Fresh Fig & Pear Salad

"Toss this together for an impressive, delicious and healthy salad!" If you're like me, salads always seem to taste better when someone else makes them. Although I can't pop over to your home and deliver this fabulous salad, specially made just for you; I can assure you that is will taste like I did (if not better)!   Check out my other fabulous salads and recipes at Follow me on Twitter @balcinrecipes...more

Gluten-free & vegan chocolate doughnuts

One of the things I've missed most ever since I had to go gluten-free is doughnuts.  They're one of my favorite breakfast treats and hold so much nostalgia as I used to go out with my Grandpa and pick up a dozen on the weekends. There isn't much to offer in the gluten-free doughnut market.  They're either overpriced, sub par, or both often leaving me questioning where have all the good gluten-free pasties gone?...more

Gluten Free Almond Crusted Chicken

This chicken dish is a tasty alternative to a fast food options, adding fiber, magnesium and vitamin E.  Plus, it is a great gluten free option that is similar to traditional breading.Yields:  2-4 servings   Prep Time:  15 minutes       Total Time:  45 minutesIngredients...more

Black Bean & Avocado Brownies

Yields:  12-16 servings   Prep Time:  10 minutes       Total Time:  50 minutes (plus cooling)...more

Macadamia Crusted Haddock


Easy 5-ingredient Glazed, Spiced Pecans!

I recently took my grandfather grocery shopping and while we were perusing the aisles and loading up on eggs and his favorite strawberry jam, I came across a bag of glazed pecans....more

Kickin' Chick'n

If a chicken carcass could get up and dance, this would be it. Tender, flavorful, and brimming with attitude, Kickin' Chick'n is rockin' the house! ...more

Meatless Monday: Herb Roasted Potatoes, Kohlrabi and Radishes with a Fennel Butter Sauce

Happy Monday!!!  Today's Meatless Monday recipe features herb roasted potatoes, kolrabi and radishes with a fennel butter sauce....more

Asian Inspired Radish, Cucumber and Celery Salad

Today's Asian inspired radish, cucumber and celery salad is just fitting for the hot temperatures we've been experiencing here in NYC.  It is a truly light and refreshing salad that can easily be served for lunch.   You will notice that my recent recipes have radishes....more

Summer Vegetable Salad with Creamy Roasted Garlic Dressing

Summer and salads just seem to go together so well, don't they?  It's the time of year we anxiously await those fresh crispy vegetables and ripe, juicy fruits.  This summer vegetable salad with creamy roasted garlic dressing embodies just that....more