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Make-Ahead Black Bean & Spinach Enchilada Casserole

Make-Ahead Enchilada Casserole | www.kiwiandbean.com

There has been a conspicuous radio silence around here the last few weeks. I blame the spring—which has given us a reason to do something other than sit inside and eat! Between working my day job, taking care of two little ‘uns, and trying to get outside as much as possible to enjoy the fresh spring air (finally), I’ve been relegating cooking to a sort-of last minute whatever’s-in-the-pantry type of thing. And hey there’s nothing wrong with that, right? In fact, I’ve rediscovered the beauty of canned beans and curry powder (blasphemy, if you ask my Indian husband), pasta with bolognese, and the more-than-occasional breakfast for dinner routine (which, not surprisingly, the kids adore). And after shelving this Pantry Pasta with Kale, Chick Peas and Sun Dried Tomatoes for a couple of years, I recently added it back to the rotation, shocked that I had managed to go so long without it. Continue Reading →

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Fridge Clearing Veggie Chili

Fridge Clearing Veggie Chili | www.kiwiandbean.com

Maybe you noticed that I totally played hooky on the blog last week. I had grand plans to share a really awesome waffle recipe, but after a particularly busy week of lawyering, snow shovelling, and little-nose wiping, I chose wine over writing. You get it, right?

While I was taking a break from blogging, Wiarton Willy or Punxsutawney Phil (or whichever personified groundhog in which you place your trust) apparently forecasted six more weeks of winter. Which suggests that I can expect plenty more busy weeks of shovelling and nose-wiping before we get any spring-like respite.

In the meantime I’m still on a serious soup, stew, chili rotation over here in the K&B Kitchen. And perhaps the only upside to prolonged winterdom is that I get to share even more of our one-pot favourites with you guys. Continue Reading →

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Burrata Cheese with Grilled Nectarines

Burrata Cheese with Grilled Nectarines | www.kiwiandbean.com

It can be tough work keeping a food blog. Like when you have to eat burrata three times in one week. (1) Create the recipe—eat the burrata. (2) Test the recipe—eat the burrata. (3) Photograph the recipe—eat the burrata.  Continue Reading →

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Kale Salad with Apple, Avocado, Parmesan & Honey Mustard Vinaigrette

Kale, Apple, Avocado, Parm Salad | www.kiwiandbean.com

We did something really really brave this past weekend, and took our brood on a five-hour road trip to Montreal. Well, I should clarify: that’s five hours according to Google maps, which doesn’t (yet, anyway) adjust travel time for bathrooming, screaming, crying, nursing, “the iPad is not woooooooorking,” snacking, lunching, bathrooming again, hair pulling and crying (mine, this time), and nursing again. Hey Google, if you’re reading: five hours pfft, try eight POINT five hours. Continue Reading →

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