NEW PODCAST: MORRISTOWN NJ - #MOMTRUTHS Live Tour!

So some of you guys might know and some of you might not, but we're currently on tour for the most unconventional book club ever and we decided to press record for a small clip of our show because we realize not all of ya'll have the opportunity to join us on tour. So here's a snippet from our Morristown, NJ show.  Let us know if ya'll like hearing these and we can release some more!

And it's not too late to join us in person! Head to www.catandnat.ca/tour to see all the next tour dates! 

NEW VLOG: Mom Brain + Us Weekly in NYC!

Well, it was a day and a half as we literally left a sick baby at home to jump on a morning flight to NYC so we could podcast with Daphne Oz and Hilaria Baldwin for the Mom Brain Podcast (releasing soon) . After that we tried to grab some quick food and that didn’t end up so well, so instead we ditched the food and did a segment at Us Weekly before jumping back in a cab, heading to the airport, and getting back home to that sick baby. How was your Tuesday!? 😂

P.s- we wrote a book! It’s called “Mom Truths” and it’s all about our early years as new moms and all the things we wish someone would have told us before we had babies.  It’s available anywhere books are sold and you can learn all about it at catandnat.ca/book

Subscribe to Cat & Nat by clicking here: http://bit.ly/1MgVHuk

NEW PODCAST: All Aboard The Cat & Nat Cruise

For any of you who have followed us for a while you'd know that we've been adamant about tackling a Cat & Nat cruise as our next business move. What would a Cat & Nat cruise look like?  We let our imaginations take over in this one and never say never because it might just happen one day. 

To check out #MOMTRUTHS Live in your city, head to www.catandnat.ca/tour or to pick up your copy of our #1 Bestselling Book head to www.catandnat.ca/book

Nat's Pork Chops (that kids will love!)
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INGREDIENTS:

  • One bone in port chop per adult / 1/2 per child. 

  • Olive oil 

  • 3 Apples sliced

  • Any green veg - string beans are perf

  • Salt and pepper

  • Applesauce (optional)

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Season each side of the pork chops with salt and pepper

  2. Heat a spoonful of olive oil on med/high heat 

  3. Add pork chops - make sure to not overcrowd the pan so the chops have room to cook. (Use another pan of you need more space)

  4. Add sliced apples between chops. 

  5. Cook until one side is browned, then flip chops and move apples around. 

  6. Lower heat to medium and cook until no longer raw on the inside and the apples are browned. 

  7. Once cooked through remove chops and let sit on a cutting board. 

  8. Add green beans ( or green veggies of your choice) to hot pan with apples and toss until heated through and coated in the meat and apple juices. 

  9. Serve green beans with apples along side the sliced pork chops.

  10. Optional: Serve with apple sauce for dipping the pork chops and the kids will devour it all. 


NEW PODCAST: Living for Monday's vs. Friday's

Do you think we could actually get through an entire episode being serious about entrepreneurship? Well, we didn't, BUT we did talk a lot about the types of jobs we've had and what our motivations behind them were.  Lots of entrepreneur talk, but also the occasional masturbation discussion. 

Want to hear us podcast live?  We'll be coming to a city near you in 2019.  Head to catandnat.ca/tour to find out where we'll be coming next! Can't make it to a show? We have a "Mom Truths" book out now anywhere books are sold or if you're into listening to these podcasts, try the audiobook where we read the book ourselves!

Cat's Pancakes
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These are Cat’s go-to pancakes you can whip up quickly on weekday mornings or weekends! The kids go crazy for them!

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup of all-purpose flour

  • 2 tbsps of coconut sugar

  • 2 tsps baking powder

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1 cup of milk

  • 3 tbsp apple sauce

  • 1 large egg

  • Whatever toppings you’d like! (Maple Syrup, Jam, Fruit, etc)

DIRECTIONS

  1. Mix together flour, coconut sugar, baking powder, and salt; set aside.

  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together milk, apple sauce , and egg. Add dry ingredients to milk mixture; whisk until dry ingredients are covered (don’t overmix!)

  3. Heat a pan or skillet (nonstick or cast-iron) on medium heat. Fold a sheet of paper towel in half, and moisten with butter; grease pan.

  4. Make each pancake as big or as small as you’d like to make them

  5. Cook until surface of pancakes have some bubbles and a few have burst. Flip and cook until browned on the underside. Place in oven to keep warm while cooking the rest!

  6. Serve warm, with desired toppings.

Tired, Broke, & Late for EVERYTHING l #MOMTRUTHS

Why are we tired? Don't ask us why we're tired. If you don't have kids yet, you don't get to ask us why we're tired, broke, & late for everything. Honestly, what were we even tired about before we had children?! Can we turn back time and go be that level of "tired" again?

To see #MOMTRUTHS Live on tour, check out catandnat.ca/tour. Our new book "Mom Truths" is also out now and available anywhere books are sold over at catandnat.ca

Why Women Should Hire Women

It's so rewarding to us to hire other women to help us grow this community of women. We understand each others pressures.  We understand each other's work ethic. Women will communicate when they have something to say. And we understand each other's circumstances, without judgement. We're all about it, and we tell you a little bit about our approach in this episode. 

We also get into what makes us "good moms"....whatever that means. Plus a phone call from Nat's Mom as we tell her we made #1 on the Globe and Mail Bestsellers List again.  To get the book head over to catandnat.ca/book

Cat's Banana Muffins
The kids literally devour these!

