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Halloween

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…

Sugar-Free Pumpkin Spice Latte

Welcoming the first week of fall with the healthiest sugar-free pumpkin spice latte. When I think of a cozy fall drink, I immediately think of the pumpkin spice latte… Not because I drink it each year (I drank it a few times before I stopped eating added sugar), but because as soon as September arrives, pumpkin spice lattes are everywhere. The thing is though, they’re typically loaded with sugar, which is why I needed to find a way to make mine at home. So that’s what I did. As I discovered last year, you can blend cashews and coffee together to make the most delicious and creamy drink. Since then, I’ve been experimenting with many cozy drinks, including peanut butter hot chocolate, chai latte, peppermint mocha and mint matcha latte. Now I…

5-Ingredient Cookie Dough Bites

5-ingredient cookie dough bites. Made in under 10 minutes in a food processor and filled with wholesome ingredients. What could be better?! Seriously though, cookie dough will forever be my favorite flavor when it comes to snacks and desserts. Ice cream, granola bars, energy bites… Anything. Even better when it’s simple and healthy, which is all you’ll see on the blog over the next few weeks. Did you read my last post? The news is out, Shaun and I are moving to British Columbia! We’re moving to the other side of the country in less than 3 weeks. Not to mention that we’re planning a road trip across Canada to get there. I think it’s safe to say that we’re crazy busy. Packing all of our…