Ceramics by Orly and Shakshuka {a classic Israeli breakfast}

{To go straight to Shashuka, click here.}

A person could probably look around my home and think Orly Pittel of Ceramics by Orlythat I just might love vintage, and I do!  But I love anything handmade even more.  Etsy has been my go-to sight for almost everything in my life over the past 5 years.  I’ve shopped there for holiday and birthday gifts, wedding decor, and baby items.  But one of the coolest things to come from my relationship with Etsy, is my friendship with this lovely lady, Orly Pittel.

Orly makes the most beautiful and whimsical ceramics that are perfect for so many occasions {home and wedding decor and jewelry}.  For our wedding, we ordered a cake topper and a ring bearer bowl and Orly sent along some really fun charms that live in my favorite houseplants.  See all of the amazing items that Orly makes by hand on her website here.  She’s also got a really convenient Etsy shop here.

Ceramics by Orly

Orly is from Israel and despite the distance, anything she packages always arrives in perfect shape and in a timely fashion.  She surprised me this past summer by making us some gorgeous ceramic letters that spell out our baby girl’s name!  Honestly, there is nothing this woman can’t make.  Check out her sites for some amazing gift ideas and a few lovely things for yourself!

Ceramics by Orly

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In honor of Orly and doing this post on her beautiful creations, Justin and I decided to make a delicious Israeli dish.  Shakshuka is a dish of eggs poached in a sauce of tomatoes, chili peppers, onions, and often spiced with cumin.  It’s traditionally served up in a cast iron pan with bread to mop up the sauce {the yummy, oh-so-delicious sauce}.  We loved this dish and can’t wait to make it again!

Shakshuka {classic Israeli breakfast}
Click HERE for the recipe!

Shakshuka {classic Iraeli breakfast} from UnrulyBliss.com

Shakshuka {classic Iraeli breakfast} from UnrulyBliss.com

Shakshuka {classic Ireali breakfast} from UnrulyBliss.com

Shakshuka {classic Iraeli breakfast} from UnrulyBliss.com

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Chorizo and Chicken Stew with Avocado Crema

I have a lot of cookbooks {don’t we all?}.  Not so many that they’re not all stored in one cupboard, but just enough that I could go years without having to look up a recipe online.  And despite having plenty of these treasured tomes…sometimes…I just need another.  Yes, need.

So I was on Amazon a few weeks ago {buying the best – and cheapest – toy ever for my 4 month old} when the cookbook hankering kicked in.  Williams-Sonoma has never let me down so I decided to see what was out there.  My goodness golly do they have dozens of delicious cookbooks that I would just love to get my grubby little hands on!  I think I added about 7 of them to my Wishlist and decided to go for Soup of the Day, 365 Recipes for Every Day of the Year.

Fall has swooped in fast and I am more than ready to get my soup on.  Justin and I couldn’t decide which one to try first, so we decided to make whatever soup was marked for the day we were making it {gee – what an idea!}.  September 23rd had a delicious picture of “Chorizo and Chicken Stew with Avocado Crema” and I was delighted!  Even more so when the soup tasted just as amazing as it looked!  Go on…buy the book.  Or make this soup.  Then buy the book.  Happy Fall Y’all!

***Congratulations to Betsy!  She’s won herself a fantastic Labrador tote!

Chorizo and Chicken Stew with Avocado Crem
Click HERE for the recipe!

Chorizo and Chicken Stew with Avocado Crema from UnrulyBliss.com

Chorizo and Chicken Stew with Avocado Crema from UnrulyBliss.com

Chorizo and Chicken Stew with Avocado Crema from UnrulyBliss.com

 

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Potatoes Bravas with Lemon Garlic Aioli

Over this past summer, Justin and I kept making an avocado relish that tasted delicious on almost anything {more on the relish another day}.  I particularly loved it on top of a Spanish rubbed steak but I was struggling with what side to make to accompany the steak.  So I came across these potatoes one day after I’d googled {is ‘googled’ part of the dictionary yet?} “spanish side dishes” and I loved that they seemed so easy to make!  I had all of the ingredients on hand and being a sauce girl at heart, this recipe totally won me over.  We’ve made these potatoes so many times now, and not just for dinner!  I topped the potatoes with some seasoned scrambled eggs and served them for breakfast with the aioli on top and they were a major hit!

