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(To-Die-For) Greek Yogurt Kale Caesar Salad

Greek Yogurt Kale Caesar Salad | www.kiwiandbean.com

Food bloggers everywhere are guilty of exaggerating and overstating the quality of their recipes. Scan Pinterest and you will find more than one “best-ever,” “life-changing” or “to-die-for” concoction.

And while I’ve generally avoided such aggrandizement of my own food, I’m going to make an exception for this salad. Continue Reading →

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Penne with Sausage, Caramelized Mushrooms and Winter Greens

Penne with Sausage, Caramelized Mushrooms and Winter Greens | www.kiwiandbean.com

I hope you will forgive my lengthy radio silence. I have been mired in renovation “problems”. Ask any contractor who steps through my door and he (invariably he) will tell you “um, there is a problem”. If I had a dime for every time I heard “Sarah, we have a problem,” I’d have paid for my renovation and then some.

There were the floors (wrong colour), the glass (first time broken, second time too big), the carpet (too big to fit through the door), the wallpaper (damaged in shipping), the vent hood (too long!) and the countertops (too short). Oh, and a chronic problem with the LED dimmers. God help me. Continue Reading →

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Those Resolution Things

Those Resolution Things | www.kiwiandbean.com

I am writing this post from a small seaside town on the southwest coast of Mexico, where we have been spending the holidays with my family. Our days have been filled with sunning and swimming, beach-strolling, surfing (Kiwi), and market-going and cooking (me).

Those Resolution Things | www.kiwiandbean.com

I’m happy to say that after two weeks here I have finally mastered guacamole: 4 avocados, juice of 2 limes, handful of chopped cilantro, half a red onion (finely chopped) and a couple generous pinches of sea salt. Mash with a fork until chunky-smooth. For years I’ve been messing around with garlic and cumin, pomegranates and olive oil, and various other things that have no place in a guac. So landing on this bright and simple version was a (dare I say, life-changing?) revelation. Continue Reading →

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Top 10 Recipes from 2015

Top 10 Recipes of 2015

2015 was the year of sweet ‘n salty chicken thighs. This humble recipe for pan-fried chicken thighs basted in a sticky and savoury sauce was the hands-down reader favourite of the year. Trailing behind it, but not by far, were a couple of slow cooker recipes (these Slow Cooker Butter Chicken Sliders and this Healthier Slow Cooker Pulled Pork), a family favourite Make-Ahead Black Bean & Spinach Enchilada Casserole and a super-easy quick and creamy weeknight rotini. Continue Reading →

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