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breakfast, recipe, summer, sweet

Strawberry Herb Cheese Tart

Sometimes local produce can be a bit disappointing. Like this year’s strawberry harvest in Quebec! The normally sweet and characteristically smaller berries are reason enough to wait for the season to come along, but this year’s crop seems to be pretty watered down. But what’s great about local fruits is that even if they  ...

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recipe, snack, sweet, year-round

Almost-Raw Chocolate Torte

I hope you are having a lovely long weekend! I’ve skipped out of town to visit family and have a bit of down time. It’s a much needed bit away from the city. As I write this, the baby birds coo from the nearby apple trees and the smell of lilacs fills the air. I’m quietly drinking a rhubarb fizz and it’s so refreshing.  ...

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recipe, sweet, year-round

Date Squares

Date squares are one of those treats that you either absolutely love, or you absolutely love to hate. I fall into the former category, as I love the sweet and gooey date filling (not to mention the magnesium dose!) and the crunchy, chewy and buttery oatmeal crust and topping. They really are one of those perfects treats, especially if  ...

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breakfast, recipe, snack, sweet, year-round

Simple Jam Tart

Long weekends are the best. You get to do the lazy relaxing things you always seem to run out of time for on regular weekends. Things like ten or twelve hour sleeps and lazy afternoons sitting on the couch curled up with a magazine/book/movie are the simply pleasures that long weekends lend themselves to. Thank you, long weekend, for being  ...

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autumn, recipe, sponsored, sweet

Dairy-free Pumpkin Creme Brulee

Creme brulee is really a delicious treat. It is one of my Mom’s favourites, falling to second place just behind creme caramel. But given the season I thought I would spruce it up a bit. You know, give it a bit of a rejuvenation, or pull a Rene Zellweger. I thought I’d make a version that is suitable for our lactose-free readers but  ...

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breakfast, recipe, snack, sweet, year-round

Chocolate Date Loaf

If you frequent this blog every so often, you may have noticed I’ve been dying to make a dessert that is sweetened with dates. Well, I have not only found a chocolate date dessert, but I actually stole this recipe from my friend Evelyne. Yes, I stole it. Evelyne is a sports nutritionist, and one of Quebec’s top-tiered dietitians.  ...

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recipe, sweet, year-round

Decadent Chocolate Pudding

 “Christmas Christmas time is here, and Christmas songs you love to hear. Thoughts of joy and hope and cheer, but mostly shopping! Shopping! SHOPPING!” – Straight No Chaser So true. The holidays are stressful. Or, I should say, we make it stressful with all the obligations we put on our ‘to-do’ list to ensure that  ...

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breakfast, recipe, sweet, winter

Clementine Olive Oil Cake

It’s clementine season! When I was a kid, I only ate orange foods. And clementines were at the top of the list. I refused to eat anything that came in another colour. I was a weird kid. You would think after having a diet consisting almost entirely of those small citrus fruits that I would have eventually revolted. But in fact, I love  ...

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