Recipe: Quick Pickled Green Beans

Post by Olivia Martino Blodgett, Registered Dietitian and Owner I mentioned in my last post that I don’t love green beans, but that’s what our garden is producing in abundance right now, so it’s my job to turn them into something that I will…

Recipe: Millet Pilaf + Intro to the Instant Pot

Post by Paula Jahn, Co-owner, Registered Dietitian & Cooking Class Instructor at Nourish Northwest It’s no secret that I am a proponent (cheerleader, demystifyer) of the pressure cooker. I’ve held workshops on how to use it, written blogs about it, and frequently use it in…

Cruciferous Recipe Roundup

Post by Paula Jahn, Co-owner and Registered Dietitian & Cooking Instructor at Nourish Northwest In the four years I’ve contributed to this blog, I’ve offered many vegetable recipes. In the winter, I often default to cruciferous vegetables at home. Yes, they boast anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer…

White Winter Soup

Post by Paula Jahn, Co-owner and Registered Dietitian & Cooking Instructor at Nourish Northwest When people tell me they “don’t eat anything white,” I usually resist the urge to get technical. Sometimes, I can’t help but challenge. No cauliflower, onions, garlic, parsnips, apples, jicama, turnips,…

Recipe: Peanut Sauce

Post by Paula Jahn, Co-owner and Registered Dietitian & Cooking Instructor at Nourish Northwest   Peanut sauce is a versatile, balanced sauce that uses many kitchen staples. I love it tossed with warm noodles or rice and lots of sautéed vegetables. It is comfort food…

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…

Roasted Cauliflower in Tahini Sauce

Post by Paula Jahn, Co-owner and Registered Dietitian at Nourish Northwest Where were roasted vegetables when I was growing up? I feel like they were just invented in the last ten years. My mom, who did a good job of almost always putting a…

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: Honey Roasted Carrots

Post by Paula Jahn, Co-owner and Registered Dietitian at Nourish Northwest Well, Yotam Ottolenghi has done it again! I had another successful dinner party, partially due to one of his lovely recipes. I had a beautiful bunch of rainbow carrots (don’t waste the tops!),…

Storage Tips for Produce

Post by Paula Jahn, Co-owner and Registered Dietitian at Nourish Northwest   Farmer’s market season is here and good things are happening in backyard gardens. I see stray ripe strawberries in sidewalk garden boxes and know that we are about to emerge from our Pacific…

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….

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…

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…

On Following a Recipe

Post by Paula Jahn, Co-owner and Dietitian at Nourish Northwest It has been a while since I have been excited for a cookbook. With plenty of internet inspiration through food blogs and from my own experimentation, I rarely feel that I lack material for…

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,…

Staying Healthy this Holiday Season

Post by Olivia Martino, Registered Dietitian and Co-owner, Nourish Northwest As a dietitian, I feel as though I must write the obligatory “how to stay healthy during the holiday season” post. I personally have always disliked reading these posts because they all typically say…

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…

Fridge Clean-Out Meals

Post by Paula Jahn, Co-owner and Registered Dietitian at Nourish Northwest I tend to get overzealous at late summer farmers’ markets. Everything is bursting with color and ripeness. I jubilantly fill my bag with fruit and vegetables that look good, without having a particular…

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…