Recipe: Moroccan Stew

Post By Olivia Martino, Registered Dietitian and Owner, Nourish Northwest Sick of winter soups and stews yet? I have to be honest, I am getting there, but it’s more so the winter part than the soups part that I am sick of.  The cold,…

Recipe Slow Cooker Pumpkin Curry

Post by Olivia Martino, Registered Dietitian and Owner, Nourish Northwest I think we have all been longing for summer lately; the feeling has been intense for me.  It’s not just the warmth and sunshine I have been craving, although believe me, that does sound…

Recipe: Slow Cooker Squash, Chickpea and Lentil Stew

Post By Olivia Martino, Registered Dietitian and Owner, Nourish Northwest We are officially in soups and stews season and for many people this also means crockpot season.  I am constantly getting asked for crockpot recipes and truth be told, I have not had very…

Recipe: Easy Curry Sauce

Post by Paula Jahn, Co-owner, Registered Dietitian & Cooking Class Instructor at Nourish Northwest Clients often ask for quick weeknight meals that can be prepared with kitchen staples. Bonus points for healthy and budget-friendly meals. I have just the recipe. If you have an onion…

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…

Recipe: Winter Smoothie

Post by Paula Jahn, Co-owner and Registered Dietitian & Cooking Instructor at Nourish Northwest In the winter, I generally crave warming foods. Hearty bean and vegetable stew, slow cooked meat, gooey casserole, tea…But lately, I’ve been dreaming about a smoothie. I have a stash of…

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: Warm Lentil Salad

Post by Olivia Martino, Registered Dietitian and Co-Owner, Nourish Northwest I love me some lentils!  They are extremely filling, savory and nutritious.  For this recipe, I like to use the French Green lentils because they really hold their shape when cooked.  Do not use red lentils,…

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: 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…

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…

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…

A Guide to Winter Seasonal Eating

Post by Paula Jahn, Co-owner and Dietitian at Nourish Northwest Though it is not technically winter yet, the time change and the forecast remind us that, in Portland, it is in full swing. A great way to embrace these dreary, damp days is to…

Rx for Health

Guest Post by Abby Bliss White, Yoga Sculpt and Boot Camp Instructor at Nourish Northwest As a Holistic Health Coach and Personal Trainer, I love the month of January because HOPE is in the air.  Everyone is finished celebrating the holidays and ready for…

Roots: Embrace the Season

Post by Paula Jahn, Co-owner and Dietitian at Nourish Northwest When I lived in San Diego, California, I would stroll the beachside farmers’ market in January, selecting delicate lettuces, ripe red bell peppers and basil. The only hint of winter was the abundance of…

Winter Survival Skills: Movement and Soup

Post by Olivia Martino, Co-Owner and Registered Dietitian  As I look outside the window, I see a scene that is similar to that of yesterday’s.  And the day before. And the day before that.  It’s winter in Portland and it’s grey.  The rain is…