Easy Recipe: Early Girl Tomato & Avocado Salad

Diane Sanfilippo 21DSD, Soups & Salads 4 Comments

Now these are tomatoes! I grew up not enjoying the flavor of tomatoes other than in ketchup or tomato sauce. I had only ever tasted a conventional, large, light-ish red in color tomato. I always thought they were slimy and sort of flavorless when they were raw and sliced up. Even in a tomato salad, the flavor and texture of …

Kale Chips| Balanced Bites

Easy Recipe: Baked Kale Chips

Diane Sanfilippo 21DSD, Snacks 19 Comments

I think I overdosed on kale today. I guess it could be worse, but I FINALLY made baked kale chips for the first time and am SO in love. I can’t believe I waited this long into my love affair with kale to prepare it this way. Now that I have, I’ll be making it very, very often. Here’s my …

Olive Oil Mayo| Balanced Bites

Easy Recipe: Homemade Olive Oil Mayonnaise

Diane Sanfilippo 21DSD, Basics, Dressings 6 Comments

Yes, I made this mayo at 7:45am on Easter Sunday. I wanted to be able to bring deviled eggs to the “dinner” I’m attending but I don’t keep mayo in the house. It’s an ingredient people take for granted as it exists on a grocery store shelf. Mayo can be a real, whole food. Its simple to make and only …