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Spiced Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

April is a month full of celebrations for us, so it only made sense that I shared my favorite cake recipe: This spiced banana cake with cream cheese frosting. This recipe is inspired by Snixy Kitchen’s banana date cake, which I made for the first time last April. I haven’t stopped thinking about it since. Since today is my 24th birthday (where does the time go?!), I knew I had to make this cake again – with a few modifications to make it fruit-sweetened. I also made it for Shaun’s birthday (and Easter) on April 1st. Then I made it again last weekend to photograph and to adjust the recipe as needed. Finally, I’m making it one more time this weekend for myself. I mean, it’s my birthday after all and my favorite way…

Instant Pot Butter Chickpea

I have a delicious Instant Pot butter chickpea for you guys today. I’m excited to share my first Instant Pot recipe after spending a few months trying to figure out how it works. Yes, a few months. It’s not like I used it every day, but the few times I did, I had no idea how to use it. I promise I read the instructions manual, but something just didn’t click. My visual brain needed videos from YouTube to figure this thing out. So here I am, a few months later, confident enough to share my very own Instant Pot recipe. And it’s a good one! Don’t worry, if you don’t have an Instant Pot, you can still make this recipe. I included a stove top version just…

Chocolate Chunk Protein Bars

Celebrating the first day of spring with these chocolate chunk protein bars. I know these don’t necessarily scream spring, but I would honestly eat them every day of the year. That, and the salad I wanted to share with you guys today needed a bit more work, so I’m sharing these instead. The thing is, granola bars are my favorite thing to create. For some reason, when I feel uninspired in the kitchen and when every other recipe I make seem to fail, granola bars are always a success. They’re so easy and versatile, I can’t help but create a new recipe every season. These chocolate chunk protein bars in particular are inspired by my all-time favorite seriously addictive granola bars. If you haven’t made those, you’re…

Warm Turmeric Ginger Milk

Making winter days a little better with this warm turmeric ginger milk. Not only is it warm and comforting, but this milk’s bright color is such a happy sight on a cloudy day like this one.  We’re expecting rain for the next couple of days, which makes me crave spring even more. I usually love winter, but this one has been dreadful. We were basically stuck inside from the end of December to the beginning of January due to the extreme cold temperatures. Since then, we’ve been experiencing drastic changes in temperature, which is not ideal for any outdoor activity. We seem to always have a few cold days with snow, followed by mild temperatures and heavy rain. It then freezes again and we’re left with icy roads and trails. Basically…

Chocolate Coconut Oat Bars

These chocolate coconut oat bars are my idea of a perfect Valentine’s Day treat. Trust me, your weekend needs these bars, Valentine’s Day or not. Speaking of the weekend, I am so happy it’s Friday! It’s been a long week and I’m excited to finally get some time in the kitchen. Our last weekend was spent in Moncton as we were dog-sitting for my parents who were off to Montreal. My brother was competing in a track and field event, so all of my family was gone. For that reason, Shaun and I had the house to ourselves with Lola (our family dog). It felt so good to be back to our hometown for the weekend. We went to the Farmers’ Market, I went on a few walks with Lola and I…