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Hello Friends and Happy Fri-Yay!

Is your palate stuck in a rut…do you find yourself always ordering the same foods…pizza, cheese steaks or Chinese takeout?  Do you want something different while supporting a new local business, then I suggest you try Swahili Kitchen on Main Street in Middletown.

Swahili Kitchen specializes in East African cuisine, specifically recipes from Tanzania, and although the menu is new it’s actually the second part of Manhattan Bagel, also owned by Rishen Patel and his wife Heeral.

The concept of adding a different offering in an already thriving breakfast business was a great idea, Rishen stated that after 2 p.m. no one was coming in to buy bagels so he decided to offer his native foods.  In Middletown you can find every type of food except African style which is what motivated the Patels to open Swahili Kitchen.

On Sunday, hubby and I stopped in and decided to try the chicken and beef items from the promotional menu, which also included Pork Kebabs, but you know we don’t eat pork.  If you like mildly spicy foods you will definitely enjoy the Chicken dishes, especially the marinated leg quarters called Sekela.  There was just the right balance of seasoning including curry and the chips weren’t soggy even with the veggie topping.  The promotional prices, currently $5 and under were very reasonable considering the portion sizes which were more than enough for leftovers.

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The Chicken Mishkaki is listed as being served on a skewer, but since we had take out it was simply placed in a Styrofoam container.  The Tamarind Sauce was a perfect compliment to this dish of very tender chicken cubes, potatoes, green peppers and onions slices.

What are called “chips” in Africa are actually what we call “fries”, and they are topped with a veggie mix of shredded carrots, cabbage and red onions and a perfect blend of spices.

Chicken Pili Pili is a spicy BBQ leg quarter served with white rice and coleslaw

Dinner was excellent and the side sauce added just the right amount of “fire” for me!

So this weekend if you are in the mood for something different head over to Swahili Kitchen which is located at 400 W. Main St. and their hours of operation are 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday (closed Monday)

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Hello Friends and Happy Fri-Yay!

My sons are continuing their quest to “eat me out of house and home” and the foods that I featured in the Summer Snacks post are not filling enough!  During a recent shopping trip to Shoprite I came across two items that may keep them satisfied until dinner!

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Philly’s Best Steak Co., Inc. Halal Lamb Sandwich Slices

They can make cheesesteaks, Gyro’s, Stir Fry or I can use them to make Moroccan Lamb Couscous.  These steak sandwiches are also available in Halal Beef and Chicken.

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Perdue Sweet Italian Chicken Sausages

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They can boil, pan fry or throw these sausages on the grill to make a hoagie, a wrap or simply eat them with eggs and grits for breakfast.

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Add a salad with black olives, goat cheese, mixed greens and cucumbers and they should be alright until dinner!

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The search continues for more in-between-meal snacks for my mini-men – any suggestions?

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Have a fantabulous day!

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Hello Friends and Happy Friday Eve!

Before I begin, I want to say that I am thankful for my Bloggy friends, for their kind words and understanding of yesterday’s post it was truly a blessing – THANK YOU!  Life is so precious and fleeting that we should all stay focused on the positive, spreading kindness and love as we are more alike than most would care to admit.

Now today is a brand new day and mine started with a Green Smoothie made with spinach, almond rice milk and a banana but I must also have 20 ounces of coffee for the road. I am not a coffee snob nor a Starbucks drinker and have purchased coffee at WAWA, 7-11 and Dunkin Donuts, but the best is my homemade, flavored Java, this morning it was Melitta Hazelnut.

What is your must-have morning beverage?

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20 ounces of Java in my WAWA coffee cup

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Celine Inspired PurseExpressions NYC Purse – Ross // Fioni Peep Toe Shoes – Payless // Bracelets – Flea Market Vendors // Necklace – Payless

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Have a fantabulous afternoon – Smooches!

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Hello Friends and Happy Resurrection Sunday

Wishing You and Yours a Blessed Day!

I was up at 5:30 a.m. but was still late for Sunrise Service because it started at 6:00, why I thought it began at 6:30 is beyond me.  I got there just in time for offering and hymns but most importantly didn’t miss the sermon.  Church service was good and we had several visitors from  local churches and a great breakfast downstairs afterwards.

The weather although dry was cool, wore a cardigan over sleeveless sheath dress.

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Breakfast with my grandmother’s best friend, Christine

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Loved her white cowboy hat from Walmart

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAfter a breakfast of eggs, potatoes, bacon, biscuits and coffee!

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Have a blessed afternoon – Smooches!

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Hello Friends and Happy Saturday, I hope you are having a pleasant day.

I was up early this morning after a late night of house cleaning but it felt good to wake up without chores and the ability to have a leisurely breakfast with my men.  I do however, need to get into my closet to remove the avalanche of clothes currently on the floor.  Today’s outfit is a pair of jeans that were altered to give it a Boho look, which was a DIY project that was posted here in March.

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Top – Rainbow Shop // Belt – closet staple // sandals – gift from Africa // necklace – jewelrymax.net

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Have a great afternoon – Smooches!

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I love smoothies and this week I decided to have one each day as a breakfast meal substitute.  I don’t use measurements, I just put in a few handfuls of greens, fruits, enough liquid for smooth blending and a dash or two of agave.

Monday – Blueberries, Vanilla Rice Milk, Kale, Agave

Tuesday – Banana, Vanilla Rice Milk, Spinach, Agave

Wednesday – Spinach, Kale, BlueBerries, Vanilla Rice Milk, Agave

Thursday – Spinach, BlueBerries, Banana, Vanilla Rice Milk, Truvia, Instant Coffee

Friday – Banana, Spinach, NonFat Vanilla Yogurt, Fresh Mint Leaves, Agave

Walgreens had a great coupon deal this week on eggs and bacon – $.99 each, limit 3. I almost missed it but was able to get there this evening after dinner. All my men are home for the summer and this definitely helped my grocery budget.

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