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.

There’s a theme emerging here, I think. Y’all love flavourful family-friendly food that doesn’t take a lot of fussing and mussing. Meals that are simple enough for weekdays but fancy enough to throw down in front of some last minute dinner guests. Food that is “real” but realistic.

Which is all pretty life-affirming (or at least blog-affirming) for me. Because I started Kiwi & Bean for this exact reason—to share recipes that make feeding a family a little bit more tolerable and a lot more delicious. To show that healthier food doesn’t have to be hard to swallow.

And whenever I have moments of self-doubt about what I’m doing, I read your awesome feedback. Like one reader, a self-declared “food snob,” who recently emailed to tell me that she and her family “LOOOOOVVVE” every one of the 10 Kiwi and Bean recipes they’ve tried. Wow! And another reader who commented “Sarah, I love this website more and more with every recipe I make. Thanks so much for so many easy, healthy, and delicious recipes!” Oh, my heart!

As another year draws to a close, I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for coming along on this great journey with me. For reading, commenting and putting Kiwi and Bean recipes onto your dinner table.

Happy New Year to you and yours. I look forward to cooking with you in 2016.



10 Most Popular Kiwi & Bean Recipes of 2015

#1: One-Skillet Sweet ‘n Salty Chicken Thighs

One Skillet Sweet 'n Salty Chicken Thighs |

#2: Healthier Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

Healthier Slow Cooker Pulled Pork |

#3: Slow Cooker Butter Chicken Sliders

Slow Cooker Butter Chicken Sliders |

#4: Black Bean Sweet Potato Chocolate Fudge Bars

Black Bean Sweet Potato Chocolate Fudge Bars |

#5: Make-Ahead Black Bean and Spinach Enchilada Casserole

Make-Ahead Enchilada Casserole |

#6: Whole Grain Banana Oatmeal Waffles

Banana Oatmeal Waffles |

#7: Quick & Creamy Boursin Rotini with Broccoli and Mushrooms

Creamy Boursin Rotini with Broccoli & Mushrooms |

#8: One-Pot Chicken Adobo with Coconut Rice

One Pot Chicken Adobo with Coconut Rice |

#9: White Girl Dahl

White Girl Dahl |

#10: Harvest Kale Salad

Red Kale, Butternut Squash, Pomegranate and Feta Salad with Maple-Dijon Vinaigrette |


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