Hiking: Lava Canyon

Post by Olivia Martino Blodgett, Personal Trainer and Owner

A few weeks ago, I spent the weekend in a cabin in the Mt. St. Helens area with some good friends and we did this hike on a Saturday morning.  The trailhead was about 45 minutes from the cabin, easy to find and a pretty drive on a misty morning. We passed several other trailheads on the way and I made a mental note that I need to return to this area because there is so much exploring to be done.  It was amazing and I highly recommend it! Read More

Recipe: Pumpkin Risotto

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

This recipe was inspired by one of our kid’s cooking classes, but tailored to meet the dietary needs of personal chef clients.  It couldn’t be simpler and is the perfect cozy recipe for a chilly Halloween evening! Read More

Hiking: The Maple Ridge Trail at Silver Falls State Park

Post by Olivia Martino Blodgett, Personal Trainer and Owner

It seems like the colors this fall are particularly amazing in the northwest.  Fall is in it’s prime right now and I highly recommend heading to Silver Falls State Park to catch the colors at their peak. I was there a couple weekends ago and didn’t have very much time, so chose the shortest hiking trail.  This park is well known for the Trail of 10 falls, which is an 8.7 mile loop that had to be saved for another day. Luckily, within our short route we saw everything I could have possibly wanted to see.  Read More

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