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Pumpkin Cupcakes with Chai Cream Cheese Frosting

Today, I’m happy to be sharing a delicious holiday treat:  Pumpkin cupcakes with chai cream cheese frosting. Yes, I said CHAI cream cheese frosting. Here’s the thing. Most of the recipes you’ll find here are vegan/vegetarian, sweetened with fruit and made from unprocessed food. Sometimes though, we need to treat ourselves a bit. For that reason, I decided to make us a little treat for the holidays. Don’t get me wrong, these pumpkin cupcakes are still far healthier than most cupcake recipes you’ll find out there. The cupcake itself is not only made with whole wheat flour, but it’s also sweetened with dates. You’ll also find some healthy fats, pumpkin puree and of course, an abundance of pumpkin spice. This results in a moist…

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…

Pumpkin Bread (Gluten-Free, No Added Sugar)

If you’re looking for a last minute Thanksgiving dessert, I’ve got one for you! Last week I shared my Lentil Pot Pie and now I’m sharing the most delicious pumpkin loaf I’ve ever made. Make both and you’ll have a great vegetarian feast!  I was talking about pumpkin recipes with a friend (@veganeatstoronto) and she told me about a delicious pumpkin bread recipe from Detoxinista. She usually used this recipe and made a few modifications, so I thought I’d give it a try as well. I also had my pumpkin cookies in mind while trying this loaf. What I ended up with is a recipe similar to my cookies, but with a different texture. Good news: Unlike my cookies, this loaf is gluten-free! I started by adding all my…

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie Bowl (No Added Sugar)

Happy Saturday!  I hope you’re all having a great weekend? I actually have an extra long weekend. It’s a long weekend in New Brunswick, plus I went to a nutrition symposium on Thursday morning, so I only worked three days this week. The symposium was SO interesting! They talked about trendy diets (paleo, gluten-free), superfoods, the link between cardiovascular health and dairy products, saturated fats and the DASH diet. It made me love my field even more!  Since the symposium was in my hometown, I took the opportunity to visit my family Thursday and Friday before driving back to Saint John. I also went Christmas shopping and ended up buying only a book and tea for me…   I always have a hard time Christmas shopping. I have so many gift ideas…

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…