Double chocolate oat cookies

Double chocolate oat cookies

Double chocolate oat cookies might be my favorite cookie recipe just yet. There are two things to consider when a cookie is just right and they are a tad of health and a whole lot of chocolate!
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!
Quick baked falafels
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Quick baked falafels

Quickly baked falafels are super duper easy to make and sooo easy to eat as well. I have been trying out eating plant-based and it's been nearly two weeks. I don't eat that much meat in general and haven't been eating dairy for up to two years. After skipping meat for these plant-based goodies, I have to say I feel pretty good! These falafels are so easy to make and are very filling, so meat is really not missed over here. I might just do this for real.
Banana bread donuts
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Banana bread donuts

Banana bread donuts are the equivalent to my match made in heaven. It's a gooey, moist donut with a peanut butter, strawberry maple glaze and it's seriously too addicting. I have been trying to up my donut game since my last vegan donuts was an epic fail and I was over baking them after my son's birthday.
Gluten free banana cake
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Banana breakfast cake

Banana breakfast cake will solve all my breakfast problems these days...windy weather, lazy days, drowning in rain equals banana cake if you please. I will opt for banana cake for every situation, it is that good! Made with cooked amaranth, banana and buckwheat flour. This moist cake is hard to believe that it is actually good for you!
chocolate hazelnut granola

Carb clever choc hazelnut granola

Carb clever choc hazelnut granola is my preference for breakfast. This granola is my guilty pleasure. Eaten for breakfast, lunch, and dinner...I just can't seem to attain myself when it comes to this carb clever choc loaded heaven. When we go back to visit in SA the very first thing I want to do is go to Woolworths. It's our equivalent of whole foods, homemade, luxury packed, what's for dinner store. a Store like that in my Ville is the thing that I miss the most. Here premade meals are the very worst and even healthy snacking alternatives can taste like cardboard...
Zucchini brussel sprout soup
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Winter warming soups

Winter warming soups are soothers for my soul, especially since this winter has been so long. It seems as though it is getting better by the day and the spring blossoms have made their arrival. It is crazy to think that one year ago I had a newborn baby and absolutely no time to cook. I wish I tried more soup recipes, but in that "new" state of life, you kind of forget all and you're submerged into mothering mode. These soups have been so easy to make and I have made them numerous times. They are filling and so nutritious for any winter lunch or dinner...
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Life in the USA

Life in the US is quite a different experience to what I have expected it to be. Thelma Life in the USA is quite a different experience to what I have experienced in France. Thelma Vermaas, rugby wife, South African, and mother of the cutest little girl you ever did see shares her story. Contrary to what you might think the "life" out to be. She shares so honestly her heart and feelings. I can certainly corroborate with her story. Come and read some more of her travels, becoming a mother and living in the USA.
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Starting your life France

Starting your life in France is just my summary of our four-year journey so far. If you're one of the lucky ones moving to France then this post is for you. The four-year mark of us moving here will be rolling around November and I certainly can't believe how fast it has gone and how much I have learned and am still learning. Come and read more about how to survive and actually live well in France as a foreigner.