Hearty Minestrone Soup

Hearty Minestrone Soup

Although it is vegan and gluten-free, this Hearty Minestrone Soup does not compromise on flavor! It is substantial and full of veggies and herbs to make a satisfying winter comfort food. I use carrots, celery, green beans, potatoes, and squash along with basil, thyme, oregano, 

Whole Grain Belgian Waffles

Whole Grain Belgian Waffles

Homemade waffles are such a special treat, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be healthy too! Whole Grain Belgian Waffles are made with a blend of whole wheat flour and cornmeal to make them hearty and substantial. They also have no added sugar! Top them 

Nut Free Paleo Granola

Nut Free Paleo Granola

Granola tends to be one of the most commonly thought of “health foods”. There’s a reason they call us health-conscious, naturally-minded individuals “crunchy”. However, public perception aside, most granolas are a far cry from healthy! They usually have tons of added sugar and are very 

Date & Oat Crumble Crust

Date & Oat Crumble Crust

‘Tis the season for cheesecake, so today I’m going to share a recipe for a universal cheesecake crust that is gluten free and much healthier than most conventional crusts. Most of my cheesecakes call for a homemade graham cracker or cookie crust, but you can 

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 is for Mediterranean Quinoa Salad that is filled with cucumber, avocado, feta cheese, 

Apple Cherry Crisp

Apple Cherry Crisp

Last month, my family celebrated our sixth annual Fall Fun Day! Since it was our first year at the Fricke Farmhouse, our itinerary looked a little different than previous years. After a delicious breakfast of Belgian pumpkin waffles, we made our first top at Tom 

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