn’t “pasta as usual!” In less than 30 minutes, a vegetarian meal with robust flavors and good-for-you foods. With cold and flu season upon us, the best defense may be good gut health. Since much of our immune health begins in the gut, this month’s Recipe Redux Challenge is on healthy, delicious recipes to bolster gut health.  This is one hot topic! The National Institutes of Health is conducting a Human Microbiome Project to examine the role …

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Pumpkin Spice Seedy Slow Cooker Granola

Pumpkin Spice Seedy Slow Cooker Granola smells like all things cozy. In the kitchen, at the table and nearly every restaurant menu, pumpkin, cinnamon, and ginger are flavors of the season. It used to be pumpkin was a seasonal pie. But, OMGosh, now pumpkin is everywhere! This hot, hot food is in yogurt, almonds, ice cream, cereal, cakes, peanut butter, cookies and muffins, plus coffee drinks and beer are showcasing pumpkin and the spicy seasonings …

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Kale Turkey Bean Soup

Kale Turkey Bean Soup is an easy-to-make, hearty soup – quick to fix comfort food. Full of fiber and flavor, it’s ready in 30 minutes. I’m not happy. I’m wearing socks. The weather has changed. It was below freezing when I walked Beau this morning. In snow.  I’m happier when socks are not required. When I wear flip flops or sandals. Socks required But when socks are required, I’m a ThorLo gal. I love the cushion, the …

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Black Bean Quinoa Salad

Filled with delicious flavors from mango and chiles, this high protein, high fiber, vegetarian Black Bean Quinoa Salad is so good! Digestive Health is a topic many of us are interested in. From reducing bloat, to going #2, to improving our gut bacteria, we’re looking for fiber in our food. Fiber has powerful health benefits. It is best known for helping to keep food moving smoothly and regularly through your body, but this is only one …

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The Best Gift I Ever Gave

Are you searching for the perfect gift? If you want to laugh and cry and celebrate life, I’ve got an idea. For my husband’s birthday I asked childhood friends, college roommate, colleagues, and family to send him a card. Specifically, I said that I wanted to present him with cards from his favorite people with a memory, a line about how he impacted your life, what you see as his gifts, or whatever rings true …

Checking in with a quick survey

Hi LiveBest family, I want to provide the best information to you so I’m checking in to see how my information is helping you live even better. Would you please take a few minutes to help me do that? Send me an email at Judy@LiveBest.info or post comments below. What’s working? What do you enjoy most about LiveBest? What could be improved to make it more relevant? What is your primary purpose for visiting the website? …

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One Sheet Roasted Greek Salad

Loaded with flavor, this easy to make 30-minute One Sheet Roasted Greek Salad, means quick KP too! A dinner winner! Sometimes when I taste a new recipe I stop midbite. Then say: Wow! This is one of those recipes. Bigger, Better, Best My plan was to make a quick Greek Chicken Salad. But decided to go bigger. Rather than raw tomatoes, I turned on the oven and roasted them with olives and capers in an oven-proof …

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Green Chile Egg Muffins

High in protein, low in sugar, Green Chile Egg Muffins are an easy healthy breakfast recipe – for breakfast or dinner! Have you ever been hangry? Irritable, angry or grumpy because you’re hungry? Me too. ;-( Eating curbs the hangries. Eating protein keeps it away longer. Protein helps you feel full longer, stabilizes hunger hormones and keeps your blood sugar more even. With this combination, you’ll be more fun to be around. Trust me. 😉 …

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Reduce wasted food

We buy food with the best of intentions, don’t we? We don’t mean to be wasteful, do we? But have you thrown out food this week? Perhaps you bought vegetables because you thought you should be eating more of them. But then didn’t cook them or know how to make them taste good. Or you bought food intending to eat at home but then ended up going out. Or the ingredients meant for a specific …