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Selva W.

I am currently a nutrition graduate student at Bastyr University in Seattle which is a university dedicated to a holistic approach to medicine. Poppies and Papayas is my way of sharing the information I learn during my years at Bastyr, during my dietetic internship, as well as during my future... Full Bio
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Gluten-Free Morning Glory Muffins by Selva W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking The last three weeks have been really busy. Dane and I moved from Seattle to our beloved Bellingham, the land of subdued excitement. My heart couldn’t be happier. ... Read on »
Matcha Maca Latte: Pure Harmony in a Cup by Selva W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Spring break has been fantastic so far! The last three days Dane and I spent time at our cabin on the Olympic Peninsula with wonderful friends. We hiked, we biked, we co ... Read on »
Spicy Arugula Salad with Candied Fennel Seeds by Selva W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Spring has sprung! Although the last month we have already been experiencing record high sunny days, we have now officially made it through the winter months. It feels l ... Read on »
Decadent Chocolate Avocado Mousse by Selva W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Oh AVOCADO….how much I love the. Especially when you are whipped with chocolate to a creamy perfection. So decadent, so rich, and so full of flavor! Who knew that thi ... Read on »
Tuscan Bean and Pasta Salad by Selva W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking   Creating workday wellness is a learned skill. Today we spend most of our working hours sitting and typing. In addition, work environments can greatly impede the ab ... Read on »
Spiced Coconut Dal by Selva W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking That was my weekend. Three days of pure fun, filled with love and happiness. The skies were blue, the sun kissed my face, and the smell of fir trees clear ... Read on »
Spiced Coconut Dal by Selva W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking That was my weekend. Three days of pure fun, filled with love and happiness. The skies were blue, the sun kissed my face, and the smell of fir trees clear ... Read on »
Rejuvenate Your Lifestyle! by Selva W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking The REfreshME! Challenge is almost over-5 weeks down, 1 more to go! CONGRATULATIONS on making it to the last and final challenge-you rock! Now that you have been e ... Read on »
Extinguish Inflammation! by Selva W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Wow! A whole month has gone by and only two weeks remain on the REfreshME! Challenge. How has everyone been doing? Keep me posted with your updates either through ... Read on »
Nourish Your Microbiome! by Selva W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Week 4 is here! Everyone has hopefully been making some significant changes in their eating patterns. By now the 9 cups of water per day are apart of your routine, and ... Read on »
Choose WHOLE Fruits and Veggies! by Selva W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Yahoo!! You are now to week 3! Hopefully, making balanced meals and snacks is becoming easier and easier. Perhaps it is something you already did before or perhaps i ... Read on »
Energize your Eating Pattern! by Selva W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Pat yourself on the back! You have successfully completed the first week of the nutrition challenge!! Although you have finished the first week, drinking 9-13 cups of ... Read on »
Stay Hydrated! by Selva W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking First I want to welcome everyone (friends, family, and kind strangers) that has decided to party-take in this wonderful 6-week nutrition challenge! REfreshME! is des ... Read on »
A New Year's Resolution Challenge by Selva W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking A New Year and A New Resolution, or perhaps new RESOLUTIONS! It’s an exciting time of year…a chance to start anew with a blank slate. A chance to try to do better, b ... Read on »
Healthy Cashew Coconut Dipping Cookies by Selva W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Tis the season to bake cookies! Truth be told, I am not much of a cookie person. My husband on the other hand is the cookie monster, able to eat 4-5 cookies a ... Read on »
Bringing Back the Squash! by Selva W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Thanksgiving is upon us! It is a time to be thankful for the wonderful friends and family that surround us, support us, and love us. I am also thankful for an entire wee ... Read on »
Classy Cranberries and Savory Sweet Potatoes: A perfect holiday duo by Selva W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I love the holidays. Not just because it is a chance to spend time with friends and family, but also because it is a chance for me to inspire others through food. ... Read on »
T is for Tempeh by Selva W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I love quick and easy meals that are healthy, delicious, and versatile. Those are usually the ones that I go back to often, adapting them as the ingredients in my ... Read on »
Spiced to Health: Balinese Yellow Sauce by Selva W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking It’s mid October, and almost a month since Dane and I returned from our honeymoon in Bali. When I say to myself it’s only been a month, it doesn’t seem that long ago. Bu ... Read on »
Balian Papaya Elixir Smoothie by Selva W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Hello from Bali! Dane and I are now on our honeymoon in the sunny, ever warm, beautiful Indonesia. I still cant believe the whirlwind of emotions, memories, and peopl ... Read on »