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Blendtec Giveaway & Last Minute Halloween Recipe

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Happy Halloween! Before I get to part 1 of the giveaway, I want to share a last-minute Halloween idea. I present to you: Spooky Shakes… They are more homely than scary, but let’s just go with it! I spotted this on Martha and I thought it was a cute idea. To make: all you do […]

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Creamy Orange Sunshine Soup (aka…Frankensoup!)

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Frankenstorm. Earthquakes. Halloween parties. It has been quite an active weekend out there. I hope you’re all keeping safe! Nothing too crazy is happening (yet) weather-wise in Southern Ontario, just days of relentless windy rain and many more looming ahead. Between the quake on the coast of B.C. and Hurricane Sandy on the east coast, […]

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Homemade Crispy Twix Bars

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muhahauha I don’t know why, but that just felt appropriate to open with being 6 days from Halloween and all. Evil cackles are the perfect compliment to many situations, don’t you think? Such as: – When you’re bored at work and want to make coworkers think you’re up to something (aren’t you always??) See Dwight […]

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Baked Apples Stuffed with Cinnamon Date Pecan Oatmeal

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I’m a multi-tasking addict. It’s sad to say that I can’t perform many tasks without doing other things at the same time. For instance, when I was making this recipe yesterday, I was also cooking 2 other recipes, shooting photography, and doing computer work at the same time. That’s just how I function most days. […]

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Homemade Vegan “Kit Kat” Bars

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I must have been really excited to share this post with you yesterday because while I was in the early stages of writing the post, I decided to hit publish instead of save draft. It was really no big deal and I quickly marked the post as private and it disappeared from my blog. Whew. […]

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Homemade “Rolo” Knock-Offs – Vegan, Gluten-Free, & 5 Ingredients

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During my late teens and early twenties, my top 5 favourite chocolate bars were the following (in no particular order): Chunky Kit Kat, Wunderbar, Coffee Crisp, Rolo/Caramilk, and Twix. What about you? For the next Halloween recipe in my Treat-a-thon series, I made a healthier version of Rolo caramels. Instead of making a traditional caramel, […]

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3-Ingredient Halloween Apple Bites

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This has to be one of the easiest Halloween treats in all of Halloween treat-making history. I’m really not a crafty person when it comes to making holiday things, but these were almost fool proof. Note the word almost! Eric and I did a “test run” one night last week and we could not stop […]

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Roasted Fingerling Potatoes and Brussels Sprouts with Rosemary and Garlic

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I absolutely adore brussels sprouts, but this wasn’t always the case. Growing up, I despised them as most children do. In my early twenties, I gave them another shot and they slowly grew on me over the course of many holiday dinners. I’d place a few on the edge of my plate “just to try” […]

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Glazed Lentil Walnut Apple Loaf, Revisited

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Out of all my favourite vegan recipes, this lentil loaf ranks in my top 10. This is a big deal, considering I’m in love with no less than 3,000 foods at any given moment. The original loaf recipe hails from talented chef and author, Terry Walters. I’ve enjoyed playing around with the recipe countless ways […]

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Slow Cooker Naked Apple Butter

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Last year, I dusted off my slow cooker and made my first batch of apple butter. While it tasted incredible, I realized (after the fact) that I cooked the apples way too long. I was left with a mere cup of apple butter from 5 pounds of apples. That sure was some thick, concentrated apple […]

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