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This Q&D Workout Will Sculpt Your Arms and Shoulders

This Q&D Workout Will Sculpt Your Arms and Shoulders

Need an effective workout you can get done in a hurry? This is when a "Q&D" workout comes into play. Back when I was a newspaper editor, I used to assign "Q&D" stories all the time. Basically, they were stories that got the job done without a lot of flash:...

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Berry Chia Green Smoothie

Berry Chia Green Smoothie

Do you get into food ruts? You know, when you tend to eat the same meal every day? Sometimes I do – and I'm OK with that. Especially when it comes to breakfast. Because when I have a favorite go-to meal every morning, it starts my day out right. I look forward to...

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Roasted Veggie Buddha Bowl

Roasted Veggie Buddha Bowl

Roasted Veggie Buddha Bowl - This roasted veggie Buddha Bowl makes a filling and delicious lunch. If you prepare the quinoa, roasted veggies, and crispy chickpeas in advance it takes just minutes to throw together. - coconut or olive oil,...

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Mexican-American Chop Suey (or Taco Skillet!)

Mexican-American Chop Suey (or Taco Skillet!)

When I was growing up, one of my mom's go-to weekday meals was American Chop Suey.  Basically, it was ground beef, macaroni, and spaghetti sauce, sprinkled with Parmesan cheese. And we loved it, especially when it was served with crusty bread from the Shop 'n...

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Cardio Confusion: How Much HIIT is Too Much?

Cardio Confusion: How Much HIIT is Too Much?

The other day I saw a post about a HIIT challenge on social media. Basically, it was all about doing a high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workout every day for a set number of days.  And I really didn't want to be Judge Judy .... but I did kind of slam down...

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Healthy Slow Cooker Cassoulet

Healthy Slow Cooker Cassoulet

About 10 years ago, I was lucky enough to spend a week in an actual castle in France. It was at a writer's conference with some of my favorite writers. Not to name drop, but I had breakfast every morning with Dorothy Allison, Jacqueline Mitchard, and Anne LeClaire....

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Easy and Healthy Slow-Cooker Chicken and Dumplings

Easy and Healthy Slow-Cooker Chicken and Dumplings

Do you get weather notifications on your phone? I'm not sure whether I love them or hate them. Because when you live in a state like Maine, where we get a lot of weather, there can be a lot of notifications – especially during the winter. Anyway, the other day my...

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