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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Big green broccoli quinoa bowls studded with avocado, kale, parsley, and edamame and topped with toasted almonds and sesame seeds. Dumped on top of it all is a creamy almond-avocado sauce for even more “feel good” green deliciousness.

Broccoli Quinoa Bowl with Almond Avocado Sauce

We’re celebrating the always lovely and sweet Cynthia of Two Red Bowls today! Cynthia recently gave birth to her own baby bowl (read about it here!) and some of her blogging friends wanted to get together and show her how excited we are…with food in BOWLS! ‘Cuz, duh…

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These baked buttermilk pumpkin doughnuts take under an hour to make from start to finish! Sweetened with a little brown sugar and honey and then dipped in a maple buttermilk glaze, these are sure to be a hit!

Buttermilk Pumpkin Doughnuts

It’s that time of year again – A PUMPKIN PARTY!! Here’s a pumpkin doughnut for you and you and YOU!

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A supremely moist and delicious recipe for pumpkin muffins made with buttermilk.

Buttermilk Pumpkin Muffins

This British Columbia rain that I keep hearing about has begun. Looking out from my balcony right now, all I can see is the fog and not even a hint of any mountains behind it. I like it. It makes getting up and going in the mornings a bit slower, but that’s ok! And the showers always stop at least a little bit during the day for a puppy walk.

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A delicious and moist baked pumpkin bread with a brown sugar and oat streusel topping and a glazed maple drizzle.

Pumpkin Streusel Bread with Maple Glaze

These past few days have been so memorable. We took Ellie on her first canoe trip, got invited to a friends house for Thanksgiving, and are currently in British Columbia wine country! Moving to a new place seemed so scary a few months ago, but here we are, settled and happier than we’ve ever been.

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Two recipes to make the perfect pumpkin spice latte at home; one with a pumpkin spice syrup and another easy recipe made in your blender. This recipe was originally posted in December 2011

Pumpkin Spice Latte

Interestingly, I bought and tried my first pumpkin spice latte from Starbucks last week even though I’ve been making them at home for years. I hated it, and I’m not sure whether that’s because the barista who made it for me did a terrible job, or if I’m just used to the way I make them at home. To me, a good latte when sweetened should be subtly spiced and here I have two recipes for you so that you can make the perfect pumpkin spice latte at home.

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This recipe for cookie butter rice krispie treats adds a delightful cookie taste to the already perfectly chewy treat. Chocolate is slathered on top of it all for a wonderful and delicious combination!

Cookie Butter Rice Krispie Treats

First I should start this off by saying that cookie butter is totally, 100%, in Canada now! So you can buy it and enjoy all of the awesomeness of these bars. Or these bars without rice krispies. Or these chocolate chip cookies. Or these no bake cookies! It’s a magical spread.

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These overnight oats are protein packed, creamy, and not too sweet for the perfect grab and go breakfast.

Strawberry Vanilla Overnight Oats with Chia

I am taking any and every suggestion on how to transition a new puppy to new food. WE ARE NOT SLEEPING! Real talk right here…food transitioning leads to hourly poops and sleepless nights.

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