Mediterranean Quinoa Salad & Ginger Tahini Dressing

Mediterranean Quinoa Salad & Ginger Tahini Dressing

With all the rich, indulgent treats of Christmastime (such as my latest snickerdoodle recipe), it can be refreshing to have something light and crisp on the menu. Today I’ll share a recipe for Mediterranean Quinoa Salad that is filled with cucumber, feta cheese, and pomegranate 

Turkey & Brown Rice Soup

Turkey & Brown Rice Soup

Here at the Fricke Farmhouse, we’ve had some blustery, dreary weather lately. These chilly days are best for staying cozy inside and what better way to do that than with a hot bowl of Turkey & Brown Rice Soup. This hearty dish is full of 

Parmesan Herb Smashed Potatoes

Parmesan Herb Smashed Potatoes

Though I don’t make them too often, potatoes are one of my favorite foods. It’s so hard to go wrong with so many ways to prepare them. They can be mashed, whipped, roasted, hash-browned, or made into soup or salad to name a few. Recently 

Salmon with Arugula and Artichoke

Salmon with Arugula and Artichoke

Though I turned vegetarian during a traumatic semester of Meat Science in college, I always kept fish in my diet. Ethically, it didn’t bother me as much as the other animals and I definitely needed to keep some protein in my life. Salmon has always 

Instant Pot Butternut Chili {Paleo & Gluten-Free}

Instant Pot Butternut Chili {Paleo & Gluten-Free}

October is National Chili Month, so today I’ll be sharing a recipe for my favorite seasonal squash chili. I adapted it from The Movement Menu and it will definitely be a go-to recipe for our house throughout the fall and winter. Instant Pot Butternut Chili 

Spiced Paleo Pumpkin Soup

Spiced Paleo Pumpkin Soup

Autumn has arrived at the Fricke Farmhouse and we’re embracing all the hygge vibes these days. From candles and café lights to mums and crochet pumpkins, the house is feeling as cozy as can be. And of course, the kitchen has transitioned from operation zucchini 

Gluten-Free Lemon Lavender Scones with Black Raspberries

Gluten-Free Lemon Lavender Scones with Black Raspberries

With the Fricke Farmhouse came lots of wild berry bushes. I was thrilled as I walked around the property this spring to find black raspberries all over in the woods and prairie. A few weeks ago, they were coming at an astonishing rate and I 

Herbal Chickpea Stew with Coconut Rice

Herbal Chickpea Stew with Coconut Rice

Lately my garden as been overflowing with fresh herbs and greens. My favorite part of summer is stepping outside barefoot to gather fresh produce right outside my door. Last week I made this Herbal Chickpea Stew with Coconut Rice and incorporated spinach, pea pods, chives, 

Nut Free Pesto with Parmesan

Nut Free Pesto with Parmesan

Based on the name of my blog, you might guess that rosemary is my favorite herb. Don’t get me wrong–I love rosemary (especially with potatoes or buttermilk biscuits), but without a doubt, nothing tops basil. It’s probably my favorite plant of all time. I have 

Blueberry Overnight Oats {Low-FODMAP, Gluten Free, Lactose Free}

Blueberry Overnight Oats {Low-FODMAP, Gluten Free, Lactose Free}

With busy summer schedules, quick, convenient food is really helpful. Unfortunately, most convenience foods are ultra processed and do not support a healthy lifestyle. But it doesn’t have to be that way. In just five minutes in the evening, you can make a jar of 

Gluten-Free Italian Pasta Salad

Gluten-Free Italian Pasta Salad

Memorial Day is just around the corner, so I’m busy getting recipes ready for the big cookout. Pasta salads are always a staple for such events, so I created this Gluten-Free Italian Pasta Salad with homemade dressing. If you aren’t gluten free, regular wheat pasta 

Gluten Free Rhubarb Crisp

Gluten Free Rhubarb Crisp

Rhubarb season is in full swing, and since I’m such a proponent of local/seasonal eating, it’ll be showing up in plenty of recipes these days. My favorite way to use it is with strawberries in a strawberry rhubarb coffee cake (recipe to come later this 

Egg-Free Crème Brûlée

Egg-Free Crème Brûlée

A couple months ago, I joined a book club with my mom, sister, and a few ladies from church. The book that month was Two Steps Forward by Anne Buist and Graeme Simsion. It takes place in France and talks a lot about the food 

Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies (Vegan, Gluten Free)

Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies (Vegan, Gluten Free)

Looking for something to satisfy your sweet tooth while sticking to your health goals? Then these Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies are for you! They’re free of gluten, grain, refined sugar, tree nuts, and animal products while also being low-FODMAP! I know, you may be wondering 

Egg-Free Spinach Artichoke Dip

Egg-Free Spinach Artichoke Dip

Somehow despite COVID, football season has carried on. Even though we aren’t having the big tailgate parties that we used to, it can still be fun to make some delicious game-day dips to enjoy with the family. The all-time favorite dip in our house is 

Vegan African Peanut Stew with Coconut Rice

Vegan African Peanut Stew with Coconut Rice

No matter how much I plan ahead or love making super intricate dishes, sometimes I just need a quick, easy, throw-together meal that is still healthy and delicious. That was definitely the case last night after spending 11 hours at work and getting home at 

Creamy Butternut Pasta Sauce {Vegan}

Creamy Butternut Pasta Sauce {Vegan}

This past fall, my grandpa’s garden was overflowing with squash! Thankfully it stores well, so Daniel and I have been eating it non-stop since October. As much as I love squash and all the warm richness it adds to dishes, I still need to get 

Homemade Boursin Cheese

Homemade Boursin Cheese

Fall Fun Day 2020 is only TWO days away! I’m already in prep mode trying to make a plan as to how when I’ll bake all the goodies. If you don’t already know, Fall Fun Day is a family event I coordinate each year in 

Gluten-Free Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake

Gluten-Free Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake

Would summer really be complete without a fresh berry dessert? I think not. Especially when it’s paired with tangy lemon! Berries are one of the things I look forward to most about summer, so I like to take advantage of them as much as I 

Tangy Vegan Potato Salad

Tangy Vegan Potato Salad

Potato salad is such a classic summer food. It’s the perfect side dish for cookouts and can incorporate so many fresh herbs you can grow yourself. All around, it’s really just a delicious way to eat potatoes. But if you’re a vegan or can’t have 

Gluten Free Medjool Cheesecake

Gluten Free Medjool Cheesecake

Hi everyone! I’m so excited to share this new cheesecake recipe with you, inspired by Feasting with Fruit! I made this last weekend for Easter instead of my usual Lemon Curd Cheesecake. Like the lemon curd, most of my other cheesecakes follow a pretty similar 

Spinach & Sweet Potato Curry

Spinach & Sweet Potato Curry

Happy Saturday, everyone! This morning I want to share my latest recipe with you all–Spinach & Sweet Potato Curry. I’ve been making a lot of curry dishes lately because they’re so flavorful and a great way to get a meal full of veggies and whole 

Recycling Veggies into Broth

Recycling Veggies into Broth

The Food We Take for Granted “Food–so much food–and people to share it with,” wrote one church member as we gathered on Thanksgiving to consider various examples of the “evidence of God’s grace” in our lives. Isn’t that the truth? Many of us are blessed 

Vegetarian Tikka Masala

Vegetarian Tikka Masala

Finally, here it is! Proof that I actually make food other than desserts! As you’ve probably noticed when browsing around my site, my so-called clean eating blog as been featuring a LOT of sweets lately. Even though they’re all made from scratch and often lacking 

Vegan Nut-Free Granola

Vegan Nut-Free Granola

For those of us with food allergies, it can be really hard to find a nut-free granola. And if you’re avoiding animal products too, a vegan nut-free granola can be even tougher! Most anything on the store shelves, aside from a few “allergen free” brands 

3 Ingredient Butternut Squash

3 Ingredient Butternut Squash

Fall is finally here which means back to school as well as lots of opportunities for fall baking. I’ve been settling into apartment life for the past month and now that classes have started again, it’s hard to find time to actually cook wholesome meals. 

Avocado Feta Chickpea Salad

Avocado Feta Chickpea Salad

Hi everyone! Today I’m going to share one of my all time favorite salads. This Avocado Chickpea Salad is a no-fail lunch whether I’m at home or on the road at work. It’s so absolutely delicious, simple, and satisfying. The avocado is full of healthy, non-industrial