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Ultimate vegan rusks

The ultimate vegan rusks are just my absolute favorite rusk recipe that I had to share. Rusks is a very well known breakfast must have in South Africa. Our parents and their parents grew up knowing this dried sweet bread as a meal that can't go without. Till today my husband and I enjoy rusks with our breakfast and shares a few bites here and there with our son. There is few that comes close to a good nostalgic rusk!
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Harissa butter bean tomato stew

Harissa butter bean tomato stew is the perfect stew to comfort and to ramp up your metabolism this winter. I need something spicy and comforting at the same time. I haven't properly prepared myself for his weather, boy oh boy. This morning was so so cold and I wish I had some of this harissa butter bean stew to keep me warm. When I got home I had to make a quick batch, because -1 weather has got me quivering in my boots.
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Sticky sweet butternut rolls

Sticky sweet butternut rolls must be the perfect start to 2019. Let me be very honest here, we didn't even make the new year. We passed out around ten and slept through the whole thing, I guess life does change after kids, or are there some diehard parents out there? I celebrated the new year by making these delish sticky butternut rolls. They are completely gluten-free (if you like), vegan and a big favorite side dish of mine. That's my way of celebrating the new year, lots of comfort food!
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Chai spiced pecan banana bread

I can't believe Christmas is only a couple days away. This week has been quite hard because I have been missing my family back in SA so much. I think this time of year is super special and also hard in a lot of ways. For us, it's the fact that life goes on over here and you kind live in these seasons apart from what your family is experiencing back home. They have vacation, sunshine, and togetherness and over here we're kind of slummin it on our own, whilst still working. Therefore I have been baking more than usual, so we can get more of the festive vibes going.
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Caramel soaked pumpkin fritters

Caramel soaked pumpkin fritters are just amazing as they sound and look. I wanted to recreate my utmost favorite side dish that tastes like dessert. These fritters are life changing and you'll want to make them for every Sunday lunch from now on. I thought they might be quite fitting for the Christmas day, just because absolutely spoiling yourself is what it's all about!
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Festive vegan cookie box

Festive vegan cookie box is the perfect gift or cookie essentials for this festive season ahead. I know I might be a bit late on this post, but better late than never! Christmas is one week away and leaves you lots of time to get baking. This box is filled with chai spiced Christmas cookies, Romany creams, coffee cookies, and decadent vegan caramels. YUP, it's utterly amazing!
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Date caramel almond butter domes

Date caramel almond butter domes are the perfect easy plant-based dessert for your festive table this year. It looks super impressive and tastes truly delish. This time of year is truly magical especially since we have been living in France these past five years. I guess I love a white Christmas more than a sunny Christmas, I think it's the fact that it is cozier and you can have so many excuses to drink lots and lots of hot chocolate.
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Chai pumpkin churros

Chai pumpkin churros are essential when the festive season is here. I know churros more as "dough fills" from my childhood. They are a whole other post by themselves and I'm sure going to get up all nostalgic about them, but for now churros, my friends. Not only do these totally vegan churros taste super delish, coated in sugar and dipped in chocolate, but these churros have two special ingredients. Homemade chai spice and sweet mashed pumpkin. Yes, these are super special churros for a super special time of the year!
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Vegan Hertzoggie tart

Vegan Hertzoggie tart has been on my mind for ages. Hertzoggies is one of my absolute favorite South African desserts ever. They usually come in a small cookie form and is enjoyed over tea and chats late afternoon. I certainly love this tart almost as much as the actual cookies. I have made a smaller cookie version too that I will share with you very soon, but for now this delish tart will take over your taste buds. 
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Pumpkin French toast sticks

Pumpkin french toast sticks are just perfect for international French toast day. They taste amazing. All the infusions of Autumn are there. The hints of gingerbread, the sweetness of the pumpkin and the chocolate sauce are just wonderful. I know I should probably get started on making all those festive recipes, but I am still stuck on pumpkin and fall over here?!