Turkey Sausage and Root Vegetable Sheet-Pan Dinner

Turkey Sausage and Root Vegetable Sheet-Pan Dinner

What’s a “sheet-pan dinner,” you ask? Just about the best thing to happen to time-starved cooks everywhere. Take a big ‘ol rimmed cookie sheet, add vegetables, some flavourful meat, a dash of spice and salt, and bake it all up until the veg are soft and brown, the meat is cooked and juicy, and your […]

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Three-Ingredient Italian Sausage and Mushroom Bolognese | www.kiwiandbean.com

Three Ingredient Italian Sausage and Mushroom Bolognese

It feels a bit like I have spent the last month and a half in my car. Shuttling the Bean to and from school each day, nipping over to our under-renovation house to solve this or that dilemma (did we forget to vent the stove? Will we actually be able to get a washer/dryer through that door?), and […]

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Oatmeal Buttermilk Pancakes | www.kiwiandbean.com

Oatmeal Buttermilk Pancakes

Weekend breakfasts take on a new importance come autumn, don’t they? After rushing through the daily routine for five weekdays, there is no better way to unwind than rolling out of bed on a Saturday morning to a big cup of coffee, some great tunes, a newspaper, and a plate of greasier-than-usual breakfast fare. Ok, […]

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Maple-Garlic Delicata Squash Oven Fries: www.kiwiandbean.com

The Sideshow: Maple-Garlic Delicata Squash Oven Fries

When I first heard about “delicata squash,” which I did years ago reading recipes on the wonderful blog 101 Cookbooks, I assumed it was some sort of California oddity. 101 Cookbooks is written by a San Francisco woman (Heidi Swanson), and if you follow any California-based blogs you will know that the abundance of produce available […]

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White Girl Dahl | www.kiwiandbean.com

White Girl Dahl (Indian-Spiced Red Lentil, Tomato and Coconut Stew)

For as long as I’ve been writing this blog, I’ve been meaning to share this recipe. I even found a draft—dated October 22, 2012—that begins: “Almost as soon as the clock strikes ‘autumn’ in my neck of the woods, I drag out my biggest soup pot and make a huge batch of Indian lentil stew, […]

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Peanut-Free Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Peanut-Free Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

I never imagined I’d have to raise my kids without peanut butter. When Kiwi & I decided to start our family, I prepared myself for early mornings, dirty diapers, temper tantrums, and the exorbitant price of higher education. Peanuts didn’t cross my mind. (Except perhaps when I was in the throes of morning sickness, the […]

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End-of-Summer Raw Corn Salad | www.kiwiandbean.com

End of Summer Raw Corn Salad

A friend of mine Facebook-shared this New York Times article about the end of summer, and reading it felt like taking a walk through my late-August psyche. Summer always begins with such promise for me–there will be at least five ferris wheel rides, I say, and a couple of weekend trips out to wine country. […]

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Farmers' Market Meals | www.kiwiandbean.com

Meals from the Farmers’ Market (Part I)

Kiwi almost left me over a farmers’ market incident. He has never come out and told me straight, but I’m quite certain it’s true. Years ago we were in Quebec City—our first trip as a couple, I think—and I casually suggested that we spend the morning at the local farmers’ market. He slowly looked up […]

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Banh Mi Rice Bowls | www.kiwiandbean.com

Banh Mi Rice Bowls

Despite my best attempts to expose my kids to the widest possible variety of foods and flavours, I have been blessed with a “particular” eater. There was a time when the Bean (now 4 years old) would eat just about anything I put onto her plate. And yes I gloated (if only silently), figuring I […]

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16 Crowd-Pleasing Summer Salads | www.kiwiandbean.com

16 Crowd-Pleasing Summer Salads

If you have ever been on the receiving end of that “maybe just bring a salad?” email, then this post is for you. You know what I mean: friends invite you for a summer barbecue, you ask what you can bring, and the answer tends invariably to the salad end of the culinary spectrum. And […]

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