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Oatmeal Raisin Cookies - Soft and chewy, whole grain oatmeal cookies, with raisins and 5 spices. {vegan}

5-Spice Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

When I was a kid, my favourite lunch box find was a chocolate chip cookie. It was unimaginable to me, that someone (child or otherwise) could possibly prefer something with raisins *insert scrunchy face here*. Even today (knowing fully well that some people actually do), I find the concept difficult to wrap my head around… So it’s ironic that I would find myself partnered with someone who was, and still is, one of those raisin lovers.
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Ginger Spiced Rice Pudding With Whiskey Raisins - A grown-up, comfort food dessert. Creamy rice pudding, spiced with a double hit of ginger, and whiskey soaked raisins. {vegan}

Ginger Spiced Rice Pudding With Whiskey Raisins

As much as I’m all about breaking down barriers, and ditching eggs and dairy, I also keep a watchful eye on desserts of the past. Can the two be combined? I believe they can… I collect old cook books (and am lucky enough to have a couple that are 70+ years old), and look to the recipes of our amazing grandmother’s and great-grandmother’s for inspiration.

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Hermit Cookie Energy Bars - A healthy snack that tastes like a cookie! Grain-free, sugar-free, and vegan.

Hermit Cookie Energy Bars (or balls)

So Dave asked me if I would make him some sort of snack for pre-workouts and to refuel him through his day at work (sometimes his job alone is a workout). He was sure to specify, that he’d like for it to be healthy, have no added sugar, and (of course) taste like a cookie… Uh-Ya… No problem :-/
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Oatmeal Raisin Bars - These oatmeal bars are made with whole grains and no refined sugars, perfect for packing into school lunch bags or taking to work for your mid morning break!

Oatmeal Raisin Bars

I have a confession to make. This may be a little shocking, so prepare yourself… Here it goes… This week, I wasn’t interested in sweets or cookies or even chocolate!… I know… I can hardly believe it myself… So what does a compulsive baker do in times like these????
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