A refined sugar-free and whole wheat version of classic banana bread. This bread is sweetened with maple syrup, is amazingly moist, and is absolutely delicious!

Whole Wheat Maple Banana Bread

Ahhh, the illustrious banana bread. I could write a love letter to the stuff.

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A light and fluffy buttermilk lemon cornmeal cake with a zesty lemon glaze.

Lemon Cornmeal Cake

I love a good lemon cake. It doesn’t matter what time of year it is, it’s going to be a solid, tasty choice. I believe my love of lemon cake stems from both my Great Gran’s Lemon Poppy Seed cake (mental note: that needs to appear on the blog!) and the Starbucks lemon cake that I ate way too much of during my Undergrad degree. How could you not love something that’s sliceable, soft, tart, and sweet?!

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These baked oats are studded with chopped walnuts, fresh apple, and pear. They are sweetened with maple syrup and completely vegan for a nutritious balanced breakfast.

Maple, Apple, and Pear Baked Oatmeal

I am just over a week in this whole “refined sugar-free” month and all is well! I’d like to say that a week without sugar has me cured, and I never want the stuff again, but I still have cravings. On the plus side, I have really come to enjoy my coffee without sugar in it and I do “feel” better. I’ll let you know my progress after week 2…these things get easier they tell me.

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Recipe for Banoffee Pie made with a classic McVities cookie crust, homemade caramel toffee, and pillowy whipped cream. This post was originally published on August 30, 2010

Banoffee Pie

Bringing back an oldie from the recipe archives here (from 2010)! A pie I first heard about and made while I was living in Switzerland, and one that I can’t seem to stop obsessing about over 6 years later.

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This soda bread is made with whole wheat flour and honey for a tiny twist on the classic Irish Soda Bread recipe. With only 8 ingredients and minimal prep time, this bread is great for when you want homemade bread quick. The crust is crunchy and the centre is soft – just perfect for butter slathering!

Honey Whole Wheat Irish Soda Bread

A warm, fresh, slice of bread is truly like a great big hug. And when it’s the holidays a big hug is exactly what I’m looking for.

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This is my version of the best apple cider waffles out there. These waffles are fluffy on the inside and slightly crispy on the outside and are made with both buttermilk and fresh apple cider.

Apple Cider Waffles

It’s almost Christmaaaaaaaaaas! This is the first year that Paul and I will be completely on our own for the big day. It’ll just be us and the pets and a whole lot of festive drinks.

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Easy and delicious one bowl cookies made with peanut butter, nutella and rolled oats.

One Bowl Peanut Butter Nutella and Oat Cookies

Long time, no see! My blog has been broken for three weeks due to issues with my server/host and I haven’t been able to access the site during that entire time. It was a HUGE hassle to deal with but hey! I’m here! And I have a recipe for some delicious cookies for you right before the holidays 🙂

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This is my recipe for what I consider to be the best vegetarian chili out there. It’s made with both black and kidney beans, is perfectly spiced, and has bulgur added to the mix for a more classic “meaty chili” texture – this is such a wholesome dish.

Vegetarian Chipotle Chili

I started my new job this week! It’s been quite a transition. I went from being at home all day with my puppy doing whatever I wanted to working Monday to Friday full-time. Everyone is really nice at the new place and I’m looking forward to learning new things from some really smart people. Fingers crossed it goes well!

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Fluffy pumpkin pancakes made with buttermilk and studded with chocolate chips.

Fluffy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pancakes

I’m smashing in all-the-fun-stuff this week. Next week I start my new job where pancakes aren’t going to be a mid-week reality but for now, they TOTALLY are! My in-laws are still visiting from Ontario, and together we’ve been exploring the BC coast, the mountains, the rainforest, and the area I live in. It’s awesome having family together.

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Easy, quick, and wonderfully delicious puff pastry tomato tart with feta and fresh oregano

Simple Tomato Feta Tart

Use up those end of season tomatoes on something that can be made in under an hour for your weeknight “I wanna be fancy but I am tired and need wine and GET THESE PANTS OFF OF ME” evenings. I had one of those yesterday…

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