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Trick or Treat!

Last year was my first Halloween since launching the Honour System and I was so gung-ho that I created a Homemade Halloween recipe for the entire week. Anyone that develops recipes knows how much work that is. Couple that with not-so-consistent natural light for photography (food is a medium that really requires natural light. Fall/Winter rends to be uncooperative at times ;) ) equals something more frightening than a haunted house.

Luckily, my hard work paid off as this Halloween I’ve concocted a round up of these great recipes.

I do try to keep things light and breezy here on the old website, but truth be told I have had a pretty tough couple of weeks. A couple of crazy events have kind of derailed me as far as being as productive as usual and the plans I had for a creative, healthy, homemade Halloween treat for 2014 took a backseat.

Thankfully, last year’s me was on top of things so without further ado, check out these fun, healthy, and most of all delicious homemade Halloween treats!

First up!

Homemade Candy Apple Slices

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Almond Butter Cups

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How about, my personal favourite,

Homemade Twix Bars

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And finally,

Coconut Caramel Cups ( kinda like a Rolo – Yum! )

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So there you have it.

I hope you have a fun and safe Halloween and I’ll be here Monday morning with something all new and fabulous for you.



Lightened Up Butter Chicken with Quinoa – Gluten Free

October 29, 2014
Lightened Up Butter Chicken with Quinoa

Looking for a comforting and rich fall meal to warm those bones on a blustery day? Look no further, my friends, because I am here to share. This Lightened Up Butter Chicken replaces some of the butter and all of the cream found in traditional recipes with uber beneficial coconut oil and Greek yogurt to makes this meal […]

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Brown Rice Flour Pancakes – Gluten Free

October 27, 2014
Brown Rice Flour Pancakes - GF

Sometimes cake at breakfast is just what the doctor ordered. Pancakes, that is. I have had a bag of brown rice flour I my cupboard waiting to be used for ages, so this Sunday morning, with a little footy (that’s soccer for us North Americans) on the telly (that’s TV) – sorry, feeling a little […]

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FBC Conference – Four Seasons, Vancouver, BC

October 24, 2014
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  So, last I left off I was sailing the cold, choppy waters of the Pacific from Victoria to Vancouver. My epic dinner at Little Jumbo was a warm-up for what was to come. A few months back it was announced by the Food Bloggers of Canada that they would be holding their national conference in […]

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Little Jumbo, Victoria, BC – Part One of My Week of Eating

October 20, 2014
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I should clarify the title of this post. It might make more sense to call it my week of eating food not made by me! You may have noticed my absence this week, and god bless you if you did. I was back in beautiful British Colombia to attend the Food Blogger’s of Canada’s National […]

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Milk & Cookie Dough Snack Bites – Gluten Free

October 13, 2014
Milk & Cookie Dough Snack Bites - GF

  I love secret ingredient recipes. There is a twisted satisfaction I get from feeding people delicious treats, then quizzing them on the contents. By now, most friends and co-workers know that if I’m bringing them goods they are probably going to be on the healthier, whole food variety. And, they also guess chickpeas as […]

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Mocha Hazelnut Freezer Fudge – Vegan & Gluten Free

October 10, 2014
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This is a combo of glorious coffee flavour with toasty hazelnut goodness. Then I made it into fudge. Deal with it. Coconut oil, which happens to be my favourite ingredient for everything, makes this treat both healthy and fudge at the same time. Brilliant! You know what else I’ve been doing lately with coconut oil? Oil pulling. […]

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Spicy Roasted Butternut Squash Quinoa with Chicken – Gluten Free

October 8, 2014
Roasted Butternut Squash with Chicken & Quinoa-

Tis the season for all things squash. While pumpkin seems to get top billing, I always veer towards the spaghetti or butternut (just typed butterbut) varieties. Don’t tell anyone but, pumpkin doesn’t really blow my socks off. We all know my love for the spaghetti squash. I’ve joked in the past how I should just […]

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How to: Peel & Roast Hazelnuts (Two Methods)

October 3, 2014
How to Roast Hazelnuts

OK. So. Hazelnuts. When I visited Tofino this summer I bought a cookbook at Sobo, a local hotspot. I was planning on trying out one of the recipes that calls for toasted hazelnuts so onto the shopping list they went. As luck would have it, organic hazelnuts were on sale in the bulk section in my […]

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Coconut Curry Chicken Marinade – Gluten Free

October 1, 2014
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  We’ve been enjoying some beautiful weather here in Southern Ontario despite the arrival of fall last week. Besides taking sun filled walks, I’ve also been loving the other benefit of warm weather. You guessed it! Liquefied coconut oil in your cupboard. Complete with an appearance from Lou the cat who is much more impressed […]

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Coconut & Lime Roasted Almonds – Vegan & Gluten Free

September 26, 2014
Coconut & Lime Roasted Almonds-

Nothing is easier/quicker that a batch of roasted almonds. I like to switch things up from sweet –>like these Maple Cinnamon Roasted Almonds<– to savoury –>like these Rosemary Roasted Almonds. These little lovelies are somewhere in the middle. Creamy coconut and fresh lime combine to make your almonds a tropical delight. “Put the lime in the coconut […]

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Tofino, British Columbia

September 25, 2014
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  It is now officially Fall. Could there be a more appropriate time to relive my summer vacation? LOL! It was mid July when I was out west, visiting Vancouver Island and, obviously, life and my regular blogging schedule has gotten in the way. But, Tofino. I know. Growing up on the island, in Victoria, my […]

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Pouding Chomeur Cupcakes – Vegan – Guest Post for Eye Candy Popper

September 24, 2014
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 So, today I am doing what’s called in the blogging business, a guest post. My friend and fellow blogger at is taking a little vacation and asked if I would fill in for her while she’s away by writing a post for her website. Naturally, I said yes and since Miss ECP is from Quebec I decided to […]

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Double Chocolate Protein Bars – Vegan & Gluten Free

September 22, 2014
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Happy Monday everyone! I thought a little chocolate would make the week just wee bit brighter for you. I can’t get enough of the chocolaty treats lately! A strategy I use to keep up with healthy eating habits is to always have homemade treats on hand. I mean, who are we kidding? Treats and snacks are going to […]

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