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Basil Beef & Mushroom Rice Bowls

Basil Beef & Mushroom Rice Bowls | www.kiwiandbean.com

Well hello there, October.

I know it’s not the most original sentiment, but here it is: where the *bleep* did September disappear to? Oh, and while we’re at it, I’m kinda wondering what happened to August. And July. 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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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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