January 8, 2014

1 Year

Posted by Laura

Happy Birthday baby boy! A whole year has gone by since Merric was born. He brings us so much joy every day (and cracks us up quite often). He is "talking" in his own language ("dada" is Caleb, "da" is Tillie, "eye-eye-eye" is I'm hungry). He can take about 5 steps before falling down. He has been on 4 plane trips with one of those putting a stamp in his passport. He loves bananas and hates when dad leaves for work. We are so smitten with him and can't wait to see what year 2 brings in store.

Whoop gotta go…he's scaling our desk trying to get the stapler. Here are a few pictures from his birthday.  :)




April 25, 2013

Farewell For Now

Posted by PEC

Back in October, we announced that we were cutting back a little on our posts due to our little guys joining the world (Callum was born October 31st, and Merric was born January 4th). We've now got a few months of parenting under our belts and have had to re-prioritise our time.
   
Merric

Callum

This post is very bittersweet to write, so we'll just get right to the point. We have come to the decision that the season of writing this blog has come to an end, an open end. Let's explain. You see, we started this blog nearly 2 years ago as a creative outlet for the both of us. It grew and provided awesome opportunities including television appearences, product testing for Whole Foods, room makeovers, and much more. We have fallen in love with this blog, but we have also fallen in love with our babies. With both of us returning to work part-time, our time at home has been cut back and our commitments have needed to become more...well...evaluated. Ah what the heck, here's a little video explaining it a little more...


All in all PEC has been a great season of our lives. We are so sad to see it go into hibernation. We'll still chime in from time-to-time, so don't delete us completely from your blogroll! Muah muah muah.

March 11, 2013

Whole Foods Whole Trade Fruit: Part Two

Posted by Kristin

We're back for round two of the Whole Foods Whole Trade Fruit (read Part One here). This time, we're using these bananas in a new and exciting way: banana ice cream.



 
 
 
 



You may think banana ice cream sounds disgusting. I did at first, honest! I actually hate banana-flavored anything but love real bananas. My hubby found this recipe while doing his juice fast in February and it was quite a hit. The ingrediants are simple and super pronounceable and you can add other tasty treats to make it more interesting. You can read more about the benefits of this ice cream over at Food, Faith and Fun.

Banana Ice Cream from Reboot with Joe.

Ingredients:1 large or 2 small frozen bananas
1/2 Tbsp. almond butter (optional)
1/2 Tbsp. cacao nibs (optional)
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
2 Tbsp. almond milk – add more if needed (The almond milk helps the bananas blend easier)

Add all ingredients into your blender and blend until a smooth “ice cream” consistency is formed.


If you use all the ingredients listed, it’s approximately 206 calories.

For our version, we used the bananas, almond milk, 2 tbsp of peanut better and some chocolate chips. It was delicious! Now we just throw any over-ripe bananas in our freezer and know that we have a super easy dessert ready to go.


A perfect portioned dessert for two!



Little flecks of chocolate make it all the more tasty.