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Halloween

Coriander Sweet Potato Soup with Toasted Cinnamon Pecans

I have a delicious holiday soup for you today: Coriander sweet potato soup with toasted cinnamon pecans. Yes, I’m starting to create and share some holiday recipes already. To be honest, Christmas is my absolute favorite time of the year and I always start getting in the holiday spirit in the first few weeks of November. A few weeks (or maybe days) after Halloween, I start listening to Christmas songs… Whenever Shaun is not around because he doesn’t get in the Christmas mood as early as I do. I don’t think many people do. Hah! I’ve been this way since I was a kid. I was the one to set the Christmas decorations at home early November, listening to Christmas songs and baking cookies. There’s no waiting for December…

Pecan Pumpkin Spiced Date Bites

Pecan pumpkin spiced date bites. My kind of Halloween candy. And yes, these little energy bites really do taste like candy. They’re perfectly sweetened with dates and flavored with fall spices, including cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and clove. These pumpkin spiced date bites are inspired by Nature’s Delight pumpkin spiced date rolls. Shaun and I first tried them while we were on Vancouver Island a few weeks ago. We were trying to find healthy snacks for our road trip and I stumbled onto these. As soon as I took that first bite, I knew I wanted to recreate a cheaper and equally delicious version in my kitchen. Especially considering that they’re a limited edition. This way, I get to enjoy them all year long if I want to. And I must say, they taste very…

Cinnamon Butterbeer Latte

This is how I intend to celebrate Halloween this year: Watching Harry Potter and drinking a cinnamon butterbeer latte. If it wasn’t obvious before, it is now. I love everything Harry Potter. Proof: I have Harry Potter wands in my bedroom that Shaun and I got as a gift from his father. I have two Harry potter decorations on my walls (one with the deathly hallows symbol and the other is a papier-mâché on a canvas using pages of an old Harry Potter book). And of course I read the books and watched the movies countless times. So yes, I love the series and I love it even more this time of year. I’m not sure why, but there’s something about the cozy months that makes me crave those books. Whether or not you like…

Slow Cooker Vegetarian Pumpkin Chili

Slow cooker vegetarian pumpkin chili. Slow cooked for maximum flavor and made vegetarian and high-protein thanks to a combination of red lentils and black beans. This pumpkin chili has been a fall favorite around here for the past two years and I hope you’ll love it too. This is actually my first time sharing a slow cooker recipe on the blog and I have no excuse for it. Since I moved in with Shaun 4 years ago and he brought with him an old slow cooker, I’ve used it exactly 3 times. Two of those times being this week. The other time was 2 years ago when I made Half Baked Harvest’s Moroccan soup. I’m not sure how it’s been 2 years already, but it has. Two years ago, I was starting my dietetic…

Fruit-Sweetened Apple Muffins

Fruit-Sweetened Apple Muffins. Canadian Thanksgiving is just around the corner and for those of you who are looking for recipes to make this weekend, I’ve got a great healthy dessert for you. Or snack. Or breakfast. These apple muffins can pass for all three. It may be Thanksgiving in Canada this weekend, but this is an everyday recipe that I hope you’ll love. Healthy whole wheat muffins sweetened with bananas and apples. While I did call them apple muffins, they do have a banana bread flavor to them. Either way, they’re delicious! One bowl and 30 minutes is all you need to get muffins all week. Similarly to my banana bread, I recommend serving these with nut or seed butter. Maybe some apple butter too… I need to try this as soon as possible…