Homemade Pizza & Pasta Sauce

Homemade Pizza & Pasta Sauce

This bright, zesty tomato sauce is perfect for any sort of homemade pizza or pasta dish. It’s my go-to, all-purpose red sauce recipe. This week, I made a double batch to use for both calzones and a veggie-loaded beef lasagna. It’s perfect for making up 

Creamy Cauliflower Fennel Soup

Creamy Cauliflower Fennel Soup

Creamy Cauliflower Fennel Soup is light and fresh with a zesty splash of lemon. It’s perfect to pair alongside chicken or fish or simply enjoy it with a hot toastie! It also makes a great alternative to potato soup if you’re looking for a smooth, 

Apple Cinnamon Buckwheat Muffins

Apple Cinnamon Buckwheat Muffins

Apple Cinnamon Buckwheat Muffins are full of sweet apple chunks and lots of cinnamon for the perfectly spiced, healthy fall treat! They’re made with a blend of whole wheat pastry flour and buckwheat flour which make for a soft, yet hearty muffin. What is buckwheat? 

Pumpkin Pie Crumble (Vegan Option)

Pumpkin Pie Crumble (Vegan Option)

Pumpkin Pie is by far a favorite treat at the Fricke Farmhouse, which is a win-win since it’s one of my healthier desserts! This Pumpkin Pie Crumble uses the same filling, but instead of a crust, it has a sweet, buttery, crunchy oatmeal topping. It’s 

Rosemary Buttermilk Biscuits

Rosemary Buttermilk Biscuits

These flaky, buttery Rosemary Buttermilk Biscuits will make the perfect accompaniment to any soups, stews, or chilis this winter, or enjoy them on their own with a drizzle of local, raw honey! They’re super easy to make and come together in under an hour, which 

No Added Sugar French Yogurt

No Added Sugar French Yogurt

This rich and creamy No Added Sugar French Yogurt is easy to make and is fermented in individual jars for an easy grab-and-go breakfast. Top it with seeds, cinnamon, granola, or fresh berries to make a complete, nutrient dense meal or snack! When I’m super 

Flourless Chocolate Banana Muffins

Flourless Chocolate Banana Muffins

Flourless Chocolate Banana Muffins are rich, moist, and fluffy with a hint of sweetness. They’re perfect to enjoy with a glass of milk or cup of coffee. They’re made with bananas, cocoa, and peanut butter and contain no grains, tree nuts, or eggs. They can 

Greek Yogurt Taco Dip

Greek Yogurt Taco Dip

It’s Tuesday, so you know what that means! Tacos! Well, in this case it’s Greek Yogurt Taco Dip, which is even better if you ask me. Especially because this version is a bit healthier with it’s yogurt base to add some protein. It’s full of 

Blueberry & Cacao Yogurt Bowl

Blueberry & Cacao Yogurt Bowl

A gooey cinnamon raisin roll or a syrupy plate of waffles sounds like a delicious way to start the day…but after a breakfast like that, I feel like I’m on a blood sugar roller coaster and craving more sugar for the rest of the day. 

Homemade Hot Chocolate for Two

Homemade Hot Chocolate for Two

Winter Storm Elliott is upon us, so it’s been a cozy snow day at home. Thankfully work closed for the day, so Daniel and I got to spend the day hunkered down. Even though the wind chills have been -30 degrees, we’ve still had to 

Harvest Apple Cranberry Crisp

Harvest Apple Cranberry Crisp

A few weeks ago, my family celebrated our seventh annual Fall Fun Day! I can’t believe this tradition has been going so long already! One of the most essential parts of Fall Fun Day is going apple picking. It was a little tricky this year 

Pumpkin Oat Breakfast Cookies

Pumpkin Oat Breakfast Cookies

Hi everyone! Sorry it’s been so long since I’ve posted a new recipe! I intended to get these Pumpkin Oat Breakfast Cookies out a few weeks ago, but since I’m back to working full time AND back in school, it’s been a little crazy around 

Spicy Creole Jambalaya with Andouille Sausage

Spicy Creole Jambalaya with Andouille Sausage

It’s the time of year when all my meal planning revolves around what is available in the garden. Instead of choosing a recipe and going to the store to find ingredients, I go outside to find the ingredients and then decide what to do with 

Spiced Peach Pandowdy & Whipped Cream

Spiced Peach Pandowdy & Whipped Cream

This Spiced Peach Pandowdy is full of browned butter, juicy peaches, plenty of warm spices, and a splash of whiskey too. The caramelly fruit filling is baked with a flaky whole wheat pie crust and it’s all topped off with some freshly whipped cream! Although 

