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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 I know you come for the soup, but I gotta tell you why you want this now and stowed in the freezer. The flu. 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 …

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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 …

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How to Make Salted Honey Sesame Almonds

Salted Honey Sesame Almonds are a little sweet + a little salty. These quick-to-fix nuts are a great nibble, travel snack, or when company’s coming. I think they’re one of the very best snacks. Salted Honey Sesame Almonds I’m happy to share this recipe for one the the best snacks ever: super easy, glazed Salted Honey Sesame Almonds. But before we get to the recipe, pull up a chair and let’s talk about what I’m …

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How to make tzatziki

Tzatziki, this yogurt, cucumber Greek sauce is having a moment and I want you in on it! Besides spelling it, the hardest thing about tzatziki is finding foods it’s not good with. Ways to eat tzatziki sauce: spoon over beets or green beans dip carrots and snap peas slather on warm, soft pita scoop with chips plop on grilled chicken or fish dollop on meatballs ⬇️ The Mediterranean Diet food Used in Greek and Middle Eastern cooking, …

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My favorite gifts for 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 up? Gifts? Projects? Or maybe yourself in a blanket? 😉I have a few tools to help you get a LiveBest 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 reading journals. …