Recipe: Chocolate Chip Cookies (Vegan + GF!!!)

Post By Olivia Martino Blodgett, Registered Dietitian and Owner

These cookies are simply the best.  We feature them in our Vegan All American Cooking Class, but since we haven’t offered this class in awhile, I felt that it was unethical for me to keep this recipe to myself.  While I am not personally gluten free or vegan, I truly believe these cookies are better than any traditional version I have had.  They are crispy on the edges but perfectly chewy in the middle.  Being allergen friendly is just an added bonus! Enjoy!

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Recipe: Kale and Butternut Squash Lasagna

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

This recipe is not my creation but it is one that I make often for my personal chef clients.  They abosolutely love it so I thought it would be a great one to share.  It’s warm and comforting, yet also nutritious and makes good use of seasonal winter produce.  Enjoy!

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Recipe: Kale and Chickpea Stuffed Spaghetti Squash with Lemon Garlic Sauce

 
Spaghetti squash isn’t one of those foods that I always love, but when doctored up correctly, it can be part of one delicious meal.  It’s not pasta by any means and if that’s what you’re expecting, then you might be disappointed.  This recipe provides the perfect method to spice this veggie up.  A yummy blend of butter (or vegan butter), sauted garlic, thyme and chili flake, plus some added protein from chickpeas and a flavor punch from sundried tomatoes makes this spaghetti squash recipe a keeper!  Bonus: Anytime my bowl is edible, I’m a happy camper! 

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Hiking: Neahkhanie Mountain North Trail

Post by Olivia Martino Blodgett, Personal Trainer and Owner

Hike: Neahkhanie Mountain North Trail

Date: December 30th, 2017

Hiking Buddy: Matt

Total distance: 5 miles (Out and Back)

Total elevation gain: 1450 feet

Permit required: No

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Hiking: King’s Mountain

Post By Olivia Martino Blodgett, Personal Trainer and Registered Dietitian

Hike: King’s Mountain

Date: December 23rd, 2017

Hiking Buddy: Liz

Total distance: 5 miles (out and back)

Elevation Gain: 2500 feet

Permit required: None

 

After taking a break from hiking because of the cold weather, I was really feeling like it was time to be brave and get back out there.  The King’s Mountain trail appealed because it was only an hour drive from Portland and was a good bang for our buck, meaning we gained a lot of elevation in a short distance.  It felt great to breath the fresh air, feel the burn in my legs and get my blood pumping.  Read More