Strawberry Rhubarb Pancakes

Breakfast

Fraîche Nutrition's Strawberry Rhubarb Pancakes made with fresh strawberries, rhubarb and a hint of vanilla!

Don’t you love it when two of the best things in the world collide?  Like, shopping and girlfriends, spare time and a cup of tea (or glass of wine, let’s be real), and strawberry and rhubarb seasons overlapping.  I mean, you just can’t let something like that go to waste!  Not to squander an opportunity, I created these strawberry rhubarb … View The Post

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Creamy Avocado Pesto Pasta Salad

Lunch, Salads, Sides, Vegan

Creamy Avocado Pesto Pasta Salad with a vegan and nut free option!

I’ve had a tub of pesto staring at me in my fridge for the past week and I finally decided its fate yesterday. I’m a bit of a sucker when it comes to grocery shopping, and love buying all sorts of things that I really have no plan for.  Pesto fell into that category… and so was born this Creamy … View The Post

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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!

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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 … View The Post

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Chocolate Banana Olive Oil Cake

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 … View The Post

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Coconut Waffles with Raspberry Sauce (Dairy Free)

Breakfast

A plate of waffles stacked with raspberry sauce and coconut with the Vitamix blender.

You could make regular waffles for Mother’s Day… but why?  Plain ol’ waffles get a tropical (and dairy-free) makeover with a double dose of coconut, dolled up with coconut whip and a drizzle of pretty raspberry sauce just in time to spoil your sweet mom on Mother’s Day!

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Baked Mushroom Herb Polenta

Main Dishes, Vegan, Vegetables

Easy Baked Mushroom Herb Polenta with Rosemary

There are few things more challenging than getting a healthy dinner on the table after a busy day!  I swear that it’s one of the hardest parts of being an adult (let’s not get started on taxes and laundry).  I sure have a bigger appreciation for my mom these days! Polenta is one of those foods that can feel daunting … View The Post

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Green Smoothie… That The Kids LOVE!

Breakfast, Smoothies

Dietitian's Green Smoothie that the kids love made in a white Vitamix Ascent Series machine.

We start most mornings with a green smoothie…usually at the request of our kids!  Seriously!  It’s the BEST way to sneak greens and all sorts of nutritious foods into their diet! I’ve been asked a million times what we put in our smoothies to make the kids love them so much. In fact, our kids prefer a green smoothie over ANY … View The Post

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