Recipe: Kale and Butternut Squash Curry

Post by Olivia Martino Blodgett, Registered Dietitian and Owner

The temperatures in Portland have been quite chilly lately and comfort foods are on the menu; it’s the season of warm dishes and hearty vegetables and this curry fits the bill.  The best thing about this recipe is that it’s really adaptable.  Switch out the butternut for delicata, acorn, pumpkin, sweet potato and even a non-starchy vegetable like caulliflower.  The kale could also be bok choy, mustard greens or spinach.  Use whatever you have on hand to make this flavorful and warming dish! Read More

How to Throw a Tamale Party

Post By Olivia Martino Blodgett, Registered Dietitian and Owner

Every year when we plan our staff holiday party we know that it must include one thing: good food.  The first few years we took a cooking class as a group and had a great time. The past few years we have been wanting to do that again but were unable to find a menu that appealed to us.  Then it occurred to me, we teach cooking classes and we can make whatever menu we want!!!!  Read More

Hiking: Falls Creek Falls

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

There is one thing I have learned about making it through the winter in the Pacific Northwest, which is that you have to go outside.  Growing up in upstate New York, winter meant staying inside.  I did not understand why people liked snow sports because our winters were gruesome and cold.  If any part of your bare skin was exposed to the frigid air, you were pretty miserable.  Winter was about hibernation and I carried that mindset as I moved across the country.   Read More

Recipe Roundup: Thanksgiving Dishes

Post by Olivia Martino Blodgett, Registered Dietitian and Owner

If you’re like me, you usually know what you’re making for Thanksgiving sometime in the summer prior.  My favorite thing in the world is cooking for and sharing a meal with people, so Thanksgiving is something I look forward to year round. Read More

Recipe: Pumpkin Parfaits

Post by Olivia Martino Blodgett, Registered Dietitian and Owner

After selling out our annual Vegan Thanksgiving cooking class last week, I get the sense that there is some interest in learning how to prepare plant based holiday treats.  These pumpkin parfaits fit the bill and are a fun dessert for holiday parties.  They are both gluten free and vegan, but don’t let those words distract you from what they most importantly are: DELICIOUS. Read More