Guilt-Free Frozen Hot Chocolate

  This smoothie is everything. It’s low sugar. Super nutrient dense and tastes like heaven. I’m not going to describe it any further, just get all the ingredients and make it NOW! Seriously. Right now. 1 cup frozen cauliflower 1 cup coconut water 1/2 banana (fresh / frozen) 1/4 avocado (fresh / frozen) 1/2 cup…

Meatball pops

The definition of toddler problems is wanting to eat everything with your hands but also not wanting to get your hands dirty!?! Solution: meatball on a stick. But seriously, meatballs are the best food ever. Every family needs a good meatball recipe. Here’s ours: Ingredients: 2lbs ground beef 2 eggs 1 teaspoon onion powder 1…

Seed & Nut Paleo Loaf

Although Mark and I follow a mostly GF / paleo / keto diet, we both feel strongly that our son should be exposed to as many different foods as possible, including wheat. Whenever we make a meal we make sure his portion includes plenty of slow-release carbs. Sometimes potatoes, quinoa, rice or pasta, but for…

Strawberry macadamia nut keto cookies

    INGREDIENTS: 2 cups Bob’s Red Mill Paleo Flour (alt: almond flour) 1/4 cup macadamia nuts  2 tbsp coconut butter 1 large egg 2 tsp vanilla extract  1/4 cup sugar free maple syrup  1 tsp baking powder  3 large strawberries   RECIPE: Add all ingredients to the blender.   Using a tablespoon or a cookie scoop form dough into balls…

Kale & sweet potato egg cups

We freaking love egg cups! One of the best things about them is that they’re easy to batch cook so you can have enough to last a few days. These days we try to do most of our hardcore cooking in the evening after bedtime.  Cue large glass of wine. But seriously, having something healthy and…

Paleo plantain pancakes

Most people probably don’t think of pancakes as a quick easy breakfast option, but this recipe is our go-to when we need something fast and low fuss because the prep is as easy as flipping switch on your blender. For reals! You can use plantains or bananas, but we’re having a little love affair with…

Paleo Almond Butter Cookie Cups

When it comes to baking, I am serious tweaker. When I find a recipe that looks interesting I can’t help but take on the challenge of trying to find a way to make it my own. But this recipe I found on Pinterest for Paleo Chocolate Almond Butter Cookie cups is pretty perfect exactly as it is. The…

Kale & Oat Cookies

You might be thinking, keep your leafy green kale out of my cookie! It’s an unlikely combo, but a surprisingly good one – like bananas and pizza sauce or bacon and peanut butter.  When I went searching for a kale cookie recipe, I turned to my usual resource: Pinterest and found this recipe from The Colorful Kitchen, which…

Lamb & Butternut Stew

Growing up in South Africa, Mark ate A LOT of  “rys, vleis en aartappels” (or rice, meat, and potatoes) for breakfast, lunch and dinner. To give you an idea, the most typical “snack” in Cape Town is a big bag of dried meat aka Biltong. My family was more of a pizza, pasta, chicken and…

Hearty split pea soup

This is the heartiest ever split pea soup – full of nutrient dense all natural ingredients including the most delicious bone broth and stewing beef. The night before snowstorm stella hit New York we made a mad dash to Whole Foods to stock up on supplies only to find that they now stock Brodo Broth…

Mini kale & Onion Frittatas

Eggs are a way of life in our house. I’m slightly embarrassed to admit this, but we probably go through 3 dozen cartons a week between all the baking, hard-boiling, scrambling and poaching. These mini frittatas are the most efficient little powerhouse of a breakfast / morning snack. They are so versatile and easy to…

Gluten Free Granola

If you were stranded on a dessert island with a lifetime supply of only one food what would it be? Mine would definitely be a lifetime supply of granola chock full of giant clusters. Hopefully said island would have plenty of coconuts to crack open and tap for fresh milk 🙂 In my quest to…