"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!


Traditional Succotash from The Vegetarian Slow Cooker: Over 200 Delicious Recipes by Judith Finlayson #Weekly Menu Plan

Traditional Succotash: simplelivingeating.com

This post is sponsored by Robert Rose Publishing. All opinions are my own. 

Sufferin Succotash! it is summer time and what better vegetarian meal to make then succotash. Filled with all the flavors of summer: corn, tomatoes and lima beans... so delicious on it's own, or as a picnic side... hot or cold. 


My Favorite Adaptations from " Around My French Table" # Adieu French Fridays with Dorie

Pardina Lentils: simplelivingeating.com
Pardina Lentils a version of French Lentils 

“The only real stumbling block is fear of failure. In cooking you’ve got to have a what-the-hell attitude.”
~ Julia Child

Since Dorie Greenspan and the Dorista's are all disciples of Julia Child I looked to our mutually loved deliverer of French cuisine to America for inspiration on how to say, "Adieu to French Fridays with Dorie."


Skillet Wild Rice Broccoli Cheddar & White Beans #Gluten-Free #Vegetarian

Skillet Wild Rice Broccoli Cheddar & White Beans: simplelivingeating.com

With so many fresh vegetables available this time of year it is nice to make a vegetarian meal with these flavorful farm fresh finds.


You Grill Girl! Applegate Hot Dogs #Weekly Menu Plan

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

It is grilling season and hot dogs are a classic! I am very careful about the type of hot dog I buy for my family. I worry about fillers and artifical additives. Do you really know what meat by-products are? 


Recipes I Make the Most often from "Around My French Table" cookbook #French Fridays with Dorie

dieter's tartine: simplelivingeating.com
Dieter's Tartine: Tomato Cucumber Salad over Cottage Cheese

If you had ever told me that I would regularly eat in the summer an open faced sandwich made with cottage cheese; I would have laughed in your face. "I hate cottage cheese." "Cottage cheese is tasteless and eaten to punish one's self for having gained weight."


Coco Crevettes: Shrimp or Prawns in Coconut Milk #Food of the World

Coco Crevettes (Shrimp in Coconut Sauce)- simplelivingeating.com

Madagascar is an island off of the coast of Southern Africa. It is famous for it's rich diversity of animal species that are not found in other places. 



Fishpeople- simplelivingeating.com

This post is sponsored by Fishpeople. All opinions are my own. 

Some time soon my family's schedule will quiet down but until then we occasionally need a fast and healthy lunch/dinner. 


Cooking Techinques I Have Learned from French Fridays with Dorie #Celebration Week #2: The Never-Doubt-Dorie Moment

Piperade Stir-Fry: simplelivingeating.com
Piperade Stir-Fry

I can't tell you how many times I scratched my head when I read a recipe out of "Around my French Table" some of the instructions just seemed, well foreign to me.


Artisan Bistro Announces New MSC Certified Sustainably-Caught Frozen Seafood Bowls #Weekly Menu Plan

Artisan Bistro Orange Miso Cod Bowl: simpleliviingeating.com

This post is sponsored by Artisan Bistro. All opinions are my own. 

It is the end of the school year and as a family we are running in ten directions. I work very hard  arranging the kids schedule so we can eat together most nights.