Peanut Butter, Banana, Cocoa and Coffee Smoothie

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Peanut Butter, Banana, Cocoa and Coffee Smoothie

This Peanut Butter, Banana, Cocoa and Coffee Smoothie is out of this world, you guys!  There’s absolutely no refined sugar and yet it is still deliciously sweet-like.  It’s rich in flavour from cocoa & espresso powders and you’ll think that you’re drinking something way more indulgent than it actually is.  So good! Continue reading

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Red Lentil and Chickpea Soup

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Red Lentil and Chickpea Soup

This Red Lentil and Chickpea Soup is filling, nourishing and just what you need after indulging after the holidays.  There’s a delicious base flavoured with roasted red pepper, veg stock and coconut milk. The fibre rich  lentils and chickpeas give it body, along with kale.  And, did I mention that this one is vegan, gluten free and dairy free?  Healthy can be tasty! Continue reading

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Monthly Favourites December 2016

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Monthly Favourites December 2016

Hi everyone!  How has the holidays been going for you so far?  Lots of good eats &  drinks with  family and friends?  I sure hope so!  I’ve been eating my way through the holidays….lots of time for healthier stuff in the new year, right?  For now, bring on all the chocolate, cookies, turkey and cheese plates ’cause girl be hungry (except for the day after Christmas Day!)  I was so full that I’m only eating 3 days later!  Haha!  Just kiddin’, but, boy, was I stuffed! How could I resist my momma’s cooking?  Impossible!  And have you been wearing your Santa hat, onesie and Christmas socks all through the season like me?  Um, no?  Yeah, yeah, I don’t do that 😉 #Itotallydo.  Anyway, let’s get to it. Let’s have a look at what’s been going on around here this past month, shall we? Continue reading

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White Hot Chocolate with Peppermint Whipped Cream

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White Hot Chocolate with Peppermint Whipped Cream

This White Hot Chocolate with Peppermint Whipped Cream is like a dessert and drink all in one! The hot chocolate component  contains white chocolate, of course,  and a touch of vanilla extract and the whipped cream is infused with peppermint extract.  There’s no going back to store bought hot chocolate when you can make this at home in about 10 minutes!  Thirsty?

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Chocolate Shortbread Cookies with Dark Chocolate, Cranberries and Walnuts

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Chocolate Shortbread Cookies with Dark Chocolate, Cranberries and Walnuts

These Chocolate Shortbread Cookies with Dark Chocolate, Cranberries and Walnuts are rich, buttery and loaded with chocolate flavour.  The tartness of the dried cranberries complement the dark chocolate perfectly and the walnuts add a touch of texture.  The holiday baking continues!

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Shortbread Cookies with White Chocolate and Candy Cane

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These Shortbread Cookies with White Chocolate and Candy Cane are so easy to make, super buttery and rich, and the perfect accompaniment to Santa’s milk on Christmas eve.  Plus, they freeze really well, so you can make ’em now and enjoy later.  You have lots to do in preparation for Christmas and if you can cross one thing off your list, that’s one less thing you are gonna have to do later.  Just a warning – you may just wanna go ahead and double the batch.  Yes, they are that good. Continue reading

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Monthly Favourites November 2016

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 Monthly Favourites November 2016

Hellooooo there!!    So, we’re less than a month away from Christmas day.  Can you believe it?  Where did November go?  It’s like I blinked my eyes and it was gone.  You feel the same?  So much to do.  Not to worry, there’s still lots of time!  Positive thinking, right?  Anyways, let’s get to it. Let’s recap what has been going on ’round here this past month and what I’ve been loving!   Continue reading

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White Bean and Kale Soup with Crispy Chickpeas

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This White Bean and Kale Soup with Crispy Chickpeas can be prepped and cooked in about 30 minutes.  It’s so perfect for busy days, super satisfying, healthy, and budget friendly.  White navy beans are blended up with just a touch of cream to create a smooth creamy base, chili flakes give it a hint of spice and kale is added for extra hearty flavour and nutrition.  The whole lot is then topped with parmesan cheese and crispy chickpeas.  How good does that sound? Continue reading

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Iced Coffee and Cocoa

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Iced Coffee and Cocoa

This Iced Coffee and Cocoa beverage will hit the spot!  This takes about 5 minutes to make and combines just 7 ingredients, including ice.  Espresso packs a punch and the raw cocoa powder  adds a touch of rich chocolatey flavour.   It’s sweetened with some maple syrup that you can adjust to your own taste.  Sure to give you that extra boost of energy as the busy holiday season approaches! Continue reading

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Brownie Whoopie Pies with Nutella Peanut Butter Frosting

 

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Brownie Whoopie Pies with Nutella peanut Butter Frosting

Words can’t properly describe how decadently good these Brownie Whoopie Pies with Nutella Peanut Butter Frosting are…but I’m gonna try!  The whoopie pies are in brownie form, rich in chocolate flavour from melted semi-sweet chocolate as well as cocoa powder and they are dotted with peanut butter chips.  If that wasn’t enough, the two whoopie pies are joined with a not-too-sweet creamy Nutella peanut butter frosting.  Chocolate & peanut butter lovers rejoice…this is a good one! Continue reading

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