Cranberry Pecan Chicken Salad Sandwiches

This looks seriously amazing… and that Kirland’s Chicken from Costco is THE BEST! My Mediterranean Vixens… you can swap out the gluten free bread for whole grain if you wish. Great Post!

Cooking with a Wallflower

Creamy shredded chicken with sweet dried cranberries, crunchy celery, and chopped pecan in every bite. Simple to make and healthy, this tasty chicken salad can be a quick afternoon snack or meal.

Cranberry Pecan Chicken Salad Sandwiches | Cooking with a Wallflower

Yup! That’s right! I have another quick and easy recipe for you! And if you’re on a gluten free diet, this will be totally perfect for you too =)

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“O” is for…”olive juice”

Olives are amazing… And are completely Mediterranean Lifestyle friendly! Great post… Yum!

beauty & the butcher

Ever notice that if you mouth the words “olive juice” to someone, they will also read “I love you” on your lips? Its a pretty common thing among family members and little kids. Well, today I decided to make my own design with the phrase. I was hoping you could read “olive juice” and get what I was saying right away. Besides, olives make everything better…mmm. (Black olives, more specifically, are my favorite; as a kid I would put them on all 10 fingers and pop them into my mouth one by one. To this day I still do that and even my father in law, when he makes the salad and adds olives, always leaves a few in the can and slides it over to me real covert like.) Green olives are ok too, especially in Spanish rice! Here’s a little recipe I like to make for a quick…

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Whole Grain Artisan Bead + Olive Oil = Heaven

Baked Heaven and Golden Goodness in a dish.

Baked Heaven and Golden Goodness in a dish.

Um, whole grain artisan bread is amazing.  I don’t mean silly, whole grain or whole wheat bread that Sara Lee or Arnold makes (although Arnold makes an excellent whole wheat sandwich bread…), I mean delicious, flavorful, maybe-it-has-some-nuts-in-it, whole grain artisan bread from a bakery– or your local supermarket bakery.  There is nothing more delicious.  If you have ever been to Carrabba’s, you can sympathize with my obsession with amazingly seasoned olive oil and some warm bread to dip into it.

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The Allure of Being a Mediterranean Vixen

Follow this Pyramid to become Vixenized (Yes, I made that word up, too).

Follow this Pyramid to become Vixenized (Yes, I made that word up, too).

The Mediterranean Diet is extremely appealing to me.  It contains all of my favorite foods and still boasts to be a healthy life style.  I am a gigantic fan of whole grain bread.  I love it.  I love it dipped in olive oil with all kinds of spices, I love it drizzled with balsamic vinegar and I love it alone.  I also love olives, fresh vegetables and a good salad with some feta cheese.  I love Friday nights cozied (made that word up) up with a nice glass of wine and I love the occasional slice of cheesecake or strawberry dipped in chocolate.

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