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Conquer crazy busy days: 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! You’ve been chasing kids all day, running errands, trying to catch up. I get it. Then you need to get dinner on the table. Rather than calling for pizza, I’m here to tell you… Yep, you can have it all: A homemade, healthy dinner on a crazy-busy night. The …

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Corn Jalapeno Soup, the best of the season

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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This is how Mexican Street Corn gets a makeover

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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If you’re an active traveler try 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 things to see and eat 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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This delightful Coconut Fruit Tart will make you smile

 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 …

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The secrets to surprisingly easy Citrus Herb Grilled Leg of Lamb

Fresh herbs, lemon and orange give Mediterranean flavor to Citrus Herb Grilled Leg of Lamb, right in your own backyard! As more people lean in to a Mediterranean diet and eating style, lamb is a good fit. A traditional Greek, Moroccan and Spanish food, lamb lends itself to flavors of that region including lemon, garlic, onion, cumin, paprika, thyme, and rosemary. How to choose lamb for a recipe Depending on the cut, lamb works with your …

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Delicious, easy, healthy, a sensational summer Panzanella salad

Panzanella Vegetable Salad is delicious, easy, and healthy. A sensational summer salad right down to the last chewy bread bite! The sun is high. The blossoms are buzzing with bees. The grass is going crazy. With all the yard work and outdoor doings, an easy, simple dinner is what I’m looking for. Found it. Don’t hang up! Panzanella is an Italian tomato-bread salad. Before you hang up on me, it’s better than it sounds. The …

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Quick and easy on the menu: Grilled Squid Mango Salad

Grilled Squid (calamari) Mango Salad is filled with fresh Asian flavors of mango, lime juice, jalapeno, and ginger. A delicious, easy, healthy summer salad in about 15 minutes. When you think of grilling, a sizzling burger might come to mind. Or a pork chop. Have you thought of squid? What is squid? Squid meat has a mild flavor and firm, chewy texture. Many of us have probably eaten calamari battered, fried and dunked in a …

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How to make a healthier scone: Blueberry, Ginger, Spelt, Yogurt

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 …