Recipe: Pumpkin Coconut Bisque

Post by Olivia Martino, Registered Dietitian and Co-Owner, Nourish Northwest I have honestly never been a huge fan of pumpkin/winter squash pureed soups.  Something about the sweetness and baby food texture just hasn’t appealed to me.  I have to say, after trying this recipe…

Recipe: Coconut Red Lentil Soup

Post by Olivia Martino, Registered Dietitian and Owner, Nourish Northwest Sorry to say it but it’s true; It’s fall. What a beautiful start, though!  The sun is shining, the air is warm yet crisp and I am getting excited about making soup! I finally…

Recipe:Immune Boosting Carrot Soup

Post by Paula Jahn, Co-owner and Registered Dietitian & Cooking Instructor at Nourish Northwest I cannot believe we have never posted this recipe. It is the single most frequently made soup of Nourish Northwest. I estimate we have made at least 100 batches of this…

Recipe: Brussels Sprouts with Marinated Pomelo

Post by Paula Jahn, Co-owner and Dietitian at Nourish Northwest Last weekend, I decided to host a dinner party using three recipes from Yotam Ottolenghi’s Plenty More cookbook. I’ve posted a recipe from this cookbook before when I tried to follow a recipe. I learned…

The Case of the Exploding Apples

Post by Paula Jahn, Co-owner and Registered Dietitian at Nourish Northwest Nourish Northwest now has two harvest traditions: peach picking in the summer and apple picking in the fall. The past two years, Olivia and I have gone apple picking at Draper Girls farm….

Recipe: Gluten Free Pumpkin Pancakes

Post by Paula Jahn, Co-owner and Registered Dietitian at Nourish Northwest As much as I rebel against most food trends/crazes, I admit: I like pumpkin spiced foods. In my defense, I’m not talking about the PSL and all the other absurd pumpkin spiced items. Pumpkin…

Happy Fall–A Recipe for the Season

Post by Paula Jahn, Co-owner and Registered Dietitian at Nourish Northwest I have many nutrition clients with special dietary requirements. Many are vegetarian, some are vegan, others follow a gluten free diet. For this reason, Olivia and I have become good at naturally planning menus for…

How to Video: Using an Immersion Blender

Post by Olivia Martino and Paula Jahn, Registered Dietitians and Co-owners of Nourish Northwest http://youtu.be/nucsQedGU08   The immersion blender (or stick blender) is another kitchen tool that meets our criteria of being multi-use, small and easy to clean. Its uses go beyond pureed soup, although that is…

Exploring the Wonderful World of Winter Squash

Post by Olivia Martino, Registered Dietitian and Co-Owner, Nourish Northwest In the winter we crave starchy foods.  There’s a reason for this.  Carbohydrates trigger the release of insulin, which carries the amino acid, tryptophan into the brain where it is converted to seratonin.  Seratonin…

Recipe: Chai Spiced Slow Cooker Applesauce

Post by Olivia Martino and Paula Jahn, Registered Dietitians and Co-Owners, Nourish Northwest This past weekend, we spent a sunny fall day out in the Hood River Fruit Loop. We had a long list of criteria we needed to meet in order to get…

Recipe: Dijon Braised Brussels Sprouts

Post by Olivia Martino, Registered Dietitian and Co-Owner of Nourish Northwest     We love our brussels sprouts any way you slice ’em….roasted, sauteed, braised and even raw.  Many people have had a terrible childhood experience with mushy, bitter brussels and we vow to…

Recipe: Kale, Squash and Sausage Soup

Post by Olivia Martino, Registered Dietitian and Co-Owner, Nourish Northwest The rain in Portland won’t let up and the best thing we can do is learn to embrace it.  Many of our clients have been telling  us that they have really enjoyed making soups…

New Discoveries

Post by Paula Jahn, Co-owner and Registered Dietitian, Nourish Northwest I consider myself a fairly adventurous eater. I love to eat out, but since opening Nourish Northwest, Olivia and I cook too often to justify it. There are always delicious leftovers from cooking classes…

Sweet Potato Gnocchi and Sausage with Brown Butter and Sage Sauce…. Is this really recommended by a dietitian????

Post by Olivia Martino, Registered Dietitian and Co-Owner, Nourish Northwest           As a dietitian, I often find people watching what I am eating with leery eyes.  I am quite familiar with a friend’s shocked expression when I order something fried…

Apples to Apples

Post by Paula Jahn, Dietitian and Co-Owner           New Seasons had heirloom apple tasting last Saturday. I grew up with an apple tree in my front yard. It was actually two different apple trees twisted together that produced Gravenstiens and…