Monday Motivational Meal—Quick Pickling Kohlrabi and Apple

Monday, June 21, 2021

 

Monday Motivational Meal - Quick Pickling Kohlrabi and Apple


There is nothing more delectable than freshly made quick pickled fresh fruits and vegetables, especially during the warmer months. They go with absolutely every meal and can add something special to make each meal interesting, including backyard barbecues and picnics. We made a fresh batch up in our Summery Aveq Serving Bowl and served it up in one of our Aveq Just Right Set bowls for the perfectly presented meal. 

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Why Livliga Works — It is a System

Friday, June 18, 2021

 Livliga is a System of Right-Sized Tableware

Why Livliga Works — It is a System

We are often asked not only “Why Livliga works” but also “Why is it unique.” There are three main reasons Livliga is unique. It is because it uses the psychology of eating in the actual design of the tableware. It also has built in measurement in each piece of the suite of dinnerware, serveware and glassware that makes up the line of product offered. But perhaps most importantly, it is designed as a system. Together the Livliga suite of tableware acts as a system to make it effortlessly mindful to eat healthful portions.

Livliga has three patents. One of those patents is specifically for the unique system we have created with our right-sized tableware. Nowhere can you find dishes and drinkware, muchness serveware, like serving spoons, that are all right-sized and designed to work together to serve up just right portions. In the supersized world we live in everything we use tends to be oversized which makes serving up standard servings impossible. 

Livliga is a system where each piece has measurement built in


To make right-sized eating an every-meal and daily habit you need a system of right-sized beautiful tableware that makes it a pleasant, possible, and satisfying experience. Livliga makes it an achievable process that can become a lifestyle of healthy living.

Bottom line, Livliga offers a suite of products all designed to work well together and provide a system of right-sized tableware to support mindful eating as well as your health and wellness goals. Interested in finding out more information? Visit the product use page on our website and then take time to discover all the designs we have and choose the one you love the most to use mindfully in your healthy lifestyle!

Livliga is a system of tableware for a healthy lifestyle

 


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Monday Motivational Meal—Backyard Barbecue Sauce

Monday, June 14, 2021

 

Monday Motivational Meal - Backyard Barbecue Sauce


With Father's Day around the corner we know it's time to fire up the grill and try out our favorite barbecue sauce! We have the perfect rubs and tasty recipe for homemade barbecue sauce ready for you as part of our Healthy Lifestyle Grilling Bundle...the perfect gift for you or the dad in your life and guaranteed to provide fun and memorable food all summer long!

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Cauliflower Hummus — Perfect Summertime Snack and Appetizer

Friday, June 11, 2021

 Cauliflower is Great for Almost Anything 

Including Hummus

Cauliflower Hummus

Cauliflower seems to be part of every recipe these days! It is indeed a versatile vegetable that is great for making mashed potatoes, pizza crust, and, yes, even hummus! This recipe came originally from EatingWell and is easy to make. Roast the cauliflower ahead of time and make the hummus when you are ready. You can't beat this low carb tasty treat.

Ingredients

  • 6 cups cauliflower florets (about 1 pound)
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for garnish
  • 1 large garlic clove, roughly chopped
  • ¼ cup tahini
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • Chopped red bell pepper or parsley for garnish

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Toss cauliflower with oil in a large bowl. Spread in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet. Roast until tender and just starting to brown, 20 to 25 minutes. Let cool to room temperature.

  2. Add the cauliflower, garlic, tahini, lemon zest, lemon juice, salt, cumin, crushed red pepper and water to a food processor. Process until combined, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed. Add more water, if desired, to make a looser dip.

  3. Transfer to a bowl. Drizzle with additional olive oil and sprinkle with chopped pepper or parsley, if desired.




Extra Tips

  • Equipment Needed: Parchment paper or silicone baking mat
  • To make ahead: Roast cauliflower and refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 2 days.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: about 1/2 cup. Servings: 4. Calories Per Serving:152 calories; fat 12g; sodium 280mg; carbohydrates 10g; dietary fiber 3g; protein 5g; sugars 3g.

Cauliflower Hummus Makes a Great Snack

 

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Monday Motivational Meal—Tunafish Salad with Wasabi Mayo

Monday, June 7, 2021

 

Monday Motivational Meal - Tunafish Salad


There are so many ways to fix a healthy tunafish salad. It is great during the summertime because you can make it ahead and have it ready when it is time to serve up. Try my tunafish salad with wasabi mayo for a new slant on an old favorite. We thought it looked delish served up on our Halsa Healthy Lifestyle dinner plate!

