Recipes: Jackfruit 2 Ways

Post by Olivia Martino Blodgett, Registered Dietitian, Personal Chef and Owner

I first had jackfruit at a vegan restaurant and was shocked and intrigued by it’s meaty texture.  Since I cook and eat vegan the majority of the time, I am always looking for whole food meat substitutes or in other words, foods that are not made from 5 types of soy derivitives, artifical flavors, binders and  have an excesssive sodium content.  Although jackfruit is not a good source of protein, it is very high in fiber and a good source of Vitamn C, Potassium, Magneisum, Riboflavin and Vitamin B6.  It is relatively neutral in flavor and absorbs sauces and spices well, while also producing a stringy, chewy texture when cooked; think pulled pork sandwiches.  Read More

Recipe: Matcha Latte

Post by Olivia Martino Blodgett, Registered Dietitian and Owner

It feels like ages ago that I was bragging about how mellow my summer was.  Fall and winter are always our busy times of year at Nourish and I am definitley in the thick of the craziness right now.  Although I thrive on being busy, I’m still not quite used to the hecticness and have found myself feeling pretty worn out lately.  I have been reaching for an afternoon coffee way more than feels healthy to me.  Read More

Hiking: Goat Rocks Wilderness-Snowgrass Flats Loop

Post by Olivia Martino Blodgett, Registered Dietitian, Personal Trainer and Owner

A couple of good friends and I decided to continue an annual tradition of a fall get together with a backpacking trip.  Since we only had a weekend for the trip, we needed to choose a place that was fairly close to Portland and a hike that was short in distance.  Goat Rocks Wilderness area was only a 3 hour drive from Portland and a perfect destination.  Read More

Hiking: The Wallowas

Post by Olivia Martino Blodgett, Registered Dietitian, Personal Trainer and Owner

The Wallowas: WOW.  One of the seven wonders of Oregon and understandably so.  With numerous peaks, glacial lakes and a cool town close to the trailhead, this was the place my husband and I wanted to celebrate our one year anniverary.  We just knew it would be some place special and that it was.   Read More

Hiking: Olympic National Park

Posy by Olivia Martino Blodgett, Registered Dietitian, Personal Trainer and Owner

Hiking is one of my absolute favorite past times.  There is so much to gain from a walk in the woods: the solitude of being alone with nature or the chance to catch up with a friend, the physical exertion that makes you want to give up at times but ultimately produces heaps of endorphins, the feeling of success and often the breathtaking views you get at the top, a new appreciation for a simple PB&J sandwich as your ravenous appetite gets fed on a break.  Hiking allows you to overcome challenges, view rare beauty and it even changes your brain chemistry, lowers stress hormones and increases your sense of happiness. Read More