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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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Oil-Free Chocolate Zucchini Walnut Muffins

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I never considered myself a big zucchini fan until this summer. Farmer’s market zucchini is what really sold me; before then, I could take it or leave it. I was used to buying small, shriveled up zucchini from the grocery store, so when I tried freshly picked zucchini it was a game changer. My favourite […]

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Neon Pink Smoothie “Juice”

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When we moved earlier this year, we parted with a lot of household and personal items so we could fit into our new space. Parting with stuff also helped us stage the house – less clutter and personal items translates into a more “showable” house and we had a lot of positive feedback from prospective […]

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Fruit-On-The-Bottom Protein Peanut Butter + How To Make Homemade Peanut Butter

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Between adding peanut butter in smoothies, spreading it on veggies and apples, and of course, baking with it, I can go through a lot of peanut butter in a month. Oh, and I like to eat it with a spoon sometimes too! I recently started to make my own peanut butter to save a bit […]

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Peanut Butter, Jam, & Banana Soft Serve Popsicles + Blog News

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Last weekend, as I was making banana soft serve, the idea struck me to use it as a base for a popsicle. Instead of a typical icy, fruit-based popsicle, I wanted a popsicle with an ice-cream like taste and texture. A bit similar to these fruity popsicles, but more ice cream like. I figured banana […]

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Ratatouille-Inspired Summer Veggie Dish

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  Every time we go to the farmer’s market, I always curse myself for not making a list, or at bare minimum, planning a couple recipes to guide my purchases. I always make a list for the grocery store, but for some reason it never occurs to me to make a list for the market. […]

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Veggie Summer Rolls with Spicy Peanut Lime Sauce: Two Ways

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  This is the first time I’ve featured a summer roll or lettuce wrap recipe on the blog, so today, I’m giving you both. A 2-for-1 deal rarely disappoints! Unless of course, you were hoping for a 2-for-1 chocolate recipe to kick off the weekend. Maybe this will help. Anyway, I’m not sure how I […]

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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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Speedy Summer Hemp Power Salad

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One of the things I love about summer is that I can eat like a Queen without much effort. Mid July, our crisper is now overflowing with farmer’s market vegetables, none of which need much fuss or strategic planning in order for a memorable meal. Life gets a bit simpler (yet busier) in the summer […]

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