Romeo & Juliet Couture x Republique

IMG_4614 How cute is this vest? It pairs with anything and gives a final touch to your outfit. It's from a clothing company called Romeo & Juliet Couture. Many other great things are sold at Romeo & Juliet Couture and guess what, they are having a sale this Friday.

Romeo & Juliet Couture is having a sample sale - up to 80% off!

Where: Cooper Design Space

860 S. Los Angeles St., Mezzanin #5 LA, CA, 90014

When: Friday October 30th 9am-4pm

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Vest: Romeo & Juliet Couture

Shoes: Topshop

Glasses: Quay

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Terrine Labor Day BBQ

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Labor Day was coming up and I was able to attend Terrine's all you can eat BBQ! With great ambience, fresh food off the grill and awesome weather, Monday night was a success. For just $35.00 a person excluding drinks & tax, you get to eat an endless amount of delicious food barbecued by Chef Morningstar of Terrine!  The selection was picked carefully and executed perfectly. From pickle brine fried chicken to mac n cheese and a tomato salad, everything paired well together! The flavors of every item had my mouth watering and wanting more and more. Continue reading to see more pictures and view the dishes through the all the day BBQ!

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Hierloom Tomatoes with Cotija Cheese: This was a refreshing and soft part of the heavy, meat filled meal! It worked well with the hot meats and the mac n cheese. This was one of the dishes I kept going back to clear my palette and enjoy a refreshing bite.

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Crispy Potato & Hatch Chile Tacos: This was almost like an empanada and tasted amazing! The potatoes were crispy and also soft on the inside and the crispy taco worked well with the potato. This was also one of my favorites.

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Frito Pie with Texas Chile & Cheese 

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Potato Salad: I am a major fan of potato salad and this was one of the best I've EVER had! It was not a strong mayo taste like some potato salads may have. It was a very light salad, which is rare when potatoes are heavy and the sauce is normally heavy as well. This is definitely a recipe I want to snag. The potatoes were also cooked perfectly which sometimes restaurants may mess up. Overall, the potato salad, mac n cheese & the tomato salad had me coming back for more and more every time I got some meat from the BBQ!

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Swordfish Brochettes with Tomato Salsa 

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Ancient Age Bourbon, Grapefruit, Honey: This was a delicious, sweet but not SO sweet cocktail to go with the delicious BBQ! The grapefruit masked the bourbon but not too much and the honey gave it nice flavor as well.

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Sticky Toffee Cornbread: This was by FAR one of my favorites of the night. The cornbread was moist and full of flavor and then on top there was a gooey sticky toffee! It was sweet and paired PERFECT with the amazing cornbread. It was sweet, sticky and had an amazing taste, I had a lot of these!

Pictured above in the first photo was the Pickle Brine Fried Chicken. I've never in my life had fried chicken like this, and this is on their regular menu. The other items are just special for this occasion but on their day-to-day menu they have the Fried Chicken with Grits! The outside crust was crunchy and had a hint of sour from the pickle that gave it an amazing taste. And then when you bit into it, you taste soft and melt-in-your-mouth chicken. Best of the night!

Thanks Terrine for having me! It was truly a night to remember and I am looking forward to coming back soon!

Pictured below is the whole menu of the night:

Mains

Swordfish Brochettes with tomato salsa

Pickle Brine Fried Chicken

Texas-Style Smoked Beef Brisket

Housemade Hot Links

BBQ Pork Ribs

Crispy Potato & Hatch Chile Tacos

Sides

Frito Pie with Texas chili and cheese

Heirloom Tomatoes and cotija cheese

Squash Salad with feta, red onion, and garlic vinaigrette

Potato Salad

Mac ‘n’ Cheese

Desserts

Sticky Toffee Cornbread

Blondies with pecans

Magic Cookie Bars

Hatchery Unboxing & Recipes

IMG_5545 A Life With Peace has teamed up with Hatchery, an awesome foodie monthly subscription. Starting at $20.00 month you get a tasting box of artisan ingredients that were hand picked by the team at hatchery. If you like the product, you can purchase the full item in the hatchery marketplace!

