Almond butter popcorn cups
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Almond butter popcorn cups

Almond butter popcorn cups are just heavenly. Things get super serious when chocolate and popcorn is involved...Oh and almond butter. All three of these are my favorite and I just simply can't resist. I used to munch buckets of popcorn during pregnancy and after because I was just so hungry. The munchies are so tough when your preggo or breastfeeding.
Spicy lamb soup
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Easy sourdough bread

Easy sourdough bread has got me baking bread like there is no tomorrow. I've stocked up on these baked goodies and there are more than a few slices frozen for those much-needed carb days. Since I have been living in France and surrounded by Boulangeries, I was sure to be bitten by the bread baking bug. Now there are a few others that are high on my list. You'll just have to wait and see...
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Wholehearted healthy rusks

Wholehearted healthy rusks will have to do to cure the winter blues. Since it's the month of February and all, snuggling up with these or your other half is kind of obligatory. These are just one of my all-time favorite things to eat night or day, meal or snack. If you don't know about rusks then, you're missing out. It's basically baked sweet bread, dried out and generously dipped into a steaming mug of coffee.
Chickpea waffles
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Mushroom Spinach Chickpea waffles

Mushroom Spinach waffles are just YUM. We recently purchased a Tefal snack collection toaster that can do the works like yum toastees, muffins, donuts and Waffles. The sucky thing is that you have to buy the other plates for the donuts etc, but I just love the functionality of an appliance that can do so much. So that's why I certainly can vouch for this product. I can't wait to buy the donut plates so I can bake some donuts already! My son's first birthday and I am already undecisive between a waffle or donut bar? Choices, choices...I have forgotten how much I love the crunchy bite of a fresh waffle. Now I made these with chickpea flour that needs no eggs to get them combined. I just love Chickpea flour. It has a unique taste, but it's seriously so good and loaded with protein.
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Chocolate tahini cranberry brownies

Chocolate tahini cranberry brownies are delectably sweet and perfect for an afternoon treat. Goey, chocolaty and tangy sounds about right, right up my ally that is! What is it about chocolate, coffee and stranger things that have me hooked? They all resemble a little bit of me time when baba has gone down for his afternoon nap. I won't ramble on about these yummies because you'll just have to make them for yourselves to try. I don't know what it is, this weather, the rain or what that makes me crave chocolate so much lately. It has been this bad since my son has been born and he is almost a year. One more month to go- that's crazy!!
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Favorite festive treats

Favorite festive treats bring back so many memories of my Childhood Christmas. No our Noël experience in France has been somewhat different and sometimes challenging, but we remained optimistic as this season allows you to be. The smells of Speculoos spiced lattes, Nutella filled crepes and glue wine. When it comes to celebrating a French Christmas I have it pretty down to a T for this year to come. Come and read a bit more and get a few ideas for your Christmas table.
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Hazelnut jam buttercream cake

HAZELnut jam buttercream cake is quite a mouthful to say and to enjoy because there is no taking small bites of this delicious cake. I made this beauty for a baby shower that was supposed to take place but instead the little princess made a surprise entry right on the day of the baby shower. Hazelnut cake was quite fitting for the lady in pink because she was given the pretty name Hazel. What are the chances right? But the perfect way to celebrate was with cake indeed!
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Autumn Beef lentil stew

Cozy beef lentil stew is one of my latest favorite recipes. The weather has been pretty indecisive just as Autumn aught to be I guess. I have switched my cupboards layered with winter goodies, but the sunshine has been pretty sweet lately. What makes this stew so perfect is the fact that its low carb, healthy and packet with winter veggies that will keep you fuller for longer when the winter chills do decide to come along!
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Ten easy dinners

These ten dinner ideas have literally saved me a couple times. Dinner was on the table almost every night thankfully due to these easy recipes. Becoming a mother has been a full-time job and other duties like cooking took a backseat for a while, but once I got into the groove of being a mother and a wife it all just seemed a bit more effortless. Come and have a look at my summary of the last seven months of motherhood and of course some yum recipes to try for yourself!
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Vegan Coconut Milktart

Vegan coconut Milktart is the real deal, I assure you. Can you make this beloved dessert healthy? Yes indeed. It's a traditional dessert that resembles something close to a custard flan. In my house, I try to healthify a few recipes, even though I do love the old favorites just the way they are. I love coconut milk and have a few cans lined in my cupboard to whip up something when the time calls for it.