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October Favorites (2017)

Fall is here and I couldn’t be more excited! Well, I could be if I didn’t have my big dietetic exam to write in a month… But I love fall and October may be one of my favorite months of the year (right after September). I am a little sad that the leaves are now falling and that the autumn colors are slowly leaving us, but I’m still excited for the holidays and the cozy weather to come. Many things have happened over the last month and I’m excited to share them with you today! So I won’t make you wait any longer, here are a few of my favorite things this month: Fall Wedding As you may know, we recently got engaged! Shaun proposed on September 16 and…

The Best Sugar-Free Apple Crisp

October is almost over and if you’re like me, you’re probably searching for ways to use up all the apples you picked this fall. Apple crisp is always my go-to. I hesitated to call this recipe “the best” because first of all, I’m not that confident in myself and second of all, it’s based on my opinion. However, when I tried to find a sugar-free version, I wasn’t surprised to find that every recipe contained either artificial sweeteners or maple syrup/honey. I don’t like the term sugar-free for that reason. Every time I see a sugar-free recipe, it either contains artificial sweeteners or maple syrup and honey. They might not be “refined sugars”, but they’re still very sweet, which would trigger my cravings…

Spelt Oatmeal Pumpkin Cookies

Who’s planning to do some Sunday baking?! I AM! If you weren’t planning on it, then I might try to change your mind. Seriously, your Sunday needs these pumpkin cookies! Don’t worry, they’re also healthy. I made them with spelt flour, dates, pumpkin puree, oats and more delicious ingredients and spices. I honestly eat them for a morning snack every morning at work and they definitely help me get through my early shifts. That and coffee of course.  Also, this is the best cookie dough I’ve ever tasted. Better than any sugar-filled cookie dough. I actually made this recipe this morning and left half of the batch uncooked in the fridge… and no I’m not planning to cook them later. I’m planning to…

Spiced Root Vegetable Soup

Happy Monday!  How was your weekend? We had a quiet weekend at home which was a nice change. Friday night, Shaun and I went for a small hike, then we had popcorn and wine while watching a movie. My idea of a perfect fall Friday night! Saturday, I stocked the fridge, did a bit of university work and baked some pumpkin cookies (the recipe is coming to the blog SO soon!). Finally, I spent most of Sunday cooking and cleaning. I love starting a new week with a clean house and a fridge full of prepared meals. I can certainly say that it was a productive weekend!   I don’t always take the time on Sundays for meal prep, but now that I’m busy with my internship from Monday to Friday, the weekend is the…