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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.
Squash blossom spelt pizza
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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...
Pineapple upside down cake
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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.
Fluffy dessert dumplings
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Cinnamon dumplings

Cinnamon dumplings aka souskluitjies are the ultimate South African comfort food. Lazy days, rainy days or just flat out days. This recipe is a fixer-upper. It's my pint of ice cream (if I was a Gilmore girl). It's doughy, soft like a cloud and drenched in a sweet cinnamon syrup, that makes you want to lick the bowl after...
Beet matcha ice cream
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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!
Banana bread donuts
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Banana bread donuts

Banana bread donuts are the equivalent to my match made in heaven. It's a gooey, moist donut with a peanut butter, strawberry maple glaze and it's seriously too addicting. I have been trying to up my donut game since my last vegan donuts was an epic fail and I was over baking them after my son's birthday.
Gluten free banana cake
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Banana breakfast cake

Banana breakfast cake will solve all my breakfast problems these days...windy weather, lazy days, drowning in rain equals banana cake if you please. I will opt for banana cake for every situation, it is that good! Made with cooked amaranth, banana and buckwheat flour. This moist cake is hard to believe that it is actually good for you!
Healthy milktart crepes
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Healthy Milktart crepes

Milktart Crepes have become my ultimate favorite way to eat crepes. Even though Nutella coconut filled crepes right next to the Ifle tower is hard to beat. Crepes with a view can be anyone's favorite am I right? No matter what they taste like. Now you don"t have to go all the way to France to experience good enough crepes. I combined the much loved French dessert with a well-known favorite in South African. One thing that we have in common is that we love crepes too. I guess that I am finding more and more similarities to cure the "missing home" blues.
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...