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Vietnamese Beef Noodle Bowl

Spicy, tangy, crunchy, fresh, I love this refreshing Vietnamese Beef Noodle bowl salad. Easy to make at home, you’ll turn to this healthy recipe time after time. Spicy, tangy, salty, crunchy, and fresh, I love noodle bowls! And I’m always on the hunt for a good one. To make the prey easier to find, I created a Vietnamese noodle salad recipe to make at home. Summer is perfect for a Vietnamese noodle bowl salad This …

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How to make craveable Coconut Seed Clusters

Coconut Seed Clusters may give the cookie tray the boot! Healthy fats, protein, and fiber from seeds with natural sweetness from honey and coconut make these healthy snacks YUM! Candy at the front desk. Girl Scout cookies in the break room. Birthday cake at 3:00. Is your office killing your health goals? These tempting treats are a minefield that can wallop willpower and derail good intentions. So what can you do? Snacks to the rescue! …

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Instant Pot Apple Pumpkin Butter

This sugar-free apple pumpkin butter recipe is a modern twist on a family favorite! The Instant Pot helped me tweak my grandma’s recipe to save time.  Last spring plentiful white blossoms buzzed with bees.  Now they are apples. I watched them ripen. I shooed away the deer and birds, but it wasn’t until 19 degrees was expected that I took action. I picked apples. Lots of apples. Our apple tree hit on all cylinders this …

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Quinoa Black Bean Stuffed Poblanos with Lime Crema

Quinoa Black Bean Stuffed Poblano peppers are filled with the protein power of quinoa and black beans. Tomato and corn boost the vegetable count and yogurt-based lime crema adds a creamy, zesty topping. A delicious way to help you LiveBest and get healthy! I heart poblanos Poblano chile are one of my favorites. With a rich flavor, they tend to be on the milder side on the heat scale, but sometimes one will surprise you. …

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One-pan Blueberry Pork Chops

A healthy, easy baked pork chop recipe, perfect for crazy-busy nights or when company is coming. One-pan Baked Blueberry Pork Chops, a delicious restaurant-quality meal at home! Yep, you can have it all: A homemade, healthy dinner on a crazy-busy night. The benefits of home cooking There are plenty of good reasons to make it happen. People who frequently cook meals at home eat healthier and eat fewer calories. Kids and teens who share meals with …

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Corn Jalapeno Soup

Corn Jalapeno Soup is All. About. Vegetables! Use fresh or frozen in this easy, one-pot meal. Bonus: it freezes well for a make-ahead meal.   We wait all year for garden fresh vegetables We complain about lackluster store-bought tomatoes. We think about the first ear of fresh corn. We laugh about too-much zucchini. We wait all year for this: the peak season of vegetables. And now they’re piling up. Peppers, zucchini, tomatoes, beets and corn are ripe …

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Grilled Mexican Street Corn

Mexican Street Corn gets a makeover! Easy to make, this is a delicious way to cook a summer favorite – fresh corn on the cob!🌽 I wonder if the Incas looked forward to corn season as much as I do. Though it didn’t look or taste like the corn we eat today, corn has been cultivated since at least 3500 BC. Mexican farmers grew corn as a crop about 5,000 years ago. How to buy …

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Biking in Canada

So fun! Great time! Loved being outside! Last year I went on one of my Best. Vacations. Ever. A fun-filled VBT bicycle trip.                                              On Day 2 of that trip I was already planning the next one. Oh, Canada! We did it! Bicycling in the Eastern Townships of Quebec, which are a large collection of small …

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Favorites and Fun in Quebec City, Canada

I joke I was born with a suitcase in my hand. The truth is I was born on the move – in a 55 Pontiac. However it came to be, I love to travel. It doesn’t matter where I go, I enjoy discovering. And I’m happy to share my finds with you. Check out my other travel posts here. The LiveBest tagline is you must be present to win. That means showing up in your …

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Coconut Fruit Tart

 Coconut Fruit Tart is an easy, healthy breakfast recipe. With less sugar and more protein and fiber, you’ll be returning to this breakfast idea!  Are you in a morning rut? Eating the same thing day after day? If your breakfast excitement is trying a different smoothie flavor or box of cereal, I’ve got a recipe to get you on a new path. Dessert for Breakfast Dessert for breakfast seems to be a thing, at least on Pinterest. But before …