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Summer socca

Summer socca

Summer socca is the epiphany to easy lunch that can look like a fancy lunch. It can be your secret when you need to make something quick, healthy and scrumptious. I have been in a creative slump for a couple days. I just have been feeling meh, and tired after having my sister and her two kids here. It was havoc in my household. Having family or any guests are so good, because the obvious fact, kids can play and learn and keep each other occupied. The work, though, does not end...I still have to learn to relax a bit, I am doing that now more when my sweet munchkin is napping. How do mothers do it all? I ask once again...?
Sweet potato zucchini quiches

Sweet potato zucchini frittatas

Sweet potato zucchini frittatas was a quick and easy lunch that I just whipped up in a jiffy. I actually saw an amazing sweet potato zucchini loaf from Donna Hay and I wanted to recreate it. Pinterest is such a great tool to find what you're looking for or what you're not looking for...But somehow find a use for it. All this baking is leaving my stocked fridge pretty stacked and not a lot of time to eat it all, or it's not necessarily the time, but the waistline that doesn't allow it.
Banana bread cheesecake slices
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Banana bread cheesecake slices

Banana bread cheesecake slices have been haunting me for a couple weeks now. I aced the recipe within the first try, but to shoot these beauties perfectly was difficult indeed. To capture their deliciousness was truly a challenge. Without melted chocolate or caramel to seal the deal...anything indeed can look delectable. But these do not need the glorification of caramel to make them look delectable. They already are.
Cherry plum galettes
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Cherry plum galettes

Think-Cherry plum galettes! This heat has been unbearable these last couple days. I've always loved summer over winter, but lately, I am overthinking things. What do you eat when it's 35 degrees Celsius outside? and what to do with a 17month old in this heat!? That indeed is the question.
Blackforest pancakes

Blackforest pancakes

Blackforest pancakes are my absolute favorite way of eating pancakes just coz, chocolate for one, coconut cream and super sweet soft cherry compote. All of these sound pretty fancy, but they are so easy to prepare and all of this will take you more or less thirty minutes to make. Easy, done and eat!
Banana oat pancakes
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Banana oat pancakes

Banana oat pancakes are a basic pancake recipe that is so easy to make. I would whip up a batch of this healthy pancakes some Sundays. We absolutely adore these pancakes and without even knowing my two boys are getting the healthy goods. They aren't too heavy for summer and work perfectly well with freshly sliced summer fruit and coconut cream.
Gluten free corn bread
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Gluten-free cornbread

Gluten-free cornbread is the perfect salad side dish around. We are such corn lovers in our household and would eat a couple of corn on the cobs per week. Especially my son, he just loves corn so much! I wanted to make a healthier, vegan and gluten-free version and the first go was a pretty good success. You can sub the gluten-free flour for normal whole wheat or white pastry flour for a more light effect.
apricot coconut pancakes

Apricot coconut pancakes

Apricot coconut pancakes are calling my name right about now, it's summer written all over it. I just came back from my vacation in South Africa and after a whole month of winter I am embracing the summer and these pancakes just make it even more of a celebration.
Chocolate espresso pancakes
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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).
Mini malva puddings

Mini Malva puddings

Mini Malva puddings are giving me the heads up for these last few days ahead before we head home for vacation in South Africa. I am beyond excited even though staying home in France where all is easier (toddler wise) I don' t care about all of the nitty gritty stuff when it comes to traveling and moving around for a whole month, I just want to dive into all South Africa has to offer. The means for a night off, me not cooking and occupying my son with his niece and nephews.