Browned Butter Roasted Almonds Recipe

Roasted almonds | Happy Simple Living blog

Do you ever get the mid-afternoon hungries? I do (EVERY afternoon), and I’m always looking for delicious snacks that satisfy my craving for something crunchy and salty.

Almonds nicely fit the bill, and they’re happily wholesome, too. Almonds are high in monounsaturated fats, which are the “good” fats that are associated with reduced . . . → Read More: Browned Butter Roasted Almonds Recipe

About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of a dozen books about food and home design. She has been blogging about simplicity and sustainable living since 2006.

Day 23 and 10 Free Ways to Nurture Your Health

All the money in the world won’t buy good health.

For any of us who have ever experienced an injury, pain, or sickness, we know how it feels to wake up unwell and think we’d give anything — anything — for a normal, healthy, pain-free day.

Many of us are juggling a million things . . . → Read More: Day 23 and 10 Free Ways to Nurture Your Health

About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of a dozen books about food and home design. She has been blogging about simplicity and sustainable living since 2006.

Chewy Oatmeal Cookies Get a Boost From a Secret, Healthy Ingredient

 

I recently read a recipe that called for adding grated beets to meatloaf so you could trick your kids into eating a vegetable without actually knowing it.

I don’t know about your children, but I can tell you unequivocally that mine can find any vegetable fragment larger than a mustard seed in . . . → Read More: Chewy Oatmeal Cookies Get a Boost From a Secret, Healthy Ingredient

About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of a dozen books about food and home design. She has been blogging about simplicity and sustainable living since 2006.

January Money Diet Day #27: Reduce Food Waste

 

What if we could easily save hundreds of dollars from our food budgets each year, without making a single sacrifice or doing any additional work?

According to a recent article in the Washington Post, American families throw out between 14 and 25 percent of . . . → Read More: January Money Diet Day #27: Reduce Food Waste

About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of a dozen books about food and home design. She has been blogging about simplicity and sustainable living since 2006.

Win An Assortment of Bob’s Red Mill Organic Quinoa

I rarely feature products on Happy Simple Living, and when I do it’s for something I’m truly crazy about. You may know that I’m a big quinoa fan, and not just because it’s incredibly nutritious. I love quinoa’s nutty taste and fluffy texture, but since since this lovable little seed gets relegated to . . . → Read More: Win An Assortment of Bob’s Red Mill Organic Quinoa

About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of a dozen books about food and home design. She has been blogging about simplicity and sustainable living since 2006.

Finding Joy on a Cheerios Box

If you’re one of the nine in ten Americans who favor labeling of genetically modified foods, you’ll understand my surprise and delight this morning when I poured a bowl of Cheerios.

Right there on the side label in bold type were these lovely words:

I . . . → Read More: Finding Joy on a Cheerios Box

About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of a dozen books about food and home design. She has been blogging about simplicity and sustainable living since 2006.

Pine Needles for Mulch and a Garden Experiment

I recently had the opportunity to speak with David Salman, Founder & Chief Horticulturist of High Country Gardens, for a short gardening article I wrote for Sunset. Being the opportunist that I am, I couldn’t resist asking him an off-topic question about my own garden. “What do you . . . → Read More: Pine Needles for Mulch and a Garden Experiment

About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of a dozen books about food and home design. She has been blogging about simplicity and sustainable living since 2006.

Pine Mouth, the Surprising Source of a Metallic Taste in my Mouth

One morning in 2013, I took the first sip of my morning coffee and almost died. The coffee tasted like turpentine, no kidding! I poured the pot down the drain, made another fresh pot, and was puzzled when it was just as bad. Since I was preparing it with the same just-ground coffee . . . → Read More: Pine Mouth, the Surprising Source of a Metallic Taste in my Mouth

About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of a dozen books about food and home design. She has been blogging about simplicity and sustainable living since 2006.

Roast Your Own Red Peppers for Better Flavor and Less Money

Roasted red peppers are a versatile and flavorful ingredient that I love to use in everything from pasta to pizza to scrambled eggs. They make a simple appetizer served with a soft, creamy cheese and crackers. The little jars are expensive, though, and you can’t beat the flavor . . . → Read More: Roast Your Own Red Peppers for Better Flavor and Less Money

About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of a dozen books about food and home design. She has been blogging about simplicity and sustainable living since 2006.