Welcome to Nourish Northwest!

Welcome to Nourish Northwest’s blog.

Olivia and I met about six years ago while working in a nutrition research kitchen at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle. Our primary task was weighing jellybeans, broccoli sprouts, and pumpernickel bread to the gram for cancer prevention studies.

This work relationship blossomed into a friendship that centered on walks to the farmers’ market, weekly experiments in the kitchen and occasional midnight viewings of Back to the Future. These weekly dinners turned into multi-weekly feasts until I was spending most nights of the week on her couch. We joined a 24-Hour Fitness and quickly discovered that we had an affinity for the same group fitness classes (and the same adorable boot camp instructor). To us, there was nothing more satisfying than sitting down to a nourishing meal after an intense hour of yoga, rolling our eyes in pleasure at the perfect floret of roasted cauliflower.

One day, as we observed that it takes three broccoli sprouts to make a gram, we began dreaming, as many dietitian hopefuls do, of starting our own business—to break away from the standard of hospital dietetics—and really make a difference in the way people think about food and nutrition.

Olivia and I at our grand opening party

In retrospect, our daily routine reflects what we hope Nourish Northwest provides: a place to gather, prepare wholesome meals, enjoy the company of friends and to sweat.

In this blog, you can look forward to a range of musings. Heartier posts will include reviews on the latest food and fitness trends or a breakdown and translation of current nutrition science. More easily digestible entries will include recipes, tips on how to deal with an uncommon or unique food or a quick fitness move.

We are so excited that this dream came true and extend gratitude to our loved ones for making it possible.

We look forward to nurturing a heathy community here in Portland. Stop by the studio to check out our space!

-Paula