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July 17, 2012

Popular website features growing number of recipes from partner sites and enhanced social media tools to better enable recipe sharing across platforms

SEATTLE - July 17, 2012 - Kitchen Monki today introduced its newly en…

October 27, 2011

Ever wish you could easily turn your bright idea into a marketable invention? Or that your recipes were digitally organized? Or that online auction buying were as simple as a tweet? There's a website for that - and we've broken them all down for you.

October 10, 2011

Over the next months, I kept collecting snippets about cool shopping sites I'd never heard of, and so did our contributing editor, Kenrya Rankin. The result is our huge online shopping roundup, "50 fabulous shopping sites," on page 22 of our November issue, on sale now. (Full online article is available to subscribers)

July 27, 2011 is a recipe finder, meal planner, and shopping list generator all in one.

July 12, 2011

Target 11 consumer investigator Robin Taylor found a new website that is designed to help people avoid in-store marketing in an effort to save cash. The website called Kitchen Monki helps consumers make a shopping list...

June 30, 2011

Whether it's a pile of food-splotched printouts or a cluttered digital desktop, many cooking enthusiasts are swimming in recipes, with no good system for storing them. Is there a better way to collect and store recipes so they can be easily retrieved later on?

June 14, 2011

Leadership Historic Triangle has launched an online healthy recipe exchange and giveaway.

June 3, 2011

When the ex-CEO of Pure Digital, maker of the famous Flip pocket camcorder, wins funding from Sequoia Capital to open a chain of...

May 27, 2011

I just received an email with the below information and have to admit, this looks REALLY neat! As best I can tell...

April 25, 2011

The cost of just about everything seems to be going up these days. Gas is only the most notable example. The prices on groceries are rising steadily to the point that people...

April 20, 2011

Making grocery lists and sticking to them saves money and guards against impulse buys, except, of course, when you forget them at home, which can happen to the best of us.

February 17, 2011

How many different hats do you wear in a day? I’m a mom, personal shopper, manager, personal chef and financial analyst all in one. And those are just my day-to-day duties. Of course I hold other titles as well...

January 4, 2011

December 29, 2010

KitchenMonki has a new, free web tool that sends an aisle-by-aisle list to your phone, helping you navigate to find the items you need without scanning every aisle.

November 24, 2010

November 24, 2010

Kitchen Monki is an online community where users can make friends, create grocery lists, discover great recipes and more. The site was founded by Sam Kinney as a way of integrating his passions.

November 24, 2010

Have you been looking for a great place to organize your recipes? Discover new recipes? Connect with others? Share your recipes? If the answer to all of these...

November 17, 2010

Users of the recently launched website Kitchen Monki can enter and save recipes and then click to generate a shopping list of ingredients.

October 25, 2010

Too many cooks can spoil the broth, but not when it comes to cookery and recipe websites. There are so many dishes to go around. To the soup of websites which are helping us become better cooks...

October 8, 2010

Kitchen Monki Releases an API for the Syndication of Live Recipes

SEATTLE – October 8, 2010 – Kitchen Monki ( today announced a beta program for Monki Pu…

August 19, 2010

I just realized that I've been playing on Kitchen Monki way too much. After two weeks, it's still pretty cool. It's just that I've been putting up recipes there, so I can add them to my weekly meal plans, and ignoring my...

August 10, 2010

The following is a true story… I was about to do a segment for our local TV morning show on NBC. It was all about online tools that make your life easier. I only needed one more, and I saw my friend Brendan online, and asked him...

August 10, 2010

Are you looking for a way to make family meal planning easier? I have been. I have and older recipe book / menu planner for my computer, but it's interface isn't all that intuitive and it's been giving me fits trying to run it on Windows Vista.

August 6, 2010

Recently, I ran across a brand new web site called Kitchen Monki. This site offers a one-stop shop for meal planning and recipe management, and I have to say at first glance it looks like they are off to a fantastic start.

