Black Forest Black Bean Brownies (gluten & dairy free)

Desserts, Gluten-Free

Black Forest Black Bean Brownies gluten free and dairy free and made in a blender!

My husband doesn’t really have a sweet tooth.  He’s the kind of guy who would rather have another serving of dinner and skip the dessert (I can’t relate for the record).  Despite this, he has a real soft spot for Black Forest cake. Therefore, once a year I indulge him for his birthday and make a towering cake piled high … View The Post

Building the Perfect Local Veggie & Dip Platter

Gluten-Free, Snacks, Vegan, Vegetables

How to build the perfect local veggie and dip platter including two recipes for easy healthy homemade dips

Summer is here and that means that boatloads of fresh local veggies!  It’s so easy to eat ‘clean’ during those warm summer months when the gardens are overflowing with goodness, and there’s nothing more simple and perfect than a platter full of fresh cut veggies for your crew (no matter how big or small) to snack on!  Of course, what is … View The Post

Pastel Bikini Smoothie Bowls

Breakfast, Gluten-Free, Smoothies, Snacks

Pastel Bikini Smoothie Bowls by Fraiche Nutrition made with Genuine Health Protein Powder

Back in university I used to eat the same thing for breakfast EVERY day: a bowl of cereal.  Sure, the cereal choice would change a bit, or I would add some fruit to it, but there wasn’t a lot of variety.  While I still love a good bowl of cereal, I find that my breakfast, and every other meal, changes … View The Post

Chocolate Tahini Energy Bars (Gluten Free)

Gluten-Free, Snacks

First things first: I had no idea it was so easy to make homemade energy bars! That being said, I have to confess that this recipe took AGES to perfect, a rather humbling experience.  I mean, creating an energy bar should be so simple, right?  After five (yes, FIVE) failed attempts, these one-step beauties were created and were a crowd … View The Post

Crustless Asparagus Quiche (gluten-free)

Breakfast, Gluten-Free

Quiche is one of those things that I make for special occasions, and my Quiche Lorraine recipe is always a hit.  I wanted to make a more ‘springy’ version without the crust to lighten it up a bit more (I use lighter cream and far less bacon than a traditional version does as well).  Of course make sure that your … View The Post

Vegan Shepherd’s Pie (gluten-free, vegan)

Gluten-Free, Main Dishes, Vegan

Now that we’re edging into some warmer weather, thoughts of cable knit sweaters, warm cups of tea and cozy dishes like Shepherd’s Pie are soon to become a distant memory.  But before you pack up your fluffy slippers for the year (I can’t be the only one who owns a pair of these amazingly comfy and oh-so-unattractive footwear), pull out your … View The Post

Tropical Chia Pudding

Breakfast, Desserts, Gluten-Free, Lifestyle, Snacks

I doubt that I need to explain how awesome chia seeds are for your health, but since it’s Nutrition Month, I want to put in a good word for them.  Not that they need my help, they’ve kind of been the golden child of the superfood movement! Chia seeds may not look like much, but they pack a big nutrition … View The Post

Peanut Butter Cookies (vegan & gluten-free)

Baking, Desserts, Gluten-Free, Vegan

The cookie gods were good to me on the day that I made these beauties. Recipe testing is rarely a straight forward process (understatement of the year), and usually requires multiple failures, with or without tears of frustration, before nailing it.  These cookies were an exception.  A gal needs a break every once in a while, I’ll take it!