"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, August 28, 2014

Chanterelles with Napa and Nuts #Foodie Friday #French Fridays with Dorie

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Back in the day when we used to send our film out to be processed occasionally the developers would send you back the wrong film. Once I got a little kid's birthday party's pictures, so I mailed them back. A person from the film company called me on the phone, (no texting, no emails) to inform me that they where having trouble locating my photos. 

Thursday, August 21, 2014

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Welcome to Foodie Friday. I am on a little summer blog break... but the party must go on!

My co-host Adelina from Home Maid Simple and I have noticed that there are a few Friday parties with the name Foodie Friday. We don't want you to confuse our comments and shares with other parties, so we are planning to change our name and would love your suggestions.

Please leave Friday food party name ideas in the comment section.

Thank you,
Diane





Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Quinoa Vegetable Salad: GF version Couscous Salad #French Fridays with Dorie

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I never wanted to be trendy, but thanks to a wheat allergy, I was forced to make a gluten-free version of this couscous salad from French Fridays with Dorie.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Building a Wood Stripped Canoe #Simple Living in Practice #Weekly Menu Plan

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It took two summers for my husband and kids to make a cedar wood stripped canoe. Many hours not spent playing video games or frittering away on social media were spent to make a family heirloom. 

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Indian Chickpeas: Chana Masala #Foodie Friday

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Chickpeas or garbanzo beans are probably one of the most popular beans. They are used in cooking throughout India, some countries of the Middle East, Southern Europe, South American and Mexico.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Roasted Pepper #French Fridays with Dorie

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Roasted Peppers like baked tomatoes are exactly the kind of recipe that a simple living blog advocates. I love a dish that is easy to make and focuses on the taste of a single seasonal vegetable.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Slow Cooker Indian Eggplant: Bhurtha #Food of the World

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Here we are in the middle of August and I was expecting the weather to resemble India's weather... instead it is cool and in the mid to low 70's here in New York.

Indian Recipe Round-Up #Food of the World

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Garam Masala Chicken

Simple Living and Eating will be visiting India this month for our Food of the World trip. The heat of August is a great time to enjoy Indian food. Here are some recipes to get you started.


Thursday, August 7, 2014

Pork Chops with Aleppo Rub #Foodie Friday

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We don't grill much at my house, primarily because we are not big meat eaters...though grilled vegetables are very tasty too. But, my brother was coming to visit and I wanted to make something special. My daughter and I are not big fans of beef, so I thought grilled pork would be a terrific idea. 

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Slow Cooked Tuna Mediterranean Style: Tuna Confit with Black Olive Tapenade & Tomato Salsa #French Fridays with Dorie

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My father always wanted his own boat because he loved to go ocean fishing. He didn't live long enough to fulfill his dream, but he did get to go fishing on other people's boats. 

Monday, August 4, 2014

The Cleaner Wiener: Applegate #Healthy Eating #Weekly Menu Plan

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This post was sponsored by Applegate. All opinions are my own.

When I was in college I went to a lecture by Ralph Nader titled "What's in your Hot Dog?" I didn't know then what "animal by-products" really where, and I was horrified to hear that string was allowed in hot dogs too! Sales of hot dogs pretty much stopped on campus after that lecture. I don't think he was ever asked back to the school.