Chocolate espresso pancakes
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Chocolate espresso pancakes

Chocolate espresso pancakes are the final batch of Sunday pancakes that I will be making before we head home for vacation. It's sad to leave since summer has just arrived, but I'll be heading back to loads of comfort food (that is good for the heart, neh, not so good for the waistline). But who am I kidding, life has changed quite a bit since I have become a mother. I'd rather be having a good time with my family, than worrying getting into my bikini. My priorities have slightly changed since I have become a mother (especially since eating is one thing my son and I love to do together- the sacrifices of parenting, lol).
Squash blossom spelt pizza
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Squash blossom spelt pizza

Squash blossom spelt pizza is a lifesaver this week, just because I am pretty tired this week. It's gluten-free, healthy and easy to whip up for a couple of meals...It has been a long time since we have seen the sunshine and particularly this season we are hanging around a bit longer before we are heading home for vacation. So the reasons why I am tired is because my husband is away a lot recently and because my son has been heading into his one nap a day...I did not realize that meant if he napped, then well, that's it for the day...
Pineapple upside down cake
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Pineapple upside down cake

Pineapple upside down cake has summer written all over it. It's light, decadent and has a sweet tang thanks to the pineapple. I am in love with these last couple days. The mornings are still a bit fresh, but then later in the day, it gets slightly heated and then cools down once again around four in the afternoon. The birds sing and the wildflowers, especially the pops of red from the poppy flowers make me so happy. There are lilac trees and elderflower trees, that I didn't even know was around us a year ago. I watch our son play, and he is just having a ball playing outside. This season of life I am enjoying so much.
Fluffy dessert dumplings
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Cinnamon dumplings

Cinnamon dumplings aka souskluitjies are the ultimate South African comfort food. Lazy days, rainy days or just flat out days. This recipe is a fixer-upper. It's my pint of ice cream (if I was a Gilmore girl). It's doughy, soft like a cloud and drenched in a sweet cinnamon syrup, that makes you want to lick the bowl after...
sweet potato lentil falafel
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Sweet potato lentil falafels

Sweet potato lentil falafels are my new quick meal dinner addition. I have been through some cookbooks, apps ect. and there are sooo many to choose from. Where do you start? What to make when you have some time to meal prep, but you don't go overboard in the kitchen. These sweet potato lentil falafels are easy, minimal ingredients and super satisfying!
blueberry pear crumble
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Blueberry pear crumble

Blueberry pear crumble is a comfy alternative to my usual green smoothie lately. Since spring is nowhere to be seen and Castres is dreary and rainy like usual. I need a pick me up because I just can't take this rain anymore. This blueberry pear crumble is just so yum, because first of all, it has creamy almond butter in, alongside with sweet pear and tangy blueberry. Absolutely yum!
Beet matcha ice cream
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Beet matcha ice cream

Beet matcha ice cream is not only for the connoisseur or these of required tastes but for everyone who kind of is searching for a bit something extra to pizzaz up their day. I recently jumped on the beet bandwagon, and I might be a couple months too late no thanx to living in the countryside. Where things aren't as accessible when you want to live a healthy lifestyle. Finally, I found beet powder and it tastes super amazing, so sweet and has the most vibrant color!
Strawberry salted caramel cheesecakes
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Strawberry salted caramel cheesecakes

Strawberry salted caramel cheesecakes show just how much I miss my mom right now. Women should be celebrated, mothers should be celebrated because being a mother is a hard job. I wish I could celebrate my mother this Sunday, she raised four kids, which makes her pretty amazing!
Lentil hand pies
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Lentil hand pies

Lentil hand pies are that kind of snack that you can have any time of the day, especially when it's combined with this amazing tangy tomato sauce. I made a huge batch of lentil bobotie and I seriously can't get enough. It's so tasty and keeps me full for quite some time.
Avocado hummus
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Avocado sweet pea hummus

Avocado sweet pea hummus is just such a beautiful side dish to those fresh spring days and evenings. I love hummus and have been making a batch every week, depending on the mood I am in, depends what flavors I like to add. Some of my favorite ones have been soy honey, tangy sweet turmeric, roasted carrot and sundried tomato hummus.