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 🙂
Continue reading “Creamy (Vegan) Summer Squash Soup”
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 Fish Taco Bowls”
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 “Paleo Chicken, Lime and Avocado Soup”
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 “Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough (Quest Style) Protein Bars”
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 “Paleo Shrimp and Sausage Stir-Fry with Kale, Broccolette & Homemade Peanut Sauce”
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 “Bean Bowls”
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.
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 “Roasted Fall Veggie Quesadillas”
The thing I miss most about the west coast is the seafood. Atlantic Salmon just doesn’t cut it. Shellfish is hard to score. Cheap sushi is non existent here, and even the pricier fare isn’t as tasty as back home. So last week I saw a photo on Pinterest of Salmon Tacos, and my taste buds started to tingle (actually). When I clicked through there was no recipe so I resolved myself to craft something that tastes as good as the Pinterest perfect photo looked. Then Pacific Salmon was in stock at Trader Joe’s and the rest is history. These, amazing, tasty, filling, simple, awesome, nutrient rich tacos were born. Enjoy first, and you can thank me later. Continue reading “Salmon Tacos with Sautéed Kale and Cilantro Lime Yoghurt”
You may have noticed the onslaught of new delectable recipes up over the past month. Classes didn’t start again until last week so I have had a little more time to putter around in the kitchen. It has been fun, but now I am back in full swing of grad school madness so the numbers may dwindle in the coming weeks.
On Thursday nights my classes don’t start until late, so my truly wonderful friend Vanessa came over for dinner to help me kill some time. I kept it simple with this filling, substantial salad that is packed with just the right proteins and nutrition that your brain needs to sit through two hour evening courses. The best part is that it is simple to accommodate all dietary restraints and still leave your diners happy. Vegan? Skip the meat, egg and cheese and the yams and avocado still taste divine. Vegetarian? forgo the meat and the resulting salad will leave you just as satisfied. Strict Paleo? set aside the cheese and yams and what you have left is more or less pure protein for your carnivorous needs.
So however you elect to eat-enjoy. Continue reading “Cobb Salad with a Tangy Oil Free Garlic-Mustard Vinaigrette”