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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Beet and Tarragon Arancini

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Beet and Tarragon Arancini

These Beet and Tarragon Arancini take a little bit of work, but are SO worth it!  Earthy, sweet beets are combined with fresh tarragon to make a dreamy, creamy risotto and then it gets mixed with some bread crumbs and walnuts, formed into balls & then stuffed with mozzarella cheese.   The whole lot is fried and what you are left with is basically a perfect little crispy bite oozing with deliciousness.  You know you want it 😉 Continue reading

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Chocolate Pumpkin Swirl Loaf

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Chocolate Pumpkin Swirl Loaf

Chocolate and pumpkin come together in this easy-to make-loaf.  Half of the pumpkin batter is left as is and the rest is combined with melted chocolate to create a beautiful marbled loaf dotted with milk chocolate chips and pumpkin seeds for extra flavour and texture.  It’ll be hard to just eat one slice. Continue reading

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Fig & Pumpkin Spice Energy Bites {vegan & gluten free}

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Fig and Pumpkin Spice Energy Bites

These no bake Fig and Pumpkin Spice Energy Bites will be your new go-to snack on the go!  The base of them are dried figs and pure pumpkin puree and then almond and oat flour are added to the mix with some flavourings of cinnamon, nutmeg, clove and orange zest.  Chia, flax and nuts add an extra dose of nutrition.  Plus, they just taste yummy!

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