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August Favorites

It’s the last day of August (I can’t believe it) and it’s time for my August favorites post! As I’m writing this, I’m sitting in a Starbucks drinking a decaf Americano, on my way to Seattle. It’s my first time in Washington and as we’re living in British Columbia, we’re taking advantage and exploring all the places we can out west! I’m looking forward to a weekend in Seattle exploring the city, trying new vegetarian restaurants and camping at Olympic National Park. Is there anything we need to do or see? Let me know! As we’re getting ready to explore the city, I’ll leave you with my August favorites. Currently Reading This month, I was ambitious and read…

November Favorites (2017)

I can’t believe I’m already sharing my November favorites post! And that December is less than 2 weeks away. I feel like just a few weeks ago I was sharing my first favorites post in September. I hope you’re enjoying these so far. Let me know in the comments if there’s anything different you would like to see in these posts. This is my last post before writing my dietetic exam next Monday. I’m hoping to have a little more time to spend on the blog once I’m done with it. You have no idea how excited I am to just get it over with. It will be one less thing on my mind… Although I won’t know the results until January. This exam is…

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…

The Best Sugar-Free Apple Crisp

October is almost over and if you’re like me, you’re probably searching for ways to use up all the apples you picked this fall. Apple crisp is always my go-to. I hesitated to call this recipe “the best” because first of all, I’m not that confident in myself and second of all, it’s based on my opinion. However, when I tried to find a sugar-free version, I wasn’t surprised to find that every recipe contained either artificial sweeteners or maple syrup/honey. I don’t like the term sugar-free for that reason. Every time I see a sugar-free recipe, it either contains artificial sweeteners or maple syrup and honey. They might not be “refined sugars”, but they’re still very sweet, which would trigger my cravings…

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…