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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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Harvest Kale Salad with Squash, Pomegranate, Feta and a Maple-Dijon Vinaigrette

Red Kale, Butternut Squash, Pomegranate and Feta Salad with Maple-Dijon Vinaigrette |www.kiwiandbean.com

We need to talk about this whole Canadian Thanksgiving thing. It totally snuck up on me this year. I have barely packed away the kids’ summer clothes, and I’m still enjoying the last of the summer tomatoes and the occasional cob of corn and BOOM, you expect me to cook a turkey?  Really?

Yes really, Sarah. See those red leaves? Those boots on your feet? It’s October. Get with the program. Continue Reading →

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Double Chocolate Lunchbox Bites (Nut-Free)

Nut-Free Double Chocolate Lunchbox Bites | www.kiwiandbean.com

The Bean starts junior kindergarten next month (gasp!) and while I should be focused on the important things (you know, reading, writing, teaching her to tie her shoes), I’m mostly just thinking about lunch.

Yes, come September 8 the Bean will be a kindergartener, and I will be a lunch-packer.  Continue Reading →

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Wild Rice Salad with Cherries, Mint and Feta

Wild Rice Salad with Cherries, Mint and Feta | www.kiwiandbean.com

This was my view last Saturday evening: the sun setting over a vineyard at the edge of the Niagara escarpment.

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The kiddos had been tucked into bed after a long day of sunning and swimming; wine glasses were full; and looking at the smiles on our faces, you’d never guess that just an hour earlier there were 7 kids, 5 and under, tossing pizza into the pool. Continue Reading →

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