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…

Vegan Cooking Class Secrets

Post by Olivia Martino,  Registered Dietitian and Co-Ower at Nourish Northwest Recently we have been doing a lot of vegan cooking in the kitchen of Nourish Northwest.  While we never promote one single diet for everyone and both consume all types of foods, we…

Vegan Main: A Cooking Class Favorite

Post by Paula Jahn, Co-owner and Dietitian at Nourish Northwest What do meat-lovers serve as a show-stopping main course? Prime rib? Rack of lamb? It can be difficult to create a plant-based main course that is beautiful, delicious and worthy of a dinner party. After…

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…

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 Series: A Month of Lunches #2

Post by Olivia Martino and Paula Jahn, Registered Dietitians and Owners, Nourish Northwest Making sure you get protein in your lunch can be a challenge when you are trying to step away from the traditional cold cut sandwich.  This week we wanted to make…

Recipe Series: A Month of Lunches

Post by Paula Jahn and Olivia Martino, Registered Dietitians and Co-owners of Nourish Northwest Welcome to our lunch blog series! We are always preaching to clients about the benefit of setting aside one day of the week to cook in mass quantities. Many people…

Recipe: Vegan “tuna” salad

Post by Olivia Martino, Registered Dietitian and Co-owner, Nourish Northwest Those who attended my Sea Vegetables workshop yesterday know how excited I get about these little mineral rich sea miracles.  Sea vegetables are predominant parts of other cultures’ cuisines, but are often overlooked here….

Recipe: Black Bean Quinoa Burgers

Post by Paula Jahn, Co-owner and Dietitian at Nourish Northwest With less than two weeks until my due date, I have the sudden urge to stockpile food. Maybe it’s the nesting instinct, or maybe I realize that after the flood of post-baby casseroles, I…