This company is so inventive and new, bringing awesome up and coming food creators to the scene and exposing them all in one place. The ingredients in the tasting box I received had my mind swirl with ideas! A Life With Peace will be making tons of recipes with these unique ingredients and posting them here and on Instagram at llindseyl. Stay tuned on our youtube channel for a video unboxing as well.

Click "Read More" to find out what's inside this month's box as well as recipes for this month's box! 

After taste testing these ingredients, I was so excited to share all the details about these awesome companies!

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East Shore Specialty Foods, Made in Hartland, WI

Sweet & Tangy Mustard

No added salt, Gluten Gree, HFCS-Free

East Shore Foods

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Just Jan's, Made in Calabasas, CA

Apricot Fruit Spread

All Natural, Non-GMO, Gluten Free, HFCS-Free, Vegetarian, Vegan

Just Jans Jam

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CC Made, Made in Berkeley, CA

Sel Gris Caramel Sauce

All Natural, Gluten Free, HFCS-Free

CC Made

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McClary Bros., Made in Ferndale, MI

Michigan Apple Pie Drinking Vinegar

All Natural

McClary Bros

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Gormegg, Made in New York, NY

Gracefully Greek Gourmet Seasoning

All Natural

Gourmegg

5 Ingredient Unboxing. Recipes below!

RECIPES

SMOKED TURKEY CHOPPED SALAD WITH APRICOT VINAIGRETTE

TOMATO SOUP WITH SWEET & TANGY MUSTARD CROUTONS

Sel Gris Caramel Kahlua Milkshake

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  • 1/3 Cup Milk
  • 3 tsp Caramel
  • 1 t Kahlua
  • 4 scoops Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

Blend, top with whipped cream

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Caramelized Sweet Pita Chips

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  • Take the desired amount of pita and spread one layer of the caramel sauce from CC Made on the pita
  • Put in the oven for 7-9 minutes
  • For some spice, add on some rainbow peppercorns

Chicken and Sautéed Vegetables with Well Dressed Egg Seasoning

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Veggies:

  • 1 box Mushrooms
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper
  • 1 Red Onion
  • 3 Carrots Peeled
  • 1 t of Seasoning
  • 1 t Red Wine
  1. Put oil and onions first, then add mushrooms, carrots and bell pepper and add the seasoning and a splash of red wine
  2. add salt pepper and garlic all through this process

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Chicken Strips:

  • 1 lb Chicken Breast Strips
  • 1/3 dill
  • 1/3 lemon bail
  • 1 tsp garlic/ salt/ pepper/ paprika
  • 1 t olive oil
  • ½ lemon and ½ lemon zest
  1. Place the chicken and all the components above in a dish and mix for the marinade
  2. Heat up a pan with oil and cook your chicken
  3. Serve with vegetables

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The "Piece" We Bring

IMG_1868 So, What IS alifewithpeace.com? alifewithpeace.com is a place where you can go to be reminded of who you are meant to be, a place where you can turn inward into your own truths and allow yourself to look deeply into what it is that truly brings you peace. We are here to encourage you to actively engage in the things you love and the thing that makes your heart sing. We are here to remind you to give yourself permission to be happy. Your purpose is to shine your gifts with the world. Your gifts will never be given outward if you are not at peace inward. Through our book suggestions, writings, recipes, music, meditation techniques and a variety of wonderful tools that you can begin using in your life right now, you will see that you can live a life with peace, even when things around you may not be exactly how you want them at the moment. Peace comes from within and no one can take that from you! DO THE THINGS THAT BRING YOU PEACE AND YOU WILL SEE THAT MORE PEACE WILL FOLLOW!

Much love,

Lindsey & Marlene

The Day of Many Days

great-dream Today is a special day, today is a day filled with many days.

  • It is International Day of Happiness
  • Spring Equinox: First Day of Spring
  • The New Moon
  • The Eclipse
  • The Persian New Year
  • National Ravioli Day

Today is a specifically special and powerful day, a day of manifestation! Your manifestations will come true so keep positive and have an amazing day!