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Chocolate orange babka

Chocolate orange babka is such a beautiful bread recipe. It has all the flavors of winter in each bite. The chocolate walnut and orange flavors are just absolutely wonderful together if you are a citrus lover or not. I never really loved orange in sweet baked desserts or bread, but since making this winter melody, I am completely smitten!
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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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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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Ginger chocolate oat cookies

Ginger chocolate oat cookies, I have been trying to find a name for the subtle spiced cookies. They are a mix between chocolate chip and festive ginger cookies, a phoenix you might call them. They are delightfully light, chewy and sweet. Christmas cookies are stressing me out for real, making beautiful cookies takes a lot of patience and loads of percision that is for sure! I have made two batches and the cookies came out all right, but the frosting is nothing to write home about! That's where the true artist comes out...
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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?!
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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.