Spring Clean Your Diet: A 7 Day Challenge

Post by Olivia Martino, Registered Dietitian and Owner, Nourish Northwest

I have been dreading and procrastinating  doing spring cleaning in my house.  The task just feels overwhelming and the last way I want to spend a full weekend day, especially with our random bursts of sunshine lately.  But as the sun shone in through my windows today and the dust and grime in my house became ever more apparent I realized I needed to get serious about this.  I sat down, made a list and decided to just break it down and do a little bit each day this week.  All of a sudden this task didn’t seem quite so daunting.   Read More

Recipe: Athenian Orzo Bake

Post by Olivia Martino, Registered Dietitian and Owner, Nourish Northwest

You may have noticed that almost all of the recipes I post are vegan and gluten free.  While I don’t categorize my diet to be strictly under either of those labels, that tends to be how I eat most of the time and it is how I cook for my personal chef clients. I don’t think either gluten or animal products are inherently bad, i just tend towards eating mostly plants for their health benefits as well as my food preferences. Read More

Green Curry with Chickpeas and Potatoes

 
 
 
I made this for personal chef clients this week and wanted to share! It’s a tasty one! 
 
Green Curry with Chickpeas and Potatoes
 
Serves: 4-6
Green Curry Sauce
  • 2 teaspoons coconut oil
  • ½ yellow onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon minced ginger
  • 1 small jalapeno deseeded and minced
  • 3 tablespoons thai green curry paste
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 tsp fish sauce or tamari
  • 1 can whole-fat coconut milk
Curry Base
  • 2 teaspoons coconut oil
  • ½ yellow onion diced
  • 1 pound fingerling potatoes ¼” sliced
  • 1 can chickpeas drained and rinsed if using canned
For Serving
  • 2 cups Brown rice 
  • Toasted coconut
  • Fresh cilantro 

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Recipe: Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats

Post by Olivia Martino, Registered Dietitian and Owner, Nourish Northwest

If you haven’t yet gotten on the overnight oats bandwagon, then I don’t know what you’re waiting for! Overnight oats are EASY, require no morning prep and most importantly are so delicious.  There are so many ways that you can flavor them and I usually just keep it simple with milk, oats, chia seeds and a bit of sweetener.  I decided to try something this time that felt like a little more of a treat! Enjoy! Read More

Recipe: Chana Masala

Post by Olivia Martino, Registered Dietitian and Owner, Nourish Northwest

The name of the game for me lately when it comes to making dinner is simple.  This is a huge change coming from an over achiever in the kitchen who usually finds pleasure in trying out new, often complicated recipes.  These days, things are busy.  So busy, that in order to ensure something nutritious gets in my belly I have to stick to easy recipes that are tried, true and fast.  While scanning through the recipe cards in my mind I looked for something that was balanced, satisfying, quick and most importantly, full of flavor; this one popped right up! Read More