The Power of Seed Cycling

 

Written by Nicole Olayon, MScN (July 2017)

Regulating Menstrual Cycles with Seeds and Oils

Within the naturopathic world of medicine, seed cycling has become a popular dietary protocol that is suggested to women who want to regulate their menstrual cycles. Read More

Recipe: Shaved Asparagus Salad

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

In preparation for a lecture we are giving tonight about eating in season, I started thinking about when I first learned of this concept when I was living in upstate New York.  I understood why it was important but I honestly had no idea what was in season when.  Since we could and did buy any type of produce we wanted year round in the grocery store, it was actually difficult for me to figure out how to put this into practice.  I ate things like tomatoes, asparagus and berries in the winter and didn’t know when they actually grew fresh in the region in which I lived.

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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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