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...
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...
boetie eerste verjaarsdag
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Happy first year

Happy first year mom and baby. First time mom, surviving the first year abroad is not only my personal experiences but the voices of so many other mothers that have daring taken on the task of having kids far away from home. So yes, we all are superwomen, whether you are close to family or not. The exception here is that we have to do without that teeny bit of help when it is needed the most. Exhale mom. You're gonna be fine.
Mosbolletjie beskuit
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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.