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Golden Roasted Cauliflower Dahl

I have more comfort food for you guys! And it’s the perfect recipe to make on a rainy weekend like this one. I actually have the apartment to myself this weekend, something that doesn’t happen often when you have two roommates! Since it’s raining all weekend, I’m planning to do some recipe testing and a few projects for my internship, but other than that, I’m relaxing! I really have to catch up on my sleep. These morning shifts are killing me lately! I’m a morning person and I love morning shifts, but lately I’m not used to getting up so early. This week I’ve been going to sleep at about 11:00 every night (which is late for me) and waking up before 6:00. Then I…

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 do…

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 only time…

Caramel & Coconut Latte Overnight Oats

Here I am, writing on a Saturday again! This internship is certainly keeping me busy during the week. I woke up at 4:45 in the morning for the last few days (including this Saturday!) for a big catering event. Yup, I’ll enjoy sleeping in tomorrow… By that, I mean waking up at 7 am without an alarm. The problem with being a morning person! Other than the lack of sleep, I’m really enjoying my experience so far! I’m starting my internship with 11 weeks of food service management in the hospital. Then, I’m doing 18 weeks of clinical nutrition. During those weeks, I’ll be doing many different rotations, including diabetes, tube feeding, rehab, renal, neurology, cardiac, plastic surgery, burns, pediatrics, obstetrics (I’m so excited for this…

How-To: Date Caramel

Hi there! I know it’s the weekend, but with my dietetic internship and all, I didn’t get the chance to post anything this week. So here I am, writing a blog post on a Saturday morning! Now, since autumn is coming, I have many salted caramel recipes in mind. For that reason, I wanted to share my date caramel recipe with you guys. Trust me, you’ll see date caramel in my next couple of posts! I hope that’s not a problem? 😉 Date caramel is a life saver when you rely on fruits to sweeten your desserts. I use it as a replacement for caramel obviously, but also as a replacement for liquid sweeteners. Bananas are great and all, but I usually use them in frozen desserts (nice cream!) or banana flavored recipes…