Banana nut butter cups

If a Reese’s peanut butter cup went on a yoga retreat, married a banana and and had a baby it would taste exactly like this. To create this raw healthy version of your favorite childhood classic I simplified the homemade almond butter cup recipe from the Practical Paleo cookbook and gave it a fruity twist….

Maple roasted brussels

Every now and again Mark and I try to calculate how many meals we’ve cooked together since we met on Carnaby St. that one fine random day on August 22, 2008. We’ve never come up with an exact number although we do know it’s in the THOUSANDS! If I’m being honest, I can’t take a…

Superfood salad

Once upon a time when we lived in London and had oodles of time on our hands we would make very elaborate meals that involved endless evenings in the kitchen drinking copious amounts of red wine and chatting for hours while we cooked. These days, with our 18 month usually nipping at our heels shouting…

Saucy short rib tacos

Mark made short ribs in the Instant Pot this morning and I’ve been waiting all day to eat tacos for lunch. We usually serve short ribs in corn tortillas stuffed with avocado, cilantro and lots of cheese, but we’re attempting Whole30 so I decided to be good and put the juicy falling off the bone…

5 tips for feeding toddlers

Toddlers can be insanely unpredictable especially around mealtimes. One day they devour their weight in food, the next day they hardly eat a thing. For months blueberries are their favorite thing on the planet, but today blueberries are thrown on the floor in disgust. As parents we all want to avoid having “picky” eaters, but…

Chicken tacos

Tacos are a fave around our house! Saucy pulled chicken, avocado, cheese and cilantro wrapped up in a corn tortilla – what’s not to love?! This instant pot recipe for pulled chicken is so easy – it can be thrown together in about 30 minutes. Once cooked serve up with your favorite taco fixings or…

Easiest Ever Banana Pancakes (gf)

Who doesn’t love banana pancakes? They’re delicious, but the first time I made them for my babe he got visibly offended – as if to say, “Umm mom, WTF!? Where are my oats!?” I tried again. And again. Always eating my feelings (and a pile of pancakes) in defeat. On the third time he devoured…

Homemade healthy nutella

1 TBSP nut butter (trader joe’s mixed nut butter) 1 TBSP coconut oil 1 TBSP raw cacao 1/2 tsp pure maple syrup Warm all of the ingredients up and stir until well combined. Dip fruit and allow to harden in the freezer for a few minutes or eat straight up with a spoon!

Peanut butter bomb cookies (gf / vegan)

Our living space and kitchen are on top of each other, which means we can’t really keep our extremely curious and eager toddler out of the action when cooking. It also means he’s obsessed with cooking and spends lots of time “doing dishes” and pretend cooking. I love this recipe, because the simple ingredients (and…

Beef & Butternut Chili

Over the years we’ve experimented with different protein / veggie combos to create the ultimate chili and THIS IS IT! There is so much flavor in this three bean chili with ground beef and butternut. It is warm and bold with just a hint of sweetness. Cook it up now, slice some fresh avocado and…

The ultimate comfort food – chicken stew

We make this chicken dish at least once a week. Baby boy is OBSESSED with carrots so we have to save them for last to make sure he eats some protein – the pulled chicken is easy to chew for a man with few teeth and it tastes amazing! The olives add a little salty…

Hemp Avocado Bread

If you eat as many bananas and avocados as we do you’ll be obsessed with this bread. It’s fluffy and light with just a hint of sweetness. We adapted this recipe to make it gluten-free and less sugary. Enjoy it toasted and topped with grated cheddar cheese, cream cheese, almond butter or plain. 2 cups brown rice…