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This Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp has the most delicious Oatmeal Cookie Streusel, and is a breeze to throw together!
Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp with Oatmeal Cookie Streusel | sweetpeasandsaffron.com @sweetpeasaffron

Spring just hasn’t sprung until rhubarb makes its way into my kitchen.

Growing up, we had an endless supply of rhubarb…in fact we couldn’t keep up with it!  Now…not so much.  My rhubarb isn’t exactly ‘thriving’.  There are a few piddly stems poking up through the ground, and that’s about all she wrote.

And the first thing that comes to mind when I think of rhubarb is my Dad’s rhubarb crisp.  Well, actually the very first thing that pops into my head is the story of two friends who decided to see whether rhubarb leaves really are poisonous…spoiler alert: they most definitely are!

The second thing that comes into mind is my Dad’s rhubarb crisp.  The third thing that comes to mind is the time my dad nearly lit the microwave on fire while thawing a bag of rhubarb…with the metal twist tie on…for said rhubarb crisp.  Sorry, Pops, my memory is still a mile long!

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These jerk chicken and grilled vegetable quinoa bowls are packed with Jamaican flavors and tossed in a delicious jerk dressing.  And guess what?  No oven required, and minimal dishes to wash!
Jamaican Jerk Chicken Bowls with Grilled Veggies and Mango | sweetpeasandsaffron.com @sweetpeasaffron

Disclosure: I was compensated for this post by Grace Foods Canada, but all opinions are my own.  Thanks for supporting the brands that keep this blog going!

This month, the weather has been totally predictable: warm, sunny, gorgeous from Monday to Friday.  Saturday and Sunday: Cold.  Rainy.  Snowy.  I wish I was even joking about that last one.

It’s like Mother Nature is teasing us!

Little does Mother Nature know, there is nothing that really keeps us from barbecuing…we (OK, Ben) are out there all year round, rain, snow, hail, hurricanes, grilling our little hearts out.  Of course it is far more pleasant in the warmer weather.

Plus doesn’t it just feel like summer (even if it is cold out), when you are out there grilling?  The smells, the sounds, it’s just all things summer to me!

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These Spiced Chickpea Naan Nachos are a delicious Indian-flavored twist on nachos!  The ‘naan-chos’ are loaded with cumin-spiced chickpeas, tomatoes, shredded carrots, and topped with mozzarella cheese and cilantro.

Spiced Chickpea Naan Nachos | sweetpeasandsaffron.com @sweetpeasaffron

OK, I hear your footsteps as you run away from me.

Wait!  Come back!  Naan nachos…or naanchos.  They’re good!!!

I know…shredded carrots, chickpeas, tomatoes…and cheese.  It’s really, really good, I promise you!

So good that we may have enjoyed these for lunch.  Two days in a row.  What?  Chickpeas are healthy, right?

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This Glazed Key Lime Cake with a Graham Crumb Swirl is an easy and delicious key lime pie remix! 
Glazed Key Lime Cake with a Graham Crumb Swirl | sweetpeasandsaffron.com @sweetpeasaffron

Previously on Sweet Peas & Saffron: key lime.

There were cupcakes…and macaroons…and sandwich cookies.

Then there was white chocolate, and cream cheese, and even pistachios.

And now that you’re all caught up, here is key lime in its latest incarnation: cake.  With crinkly key lime glaze.  And a graham cracker crumb ‘swirl’.

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