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About swellkid recipes

I am a mother of two boys, a wife, a 1st grade teacher, and an avid home cook. These recipes are written, tested and created or adapted by me in my home kitchen. All photos were taken by me unless otherwise noted. My motto is, if I can do it, you can do it!

Farro Tabouli

I love this salad for hot summer evenings when you don’t want to turn on the oven.  You can make this salad a day ahead and let it sit in the fridge until you need it. It’s great cold or … Continue reading

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Basil Whiskey Soda

Basil and whiskey go together surprisingly well! This basil simple syrup is easy to make and is a great addition to a gin and tonic or even a glass of bubbles. I like Irish whiskey for its drinkability, my favorite … Continue reading

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Slavic Slaw with Paprika Vinaigrette

My husband loves cabbage.  Weird I know.  Who loves cabbage? “Like” cabbage, yes.  “Enjoy” cabbage, sure. Love it? He also happens to love root vegetables like turnips and radishes, so when I came across this salad in Food and Wine … Continue reading

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Easy Coconut Lime Sorbet

I had most of a can of coconut milk sitting in the fridge, begging to be used up.  20 minutes later, sorbet! Serves 4 1 1/2 C. full fat coconut milk, cold (stick it in the fridge for a couple … Continue reading

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The Quickest Weeknight Chicken

This is my quickest (15 minutes tops) weeknight chicken recipe.  I keep boneless, skinless chicken breasts in the freezer so that with a little veggie, I can always make a healthy, fast dinner with little to no planning.  You can … Continue reading

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Coconut Vinaigrette

This dressing is at once both tart and rich.  Creamy and mellow, bright and tangy, all at the same time!  I served it over butter lettuce and it was heaven.  This is a perfect salad to serve alongside an Asian … Continue reading

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Cucumber Gazpacho With Shrimp and Mint Oil

  This is so creamy you would swear it’s full of dairy, but (as long as you don’t pop a shrimp on top) it’s completely vegan.  Cool, crisp and slightly sweet, this is the perfect starter to any summer meal. … Continue reading

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Betty Draper’s Rumaki

Betty seems to love Rumaki. Last Night’s episode (705 The Runaways) marks the second time on Mad Men that she serves it to guests, this time at a progressive dinner party, where the guests have a different course at each … Continue reading

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Baked Eggs and Greens

Tomorrow is Mother’s Day.  When I was a kid I desperately wanted to make my mother breakfast in bed.  I didn’t really know how to cook, but I just really liked the idea of carrying a tray with breakfast to … Continue reading

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Breakfast To Go: Overnight Fridge Oatmeal

   This is one of those ideas that’s been floating around Pinterest a lot lately.  I decided to give it a whirl, mainly because I tend to forget to eat breakfast, or I grab some protein bar on the way … Continue reading

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