Spiralized Sweet Potatoes 2 Ways

Post by Paula Jahn, Co-owner and Registered Dietitian at Nourish Northwest My mother in law loves kitchen gadgets. She has gifted me several kitchen items that I would never buy for myself (but happily use!).  I am generally a minimalist in the kitchen; a good sharp…

Recipe: Arugula Hazelnut Miso Pesto

Post by Olivia Martino, Registered Dietitian and Co-Owner, Nourish Northwest So, yes, this is the second recipe for pesto I have written  in a month.  The reason why is because I keep finding variations that I love and want to share. Traditionally, pesto is made from…

Recipe: Strawberry Cheescake (Vegan and Raw)

Post by Olivia Martino, Registered Dietitian and Co-Owner, Nourish Northwest Our first taste of summer has hit the produce aisles and home gardens!  I’m talking about those beautiful, deep red,  juicy strawberries that are so sweet and delicious.  My first bite of one of…

Recipe: Stuffed Chard Rolls

Post by Paula Jahn, Co-owner and Dietitian at Nourish Northwest This is the time of year when I start to get local produce fatigue. Spring is technically here, but we will not see the results from the farms for weeks or months to come….

Quick Weeknight Meal: Noodle Bowl

Post by Paula Jahn, Co-owner and Dietitian at Nourish Northwest Pasta has always been my quick default weeknight meal. It serves as an excellent base for fridge clean-out meals, too. I usually start with 100% whole wheat fusilli or penne pasta and add the remains…

Cashew Cream: A Vegan’s best friend

Post by Olivia Martino, Registered Dietitian and Co-Owner,  Nourish Northwest   Before we started teaching Vegan Cooking Classes, I knew I had a good handle on how to make a delicious veggie-centric meal while avoiding all animal products. But I wanted to become an…

Umami in Vegetables

Post by Paula Jahn, Co-owner and Dietitian at Nourish Northwest Umami, dubbed the fifth taste, is described as a savory or meaty flavor. Its sensation is attributed to free amino acids, primarily glutamate (also inosinate and guanylate) in foods. Unlike sweet, sour, salty, and bitter, umami…

Healthy Recipe Resource Guide

Post by Olivia Martino, Registered Dietitian and Co-Owner, Nourish Northwest We have been getting asked a lot lately  for healthy recipe blogs and websites.  Here are some links to our favorites that we use frequently! Oh She Glows: This is the blog (and cookbook) we use…

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…

Recipe: Crunchy Thai Cashew Quinoa Salad

Post by Olivia Martino, Registered Dietitian and Co-Owner, Nourish Northwest I have to say, I had gotten sick of quinoa awhile ago.  There are so many things I love about it; its high protein content, quick preparation time, subtle crunch, versatility.  But it became…

The Cruciferous Concern

Post by Paula Jahn, Registered dietitian and Co-owner at Nourish Northwest As a dietitian and cooking instructor, I sing the praises of cruciferous vegetables both for their nutritional benefits as well as for their flavor and culinary uses. The family of vegetables that includes broccoli,…

Recipe: Nursing Nuggets

Post by Paula Jahn, Registered dietitian and Co-owner at Nourish Northwest A few friends of mine recently had babies. Some new moms worry about their milk supply. An exclusively breastfed baby is a mysterious creature. While there are many ways to verify a baby is…

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…

Recipe: Polenta Bites with Roasted Tomatoes and Vegan Pesto

Post by Olivia Martino, Registered Dietitian and Co-Owner, Nourish Northwest If you were at our potluck this past weekend, you were lucky enough to taste these yummy bites (amongst many other delicious things you all made!).  This is a great recipe to wind up…

More Peaches and a Recipe

Post by Paula Jahn, Co-owner and Registered Dietitian at Nourish Northwest Last week, Olivia wrote about Nourish Northwest’s annual peach picking day. Third time’s a charm because we hit the season and the day just perfectly. Olivia treated her peaches sensibly with freezing, dehydrating,…

7 Ways to Prepare Zucchini

Post by Paula Jahn, Co-owner and Registered Dietitian at Nourish Northwest Fall is approaching, but not before bushels (bundles, scores, loads!) of zucchini and summer squash grace/burden us with their overabundant presence. Around this time of year, any acquaintance with a garden will start…

Recipe: Raw Nectarine Tart

Post by Olivia Martino, Registered Dietitian and Co-Owner, Nourish Northwest Looking for an easy, impressive, delicious, and healthy dessert that you don’t even have to turn the oven on for?  Look no further for this is my new favorite summer dessert recipe.  Packed full…

Recipe: Sweet Potato Hash

Post by Paula Jahn, Co-owner and Registered Dietitian at Nourish Northwest Sweet potatoes are the common ground tuber of the diet world. They are loved by many, vilified by few. Even the Paleo people embrace them as their sweet-starchy fix. Nutritionally superior to the white…

Vegan Snack Solutions

Post by Paula Jahn, Co-owner and Registered Dietitian at Nourish Northwest Most of my nutrition clients ask for healthy snack ideas. I always suggest making a mini meal instead of having just one of the three energy-providing nutrients: healthy fat, protein and slowly-digested carbohydrate….

Homemade Nut Thin Crackers

Post by Paula Jahn, Co-owner and Dietitian at Nourish Northwest Crackers don’t have to be processed, boxed and full of preservatives. These crackers are super easy to make and are every bit as crunchy and satisfying as the store-bought version. Call them Paleo-friendly, gluten…