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It's baaaaack! Livliga's Seasonal Grilling Bundle is here in time for summer!🌞

Friday, June 4, 2021

 A hand-picked collection of our best healthy lifestyle tools to support you in healthy grilling! 



Livliga's Grilling Bundle is Back!

 Look forward to spending more time outside and hanging out by the grill with the best suite of products that supports you in beautifully measuring and serving your food with ease. This special bundle of products is ideal for the prime grilling season months or anytime you enjoy grilling in your backyard. Create the perfect food environment with the essential products specifically for healthy recipes hot off the grill.


What You Get:

  • Get Started Dish Set—Set of 4 Dinner Plates, in Halsa or Vivente or Celebrate

  • 2-pc LivSpoon Set including 1/3 and 1/4 cup Measuring/Serving Spoons 

  • Livliga Apron (black) 

  • Livliga Recipes for Spice Rubs for Chicken, Beef, Pork and Vegetables (Set of 4 Recipes) 

  • Livliga Recipe for Healthy Backyard Barbecue Sauce 



This seasonal Grilling Bundle offers unique pricing that we know will be perfect for a specific holiday or occasion to use in your own home or give as a timely gift to friends and family to encourage and support the many ways we can enjoy living a healthy lifestyle with Livliga.

ADD-ONS (exclusive with each bundle purchase): Enhance your bundle with additional product choices at a low cost. Look for available add-ons as you place items in your cart that are also specially priced and only available with bundles. 



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Monday Motivational Meal - Lemon Chicken with Tuscan Tomato Bean Salad

Monday, May 24, 2021

 

Lemon Chicken with Tuscan Tomato Bean Salad Served Up on Livilga

Here is another summery meal to share that is easy, tasty and makes an attractive dinner for the whole family. We served ours up on Vivente which is a special pattern reminiscent of grape tendrils growing on the Tuscan hillsides! Ahhh...summer...

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Quick Pickling – Kohlrabi and Apple

Friday, May 21, 2021

 

Quick Pickling – Kohlrabi and Apple

Last summer, thanks to joining a Farm Cooperative, I discovered quick pickling. I was presented a kohlrabi and wondered what I should do with. My go to for such conundrums is to check out Cooking Light. Low and behold I found a great Quick Pickling recipe that included kohlrabi! There is nothing more delectable than freshly made quick pickled fresh fruits and vegetables, especially during the warmer months. They go with absolutely every meal and can add something special to make each meal interesting, including backyard barbecues and picnics. Pickling is also great for the gut. Although quick pickling is stored for convenience and not for the long term, it still keeps easily in your refrigerator for a couple of weeks.  And keep in mind, the sugar you use is not all absorbed so the carbs per serving are only 5g and counts as a low carb food.

Kohlrabi and Apple Quick Pickles are Great With Any Meal Especially Served Up on Livliga Healthy Lifestyle Dishes

Kohlrabi and Apple Quick Pickles

Ingredients

  • 2 cups rice vinegar
  • 2 cups water
  • ⅓ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 3 medium kohlrabi bulbs, peeled and thinly sliced (15 oz.)
  • 1 small Honeycrisp apple, cored and thinly sliced (7 oz.)
  • 1 small cucumber, thinly sliced (6 oz.)
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 4 dill sprigs
  • 2 tablespoons pickling spice
  • 1 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper

Directions

  1. Combine vinegar, water, sugar, and salt in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium high heat, stirring occasionally, until dissolved.
  2. Place kohlrabi, apple, cucumber, garlic, dill springs, pickling spice, black pepper, and crushed red pepper in a large bowl or 8 cup measuring cup. Pour hot vinegar mixture over kohlrabi mixture. Let stand and cool to room temperature, about 1 hour.
  3. Transfer mixture evenly into 2 (1 quart) glass jars, covering kohlrabi mixture with vinegar mixture. Seal each jar with lid, and completely cool in refrigerator, about 4 hours. Store in refrigerator up to 2 weeks.

Nutritional Information

Servings: 2 quarts. Serving size: ⅔ cup. Calories per serving: 20; Fat 0g; Protein 1g; Carbohydrate 5g; Fiber 1g; Sugars 3g; Added sugars 1g; Sodium 64mg.

 

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Monday Motivational Meal - Rice Cake Combos

Monday, May 17, 2021

 

Rice Cake Combos Served Up on Livliga

Rice cakes are my go-to as a base for some fun and varied snack ideas. They provide a crunch and savory foundation for a whole host of ideas to make healthy snacks. It is a great way to create tasty combos and, as you can see, they look extra scrumptious no matter which Livliga pattern you choose to serve them on!

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