Hiking: McCall Point

Post by Olivia Martino Blodgett, Registered Diettian and Personal Trainer

I’m aware that this statement might cause an outrage from Oregon Hikers but I don’t like Dog Mountain.  I know, I know, it’s everyone’s favorite go to for a kick ass workout, vast views of the gorge and sweeping hills covered in wildflowers in the spring.  It’s true that you have to do this hike at least once. It’s a good challenge and an excellent accomplishment to have under your belt.  Read More

Recipe: Chocolate Orange Chia Pudding for One

When I first learned how to make chia pudding, I was obsessed.  I made it so often for a snack, breakfast and even dessert that after awhile I naturally got sick of it.  Well, it’s time to bring it back into the rotation because it is so good and so simple.  It always satisfies my sweet tooth, while also providing me with a sense of fullness when I snack.  I whipped this one up at lunchtime today, knowing that I’d be craving an afternoon chocolate fix.  It’s a good one!

Read More

Recipe: Teriyaki Salmon Rice Bowls

Post by Olivia Martino Blodgett, Registered Dietitian and Owner

I’m a big fan of the poke bowl trend that has invaded Portland.  I love bowls, fish, fresh veggies and lots of flavor and these bowls deliver all of those things.  I wanted to try my hand at this at home but decided to go with cooked fish, rather than raw.  I am also a huge proponent of meal prep and batch cooking and although this recipe may seem lengthy, it will last me all week.  I stored the veggies, fish, rice and sauce in separate containers for easy assembly.  I have to say, this turned out to be restaurant quality! Read More

Recipe: Quinoa Tahini Ginger Granola

Post by Olivia Blodgett, Registered Dietitian and Owner

It’s not often I stray from my favorite granola recipe  but I thought I’d give something else I try.  I doubled this recipe to make 3 large jars of granola that will last me a few months.  Feel free to change up the ingredients but I think it’s pretty tasty as is!  Read More

Recipe: Baked Mushroom Risotto with Caramelized Onions

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

Risotto is a dish that I make often for personal chef clients, and although the stirring really isn’t as laborious as some think, I have to admit it is pretty nice to just stick the whole thing in the oven and not worry about it until it’s finished.  The rice turned out perfectly tender and the flavors in this dish are deep and savory.  The kitchen is smelling amazing right now! 

 

Mushroom Risotto with Caramelized Onions

Recipe adapted from thekitchn.com

Serves 4 to 6

Read More