"The best times you are going to have in life are at the dinner table and in bed." Old Italian saying. So relax, and enjoy the simple things!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Chicken Curry in a Hurry #Weekend Bites

Chicken Curry in a Hurry: simplelivingeating.com

I have been in nothing but a hurry since school started after Labor Day. My husband had surgery on his arm. He is doing well. My daughter joined the Field Hockey team and both of my kids need to be driven to their fencing class twice a week... oh, yeah, and all of those doctors appointments that I put off, because who wants to go to the doctors in the summer!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

West African Tuna Salad inspired from Tuna and Mango Ceviche #French Fridays with Dorie

West African Tuna Salad- simplelivingeating.com

Southern Italians have a strong connection with Africa. Physically it is so close. Many of us have African blood pulsing through our veins. My oldest sister has always had a strong affinity with African culture, especially it's dance. 

Monday, September 15, 2014

Umbrian Roast Chicken with Vegetables, Roccafiore Organic Wine: Fiorfiore #Weekly Menu Plan

 Rocafiore Organic Wine: Fiorfiore: simplelivingeating.com

This post is sponsored by Roccafiore wines. Opinions are 100% mine.

Sipping a glass of Fiorfiore organic white wine on a beautiful Autumn afternoon I am transported to the rolling hills of the Roccafiore Vineyard and Spa in the Umbria region of Italy.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Pardina Lentils a version of French Lentils # Weekend Bites ( formally Foodie Friday) #French Fridays with Dorie

Pardina Lentils- simplelivingeating.com

I have truly been meaning to get back to my regular blogging schedule, but September has been a busy month.  Last night I attended a cooking demonstration at the The Daily Meal with Chef Kerry Heffernan, formally of NYC's famed Eleven Madison Park restaurant . He made some really interesting dishes from local and wild fish/fowl and herbs of Long Island where he lives. Check out the menu. I never even heard of whelk or knew you could eat bluefish cheeks? 

Monday, September 8, 2014

Vegetable Quinoa Soup #Food of the World

Vegetable Quinoa Soup- simplelivingeating.com

I had just come down from the cool Andes Mountains into the Amazon basin town of  Puerto Maldonado. It was so hot and humid you could cut the air with a machete. 

Mason Jar Salads: 50 Layered Lunches to Grab and Go #Healthy Eating #Weekly Menu Plan

Apple and Frisee Salad- simplelivingeating.com

It is only in the last year or so that I have discovered the wonders of salad for lunch. It is healthy, low in calories, and because it is not loaded with carbohydrates it helps to keep you from being tired in the late afternoon.

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