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{new post} Want to make quick summer meals like chicken sandwiches and mixed salads without having to heat up your house? Slow cook a whole chicken in your crock-pot!

My favorite is this Lemon Pepper Chicken Slow Cooker Recipe with plenty of cracked black pepper + fresh lemon to give it an extra bright flavor. The chicken meat turns out so tender with hardly any work on your part (no babysitting the oven) and all the leftovers make meal prep a cinch. 

Recipe: http://www.therisingspoon.com/2015/07/slow-cooker-lemon-pepper-chicken.html

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Yes, please! First order of business in the morning is brush my teeth, drink some water, and fix coffee ASAP. Today I made bulletproof coffee with grass-fed butter, unrefined coconut oil, cinnamon, ginger, allspice & a tablespoon of gelatin! Yes, it tasted good and it gives me my  #mondaymotivation  ! :D
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my soul, my soul ho, I'm dreaming of my soul,
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my soul, O my soul, I just want to make you happy, my soul.
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Definitely going to make this in the near future. I can't get enough of onions and pickled veggies (especially with BBQ this time of year). 
 
Red onion, lime juice, and salt. That's all it takes to make this flashy hot pink pickle that's spectacular on just about anything.

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You're not going to believe how ridiculously quick and easy it is to toss together this flashy hot pink pickle.
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Simple Greek Salad
Is it just me or does it feel like summer arrived on scene like a sledgehammer in the middle of a tea party? Here in Dallas it would have been 100+ degrees every single day starting two months ago, but this year we've been spoiled with a mild winter, an imm...
A healthy and refreshing Greek salad with chunky cucumber and tomato, sliced red onion, feta cheese, kalamata olives, and a garlic infused red wine vinaigrette dressing that only takes minutes to make.
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Slow Cooker Kielbasa Sausage, Potatoes & Veggies
This is one of my new favorite slow cooker recipes with kielbasa sausage, potatoes, mixed veggies, homemade stock, and seasonings! It is super easy and totally comforting.  If you follow my blog's Facebook page , then you know I finally bought a new slow co...
An easy slow cooker recipe with kielbasa sausage, potatoes, veggies, spices, and homemade chicken stock. You can serve it as a stew with the yummy broth or ladle it out with a slotted spoon for a simple and hearty meal any ti...
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Need a coleslaw recipe for a July 4th celebration this weekend that doesn't involve mayonnaise? I've got you covered! 

Red Cabbage Coleslaw with Tangy Apple Cider Vinaigrette

Recipe: http://www.therisingspoon.com/2014/06/red-cabbage-coleslaw-with-tangy-apple.html

#recipe   #recipeoftheday   #foodanddrink   #paleo   #glutenfree   #vegetarian   #vegan   #coleslaw   #realfood  
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Even if you're only doing something you love for 10 minutes a day, MAKE time for it! Life's too short not to enjoy the simple (or not so simple) pleasures each day. 

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Slow Cooker Lemon Pepper Whole Chicken
An easy slow cooker chicken recipe featuring fresh lemons, lemon pepper seasoning, and whole chicken. This is going into my weekly rotation! Love cooking whole chicken recipes in the oven? Time to take a break and let the slow cooker work its magic. Trust m...
One of my favorite easy and healthy slow cooker recipes featuring bright, fresh lemon juice and lemon pepper seasoning. These simple ingredients transform a whole chicken into a delicious meal that'll have you fighting over t...
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Attending my first Quake Con this year, and so far it's been really fun! Here are a few pictures I snapped on my phone from the event so far. Next year I may try the BYOC so I can have an excuse to play computer games for 3 days straight! :)
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The last one they came out with was Quake Live. As someone who doesn't play it often, it's fun to go up against bots, but if you try real life online folks, you'll probably get smoked! Worth it, though. +Karim Phillips 
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{new post} Greek Salad with a Garlic-Infused Red Wine Vinaigrette

This flavor packed salad goes perfectly on top of a bed of greens, paired with grilled meats & veggies, or stuffed into a pita or tortilla! I've eaten it for breakfast, lunch, AND dinner, so it's a winner in my book. Plus, it has a garlic infused dressing which only takes minutes to make.

Recipe: http://www.therisingspoon.com/2015/07/greek-salad.html

Plussers: What's your favorite thing to make with fresh summer tomatoes? I bought these at my local farmers market & they were super ripe! :)

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Stay hydrated while celebrating Independence Day‬ by making your own simple electrolyte drink with real food‬ ingredients! (See recipe below.) 

Coconut Lime Electrolyte Drink

Ingredients
- 2 pinches of sea salt or Himalayan salt (I used this: http://amzn.to/1CaSKr9 - associate link)
- 1/4 tsp of raw honey or real maple syrup 
- 1/2 a lime
- 8 ounces coconut water 
- ice

Directions
Measure the sweetener into a glass, followed by the salt, then pour in a few tablespoons of coconut water. Stir until the honey & salt have dissolved. Squeeze in the lime juice, toss the spent wedges into the glass, add 3-4 ice cubes, pour in the coconut water, give everything a stir, and enjoy!

P.S. This is a much better alternative to commercial sports drinks that are super high in refined sugar & have artificial/weird ingredients like bromated vegetable oil and food dyes. You can make this with just water if you don't have any coconut water on hand, but you'll likely want to double or triple the fresh citrus juice added in that case.

#summer2015   #recipe   #IndependenceDay   #4thofJuly  
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    Creator & Writer, 2012 - present
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Food blogger, writer, self-taught cook, multifaceted nerd. I thrive on accumulating knowledge & recounting ineffable experiences.
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Interests: Reading, Writing, Cooking, Natural Health, Music, Movies, Art, Animation, Video Games, Philosophizing, Painting, Satire, Logic, Dystopia, Post-Apocalyptic, Post-Modernism

Favorite Movies: Blade Runner, The Darjeeling Limited

Favorite Books: Slaughterhouse Five, The Lord of the Rings, Dandelion Wine, The Martian Chronicles, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Crime and Punishment, Norwegian Wood, Kafka on the Shore, Hip Logic, what is this thing called love, House of Leaves, We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families: Stories From Rwanda
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    English: Creative Writing, 2009 - 2011
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