Cherry Citrus Oat Bran Muffins

Breakfast, Desserts & Baking

Cherry Citrus Oat Bran Muffins (can also be made with any berry) - a great nut-free snack for kids school lunches! Fraiche Nutrition

Back to school is right around the corner (gulp!) and my mom brain is already thinking of school lunch ideas and healthy snacks for Max and Charlie.  These cherry muffins are moist and not too sweet with a touch of citrus and a healthy dose of fibre… not that you can tell!

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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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Double Chocolate Olive Oil Cake

Desserts & Baking, Recipes

Double Chocolate Olive Oil Cake

Olive oil and chocolate? Crazy as it sounds, it’s a match made in heaven. February is Heart Month and of course Valentine’s Day, not that anybody needs a reason to bake a chocolate cake!  I decided to celebrate it this year by raiding the baking aisle in Nature’s Fare, with a side trip to the olive oil section.

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Falafel Salad with Lemon Garlic Tahini Dressing

Main Dishes, Recipes, Salads

Falafel Salad with Lemon Garlic Tahini Dressing

I love salads, but I will admit, sometimes I’m left wanting more substance to my meal. Which is why I am head-over-heals for this hearty Falafel Salad!  This salad combines the best of both worlds: heaps of vegetables, piles of healthy Mediterranean flavours, and perfectly cooked crunchy falafels that are so satisfying! 

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Hummus

Appies & Snacks, Gluten-Free, Recipes

Homemade hummus

I must admit, I’m a bit of a purist at heart.  There are some things that I simply don’t like to mess with.  My hummus is one of them.  I don’t want fancy things like pumpkin or chipotle in my hummus, thank-you-very-much. Hummus is a staple in our house, and is so healthy, so we figured we may as well make … View The Post

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French Onion Soup

Recipes, Soups

French Onion Soup with thyme and parmesan croutons

If you look up ‘comfort food’ in a dictionary I’m pretty sure that you will see a picture of French Onion Soup. Is there a better dish to serve on a cozy fall day? I think not. While spending a weekend at our family cottage I was bound and determined to serve up my best possible version of this dish. … View The Post

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Basil Pesto

Recipes, Sides

Basil Pesto ingredients

This classic basil pesto recipe is a staple in our house!  We grow so much basil that making pesto is a must, and it freezes well without the parmesan.  Simply follow the recipe but leave out the parmesan, put into small plastic containers and drizzle a bit of olive oil on top before placing the lid on and freezing it.

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