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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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Spelt rye bagels

Spelt rye bagels are a super healthy and quick lunch alternative. These fluffy and nutritious bagels can be made ahead of time and frozen. So whenever the need strikes for a fresh bagel, you can grab one out and toast em. They are especially tasty with some pesto, pickled red onions and some cheese.
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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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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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Harvest breakfast tarts

Harvest breakfast tarts are a super easy breakfast alternative when you're just not feeling like oats. It takes ten minutes to prepare and is super delish and very healthy too. You can even use these tarts as a healthy dessert too, so it's def a win in my book!
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Turmeric chickpea curry

Turmeric chickpea curry and spelt naan is a perfect, quick and easy comforting meal for these colder evenings. In fact, it feels as though summer is still here with us, but it's quite obvious that winter is on the horizon. When the sun starts setting more earlier each day, I want curry. Not that I don't want to eat it always anyway. a True curry lover loves curry whether it's hot or not- in terms of the wheater that is. I like my curry pretty mild thank you very much and this curry ticks all the boxes for me.
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Fig rye banana bread

Fig rye banana bread is a banana bread lover's dream come true. This bread is dense yet light, moist and so delish with the dried figs hidden in there. I absolutely love this bread and will def make it again, again and again. The spelt and rye flours complement the luscious figs so well. I am still dreaming about this loaf.
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Prickly pear tapioca pudding

Prickly pear tapioca pudding is utterly amazing whether you decide to have it for breakfast or dessert. I actually ate this bowl of tapioca pudding with my son for breakfast and there was no complaining. It is light and subtly sweetened with juicy hints of prickly pear. I remember we ate these things so much as kids, all sliced up and cold from the fridge. My mother always said we shouldn't eat too much, but they were just too delish. Now I love to use these beauties in savory and sweet dishes.
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Sweet potato waffles

Sweet potato waffles have never come at a better time. This weekend, I am home alone once again and the only thing that can feul me with the toddler filled days are of course waffles. Not any old waffle will do. Only sweet potato waffles can do the trick. I went to the farmers' market this morning and I had to time it pretty nicely because sprinting through has to come with a game plan. Snacks, water and a list of to buy's. All the necessities led to a pretty smooth morning and a much-needed nap time afterwards (for the both of us btw).