Banana Coconut Pineapple Upside Down Cake

So I kind of messed up… I accidentally opened a can of pineapple rings when I had intended to open a can of crushed pineapple… So I guess you could say I was almost forced to make this cake; I mean what else do you do with pineapple rings??? Does anyone know? I’ve also slowly but surely been accumulating all these over-ripe bananas in my freezer. There is always that one banana that just gets way too ripe and doesn’t get eaten in time. Thankfully, I came up with a delicious solution to my problem.
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Crispy Roasted Parmesan Garlic Chickpeas

My preferred way of eating chickpeas, if you haven’t guessed by now, is puréeing them into a wonderful creation known as hummus. I don’t know how many times I may have said this but I absolutely freaking love hummus and it eat like it’s going out of style. Chickpeas themselves though, I’m not so crazy for. It’s the texture that gets to me, it makes sense as a dip but eating them in a salad is not my forte. However, When you roast them in an oven they take on a certain crispiness that I am growing to love and are a great healthy snack.

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Slow Cooker: Overnight Apple Cinnamon Quinoa Oatmeal

Those of you who know me, know I love a goo hot breakfast. Although during the week, it is often not easy to get a hot breakfast in as I am trying my hardest to leave on time to get to work. I mean don’t get me wrong, I do love my homemade granola in the morning, but sometimes it’s nice to switch it up! The best thing about this oatmeal is that it takes no time to prepare in the morning! You dump all the ingredients in the slow cooker, and go to bed. When you wake up, you are left with a fabulous and fulling gluten-free breakfast!

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Slow Cooker: Apple Sage Pork Tenderloin

Lately, my slow cooker has been my life saver. Sometimes you just don’t feel like cooking dinner! Now that I’m a working girl, one of the last things I want to do when I get home is spend all this time making dinner. I am hungry as a horse when I get home from work, and don’t want to wait aroud while things are cooking… Thankfully, my crock pot has come to my rescue many a time when I’m feeling lazy.

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Recipe Roundup: Thanksgiving Dinner

Happy Thanksgiving to all Canadians!! I am thankful for my 4 F’s (friends, family, fiance, and good food). I am of course also thankful for all of you who have been following and reading my blog. Whether this is the first post you’ve read, or you’ve been followign me for a while, I am equally thankful! So, I have put together some f my favorite thanksgiving treats in a recipe round up!

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Cranberry Apple Galette

I never knew what galette was until my mom starting making it. I almost think it’s better than straight up pie. To be honest, my favorite part of the pie is the filling. With a galette, it’s more pie filling and a bit less crust. Apples have been crazy cheap lately.. They are definitely in season in BC right now, and I think using all these local apples is what made this galette extra delicious!

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Mini Pumpkin Tarts

Thanksgiving is a time to reflect upon all that you are thankful for… I see it more as an excuse to come home and visit all my family and eat delicious food. Speaking of food… I’m all about the desserts (as you know) I LOVE baking! I was hoping to give all my fellow Canadians some Thanksgiving dessert inspiration for when all their family comes along for dinner! I suppose this could be of great use to my American friends as well as their Thanksgiving is still to come!

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Pumpkin Spiced Crackers

Anyone from the west coast knows about Raincoast Crisps.  They are by far the greatest cracker on the face of the earth.  I mean seriously how are they so good all the time?!  As soon as I start eating them I cannot stop.  The only downside here is that they are quite pricey…  So I only ever get to enjoy them when it’s a special occasion.  
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Guest Post: Chocolate Red Wine Cookies

Have you heard of the tipsy teachers??? They are kind of awesome! They are also two girls who have a love for all things boozy. Another thing I love about these tipsy teachers, is that they are Canadian!! I believe that if we were in the same city, we would in fact be good friends! Anyways, I have posted a pretty awesome boozy cookie recipe on their website that you all should check out!

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Lemon Raspberry Cheesecake

Andrew had a birthday recently. I asked him what kind of cake he wanted, and he said a lemon and raspberry cheesecake. So that is what I made. This was my first time making cheesecake, and it definitely turned out better than I was expecting. I know this isn’t exactly a fall recipe, but you can’t exactly deny someone of their birthday wish now can you! So you will have to rake in this one last summer recipe!
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