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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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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 »
Dessert for Two: A Late Summer Cobbler by Selva W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Life has been über busy! Dane and I are getting married next Saturday, September 6th and our to-do lists never seem to end. My mental list and ... Read on »
Chipotle Lime Fresh Rolls by Selva W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking What do Type 1 Diabetes, Smores, and Vashon Island all have in common? Camp Sealth! This last week I was out on Vashon Island at Camp Sealth working as a Diete ... Read on »
Roasted Spiced Maple Almonds by Selva W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking With the beautiful weather were having here in Seattle, comes hiking and outdoor adventures. Usually, instead of buying fancy trail mixes that cost anywhere from $ ... Read on »
A Gut Feeling + Happy Belly Porridge by Selva W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Everyone has experienced some digestive distress at some point in their life, whether brief or chronic. I know, I have experienced both. Everyone vividly remem ... Read on »
The Crazy COOL Coconut by Selva W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking It's summer and the temperatures are soaring here in Seattle!In the Pacific Northwest we pride ourselves with the mild temperatures seen through each season. Y ... Read on »
Pavlova and a Celebration! by Selva W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking LETS CELEBRATE AND HAVE A GOOD TIME! This has been the mantra over the last week. On Monday June 23rd, 38 Bastyr Masters of Nutrition students, inclu ... Read on »
Guest Blog Post + Mint Chocolate Energy Bites by Selva W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Happy summer solstice-the longest day of the year! Seattle couldn't get any better than this. The weather is sunny and warm, and I get to hang out with my favorite a ... Read on »
Snack Attack: Kale Chips + Avocado Dip by Selva W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking With graduate school coming to a close, and constantly being on the go, studying, making presentations, or actively working in the clinic, I need to have good snacks ... Read on »
Sprouted Berry Smoothie by Selva W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking For the last week, as the Seattle area was lit with sunshine and warm temperatures, I decided to do a week long raw foods cleanse. It was too hot to cook anyways, and ... Read on »