Asparagus in a Blanket

Appies & Snacks

Asparagus in a Blanket using filo pastry and fresh asparagus, the perfect spring appetizer that can be made vegan!

A good old 80’s appy gets a healthier overhaul with this veggie version using asparagus and filo pastry! You know it’s spring when the lilacs are in bloom and the asparagus hits the market (or your garden if you’re lucky enough to grow your own).  I seriously don’t leave the grocery store these days without a bundle of asparagus!View The Post

Our Outdoor Kitchen Update!

Our Home

Tori Wesszer's Outdoor Kitchen Progress with the DCS Outdoor Kitchen

Summer weather has arrived which has me seriously wanting our deck to be completed!  Renovations are SO much work (if you’ve renovated you’ll know what I mean): Charles has been crazy busy working on Love it or List it (TV show) and a part of our railing was back-ordered so we have had to impatiently wait to finish it for a couple extra weeks… but I wanted to give you a sneak peak at our selections for our outdoor kitchen which I am OVER THE MOON excited for!View The Post

Apple Crisp Granola

Breakfast, Gluten-Free, Snacks, Vegan

Apple Crisp Granola that can be made all year round and served by the scoop (and is gluten-free)!

I know what you’re thinking… isn’t this a fall recipe?  It’s a reasonable question, to which the answer is ummm, yes!?  I discovered some dried apples in a snack box that was sent to me (Naked Snacks if you’re interested) and had this urge to make apple crisp granola.  In truth I was going to save the recipe until the fall but it was so darned good that I couldn’t wait: patience isn’t my strongest virtue lol! View The Post

5 Reasons Why You Should Get a Better Sleep & My Endy Mattress Review

Our Home

5 Reasons You Should Get a Better Sleep from Tori Wesszer of Fraiche Nutrition and a Review of The Endy Mattress

If you follow me on social media you’ll know that I decided to test-drive the new Endy mattress, sheets and pillows back in February in pursuit of a better nights’ sleep.  I can hear the parents all chuckle in unison… sleep?  With kids?  Good luck lady!  While there is some truth to this (Max just started sleeping through the night, it’s a whole new world!), finding a comfortable mattress that lets you sleep when your kids do is SO IMPORTANT!View The Post

What to Look for When Buying a Cooking Range and My Fisher and Paykel Range Review

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What to look for when buying a kitchen range

I’m still winding down from the chaos of the cookbook and figured now would be a perfect time to give you my review of our  Fisher and Paykel Professional Style Gas Range, we put on a lot of miles on it these last few months while we were developing, testing and doing our photoshoots for the cookbook (which I can’t WAIT to share with you all for the record!).View The Post

Chocolate Banana Olive Oil Cake

Baking, Desserts & Baking

Chocolate Chunk Olive Oil Banana Cake with Lisianthus Flowers, a vintage fork and a Gingham napkin on a white farmhouse table

Who doesn’t LOVE banana cake?  Our clan is obsessed, and the novelty of a freshly baked loaf of banana bread coming out of the oven never seems to wear out.  I’ve had the same recipe on repeat for over 25 years (there’s a reason, it’s SO GOOD… and yes, I’m that old if you are doing the math lol), and figured it was time to give another version a whirl.


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10 Day Smoothie Challenge III & A Giveaway!

Breakfast, Smoothies

10 Day Smoothie Challenge smoothie line up

This is my THIRD year in a row hosting the 10 Day Smoothie Challenge which is back by popular demand! I’m so excited to be continuing the tradition, this time a bit later in the year.  I started it off as a kick off to the New Year, but let’s face it, who wants to gulp cold smoothies in the dead of winter?  Right.  Sooo… spring has sprung (though Mother Nature is taking her sweet time this year) and I thought this would be a perfect time to set us all on the right track AND host a seriously awesome giveaway!


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My Make-Up Must-Have’s (and how I use them) from Sephora’s Spring Bonus Sale!

Beauty & Style

Tori Wesszer's Makeup Routine

I’ve been meaning to write this post for ages, and figured there was no better time than today given that Sephora is having their annual SPRING BONUS SALE (10-15% off)!  I’m a sucker for a good sale, and most of my beauty products were purchased at Sephora!  I’ve always tried to keep my makeup looking as natural as possible and have gone through a gazillion products in order to find my favs.  Grab a cup of coffee, here are the products I have and how I use them!View The Post

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