Peach Cherry Salsa

Appetizers, Gluten-Free, Vegan

Peach Cherry Salsa made from local Okanagan fruit by Fraiche Nutrition

Anyone who lives in the Okanagan knows that there’s a sweet spot in the middle of summer where cherry and peach season overlap.  It’s the definition of PURE HEAVEN!  It’s as though Mother Nature had a burst of generosity and decided to completely spoil us rotten for a few weeks. I wrestle with big decisions these days such as which … View The Post

Homemade Cherry Ice Cream 2 Ways

Desserts, Vegan

Homemade Cherry Ice Cream Two Ways including chocolate cherry vegan and vanilla cherry, made with simple ingredients by Tori Wesszer from Fraîche Nutrition and whipped up in a Cuisinart ice cream maker.

Everyone has their vice, right?  Well, ice cream is my kryptonite. It’s been my weakness since I was a kid and remains my favourite treat to this day. And let’s face it, on a warm summer day is there anything better? I think not. Which brings me to this post: homemade ice cream. There is something so cathartic about making … View The Post

Creamy Garlicky Kale & Mushroom Pasta (Vegan)

Main Dishes, Vegan

Creamy Vegan Kale and Mushroom Pasta

There is simply nothing that says comfort food better than pasta.  Even in these warm summer months I find myself craving a dish of pasta every now and then, and of course once September hits it’s game on! We grew up having mushrooms in nearly every second dish.  It’s funny how mushrooms can be so polarizing, either you love them … View The Post

Tropical ‘Nice’ Cream Sandwiches (vegan)

Desserts, Vegan

Tropical Nice Cream (vegan) sandwiches using Almond Breeze almond beverage, rolled in toasted flaked coconut and perfect for a healthy summer treat!

(This post was sponsored by Almond Breeze) It’s that time of the year that we’ve all been waiting for … ice cream season!  Summer weather has us dreaming of days spent lounging poolside, frilly bikinis and of course all of the indulgences that go with it!  One of our all-time favourite summer foods are ice cream sandwiches: I mean, what … 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

Almond Chocolate-Dipped Popsicles (vegan)

Dessert, Snacks, Vegan

Almond Roca chocolate vegan dipped popsicles using almond beverage by Tori Wesszer Fraiche Nutrition

Growing up, Almond Roca was one of my all-time favourite treats.  My grandparents ALWAYS had a tub of it kicking around the house and to this day it carries big sentimental value.  Fast-forward to the adult me, and I still love the treat…but it’s clearly a ‘sometimes food’! The hot summer days ahead and my fond childhood memories inspired me … View The Post

Spring Vegan Salads

Salads, Vegan

I don’t usually post two days in a row, but I’ve had a busy week already in the kitchen and couldn’t wait to share these recipes: I LOVE a good salad! (Charlie even listed it as my favourite food on my Mother’s Day card, he knows me well). I remember the first time that I went to France and ordered … 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