I have always been a proponent of having a minimalist décor and not collecting material items over the years. I like my house to be clean, organized, with zero clutter. And because I know things are not always going to be perfect, that is exactly why I try to avoid owning too much stuff so that life can be easier to handle when times get crazy, cause they will.
I try to live a simple life not only regarding house stuff but how I manage my every day and how this translates to my happiness. Simplifying one’s life is ironically enough, a complicated task in itself. First of all, simple has a different meaning to different people. Making changes will vary from person to person as it will depend on what you see as essential and what brings value to you.
For me it all starts with our attitude. Our attitude towards external influences will determine how chaotic or peaceful our life is. If we look inside and find ways of making things simple starting by ourselves, what decisions we make and how we react to circumstances then, we will be off to a better start.
Today, we are starting the second month of the year and I wanted to use this post to remind myself of one of my 2013 personal resolutions, which is to prioritize and simplify so I can spend more time doing the things that matter the most to me.
If like me, you want to cut down the things that may take more time but still get value from your actions then I have the perfect dip for you for tomorrow’s Super Bowl party. There is no need to make a 7 layer dip or take hours making something from scratch. Just look for ready-to-eat ingredients in your grocery store. In this case I am using olives, feta cheese and roasted tomatoes. Combine them all in one dish, bake them and you will have a 3 ingredients dip that will score you more points.
Chop up some roasted tomatoes and kalamata olives which are sold fresh and marinated in your grocery store or in jars.
Cut some pita pockets into triangles to bake them and have instant pita chips.
Mix the crumbled feta with the chopped olives and tomatoes in a baked safe container. Bake for 25 minutes on a 350 degrees oven and there you have it! Baked Feta Mediterranean Dip.
The pita chips are the perfect option to scoop this dip out.
Baked Feta Mediterranean Dip
12 oz feta cheese
4 oz oil-cured pitted kalamata olives
4 oz roasted tomatoes
Crumble feta, chop tomatoes and chop olives.
Combine feta, tomatoes and olives in a medium baking dish
Bake on center of oven for 25 minutes at 350
Buy fresh pita pockets, open them up, cut them in triangles and bake them in the oven at 350 for 5 to 10 minutes until golden brown and you will have instant pita chips!
Disclaimer: inspired by Wegmans