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Soy Balsamic Slow Cooker Chicken
Soy Balsamic Slow Cooker Chicken

The ingredients must have come to me in my sleep. The more I use my slow cooker, the more I love it.

Cedar Planked Salmon with Cayenne Lime Butter

Cedar Planked Salmon with Cayenne Lime Butter

This salmon is so delicious on it's own. I decided to cedar plank the salmon on the grill, and drizzle it with some cayenne lime butter.

Slow Cooker Chipotle Chicken Tacos
Slow Cooker Chipotle Chicken Tacos

After having a bite of the Chipotle Chicken Tacos my coworker brought for lunch a couple of weeks ago, this was my dinner two days later.

Avocado Chicken Salad Sandwich
Avocado Chicken Salad Sandwich

If you know me you know I am a sucker for avocado and chipotle. I used a rotisserie chicken so it's super easy to make.

Egg, Prosciutto & Tomato Muffins
Sriracha Meatballs

I'm a big fan of savory muffins. These are pretty much mini omelettes in a cup. They are perfect for weekend brunch, and even better to make ahead for the week and then pop them in the microwave.

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Quinoa Salad with Summer Veggies and Pine Nuts

Quinoa Salad with Summer Veggies

I'm soaking up all of the summer veggies while I can. Just like I'm soaking up the sunny weather we're having...the locals have put a FEAR into me of a rainy Seattle Fall, Winter & Spring. We ventured out kayaking on Lake Union yesterday and took our bikes out on the Burke Gilman Trail for a nice ride today and it was beautiful out. But the crisp, cooler air this evening is feeling like Fall. Say it ain't so! I'm hoping Seattle will have a few more nice Summer weekends to offer.

In addition to loving the summer veggies that are arriving in my CSA, I'm completely obsessed with

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Sugar Snap Peas with Crushed Red Pepper

Sugar Snap Peas with Crushed Red Pepper

I had family visiting a couple of weeks ago and the plan was to make these Curried Mussels for dinner. If you like mussels, you have to try that recipe, it's amazing!

I was at a loss of what to make as a side dish...besides the obvious frites and a loaf of French bread to soak up the sauce. Those are both a must. I threw out the question of what vegetable to make as a side on Facebook, and Emily from Cozumel Chef was to the rescue! Her recommendation was a little butter or good olive oil, snap peas & crushed red pepper. It was super simple, quick and the perfect side. I added a little ginger and garlic. My only regret was only getting one pound of Snap Peas instead of two.

Before we get onto the recipe, we need

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Zucchini & Sweet Potato Fritters

Zucchini & Sweet Potato Fritters

Two veggie posts in a row, make that two sweet potato posts...I hope you guys can handle this! I definitely can, especially when it involves two of my favorite vegetables, zucchini and sweet potatoes. 

If you have a garden, I'm sure you are loaded up with zucchinis this time of year. This recipe can help you unload some of them, along with this round up of Zucchini Recipes by Maria over at Two Peas & Their Pod. I don't have a garden, but these fritters made me wish I had one flourishing with zucchinis right now!

I'm not sure what took me so long, but I used

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Sweet Potato Kale Bites

Sweet Potato & Kale Balls

Just try to get past that fancy nail polish of my new KMW hand model and check out these balls of sweet potato, kale & black beans!

If you're KMW follower you have probably realized that I love Sweet Potatoes. Definitely one of my favorite sides or vegetable to incorporate into a main dish...they're healthy and tasty!

When I saw these Sweet Potato Kale Bites up on Gina's Blog, I knew I wanted to give them a try. I'm still a newbie to this whole kale scene, but I love Sweet Potatoes & Black Beans so I figured I'd give these a go and I'm very happy I did. Definitely check out Gina's blog, I'm always impressed how she comes up with healthy recipes, that also seem very satisfying.

I brought these bites to the barbecue where I made this Serrano Spinach Macaroni & Cheese. They went over really well and were a great veggie option to bring. 

The recipe

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Grilled Asparagus & Goat Cheese Polenta Cakes


Hopefully you guys didn't miss me too much and you were as entertained with Mr. KMW's post as I was. I had no idea that he had this up his sleeve, and when I happened to see it pop into my newsfeed I was happily surprised.

I was away on business last week, and spent my days at the LA Convention center in Video Game insanity at E3 (a video game conference). 




After an exhausting week, I took the train out to the burbs where my brother and sister-in-law live and spent the weekend getting some fun in with my nephews. They're pretty awesome kids. 

Monkey in the Middle was involved.


Monkey in the Middle


Along with some pool side lounging.


Pool time


Now onto the food!


Grilled Asparagus & Goat Cheese Polenta Cakes

As I'm getting back into the groove, I'm starting off with a simple recipe. With Asparagus in season I thought it would be perfect timing for

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