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Giveaway Winners + Shepherd’s Stew, Mashed Potatoes, and Sticky Toffee Pudding

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Happy Friday to you. It’s finally time to announce the giveaway winners! 1) Hurricane Sandy Fundraiser I am so excited to let you know that we raised $10,073 for Hurricane Sandy relief. I am simply blown away. Thank you all for your generosity! I created a spreadsheet with your entries and we had a total […]

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Spiced Red Lentil, Tomato, and Kale Soup

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This is the kind of soup with broth that tastes just as good, if not better, than the actual add-ins. Is it normal to want to guzzle the broth? Well, it is now, my friends. It’s actually a miracle I have any taste buds left because I’ve burned my tongue so many times since dedicating […]

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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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