Creamy (Vegan) Summer Squash Soup

The amazing people of CF NYC teamed up to tell the story of my accident and how Crossfit has made a major impact on my recovery. The very talented Mead Jackson (check her photography/videography out and then follow her on Instagram) and Steve Gardner (he is found here, and on insta too!) told my story in such a meaningful way that it brought me (and my mum) to tears. I couldn’t be happier with the outcome. This is a story I keep very close to my heart, and the talented creatives who filmed this video made me feel so comfortable bravely sharing my experience with the world. You can watch the video on the CF NYC website. I hope you love it as much as I do.


Now many of you know that food and cooking has been as pivotal in my recovery as physical fitness has been. To highlight this other important aspect of recovery and wellness, Mead came over to get some footage of me cooking. I made up the recipe on the spot during the filming with what I could get my hands on at the Fort Greene Farmers Market that very morning. It may have been a hodgepodge, super quick lunch but it did not disappoint!  So without further ado I give you not only the awesome video, but this really awesome, really simple vegan soup recipe! Enjoy 🙂


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Paleo Fish Taco Bowls

We have a serious amount of life happening right now.  Everything seems to be moving at rapid pace.  We are also sitting on the cusp of some potential monumental changes, or simply solidifying that everything in our little ecosystem will stay exactly the same for a touch longer.   But right now we wait, and while we wait I have been trying to keep busy.  Thus I have been cooking, baking and talking non-stop.   Which just means you reap the rewards of new recipes, such as this awesome Paleo (or vegan if you choose) dish.  Try using this recipe as your base and customize any way you like by throwing in any extra veggies laying around in your crisper (broccoli is pretty darn great).   Experiment, enjoy, but most importantly take advantage of the approaching warmer temperatures. Continue reading

Paleo Chicken, Lime and Avocado Soup

Simple, one pot dinners are my jam.  When we get home from the gym every night we are ravenous, and after we feast neither Jameson nor I have much ambition to tackle a lengthy clean up.  So I am always looking to create flavorful meals that adhere to our dietary preferences, and can be accomplished quickly and painlessly.  This soup meets all our lofty, stringent criteria.  Also, if you are like me and don’t eat meat you can skip the chicken all together- it will still be spectacular. Or if you reside in a household (like ours) with a mix of herbivores and carnivores, simply cook the chicken in a pan on the side and stir into the soup when you add in your avocado. This is the perfectly effortless meal that is flexible enough to meet everyone’s needs. Continue reading

Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough (Quest Style) Protein Bars

 It is the last weekend of the Crossfit Open and thus the last Crossfit NYC comp team gift exchange.   The entire team has been unreal these past five weeks, so they have each earn their treats each week.  This week Jay drew one of our all time favourite people, Sofia.  I decided to play around with my protein bar recipe to see if I could make a copy cat Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Quest bar at home (and subsequently fuel my problematic addition to these bars). Enjoy! Continue reading

Paleo Shrimp and Sausage Stir-Fry with Kale, Broccolette & Homemade Peanut Sauce

I know I have mentioned the busyness of our everyday life recently, followed by sincere promises that we were still managing to cook all our meals from scratch and that it is merely lack of time that has kept me from sharing them with you.  However, we have been trying to intentionally slow our pace and carve out time for the things and people that matter. For me that has meant allocating ample time for concocting new recipes, as well as to photograph and pen them. It has also meant connecting with the friends we love most. Sometimes we combine the two. So last Friday our nearest and dearest, Jens, wasn’t feeling well, and I have also just been getting over a cold so we decided to pit in, cook dinner and watch the latest hunger games. I know, we get real wild and real crazy on Friday nights 🙂 It was a perfectly quiet time of good food with even greater friends.  Continue reading

Bean Bowls

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So I am all about the bowls lately.  We alas moved to a country that has Chipotle, and could not be happier with that life choice.  Yes, I know Vancouver you got one just after we left but that still would have left it’s exceptional goodness a two hour boat ride with an additional hour drive  away from our hearts and stomachs.  So lately I have been recreating my own bowls in my kitchen, and here is another such bowl masterpiece.  This one has both vegan and almost paleo versions for your culinary enjoyment.  With the added bonus they are quick, and makes minimal mess during the prep process.  So for us, who has seen Jay bounce around between different times zones 5 times in the last 10 days, while I have midterms looming in the way too near future, we welcomed a recipe that requires little hands on time and even litter clean up.  Continue reading

Roasted Fall Veggie Quesadillas

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I am on a winning streak this week with new recipes.  This creation came after going for all you can eat quesadillas and margaritas at Amigos in Morningside heights last week with three dear friends.  Thank you Elliot for being in town and being our excuse to stuff ourselves to breaking point on Mexican food.  Come back soon.

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I for one had never had a margarita, but after last tuesday I can call myself a fan of this grown up version of a slurpee.  However, better than those frozen margaritas were the quesadillas served alongside them.  So after eating my fill (and I mean my actual fill) and still craving more I decided to try my hand at a healthy recreation and lucked out with exceptional success.  So enjoy these quick, simple and hearty variation of veggie quesadillas.  Continue reading