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Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

These cookies are my love letter to peanut butter.

I’ve mulled on this recipe for weeks. Recently, I found a scrunched up piece of paper in the bottom of my laptop bag. It really is just scribbles of measurements. The writing is nearly illegible. Scrawls and scratches. A recipe that has been tinkered with until it reached my version of perfection. This means one thing – peanut butter experimentation can yield good things.

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Ooey Gooey Cheesy Butter Chicken Sauce Bread

Ooey Gooey Cheesy Butter Chicken Sauce Bread

Okay are you ready for this — Ooey Gooey Cheesy Butter Chicken Sauce Bread? It will kind of change your life. Probably your waistline too, but it’s the festive season, so it’s 100% worth it. BONUS: it is unbelievably drool-worthy, scrumptious, “scary good”.

I love a food mash up. The idea of throwing two good things together to make a new wonderful thing, always makes me smile. This does not disappoint.

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Drunken Crown Royal Banana Bread

Drunken Crown Royal Banana Bread

Home Economics, yes the course, taught me kitchen skills. Healthy food choices, food preparation, food buying strategies and nutrition. I am certain, our class made savoury dishes, but they never stuck with me. I can’t remember any of them. Instead, my takeaways were baking fundamentals and a basic banana bread recipe.

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Raita Biscuits

Raita Biscuits

I started this year off with a goal to become a better runner and train for a marathon. For me it was a metaphor about moving forward.

For a number of reasons, I felt – and feel – as if I’ve been handed a baton, like life and circumstance had given me a story and said, ‘Go. Run with it. Metamorphose.’ I needed something to believe in and I needed something to prove. I needed to be braved out of my skin.

For people like me who spend a lot of time thinking and writing, it’s imperative to have activities that provide outlets for grounding and centering. Running provided an outlet to reify negativity into something positive.

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Soul Food Inspired – Spicy Masala Cornbread

Soul Food Inspired – Spicy Masala Cornbread

As a teen, I discovered the wonder of books with recipes included. I remember reading about soul food and traditional cornbread was always a crucial part of the meal. Depicted as the backdrop for family bonding, soul food was a metaphor connecting generations together and recipes for items like cornbread were held to hushed secrecy. Really, it’s not hard to associate cornbread to warmth, love, and family. Despite knowing cornbread requires no yeast and is simple to execute, I was intimidated. This mindset is typical of me: give me a task that is difficult and I will find it easy. Give me something easy and I find it a challenge.

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