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Portable Baked Oatmeal – Snack Size! Plus, 10 Other On the Go Snack Ideas

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Strange, yet familiar, back-to-school feelings have been making their way into my brain lately. It has been 4 years since I graduated with a master’s degree in social psychology and I’m convinced I will forever feel like a student this time of the year. Sometimes, I wish I could do it all over because I’d […]

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How To Prep and Freeze Veggie Burgers: A Tutorial

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One of my goals for August (and onward) is to start making big batches of veggie burgers. I’ve been relying far too much on boxed frozen veggie burgers and the cost really starts to add up. I usually buy Amy’s California burgers and they cost between $6-8 for 4 patties, depending on the grocery store. […]

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No Bake Peppermint Patty Bars

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PEP cool mint patties were one of my favourite candy bars growing up. Oh, and Junior Mints. And York Peppermint Patties! Gah. And Wonderbars, but that’s another story. Peppermint and chocolate are a match made in my taste buds heaven. Oh, and don’t tell me chocolate and peppermint is only for the holidays…pssshhh, I don’t […]

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Falafel with a Twist

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  An unexpected passion that resulted from this blog is, without a doubt, my growing love for food photography. I could talk your ear off about lighting, camera equipment, props, my weaknesses and frustrations, difficult vs. easy subjects, and the best times of day to shoot. I find myself saying things like, “Look how beautiful […]

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Peanut Butter Bomb Smoothie for Two

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When I was in Calgary visiting my family, my sis made me a peanut butter oatmeal smoothie one morning for breakfast. I sipped on it (trying my best not to inhale it because it was so good), while I made my nephews “Auntie Angie’s” special pancakes, of course with their eager help. And chocolate chips! […]

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Spicy BBQ Chickpea Burgers & Lightened-Up Crispy Baked Fries

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Are you scratching your head wondering how it’s July like I am? I say this every single year and I never seem to figure it out. If you do, let me know. My Canada Day long weekend was a nice mix of work and play! I spent much of the weekend recipe testing, as I […]

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Happy Trails Adventure Cookies

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Last week was the week of the granola bar in my kitchen. It was also, unfortunately, the week of sticky fingers, sticky cupboards, sticky floors, sticky handles, and sticky clothing. Actually, it still is. I should do something about that.. I’ve been testing oodles of baked and no-bake granola bars for the cookbook, working hard […]

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Spicy Potato ‘n Black Bean Burritos

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My potato kick is still going strong. It started innocently enough with my Chocolate Chip Cookie Pota’Dough Dip and since then I’ve fallen in love with potatoes all over again. They are so filling and comforting! I don’t know why I ever fell off the potato bandwagon. If I had a dime for everytime I […]

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One Bite Cookie ‘n Fudge Cups

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Before we get to these fudgy cookie dough cups, let’s talk about the June salad challenge for a sec. I never thought I would get such a positive response about a salad challenge of all things, but your response blew me away. I’ve already seen many of you blogging and tweeting about it, creating #saladaday […]

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No-Bake Chocolate Coconut Ice Cream Torte

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Since I made my chocolate avocado tortes (see no bake version and cooked crust version), they quickly became a favourite warm weather dessert – cold, decadent, and also two of the 21 most popular dessert recipes on the blog in 2011. The avocado is masked by the chocolate and creates a cream-like texture, richness, and […]

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