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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).
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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...
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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.
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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!
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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!
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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!
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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.
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Spelt pancakes quince blackberry compote

Fluffy Spelt pancakes with quince blackberry compote are gonna be hard to beat. These oh so fluffy heavenly pancakes are just magic combined with the tangy blackberry quince compote. We are such pancake lovers in our house. Since eating a decent breakfast in a small town in the south of France we have to settle to drive a whole hour to get a decent breakfast.
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Curry Lentil Chickpea pancake

Curry Lentil Chickpea pancake is my retake on the Oh she glows giant chickpea pancake that I made a couple of years ago and absolutely fell in love with. Its dough, chewy and filled with protein goodness. I love to use garbanzo flour quite a lot in my kitchen- in stews, quiches, pastry dough, cookies etc. It has a unique taste and does not go as well with sweet dishes, but aces savory!
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Rhubarb strawberry pie pops

Rhubarb strawberry pie pops are my celebratory pie eating way of welcoming the first of May. Since I don't have the celebratory flower (lily of the valley) that is known as the fist of May, pie has to do the trick!