Potatoes Bravas with Lemon Garlic Aioli {Patatas Bravas}
Click HERE for the recipe!

Potatoes Bravas with Lemon Garlic Aioli from UnrulyBliss.com

Potatoes Bravas with Lemon Garlic Aioli from UnrulyBliss.com

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Giveaway from Dog City & Co.!

Frankie from UnrulyBliss.comAnyone who knows me at all, knows that I have two babies, one human and one canine.  The human one is adorable and super fun, but today I’m going to talk about the canine one.  Frankie is my first true “furbaby love” and the most wonderful pup I’ve ever known.  He doesn’t do any particularly cool or amazing tricks and he certainly isn’t going to win a swimming contest anytime soon, but this dog loves me unconditionally, and that sorta blows my mind.  Frankie is a Boston Terrier and I tend to be obsessed with anything BT related.

So a few months ago I pinned an awesome pillow with a text outline of a Boston Terrier on it {to my All Things Boston Terrier” board} and the company that made the pillow saw it!  {How cool is that?!?!}

Dog City & Co.

The company is called Dog City & Co. and they have some really, really cool things for sale on their site.  They’ve created an original line of fun and creative products for pet lovers designed by the company’s owner, Niki Crowe.

Hoodies, Tanks, and Tees from Dog City & Co.

What’s really cool is the company is extremely active with canine charities.  They donate a portion of every sale to animal rescues as well as work directly with non-profits to help them raise much needed funds.

Totes, Mugs, iPhones Cases from Dog City & Co.

Dog City & Co. is also committed to staying 100% USA made and they manufacture all of their products in Chicago, IL. using American made materials and eco-friendly inks whenever possible.  They sound exactly like the kind of company I’d like to buy from!  {I’ve already started pinning items from their site to my ‘secret’ Christmas board.}

Prints, Decals, Magnets from Dog City & Co.

Boston Terrier Tote from Dog City & Co.The lovely folks at Dog City & Co. sent me this super fantastic tote with a Boston Terrier on it and I absolutely love it!  It’s a great size at 15″x15″ with a 4″ wide bottom that is flat, much better than those 2 sided totes with no bottom.  I haven’t been much of a backpack girl since high school so this tote has been perfect for carrying my lunch and books in to work!

The great news is, I’m not the only lucky one to get one of these bad boys!  You can have one too {for FREE}!  All you need to do is head over to Dog City & Co. and check out the different breed options they offer {and while you’re at it…snoop around for a little early holiday shopping}.

Leave a comment below {click “comments” at the bottom of this post or in the Leave a Message box} with what breed you’d like and we’ll choose a random winner on Friday, October 4th! 

Have a great week and don’t forget to give your pooch a smooch!

Dog City & Co Giveaway at UnrulyBliss.com

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Crusted Salmon with Honey Mustard Sauce

Here is another dish that’s great for a weeknight meal.  Justin made this in under 30 minutes flat!  It’s not exactly healthy since the sauce is mainly butter, but it sure is tasty!  {Try to always purchase wild salmon over farm raised.  Here are two great articles on why: long article / short article.}

Crusted Salmon with Honey Mustard Sauce
Click HERE for the recipe!

{Click HERE for the Honey Roasted Brussels Sprouts}

Crusted Salmon with Honey Mustard Sauce from UnrulyBliss.com

Crusted Salmon with Honey Mustard Sauce from UnrulyBliss.com

Crusted Salmon with Honey Mustard Sauce from UnrulyBliss.com

 

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