Mango Banana Coconut Soft Serve Ice Cream
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Mango Banana Coconut Soft Serve Ice Cream

  Can you believe that the summer is almost done? I can. The weather here has been unbelievably chilly for this time of year. Fall is-a-comin’ and to be honest      And now that the summer is coming to an end, I am looking forward to settling back into life in Belgium with J…

Naked Baked Kale Chips – no dehydrator required!
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Naked Baked Kale Chips – no dehydrator required!

   I am going to be perfectly candid, if you know me at all you know I have a big sweet tooth and love all things dessert but once in awhile I love something a bit salty to snack on in the evening. Like chips. But let’s get real – chips, even the ‘healthy’ baked…

Maple Blueberry Apple Crumble with Almond Butter Crumble
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Maple Blueberry Apple Crumble with Almond Butter Crumble

Since coming back to Canada a couple weeks ago I’ve been indulging in lots of fruit including fresh and frozen wild Canadian blueberries. Blueberries remind me of my childhood, my great grandma’s stories of picking blueberries up north and, of course, homemade, warm and comforting blueberry crumble.   For awhile now a couple of my…

Healthy Spring Vegetarian White Chili
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Healthy Spring Vegetarian White Chili

This week has been a whirlwind as I try to complete the rest of my essays before the end of my semester in just a few short weeks. That same feeling of being a student always returns as the jumble for the end of the year arrives. It is that same feeling I would get…

Honey Lemon Chia Seed Cake
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Honey Lemon Chia Seed Cake

The past couple of weeks have been great and nonstop! My grandma came to visit me here in Belgium two weeks ago and we’ve been having a ball of a time enjoying each other’s company, strolling around the streets of Amsterdam and Belgium together, enjoying lots of chocolate and now getting ready for a lovely…

No Bake Date Squares
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No Bake Date Squares

  If you know me at all you probably know that secretly there is an old lady in me trying to find her way out. She usually presents herself in Friday night bake-fests, my love for spending hours walking through museums, as well as my secret love for knitting. This time she came out in…

Vegetarian One Pan Mexican Rice
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Vegetarian One Pan Mexican Rice

Life has been super busy around here lately. After deciding to focus my thesis on food a couple weeks ago I’ve been trying to work out the best angle and approach for my research. Let’s just say I am getting really excited (and nervous) to start my research soon and also find the time to…

Healthy Peanut Butter Oat Muffins
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Healthy Peanut Butter Oat Muffins

    I’ve been dreaming of this recipe for a while now. A muffin that is infused with peanut butter and full of hearty oats. The kind of muffin that is slightly sweet and goes down perfectly with a big cuppa coffee in the morning.     One of the biggest obstacles in baking with oats is that many oat-based recipes…

Open-Face Roasted Tomato Sandwich
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Open-Face Roasted Tomato Sandwich

I hinted at an amazing Baked Tomato Sandwich in my last post and I knew I had to share with you my favourite way to put this pesto to some serious good use in what might just be the easiest meal ever. This fantastic Open-Face Roasted Tomato Sandwich is crunchy, juicy, savory, slightly salty and tastes like the kind of lunch you would get on the terrace of…

Roasted Broccoli Vegan Pesto
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Roasted Broccoli Vegan Pesto

  Pesto is one of my favourites and I am always looking for ways to make it lighter, more nutritious, and tastier – let’s just say this Roasted Broccoli Vegan Pesto exceeded my expectations. The roasted broccoli adds a dimension to this pesto that is unmistakably flavourful, slightly nutty as well as contrasting the taste of the fresh…

Avocado Almond Butter Hummus
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Avocado Almond Butter Hummus

Hummus was invented back in the 13th century by the hummus gods of the Mediterranean and snack time would never be the same again.   For all my friends, family and hummus enthusiasts out there [you know who you are… I’ve already been told by a couple people calling this dish hummus is “blasphemy” :p] who cringe at the…

Cold-Fighting Antioxidizing Smoothie (Vegan Mango Berry Smoothie)
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Cold-Fighting Antioxidizing Smoothie (Vegan Mango Berry Smoothie)

Here’s to my first post of 2014! If you are not into smoothies (yet!) then you have to try this one. It is creamy and satisfying with hints of vanilla and sweetness. This smoothie reminds me of drinking a fruity sorbet – without all the added sugar. It is the kind of smoothie that will get you hooked on smoothies in…

The Oat Bar
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The Oat Bar

This past week I was craving a hearty oatmeal chocolate chunk cookie with just the perfect amount of sweetness, a bit of crispiness on the edges, and a thick warm soft center – there was only one problem…     I was feeling pretty lazy and after a week of failed baking innovations I didn’t…

Hearty Tomato Basil Soup {with Pumpkin!}
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Hearty Tomato Basil Soup {with Pumpkin!}

This soup is too good to keep all for myself! I think it might even be my best soup yet. It has so much flavour, creamy, and comforting 🙂  As the weather gets colder I love a good soup that has some substance. A soup that is thick, filling and super creamy. This soup fulfills my…

“Butter” “Chicken”
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“Butter” “Chicken”

If you are looking for a healthy, yummy, quick and easy weeknight meal then look no further – you’ve found it right here! This veganified and healthified butter chicken is whipped up in less than 30 minutes and is soo delicious!    I wish I had more of this butter chicken to photograph! We enjoyed…

Oat Flour Vegan Pumpkin Banana Bread
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Oat Flour Vegan Pumpkin Banana Bread

   This dense and flavourful bread provide you with a healthy does of pumpkin, banana and oats. It  also gives you an amazing energy boost in the morning or as a snack in the mid-afternoon!    This pumpkin banana bread is my go to staple during the week. It is super fast to whip up, filling, and tasty 🙂 I usually smother it in a bit…

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