The ‘other half’ of the diary!

lifestyle

Most of what goes up on Instagram comes from me, Kezia.  While I tend to do the posting, the journey is definitely both mine and my husband’s.  In between his…

Brunch: Feedfeed Snap Chat Takeover

Yesterday we did a snapchat takeover for Feedfeed and made a simple brunch of root veggie hash with poached eggs, avocado and a paleo “faux-llandaise” sauce. Brunch is our favourite meal,…

Beer, a Meltdown, and the Perfect Post-Baby Body

Baby, lifestyle

I was just about to jump in the shower after a weekend workout when my husband excitedly reminded me that he’d been saving two special beers for us to crack open…

10 Tips for Eating Organic on a Tight Budget

Health and Wellbeing, lifestyle

Guest post: by Lauren Dahl of The Living Home Blog.  Lauren is a great friend of mine, we lived together for a year while we both ate a 100% raw vegan…

A Cosmetic Detox (and a whole lot more).

Eco + Conscious Living, lifestyle

(A little preamble for context: I mention a lot of products/brands/apps here but I’m not paid by any of them to talk about them, I promise! My purpose here was to…

Chocolate Raspberry Heart Slice

Desserts, Paleo, Vegan

Raw desserts are my favorite and the ones I happily eat for breakfast lunch and dinner with no guilt or regret, so I knew that’s what I wanted to put…

Why I gave up New Year’s resolutions

holidays, lifestyle

I’m an all or nothing person.  A black and white person, an on or off person, an ‘eat the whole bar of chocolate or don’t have it in the house’…

Traditional Christmas Cake with Marzipan Frosting

Cakes, holidays, Paleo

Making a Christmas cake was always the first sign of Christmas in our home.  Long before the tree went up, stockings were hung, or any Christmas music was allowed to be played, we’d…

Food Labels: The good, the bad, and the slightly misleading.

Health and Wellbeing, lifestyle

We’re digging into the truth behind 15 popular food labels to see if they’re really what they say they are, and which ones we can trust most as we shop.  We were…

Trail Bars

Bars and cookies, Vegan

  I started making these for Jared to replace his favorite store bought (and sugar laden!) bar and they’re now a staple in the house. (Disclaimer: He was happy to do the…

Paleo Waffles

Breakfast ideas, Paleo

We love a good waffle over here in the Neusch house! Sweet and savory, breakfast and dinner… there’s not really a bad time for that crispy sweet, syrup laden mouthful….

THE WHOLE DOUGHNUT EBOOK

Ebook

It’s here! The Whole Doughnut ebook is now available for purchase as a PDF download right here and on Apple iBooks worldwide! Just click the “Buy Now” button below, purchase…

Spelt Pizza Crust with a Slow Cooked Beef and Tomato Sauce

Breads, Main dishes

Crust Ingredients: 3 cups wholegrain spelt flour (plus extra for dusting your kneading surface) 1 1/4 cups warm but not hot water 2 tsp dry active yeast 1 tsp pressed…

The first trimester aka The Bread Days

Baby, lifestyle

Toast. My husband has started referring to me affectionately as ‘The Toast Monster’.  These first few months of pregnancy have seen me gracing the kitchen one, two, maybe three times a…

Cherry Chocolate Chip Blondies

Bars and cookies, Desserts, Paleo

•1/4 cup coconut oil •1/2 cup coconut sugar •1 large egg •1 tsp vanilla •1.5 cups almond meal •2 T arrowroot starch •2 T coconut flour •Pinch salt •1/4 Tsp…

Eat-the-whole-jar Salted Caramel Sauce

Desserts, Paleo, Vegan

With one of us American and one English, we joke about what accent our kids will have. English. I’m convinced. I will coach them. Waa-ter. Boot. Rubbish. That said, there…

Chocolate Brownie Hearts

Bars and cookies, Desserts, Paleo

Paleo Chocolate Brownie Hearts with Cacao Nibs and Rose Petals Brownie Hearts: 1 cup soft dates 2 tbsp raw honey 3 tablespoons coconut oil 2 eggs 1 cup almond meal…

10 tips for An Indulgent and Regret Free Holiday Season

holidays, lifestyle

It’s that time of year again. Whether it’s under the tree, on the tree, at your desk, at a party, at the next party, in the office, in your kitchen…

Pear and Persimmon Crumble

Desserts, Vegan

  As a child, apple crumble was my favorite dessert.  Especially when you climbed the tree yourself and picked the apples and then crumble on your plate piping hot and…

Sweet Potato Soup with Pomegranate Seeds

Main dishes, Paleo, Vegan

Autumn taunted us for a few days last week with lower temperatures and I was instantly ready to dig out the pumpkin pie spice, start Christmas shopping and curl up…

Fresh Asian Pear Vinaigrette

Main dishes, Paleo, Salads, Vegan

I love putting a huge salad on the table with a loaf of bread and some other goodies and then tucking in with people I love followed by a french press…

Spinach and Strawberry Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette

Paleo, Salads, Vegan

  Tonight we took a salad to a dinner party to accompany steaks.  Usually Jared is not hugely opinionated on what we take, when I ask he’ll give me a…

Kale salad with tahini lemon dressing

Paleo, Salads, Vegan

This, ladies and gentlemen, is one of my favourite salads in the world. So when kale and asian pears arrived in my produce box this week I knew exactly where…

Fig, red onion and port jam on spelt pizza with goat’s cheese and arugula

Breads, Main dishes

  I love small town living.  There are many things I’ve learned to love in moving from the cosmopolitan millions of London to this Northern California 90,000 but one of them…

Beni’s Grawnola

Breakfast ideas, Guest Post, Paleo, Vegan

Last weekend my wonderful boss Beni handed me a paper bag of home made granola.  It was delicious looking raw granola made with nuts and seeds, no grains and lots…

Instagram Inspiration!

Guest Post, Health and Wellbeing, lifestyle

Who’d have thought that countless people across the globe would spend hours pouring over small square photographs on various versions of a small black box?! But we do. And I love…

Our Wedding Cake

Cakes, Desserts, Paleo, Vegan

This week Jared and I celebrated our second wedding anniversary and in honour of the occasion I thought I’d share a little something from the wedding here on the blog… our…

Live Below the Line: Eating on $1.50 a day

Health and Wellbeing, lifestyle

    Is it possible to eat healthily on $1.50 a day for 5 days? The Challenge: My sister Johanna texted me a few weeks ago, ‘I want to do Live…

Lavender Loving

Bars and cookies, Desserts, Paleo

Lavender Lemon Bars, Lavender coconut milk and Lavender Lattes If you’ve been following our produce box journey you’ll know I’m overexcited about my produce box each week and I’ve been making myself use all…

Butter-less Butter Chicken

Main dishes, Paleo

    From my first visit to India as an excited 14 year old, I’ve been a huge lover of Indian food.  Both times I went I was vegetarian/vegan and…