The kids literally devour these!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2-3 very ripe bananas

  • 1/3 cup melted butter

  • 1 tsp of baking soda

  • Pinch of Salt

  • 1/2 Cup of Maple Syrup or Cane Sugar (Eyeball what you’re comfortable with)

  • 1 large egg, beaten

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • 1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour

  • Chocolate Chips (add as many as you’d like!)

DIRECTIONS:

Preheat oven to 350 F (175C) and butter your pan.

Mash the ripe bananas with a fork. Stir the melted butter into the mashed bananas.

Mix the baking soda and salt. Stir in maple syrup, beaten egg, and vanilla extract. Mix in the flour.

Pour the batter into your muffin pan (or a loaf pan if you want banana bread!) Bake for 20 minutes (or until golden brown)

NEW PODCAST: A Week of Rejections

We're coming atcha’ LIVE from the road, but still trying to figure out how to incorporate live tour footage into the podcast so for this one we'll give you the recap of one "ballsy" conversation. Also filling you in on our week of "rejections" and how we tackled that this past week. 

Click play below or find us on the Apple Podcast app by searching “Cat & Nat” or “MOMTRUTHS”

If you want to catch us on tour this year head over to catandnat.ca/tour to see where we're coming next! Or watch our daily antics over on instagram @catandnat

Catherine Moro
Cat's Meatball Recipe
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Made famous by insta-stories and a full-on staple in Cat’s house, here is her go-to meatball recipe that the kids just can’t get enough of.

INGREDIENTS

  • 20 oz (1.3lb) ground turkey breast 99% lean

  • 1/4 cup whole wheat seasoned breadcrumbs (or gluten free crumbs, we don’t discriminate!)

  • 1/2 Cup of Parmesan Cheese

  • 1 egg

  • 1 large clove garlic, crushed

  • 1 tsp salt + pepper

DIRECTIONS

Make them small so they hold together better! Using wet hands, mix all the ingredients well until everything is combined. Form small meatballs, about the size of a ping ping ball (1/8th cup each). Cook them in your sauce of choice.

BAM! Meatballs that both you and the kids will love.

We're a #1 BESTSELLER!
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So we actually just don’t have words to describe it. Feeling slightly terrified, part of us freaks out a bit because we’ve never done anything mainstream. Everything we’ve done has been the two of us, creating, failing, succeeding but never with the pressure of performing against charts and measurements. It feels a little like stepping into a new world when the only world we’ve known is with all of you. But as we do....today we will hold our breath, work our asses off to get this book out there because it’s not “just a book” to us. It’s the book we needed when we didn’t have each other, it’s the book that you can pick up and put down without it telling you what to do, it’s the book that you can laugh at and with because shoot the realities of motherhood are ridiculous, it’s also the book that reminds you even when you feel like you’re so alone (even though you’re never alone) you’re really not. And most importantly it’s the book that reminds you that we’re all going to be ok even when we feel like we’re not because what’s motherhood without the bumps and bruises and a whole hell of a lot of love ❤️ 

Haven’t got your copy yet? Get your copy below!

Catherine Moro
Nat's Homemade Caesar Salad Dressing
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The kids gobbled it up!


INGREDIENTS

1 Tablespoon of Mayonnaise 

1 tablespoon of water (add as much as you need to make the consistency you like) 

I tablespoon of Grated Parmesan 

2 teaspoons of red wine vinegar 

2 teaspoons of Dijon mustard 

Splash of Worcestershire sauce

Splash of Tobasco Sauce 

Salt and pepper to taste  


DIRECTIONS:

Wisk it up baby and serve over romaine salad! 

The Mom Truths Game

Get ready to find out that even the most absurd answers could hold a lot of TRUTH as players combine cards to create the most hilarious, uncensored, and real #MOMTRUTHS. 

Start each round with one of the purple set up cards and then players secretly choose one of the pink completion cards from their hand with the goal of creating the best pairing of cards that is the funniest, rawest and truest #MOMTRUTHS

Purchase your game here!

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Catherine Moro
Nat’s One Pan Dinner
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Nat's No Starch One Pan Dinner

The turkey sausage version 
Serves a family of 6 

4 turkey sausages
1 red pepper 
1 yellow pepper
1 orange pepper
1 large onion 
2 heads of broccoli 
1 tablespoon Better than bouillon veg or chicken stock  (not totally necessary but adds great flavour) 
2 Tablespoons of olive oil. 
1 teaspoon of garlic salt (or fresh garlic)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees
Cut sausages and veggies into bite size pieces. 
In a large bowl whisk together the stock, garlic and olive oil (this will thin out the stock paste). 
Add sausage and veggies to the bowl and toss until all is coated with the stock. 
Empty the bowl onto a large baking sheet. Don’t overcrowd the pan or else the pieces will steam instead of roast. (Roasting gives the veggies a nice caramelization which make it
so yum)
Roast for 30 min, then up the oven to 425 until everything is browned and tasting delish. (About 15 more min)

Serve alone (Perf for Nat's weight watchers attempts) or over top of rice, or plain egg noodles, or mashed potatoes. 

Enjoy - put leftovers in your thermos the next day for you or the kids. Win win. 

FoodCatherine Moro