August 4, 2010

Kitchen Monki is a meal planner, an organizational tool, a recipe archive, a vibrant social media community and so much more. I bumped into these friendly folks on Twitter and the name alone peaked my fascination.

August 2, 2010

There’s no denying Seattle is a tech savvy town. And when it comes to food, I think it’s safe to say we’re climbing up in the ranks. We’re the most caffeinated city in the country, according to The Daily Beast (no surprise there), and...

August 2, 2010

Sometimes it's hard to keep up. Between seemingly daily San Francisco restaurant openings and brand new food websites, it seems like change is a constant. And like all things, some of those additions are good and some--not so much.

August 1, 2010

July 30, 2010

Kitchen Monki is a meal planner, an organizational tool, a recipe archive, a vibrant social media community and so much more. I bumped into these friendly folks on Twitter and the name alone peaked my fascination. “A monkey in the...

July 30, 2010

Meal planning, like budgeting and clipping coupons is one of those tasks that I always groan at. However, meal planning does make a mom’s life easier, not just in knowing what to make for dinner each night, but in grocery shopping as well.

July 29, 2010

Call it the Starbucks syndrome: Seattle has a thing for food-related websites., the popular restaurant site, started here; it's now nationwide and part of IAC Interactive., a shopping site, is based in...

July 28, 2010

If you think the only way to search the interwebs for your favorite foods is by tapping keywords into Google, well, think again.

July 26, 2010

It's easy, once you find them, to let recipes sit idle. Many promising dishes never evolve beyond the page thanks to scattered sources (cookbooks here, pages ripped from magazines there, not to mention the online plethora) and...

July 25, 2010

What: Kitchen Monki, Seattle

Who: Sam Kinney, 46, CEO and co-founder

Mission: Build an online food community and make cooking easier for all.

July 20, 2010

Kitchen Monki is a new website dedicated to helping home cooks organize recipes, manage grocery lists and find foodie resources. The website, founded by Sam Kinney, a Seattle native and Eastside resident and single father to three boys.

July 19, 2010

I was recently introduced to Kitchen Monki (think Monkey) as a resource for stay at home dads (or moms) or whoever has responsibility at home for cooking and shopping. The idea behind Kitchen Monki is to select favorite recipes from...

July 19, 2010

I’ve been bacheloretting it for the past week, so putting together a meal that doesn’t use the terms “french fried” or “Kentucky fried” has been a challenge. I do OK in the kitchen, but when there’s just one of me, all my...

July 13, 2010

Personal Recipes Served Up like iTunes with Kitchen Monki

SEATTLE - July 13, 2010 — Kitchen Monki (, a website dedicated to helping everyday home cooks…

July 13, 2010

Seattle-based Kitchen Monki announced today that it has officially launched its site, focused on helping home cooks organize recipes and manage their grocery lists. The startup, which was co-founded by Sam Kinney and Emily O'Brien...

July 13, 2010

Kitchen Monki co-founder Sam Kinney starts our interview by addressing the most obvious question. Why in the world are so many Seattle area Internet companies -- from to Foodista -- trying to help people find recipes to cook?

July 13, 2010

Company Kitchen Monki

Founded: 2009

City: Seattle, Washington

November 5, 2009

Technology Expert Sarah Kimmel shows us how to harness the new online tools for your own good.

[Kitchen Monki] is a great website that lets you use tools to plan your menu, pick out recipes, and even send the grocery shopping list to someone else's phone so they can pick up the ingredients on their way home.

October 20, 2009

Vicky and Jen: What Really Matters

October 10, 2009

Make cooking and grocery shopping more enjoyable by using this resource which will allow you to create and share your recipes, as well as create shopping lists and have them sent to your mobile phone.

October 8, 2009

Do you like to eat? Well, this site's creators like to cook and give you the chance to eat better and learn about a wide variety of ingredients you will find curious and delicious. Kitchen Monki will allow you to save time and money by the use of an interesting solution to whet your appetite....

