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The omega-3 guide to the best fish + easy tuna piccata toast

Start the day with an easy healthy breakfast recipe and the benefits of fish: omega 3 fats and protein in this heart and brain healthy Tuna Picatta Toast!  Like a fish takes to water, I’m taking to fish for breakfast. Yep, I said fish. I like that it’s not sweet, the protein is lean, the fats are healthy, and there’s deliciousness in every bite. How much fish to eat I’m not the only fish aficionado. …

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The best things to eat, see, and do in Portland, Maine

Favorite things to do in Portland, Maine Image you’re in the airport shuttle headed to your hotel. The shuttle is clean. The driver tells you how much he likes the city, some good restaurants and things to do. Then tells you how much he likes his job and the hotel, your home for the night. No, it’s not a dream. It really happened. The Portland Regency Hotel & Spa was the destination and the shuttle …

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The best crazy good cracker is this Apricot Pecan Crisp

Seeds, nuts and dried fruit make the best crackery crispy things you want to eat. Apricot Pecan Crisps are what I call them but I’m pretty sure you’ll call them “those yummy crackers!” I’m a member The Recipe Redux food blogger group. Each month they challenge us to develop a recipe based on a theme. This month is quick breads. Great theme because in this season of busy, anything quick is a time life saver. What’s a quick bread? …

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Walnuts and mushrooms make wicked good lasagna roll ups

Walnut Mushroom Lasagna Roll Ups are a satisfying solution for a meatless meal with foods that deliver healthy dividends. A vegetarian recipe, this is a fresh spin on a classic recipe. Good enough for company and easy to make ahead. “Thank you for making it OK to eat.” I gave a nutrition talk and afterward a woman approached and said, “Thank you for making it OK to eat.” Her words surprised me, moved me and have haunted me …

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Entertain with easy and impressive Mushroom Ravioli and Squash

Heat and eat with a mushroom ravioli, cooked squash and a sage-infused brown butter. Even squash naysayers will be tempted by this restaurant-quality vegetarian meal. Use frozen squash or canned pumpkin and this meal is ready in less than 30-minutes! As fall approaches, gardening is coming to an end, but I intend to enjoy these flavors for as long as I can. I’m in packrat mode as I squirrel away the remains of the day. I’ve made tomato jam, plum jam, and peach ice …

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How to make Roasted Cauliflower Fettuccine, healthy comfort food

Welcome to one of the most popular LiveBest recipes! Roasted Cauliflower Fettuccine is a healthier version of alfredo – lower in calories but not flavor. Use stems for flavor and to reduce food waste, this is a stealth health recipe!  pretty awesome cauliflower Despite what you may think, there’s more to cauliflower than Ranch dressing. Carey Polis, Bon Appetit agrees: “You know what’s actually pretty frickin’ awesome? Cauliflower.” Yep. The humble cauliflower seems to be upstaging Brussels Sprouts as …

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Best ways to boost your digestive health: Black Bean Quinoa Salad

Filled with delicious flavors from mango and chiles, this high protein, high fiber, vegetarian Black Bean Quinoa Salad is a favorite! 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. What are the health benefits of fiber? Fiber has powerful health benefits. It is best known for helping to keep food moving smoothly and regularly …

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How to make Spicy Vietnamese Beef Noodle Bowl

Spicy, tangy, crunchy, fresh, I love this refreshing Asian 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 an Asian noodle bowl This is …

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How to make craveable Coconut Seed Clusters

Coconut Seed Clusters are healthy fats, protein, and fiber from seeds with natural sweetness from honey and coconut make these healthy snacks craveable 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? Smarter snacks to the rescue! Office snack ideas Rather than a …

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How to make insanely easy 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 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 year. …