"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!


Simple Healthy Summer Meals #Simple Living in Practice

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It is the time of year to lounge by a pool or have a picnic by a quiet pond. It is not a time to spend hours preparing a meal. Fortunately the abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables in the summer means meals don't need a lot of preparation to be tasty. The following are quick, healthy dishes that you can substitute any vegetables you want into the mix, it will still taste wonderful. 

So relax, it's summer... enjoy the simple things.

Zucchini Tagliatelle
Zucchini Tagliatelle

Giambotta Italian Summer Stew
Giambotta Italian Summer Stew

Frittata: Red Pepper & Onion
Frittata: Red Pepper & Onion

Brushetta: Tomato Salad
Brushetta: Tomato Salad

Escarole & Beans
Escarole & Beans

Zucchini Pancakes
Zucchini Pancakes

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  1. Summer is very hot and humid here, and you're right - these are perfect meals for this season :)
    Lovely round-uo - everything looks GOOD

    1. Thanks Winnie and they all can be made vegetarian.

  2. I am ready for summer to be over, the heat and humidity are nasty here this week :) I love frittata, I haven't made one ages!

    1. I just made my first fritatta of season and my family loved it.

  3. Oh my gosh, all of these dishes look incredible, but I am drooling over the Escarole and White Beans…my kind of food! We had a salad for dinner last night it’s just been too hot to cook or eat!

    1. Kathy,
      I love escarole and beans, scarole as my grandmother called it. It is my summer comfort food. I hope you get to make some soon.

  4. I will take on of each, at least one of each, of the recipes. Diane, I have to come back and get these, really. We could eat, all summer, from your blog.

    1. Thank you, I do eat these recipes all summer. My favorite Italian food is summer food.


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