September 28, 2009

Translated: ("KitchenMonki is super easy to signup for and, through their Facebook app, to share with your friends. I have been cooking a lot more lately and I find KitchenMonki is a fun way to tell my friends what I've been making, try their recipes and keep track of the successful endeavors I have in the kitchen.")

September 18, 2009

Translated: ("Kitchen Monki is a website to share recipes online or you can find all kinds of recipes with one click. This site is great fun and the quality of the recipes is determined by the number of bananas with which users rate the recipes.")

September 17, 2009

"What my internet bot filled life has been missing (and mourning) is a way to make a shopping list from a recipe and then save it--all online, all accessible from the mobile device of my liking... Today: I found it--or at least the Beta version of it--in Kitchen Monki. It is everything and more that I would want (it even links to facebook if you so desire) Try it--I will be for the next 5.2 minutes and believe me: if it fails the test you will hear that too--otherwise I will be happily integrating my somewhat meager recipe collection and making list after list--just for list sake--"

September 4, 2009

"I came across this great new site on facebook and joined. Its free.....You can look up recipes, post your own, mingle with other cooks and so much more...I had great interaction with the moderator and this is a wonderful site! I hope to see you on KitchenMonki!"

September 3, 2009

"Kitchen Monki is a great way to get out of your recipe rut as well as keep your grocery list organized. I typed "carrot" into the recipe search, chose a tasty-sounding carrot-and-celery slaw,

and then added it to my queue. My Monki grocery list was then updated, reminding me of the ingredients I'd need for the recipe. (The grocery list is, of course, printable.)" -Jennie Dorris

August 26, 2009

Planning meals and shopping are two things that most of us do not enjoy doing, but the kitchen Monki provides a smooth interface to be a little easier.

August 25, 2009

Meal planning and grocery shopping are two things that most of us don't have fun doing, but Kitchen Monki provides a slick interface to make them a little

easier. After you sign into Kitchen Monki, you can find and share recipes, make a meal plan, and create a shopping list from the ingredients in your queued recipes or by manually adding items. When it's time to go shopping, you can print out your list or bring it up on your mobile phone."

August 25, 2009

It sounds excellent - you should be able to just decide what recipes you want to make for the month, click the ingredients needed, and then get a grocery list created by the site. Much smoother than the method I use, which is filled with tallies and annotations and a lot of things crossed off by hand as I change my mind about recipes.

August 12, 2009

"Here's something I stumbled upon today: Kitchen Monki. Kitchen Monki lets you create shopping lists from your recipes and send them directly to your phone- or your husband's phone- and then check off the items as you shop. LOVE this!"

July 23, 2009

KitchenMonki is super easy to signup for and, through their Facebook app, to share with your friends. I have been cooking a lot more lately and I find KitchenMonki is a fun way to tell my friends what I've been making, try their recipes and keep track of the successful endeavors I have in the kitchen.

Hall of Fame

Tip-top Tweeters and first-rate Friends, the Monki salutes you!

Wow! Super impressed with Kitchen Monki. Was just saying to my family that I could not find a programme that would let me put my own recipes in, let me plan a calendar of meals, then print a shopping list. Kitchen Monki ticked every box (and in metric!) - thank you so much!
-Andrea, New Zealand
Just figured out how to use Kitchen Monki to organize my special allergy diet! It's so awesome and easy to use! #nerdmoment
-V. Valenzuela
So excited I found Kitchen Monki I could cry. Is that weird?
-R. Michals
Monki in the kitchen. Reason 1 why I need to buy a laptop for permanent stationing in the kitchen.
Whenever my 3 year old daughter see a Kitchen Monki printout she runs around the room saying KITCHEN MONKI KITCHEN MONKI. It's pretty cute.
WOO HOO! FINALLY something that isn't reserved for iPhone users! I LOVE you, Mr.Monki! I'm getting hooked up!
KITCHEN MONKI! Where have you been all my life????? OMG! I LOVE this tool!
-Dana A.