Funny Food Captions for Instagram: Spice Up Your Feed with Humor!

Funny Food Captions for Instagram: Spice Up Your Feed with Humor!

In the realm of Instagram, where a picture is worth a thousand words, your caption is the cherry on top that can transform a simple food photo into a feast of chuckles for your followers. Think of your caption as the secret sauce, adding flavor to your visual meal that might otherwise blend into the…

Recipe Roundup: May and Early June Edition
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Recipe Roundup: May and Early June Edition

This morning I heard a story on NPR about this guy who realized that he was living a very comfortable, happy life but that one day he realized that his whole life was being lived in a bubble, so he decided that he was going to break out of the bubble by attending randomly selected,…

Recipe Roundup: April Edition
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Recipe Roundup: April Edition

This month is kind of a wacky month for my recipe roundup because three of these recipes come from one cookbook: Ottolenghi’s Jerusalem: A Cookbook*. I have a complicated relationship with this cookbook. I love it because everything that I make from it comes out so well, the pictures are beyond beautiful, and the recipes…

5 Ways To Stretch a Meal and Save Money
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5 Ways To Stretch a Meal and Save Money

My oldest son is turning nine (!!) this week and over the past couple of months my husband and I have started to notice a pattern: sometimes there isn’t enough food on the dinner table. We haven’t yet reached the run-to-the-fridge-to-scrounge-up-more-food levels yet, but we have definitely hit the oh-no-there-won’t-be-enough-leftovers-for-lunch-tomorrow levels. The amount that I…

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Breaking Bread in a Modern World

This week I had the amazing opportunity to go to the new National Museum of African American History and Culture with my 8-year-old’s 3rd and 4th grade class. It was a powerful experience in many ways and brought many emotions to the surface for all of us—sadness, pain, anger, joy, and hope. After touring the…

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2016 Round-Up: Best Recipes and Posts to Inspire and Feed You

The end of year is often a great time to take stock of what we have learned and how we have grown and changed. This year has been a big one for The Balanced Kitchen and I am so grateful to all of you for joining me on this journey to make cooking simple and delicious! In an effort…

Baked Egg Rolls with Peanut Dipping Sauce
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Baked Egg Rolls with Peanut Dipping Sauce

This week I have something new to share with you! I was recently accepted into a really special community of food bloggers called Recipe Redux. Each month we are assigned a theme or challenge around which we have to create a new recipe. I am so excited to be a part of this community and…

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Bare Minimum Cooking: 3 Tricks for Easy Meals During Busy Times

Over the past few days I have been having a lot of conversations with people about how overwhelmed they are feeling. I have come to think that for many of us September is a month of unexpected overwhelm. Here’s my best guess as to why September can be so brutal: for many of us September…