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Chocolate speculoos banana bread

Chocolate speculoos banana bread might be my new addiction, like all my other banana obsessions, this one is right at the top of the list. All things baking are running through my head, and with only so much space to eat everything, banana bread is one of my preferred baked goodies. What makes this loaf so special is the fact that it's loaded with festive vibes all the way. With Christmas only a couple weeks away, I can't help but feel weird about the whole thing. Maybe when kids are involved, you realize finally that time does indeed fly and soon our little munchkin will be two years old. It feels just like yesterday that he was born.
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Super spinach falafel bowls

Super spinach falafel bowls are coming to my rescue this week. It has been a week post vacation and while winter is in full swing I haven't gotten the hang of the cold just yet. Neither has my son, and he is not a happy camper when the flu bug has gotten a hold of him. This ever so nourishing bowl was absolutely delish and I have fallen in love with these super easy falafels. 
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Rocket miso pesto butter Semolina

Rocket miso pesto butter Semolina with roasted tomatoes is such a beautiful dish. It took no more than twenty minutes to make this whole complete dish that can be enjoyed all on it's own or as a side dish for the festive season ahead. The cherry vine tomatoes are sweet and tangy perfect with the creaminess of the semolina. 
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Ultimate rustic veggie burger

This ultimate rustic vegan burger is a quick and healthy for those evenings or lunch where you just need something special. I am not going to lei making these burgers takes a bit of effort, but the effort is oh so worth the taste and the crunch. I have been wanting to make my very own vegan burger for ages, but with time not so much on my hands to do it all myself, I always opt for the easy meals. Luckily this time I started early with the prep time and in no time we had fresh patties on homemade pretzel buns. It was so worth it! 
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Pumpkin s'mores cheesecake

Pumpkin s'mores cheesecake is the elegant spin on the typical pumpkin pie. It's light and airy, yes with the graham cracker crust that gives that spicy tang that you get from the good old pumpkin pie. I remember I made my very first pumpkin pie a couple years ago and that version went straight into the dustbin. This cheesecake in fact is absolutely yumm and it's certainly one I'll be making again and again! 
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Burnt butter pumpkin linguine

Burnt butter pumpkin linguine is a perfect fall dish. It's so comforting, sweet and deliciously tasty. I made this dish in 30 minutes and it was so simple to make. It has all the tastes of fall right at the tip of your fork. Swirl em up and dollop of this generous, nutritious fall comfort dish!
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Pumpkin fritters

Pumpkin fritters are vegan and oh so delicious! I was so surprised by these fritters that I made them two days in a row and even my better half could not tell the difference. They are crunchy on the inside and super soft and chewy. They remind me so much of my mother's pumpkin fritters that we would have for Sunday lunch and I think even she would say that they are tasty.
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Maltabella Banana muffins

Maltabella banana muffins are absolutely amazing. I am going to rave about these muffins cos gosh they are close to the best muffins I have made so far. I wanted to get this recipe down pretty quick before I forgot how I made them. Maltabella is one of my favorite porridge from back home. We always pack our suitcases loaded with SA products and I am always sure to add this one stuffed in between the layers of clothing or extra food goodies I am bringing with.
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Chocolate caramel tart

Chocolate caramel tart makes me think of the festive season that is ahead. I know a warmly baked pudding is something I would choose in this cold any day, but a sweet delectable chocolate caramel tart cannot be denied. It's made with a chocolate buckwheat base, slightly bitter caramel filling, topped with a dark chocolate ganache topping. I have been seeing some tarts on social media quite a bit and I have been craving this tart that I made a couple years ago. This tart is perfect for the mid-week slump and even my husband that is a fast food lover by choice said it was tasty. So I guess this tart qualifies as a cheat meal for the connoisseurs out there.
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Matcha strawberry slices

Matcha strawberry slices are the perfect balance between sweet creamy and a bit of matcha bite. I love these bars because they are not too overly sweet and can be eaten as a mid-morning snack. They are the perfect pick me up, thanks to a powerful hit of caffeine. These bars for any mama will be life changing!