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Nut-Free Caramel Rice Crispy Squares + SunButter Giveaway!

Today I’m sharing with you Nut-Free Caramel Rice Crispy Squares and something that helped me survive a year without peanut butter.  If you knew me last year, then you know that I’m obsessed with peanut butter. I used to eat it 1-2 times a day every day of the week and I’m talking about a layer so thick, you start wondering if you’re having toast with your peanut butter. That had to change when I moved to Saint John for my dietetic internship. I moved in with my friend who’s severely allergic to peanuts, which meant no peanut butter in the apartment. I needed to find a replacement. Of course, Catherine (my roommate) had found some great products over the years and had a few…

Brownie Cookie Dough “Ice Cream” Bars

I waited long enough to share this recipe with you guys, but I think Easter is the perfect occasion.  Not only is this Easter weekend, but it’s also my birthday weekend! It’s actually my 23rd birthday today, but since I’m working all day, I’ll be celebrating tomorrow.  I think this week was the busiest week of my internship yet. First, it was a staff experience week, which means I took over the dietitian’s workload for the week. I was working as a dietitian in oncology, psychiatry and the HIV clinic all week. I also had to spend some time at night writing down a self-evaluation about my daily performance as part of my staff experience week. I then spent the rest of my evenings testing recipes for…

Luxurious Chocolate Chia Pudding Parfait

As I look out the window, everything is white. It seems that winter has just started in our part of Canada and I’m not sure how I feel about those recent cold temperatures and constant snow storms. It’s truly a winter wonderland – A very cold winter wonderland. It’s a good thing I’m not tired of winter yet. I’m still excited about walking in the trails, surrounded by snow-covered trees and frozen lakes. I still love coming home to a warm cup of tea and a comforting bowl of soup. I like staying cozy inside during a snow storm, watching a movie and eating cookies. Sadly, my love for winter doesn’t last forever and by the end of the month, I’ll be craving the sunshine…

Dreamy Coconut Macaroon Truffles

Let’s be real, Valentine’s Day needs chocolate. And pasta… And wine. That’s my opinion, but then again, I’m always up for pasta, wine and chocolate. Unfortunately, Valentine’s Day ends up on a Tuesday this year, which means I’ll be celebrating it at the hospital, working in family medicine. <— Not so romantic.  We are planning on going out for a romantic dinner the weekend before though. We’re going to one of our favorite places, which is a cozy Italian restaurant (hello pasta and wine!). I don’t believe that we need a day like Valentine’s Day to spend a romantic evening with our loved one, but honestly, I’m up for any occasion that lets me dress up…

Chocolate Pretzel Quinoa Bars

Happy Friday! I’m sharing some delicious and easy granola bars today (the perfect recipe to make this weekend!). That’s what I did last weekend and I think I’ll do the same this Sunday. If I have enough ingredients in my pantry… I’ve been surviving on what I have in the freezer and in my pantry for almost 2 weeks now, so it’s all getting pretty empty. I thought it would be a good idea to use up what I have before buying anything else. It’s a great way to save money and to get creative in the kitchen! I’ve been coming up with very weird recipes that where surprisingly good… I made a pasta sauce using soy milk, tapioca starch, garlic, margarine, cheese, salt…