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Bacon Fennel Hash

Fennel is so hot right now. Oh wait. Maybe its just me... in my condo at 7 PM and its at least 90 degrees.  OH HAY SUMMER! This summer is going to be a challenge in our 3rd floor, vaulted ceiling, death trap of an oven we call our home.…
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Caramelized Onion & Bacon Compote on Sweet Potato Crostini

I am always looking for a good appetizer for dinner parties.  You need something that will WOW guests and also be able to sit out at room temperature.  It is surprising how hard it is find good room temp apps that aren't dips or chips!…
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Pineapple BBQ Chicken Skewers

Can you tell I love grilling season yet?  I think the main reason I like to camp is because you grill EVERYTHING.  It's the best excuse to sit outside, cook, drink and talk!  The hubs and I are going camping with my sis, her hub and my…
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Pineapple Salsa

This simple Pineapple Salsa is a perfect healthy topping on tacos or pulled pork but I love it by the spoonful or chipful too!
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Curry Thai Turkey Meatballs

The time has finally come!! I have made these a few times and once posted the recipe on my snap chat (kelsmcgins), but for some reason hadn't posted it here!  When I decided to make Zucchini Pad Thai I thought these bad boys would go perfectly…
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Sweet Potato Toast: 3 Ways

Can you tell I love sweet potatoes? Between my Breakfast Sweet Potat-"Oats" and my Caramelized Onion & Kale Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes, It seems I find a way to work them into this blog once a week! A couple of weeks ago I woke…
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Tarragon Roasted Potato & Carrot Salad

When I think of bringing a side dish to any event, my first thought is, potato salad!  This is both because it is always a crowd pleaser and you can make it the day before!  I also have found that roasting the potatoes in a potato salad…
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Fresh Apple Salad with Cinnamon Tahini Drizzle

Oh happy salad days are ahead of us!!  And you know what else is ahead of us? ALL OF THE TAHINI! I have a slight obsession with tahini these days.  It was the perfect topping to my Paleo Balance Bowl and had made many an appearance…
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Asian Stir-Fry Frittata

You guys.  I have some pretty exciting news.  I got a new camera lens!! I have had my eyes on a 50mm lens for awhile now and my birthday was a perfect occasion to ask for it!  This frittata was the first thing I shot with it and I still…
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Whole 30 Cinco De Mayo Recipes

Cinco De Mayo is around the corner!!!  I love celebrating holidays with food because... is there really any other way?? When you are on a program like Whole 30 and don't get to indulge in a margarita, cinco de mayo is all about the spices,…
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Blood Orange Marinated Chicken

Right when daylight savings hits and it starts to stay light out until 7:30, I somehow get WAY more energy after work than I do during the winter months.  Then April hits Southern California and it’s not only light out after work, but it’s…
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Asian Turkey Meatballs w/ Whole 30 Teriyaki

THE TIME HAS COME!! I have posted my Asian Turkey Meatballs on instagram a few times.  I love them for week nights because they are so simple to whip together and go perrrrfectly with Cauliflower Fried Rice! I can't take full responsibility…