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Seriously Addictive No-Bake Seedy Granola Bars

If I could eat only one thing for the rest of my life, I would choose these seriously addictive no-bake seedy granola bars. I can honestly make a batch of these bars and eat almost half of it throughout the day. One for a morning snack, one with lunch, one as an afternoon snack and one or two in the evening… Half of the batch, gone. Oups. I could also make a batch and eat 2 or 3 bars before I even add on the chocolate. Like I said, they’re addictive! Probably not a good thing for someone with a sugar addiction. They may not have any added sugar, but that doesn’t stop them from being addictive. It doesn’t help that I’ve had a hard time with the photography for…

Date-Sweetened Hemp Milk (Two Ways!)

I finally made homemade nut milk. Or I should say hemp milk. It was about time! Everyone has been making their homemade nut milk for years and somehow, I just tried it for the first time a few weeks ago. I think one of the reasons I never made homemade nut milk before is because I never knew where to get a good nut milk bag. I had given up on the idea of making homemade nut milk until I stumbled upon Ellie’s Best. They were generous enough to let me try one of their’s and I have to say, I absolutely love it! I know many other food bloggers who use their nut milk bag and now I know why. It’s good quality, it cleans easily and it’s fairly cheap. If you…

Chewy Oatmeal Zucchini Cookies

It’s been a crazy week. We’re leaving for Gaspésie today after work and I still haven’t packed. I’m counting on the two hours I’ll have before leaving to pack everything and prepare our food for the trip. Lets see how that goes! I wanted to start earlier, but somehow, all of my evenings were packed this week. I spent a whole evening getting a new phone and dealing with the details at the store. Then yesterday I drove down to Moncton to see a childhood friend that’s moving to Ottawa today. Finally, I spent the rest of my evenings studying for my exam that’s coming this November (my last exam ever before becoming a registered dietitian). Thankfully, I already have some energy bites ready for our trip (these and these…

Creamy Carrot Top Avocado Sauce

Do NOT throw away your carrot tops! Save them and make this creamy carrot top avocado sauce as soon as possible. Did you even know that carrot tops are edible? I never thought about it before this year. When you think about it, we’re throwing away perfectly good food… My old roommate Catherine and I bought a plot in our local community garden this year, so I’ve got a few things growing. I planted a few herbs, lettuce and then 3 rows of carrots. Clearly I had to find a way to use up all those carrots and their greens. Not only that, but my parents also have a large garden where I regularly stock up on fresh produce. They’ve got parsley, basil, cucumbers, tomatoes, bell peppers, Swiss chard, beets, lettuce, kale, green…

Quick Lunchbox Southwestern Quinoa Salad

Today I’m sharing a quick lunchbox Southwestern quinoa salad because lets face it, school starts in 3 weeks. I can’t believe summer is almost over. I’m seeing backpacks and school supplies at the front of every store and a part of me gets excited for back-to-school, even though this is my first year NOT going back to school! I think part of me doesn’t realize it yet. Yes, I was that person who loved school. Honestly, if I could be a university student for the rest of my life, I would. Weird, I know. I must say, what I miss most about university is having the freedom to organize my own time. I loved going to class in the morning, finishing before noon and being done for the day. Of…