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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Creamless Cream of Vegetable Soup

 We have been busy travelling, renovating, working and scheming.  New York City is always a rush, but it feels as if life whizzing by with even greater fervor in the last few months.  However, it is been all been the best kinds of busy. Our days have been brimming with birthday celebrations, weekend escapes, social events, holidays and long adventures. Tomorrow we set off with a few of our nearest and dearest for nine days in Costa Rica. We are living life and living it to the full. In the face of all the crazy, we are fulfilled and we are happy. That being said we have been mindful to take few moments to slow down and home cook some good, hearty fall meals. Which brings me to today’s newest recipe for a creamless creamed soup.  It is fast and it is tasty. Enjoy, and happy fall all! Continue reading

Sweet Potato, Cauliflower And Buffalo Chicken Casserole

 This is a fast, but flavorful Paleo meal for a busy work night. It takes some time to roast but requires very little hands on time.  This dish is flexible and tastes great if you skip the chicken and go vegan.  If you are adhering strictly to the traditional Whole 30 by steering clear of yams, you can forgo them and add some extra cauliflower.  Continue reading

Paleo Tuna Salad

The weather is warming up, and my desire to turn on my oven is going way, way, way down.  I love this time of year.  Summer in NYC is arguably my favourite seasons in the city.  During the summer months, so many organizations (like Lululemon or Athleta) begin hosting free events, to keep you busy, active and outside.  I love it! For example, yesterday was the start of the summer season of free yoga in Bryant Park (thanks yoga journal) which got me hot, sweaty and home late.  So when I stumbled through my door I wanted something quick, cool and nutritious to fuel my newly limber body.  This recipe for Paleo Tuna Salad takes under 10 minutes to prep (and consume if you are anything like Jameson or I) which was exactly what I was looking for.  This fast, inexpensive meal is not only a great post-work out pick me up but also an exemplary addition to your summer picnic basket. Enjoy! Continue reading

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 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