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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Pumpkin Mac-n-Cheese with Kale and Bacon

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Pumpkin Mac-n-Cheese with Kale and Bacon

This Pumpkin Mac-n-Cheese with Kale and Bacon takes only  about 20 minutes prep and then you just throw it in the oven for about 30 minutes.  What you’re left with is pasta surrounded by a creamy, cheesy pumpkin sauce infused with flavours of cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, smoked paprika and a touch of cayenne.  Let’s not forget the hearty kale and crispy bacon.  You’re gonna love this one! Continue reading

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Monthly Favourites October 2016- Monthly Round up & Faves

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Monthly Favourites October 2016

Hi guys!  How’s it going?  Well, here we are again to another monthly favourites & round-up!   If you missed last month’s, you can check it out here.   Can you believe that I walked into a local coffee shop this week and they were advertising holiday drinks?  Eggnog, candy cane, the whole lot of it!  Like, whoa!  So exciting, though.  Anyways, let’s get to it.  This has what’s been happening in my world this past month and what’s been making me all gitty! Continue reading

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Spiced Pumpkin Hummus

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Spiced Pumpkin Hummus

Less than 10 minutes and you’ll be on your way to Spiced Pumpkin Hummus yumminess!  All versions of hummus are pretty easy to whip up and this one is no exception!  Plus, it’s so flavourful, it’ll be devoured in no time at all.  Chickpeas are combined with pure pumpkin purée and iconic fall spices like cinnamon, nutmeg and clove for quite the tasty treat.  Then there’s some chili flakes for that extra kiss of heat.  It’s SO creamy too.  You’ll never buy pre-made hummus again! Continue reading

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Chocolate Cupcakes with Bourbon Buttercream

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Chocolate Cupcakes with Bourbon Buttercream

These Chocolate Cupcakes with Bourbon Buttercream are loaded with chocolatey goodness!  For the cupcakes, cocoa powder, chocolate chips and chocolate milk are used to create a moist, packed-full-of-chocolate flavour.  Then, the whole thing is topped with a bourbon spiked buttercream.  Can it get any better?  I don’t think so!  Plus, you can totally adapt for the kiddos by omitting the bourbon. Continue reading

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Cranberry, Lemon, White Chocolate and Coconut Cake

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Cranberry, Lemon, White Chocolate and Coconut Cake

This Cranberry, Lemon, White Chocolate and Coconut Cake takes minutes to prepare and is studded with tart, fresh cranberries.  Lots of lemon zest brightens this moist cake and the white chocolate and coconut compliment the tartness beautifully.  The hardest part is waiting for it to bake and, even more difficult, is having to resist having a second piece!  It’ll be your new favourite when you’re craving something sweet!

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Lamb and Kale Cannelloni with Butternut Squash Purée

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Lamb and Kale Cannelloni with Butternut Squash Purée

These Lamb & Kale Cannelloni with Butternut Squash Purée are dee-licious!  Ground lamb is fried with shallot & onion, a little kale is added to the mix and then it is combined with creamy ricotta and wonderful fall spices like nutmeg and cinnamon.  The mixture is then stuffed into cannelloni shells and covered with a simple butternut squash purée.  Smells heavenly and tastes even better! Continue reading

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