Modern Tabbouleh (Bulgur) Salad

Salads

Mediterranean bulgur salad loaded with veggies and whole grains, such a satisfying vegetarian meal!

I went through my pantry yesterday and figured I would cook with whatever ingredient I pulled out first. Do you ever do that? That ingredient happened to be… bulgur! Have you ever cooked with bulgur?  SUCH a cool grain!  Bulgur is made from parboiled cracked wheat berries and is a good source of fibre, protein, folate, vitamin E, magnesium, iron, … View The Post

Creamy Orange Chia Pudding (vegan & gluten free)

Breakfast, Gluten-Free, Vegan

Creamy Orange Chia Pudding with a zest of orange made with Florida Orange Juice in minutes!

I never really understood how mornings could be so hectic for people with kids before I had them myself. I mean, how busy could it get? The answer, as I discovered, is REALLY busy. Pure crazy some mornings to be honest! I can read the looks on moms’ faces as I drop Charlie off to school. It’s that ‘our-morning-was-crazy-too’ look. … View The Post

Cheater Chicken Noodle Soup

Lunch, Soups

Cheater Chicken Noodle Soup with a vintage spoon and white linen napkin on fraichenutrition.com

I was bragging to Jillian the other day as she was nursing her cold that I hadn’t gotten sick yet this season (a mini miracle with two kids) as I smugly stirred one of the dishes for our Christmas dinner.  And then BAM, just like a big slap of karma upside the head, I got sick.  Granted it was probably … View The Post

One-Step Vegan Eggnog

Drinks, Holiday Dishes, Vegan

One-step vegan eggnog

There are few things more Christmasy (not a real word, I know) than a glass of eggnog. I created this vegan eggnog recipe for my cousin Jillian last year and it was a huge HIT, our crew preferred it over the traditional stuff (it’s also on Jilly’s site here… she has SO many great holiday ideas if you haven’t already … View The Post

Orange Hemp Muffins & 10 Other Ways to Use Hemp Hearts (plus a giveaway)!

Breakfast, Desserts & Baking, Nutrition Posts, Smoothies

Orange Hemp Muffins & 10 Other Ways to Use Hemp Hearts (plus a giveaway)!

Have you ever wondered what makes a food a ‘superfood’?  It’s a term that’s thrown around rather loosely these days!  According to Merriam-Webster Dictionary: superfood noun  su·per·food \ ˈsü-pər-ˌfüd \ Definition of superfood. plural superfoods. : a food (such as salmon, broccoli, or blueberries) that is rich in compounds (such as antioxidants, fiber, or fatty acids) considered beneficial to a person’s … View The Post

Gingerbread Energy Bites (gluten free)

Gluten-Free, Snacks, Vegan

Gingerbread Energy Bites by Tori Wesszer, Registered Dietitian made with Genuine Health protein powder and loaded with nutrition!

It’s that time of year when we trade in the pumpkin for gingerbread, and I personally couldn’t be happier! I mean, I love pumpkin, but I’ve seriously tested the limits of how many pumpkin dishes a person can consume this season.  Time to move on. I wanted to create something that tasted like a cookie but is super healthy.  I … View The Post

Mushroom Quinoa Pilaf (Gluten-Free & Vegan)

Gluten-Free, Holiday Dishes, Sides, Vegan

Gluten Free Mushroom Quinoa Pilaf

This gluten-free dish is packed with earthy flavours and is perfect for the holiday table!  A couple of our family members can’t eat gluten, so we are ALWAYS on the hunt for dishes that we can easily whip together that everyone will love!  Because who wants to cook two separate meals?  I mean, putting on a holiday spread is a … View The Post

Gluten Free Pumpkin Pie

Desserts & Baking, Gluten-Free, Holiday Dishes

Gluten Free Pumpkin Pie

The holidays aren’t the holidays without pumpkin pie.  But what if you’re unable to eat gluten?  Dry your tears, this pie is your answer!  Rich and flaky with a perfect hint of fall spices, this pie will check all of your boxes.  I was so excited to work with Nature’s Fare Markets to create this recipe: my aunt and cousin … View The Post