Roasted Beet & Feta Salad

Roasted Beet & Feta Salad

This fresh Roasted Beet & Feta Salad is as simple as can be and extremely healthy too! All it takes are some roasted beets and freshly crumbled feta. The sweet beets are the perfect compliment to the contrasting sharp tang of the feta. Lately I’ve 

Black Raspberry Mascarpone Ice Cream

Black Raspberry Mascarpone Ice Cream

Black Raspberry Mascarpone Ice Cream is a refreshing summer treat full of seasonal wild berries. It’s made with fresh mascarpone cheese, sweetened with raw honey, and swirled with a homemade black raspberry sauce. Top with extra fresh berries and you’ll have the perfect cold dessert 

Creamy Broccoli Carrot Soup with Sharp Cheddar

Creamy Broccoli Carrot Soup with Sharp Cheddar

Creamy Broccoli Carrot Soup is perfect to enjoy midsummer when the broccoli is ready to pick and the garlic plants are putting out scapes. This hearty soup is full of fresh veggies and plenty of cheese to make it satisfying and delicious. Ingredients for Creamy 

Greek Garden Quinoa Salad

Greek Garden Quinoa Salad

This Greek Garden Quinoa Salad makes the perfect light dinner on hot summer days. It features cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, and plenty of herbs plus some fresh mozzarella and crispy chickpeas for some protein. Take a trip to the garden or farmer’s market and you’ll have nearly all the ingredients for this easy summer salad!

Chocolate Banana Rye Muffins

Chocolate Banana Rye Muffins

Chocolate Banana Rye Muffins are made with dark chocolate, whole grains, and are vegan, and free from added sugar. They’re the perfect healthy treat to enjoy with a hot cup of coffee or tea. Ingredients Overripe bananas are the key ingredient for these Chocolate Banana 

Savoury Eggless Breakfast Casserole

Savoury Eggless Breakfast Casserole

Without eggs, it can be a real challenge to find good breakfast or brunch options that aren’t terribly sweet. Although I used to love sweet breakfasts, I find that they leave me craving carbs the rest of the day. So rather than indulging in a 

Pinot Noir Chocolate Truffles

Pinot Noir Chocolate Truffles

Pinot Noir Chocolate Truffles are rich, decadent, and indulgent. These French confectionaries made with dark chocolate and dry red wine for a satisfying, bittersweet treat. What do I need to make Pinot Noir Chocolate Truffles? Pinot Noir Chocolate Truffles are essentially scoops of chilled ganache 

Vegetarian Potato Leek Soup

Vegetarian Potato Leek Soup

Vegetarian Potato Leek Soup is a creamy dish flavoured with herbs and full of vegetables. It comes together quickly for an easy, yet healthy, weeknight meal. Although the recipe is vegetarian, this soup can be served with bacon for meat eaters or made entirely vegan 

Veggie-Loaded Turkey Pot Pie with Pinot Grigio

Veggie-Loaded Turkey Pot Pie with Pinot Grigio

Veggie-Loaded Turkey Pot Pie is made with a creamy Pinot Grigio sauce full of carrots, celery, corn, peas, potatoes, and of course, turkey. It’s then baked in a flaky, buttery, whole wheat pie crust. What do I need to make Veggie-Loaded Turkey Pot Pie? Here’s 

Olive Oil Roasted Carrots

Olive Oil Roasted Carrots

Olive-Oil Roasted Carrots (or really any veggie) are my no-fail side dish to compliment almost any main meal. You just can’t go wrong with something so healthy, easy, and delicious! The tender, slightly caramelized carrots with herb infused olive oil, Celtic sea salt, and freshly 

Mini Banana Bundt Cakes with Chocolate Chips

Mini Banana Bundt Cakes with Chocolate Chips

These Mini Banana Bundt Cakes are sweetened with fruit and studded with dark chocolate chips. With whole wheat flour and no additional sugar, these little treats make a delicious breakfast, snack, or dessert! You can find the recipe below or purchase it in a recipe 

Orange-Raisin Irish Soda Bread

Orange-Raisin Irish Soda Bread

Orange-Raisin Irish Soda Bread is a light, buttery bread bursting with juicy raisins. The unexpected orange essence gives it a lovely mild sweetness. Enjoy it with some Irish butter and a hot cup of tea for the perfect springtime treat! What do I need to 

Grain Free Stuffed Peppers

Grain Free Stuffed Peppers

These Grain Free Stuffed Peppers are great way to fit in tons of veggies along with healthy proteins and fats. There’s a perfect blend of flavours packed into some nutritious sweet peppers. This recipe is a great alternative to mix up the standard taco night!