Chicken salad is so underrated. I only make it when there’s a potluck or a picnic because it’s so portable, but every time i do, i’m always reminded of how tasty it is...This turned out to be a tasty, hearty meal full of healthy fat and protein that was so easy to make (only 3 steps in the instructions!). And it’s naturally gluten-free and dairy-free without having to substitute anything which i always appreciate! [Read more]...more

Cranberry Pecan Breakfast Cookies

Oatmeal, flax, pecans, and lightly sweetened dried cranberries come together to create the perfect breakfast for those mornings when you're on the go. I'm a big fan of loaded bowls of oatmeal in the morning but sometimes there just isn't time!! Enter this gorgeous nugget of whole grain goodness. Everything you love about a bowl of oatmeal in cookie form. ...more

The lateral thinking

When I was a child, one day the washer had broken down. A sweater got stuck between the washing machine drum and the structure. We could not get  the sweater. My mother was angry, was left without washing machine and with  three children. From my child's mind wanted to help my mother, so I tried to fix the washer   without my mother even noticing.  ...more

Gluten-free: Healthful or Simply Another Trend? (Part 1)

Health trends have come and gone for a long time and can leave many of us pausing for a moment to consider whether a recommendation is truly healthful or simply another fad.  Having a sound understanding of nutritional science and how to nourish your body for long-term health is essential in order to weed through the endless information.  Don't worry, there's no need to be a trained expert.  Simply striving to be a thoughtful and informed consumer will have you on the right trajectory....more

What's Cooking | Chicken Kabobs

Chicken kabobs have a been a staple in this family for quite some time now.  Even back when Joe and I were dating and both living in the Chicago area, we would hang out and make Sunday night meals together.  This recipes showed up in the Sunday night rotation a lot.  It's so simple to throw together, but the flavor makes it seem like you spent so much time hassling over it!   ...more

Never Buy Store Bought Tomato Sauce Again!

I have been waiting all summer for these beauties to arrive in my garden.They make the best tomato sauce.  If you can't find San Marzano tomatoes, use any other kind of farmer's market tomatoes, they will all work....more

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 balancingcinderella.blogspot.com Follow me on Twitter @balcinrecipes...more

Meatless Monday ~ Greek Salad

One of my favorite salads this summer has been Greek salad. This light, crisp and cool salad will make you forget how hot it is outside. I cannot get enough of it!...more

Healthy Cauliflower Crust Pizza Is Cheesy, Delicious Magic

Fresh cauliflower, ground flax, sautéed onions and a savory array of spices come together to create a delicious and unique low-carb, high-fiber pizza crust. ...more