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About swellkid recipes

I am a mother of two boys, a wife, a 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 with my Canon Digital Rebel XT. No filters or Photoshop, usually natural light on my kitchen table. My motto is, if I can do it, you can do it!

Instant Pot Cream of Tomato Soup

I am new to the Instant Pot craze and have really enjoyed using it so far.  If you haven’t heard of Instant Pot, it is basically an electric, programmable pressure cooker.  If you do a lot of cooking, especially with … Continue reading

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Grilled Make-Your-Own Pita Pizza

Get your family in on the cooking with these easy make-your-own pizzas.  Start with store-bought whole pitas, naan, or flatbreads.  I love Greek pita because it’s soft and pillowy and grills up nicely without getting too crunchy.  We used Pomi … Continue reading

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Kale and Blueberry Super Salad

Originally posted on swellkid:
My husband was eating a deli salad from Safeway a few days ago and liked it so much he took a picture of it and texted it to me.  This is a pretty rare occurrence, and…

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Easy Potato and Fennel Soup with Parsley Pistou

This hearty and homey soup is super rich and creamy, even though it’s completely dairy free. Even better, it’s quick enough to make on a weeknight! The pistou adds a little spicy brightness. Serves 4 to 6 3 T. olive … Continue reading

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Make-Ahead Veggie Strata

I love to have people over for brunch. I am in favor of any event that gives me an excuse to drink champagne during daylight hours.  What I don’t love is getting up early to cook, so I like to … Continue reading

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Maple Glazed Squash with Figs and Pomegranate

I don’t know very many people who look forward to the sweet potato dish on the table at Thanksgiving. Maybe it’s because I grew up in Pacific Northwest? Maybe we don’t know how to treat sweet potatoes the way they … Continue reading

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Apple Cider and Fennel Brined Turkey

Brining is my favorite way to ensure a flavorful and juicy turkey.  This year I decided to go with a new-to-me idea of using apple cider and fennel in the brine.  The cider really enhances the natural sweetness in the … Continue reading

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