One Pot Taco Pasta with Pumpkin (Video)

Good news is that if you are a pumpkin fan – you will appreciate hints of pumpkin in a cheesy pasta pot, and if you are not a pumpkin fan (like my kids) – you won’t taste it as much and can easily substitute with a can of tomato sauce. But I suggest you try making this one pot taco pasta with pumpkin because its fiber, potassium and vitamin C content are so beneficial for our heart health, and you can barely taste it. Not to mention creaminess…
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Healthy Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies

It is hard to write about only healthy pumpkin oatmeal cookies when so much is going on inside me. I will be plain honest. So much of what I do in my day to day life is tied to darn cookies. Why? Just like baking anything pumpkin is not typically done in Spring, the same way my life is not my typical daily life lately. See, I had this recipe sitting in my drafts for over a year. I remember baking the cookies, everyone loving them and thinking to save the…
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Whole Wheat Pumpkin Bread

Aaaand today is the first full day of Kindergarten. Aaaand my organically fed child is sick at home since Friday. Sigh. By this point I am starting to think I might have a kangaroo’s DNA in me. But I am intending to make the best out of this rainy sad Monday by embracing my cleaning lady, doing a killer HIIT workout and blogging what I can. I barely slept last night (just overwhelmed) but I will set that aside too. A few cups of black tea did their…
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Pumpkin Granola Muffins

Epic vegan granola muffins! Low in sugar to make them breakfast worthy, and high healthy fat and fibre content keeps you satisfied for hours. And that crunch from Nature’s Path Pumpkin Flax Granola is mmm-mmm-mmm. Not to mention it is organic, delicious and affordable. These muffins in its all entirety are made with simple organic ingredients you can find in almost any store these days. Isn’t it wonderful how affordable and accessible organic food is becoming?! By the way, we are celebrating Organic Week in Canada, September 19 – 27,…
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Savoury Pumpkin Pie

Easy pumpkin pie recipe with all your favourite pumpkin flavours but in a savoury version. Creamy pumpkin puree combined with egg whites, almond milk, salty feta cheese, and baked in a whole wheat crust. Then topped with freshly grated Parmesan cheese and fresh parsley. A different twist on a sweet version of traditional pumpkin pie. When I served savoury pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving a couple of weeks ago, mainly to go as a side, everyone was equally surprised and wowed by the flavours.

Healthy Pumpkin Pie

Hands down, this is the best healthy pumpkin pie I ever had! It is quite easy to make delicious pie with a bunch of butter, flour and sugar. But when it comes to a clean dessert, it’s a challenge. I was up for it, although scared to death. In the last 3 days, I made 3 pumpkin pies. That’s why I want you to close your eyes and pretend you can’t see those small white dots of cream cheese. It was experiment #3 and a thought of making…
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Slow Cooker Pumpkin Stew with Chicken

OMG, guys, this slow cooker pumpkin stew is phenomenal! Although it might be hard to tell what’s in my pumpkin stew, even if you stare at it for 20 minutes, it is awesome. Sweet, savoury and cozy pumpkin stew with chicken, quinoa, sweet potatoes and artichokes. So perfect for cool days that are not so cool, just like the quinoa stew,  ground turkey stew and healthy pumpkin soup are. And drumroll, soccer and fit moms…It is cooking itself in your slow cooker and requires no pre-cooking. You don’t even need to mess…
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Pumpkin Pecan Bread

Pumpkin, coconut oil+milk+flakes, pecans. No dairy, no eggs, no processed sugar. You got my full attention, pumpkin pecan bread. And you are perfect for school snacks too?! And kids like you?! Now you really have my attention! Pumpkin and coconut is a mind blowing combination => flourless pumpkin muffins. This easy vegan bread came out so flavourful and moist, soft and crunchy at same time! I also added flaxseed for extra fiber and Omega 3 boost.

Black Bean Chocolate Cake

And yes, it comes with healthy cream cheese frosting on top! Healthy, skinny and kid friendly too! No 2 cups of sugar, no oil, no white flour, no egg yolks. Just black beans, pumpkin puree, Greek yogurt and egg whites among the ingredients in this delicious and moist black bean chocolate cake.