Summer ‘Superfood’ Spritzers

Drinks

Superfood Summer Spritzers that are great for the gut!

Staying hydrated during the summer months doesn’t have to be a chore!  Spritzers are one of my favourite ways to keep refreshed; they are a low calorie and delicious way to get more fluids and allow for so much creativity!  And while you’re at it, why not up your mocktail game with the addition of some ‘superfood’ so that your body REALLY says ‘thank you’!? View The Post

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Peanut Butter & Jam Chia Pudding (vegan & gluten-free)

Breakfast, Gluten-Free, Snacks, Vegan

Peanut Butter & Jam Chia Pudding (vegan and dairy free and filled with healthy plant based protein and omega-3 fats!)

I’m a sucker for peanut butter and jam, so created this chia pudding to satisfy my inner kid.  I LOVE the layers and how satisfying this one is… AND it’s packed with plant-based protein and omega-3 fats!  Of course, you can make it all in advance and have it for the week ahead which is fabulous!  Less work = happy mom.  That’s a proven fact;)

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Black Bean Mushroom Burger

Main Dishes

Black Bean Mushroom Veggie Burger by Tori Wesszer at Fraiche Nutrition

We waited for a LONG time for weather like this… and it finally feels like summer has arrived!  I was so excited to partner with Sandhill Wines again to show off their world-class wines with a couple of wine pairings with some simple fresh recipes, like this Black Bean Mushroom Burger that pairs PERFECTLY with the Sandhill 2015 Merlot. Because matching the proper wine to a dish can really make a serious difference to your cooking game!View The Post

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Smoked Salmon Crostini

Appies & Snacks

Smoked Salmon Crostini - simple, delicious and perfect for pairing with Chardonnay wine!

Summer entertaining doesn’t have to be complicated! We are big fans of meals that are created out of simple, local, wholesome ingredients that don’t need a lot of fuss to make them taste amazing, like this Smoked Salmon Crostini. I’m just not the kind of person who wants to deconstruct my food or spend hours slaving in the kitchen when I could be sipping a glass of wine with my friends on the patio instead!View The Post

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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 pancakes that will catapult you to ‘instant hero’ status in your house.  And is there any better way to start a morning than with pancakes and and a pat on the back?   I think not.

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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!View The Post

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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

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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 fall but it was so darned good that I couldn’t wait: patience isn’t my strongest virtue lol! View The Post

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