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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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A Classic German Cheesecake With a Hint of Lavender by Selva W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Saturday morning I awoke tired and grumpy to a gray rainy day. My right cheek was still swollen from earlier wisdom tooth extractions, and my body was frustr ... 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 »
A Light Beginning to the Summer Temperatures by Selva W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking After a long time of cold and rainy weather here at the Bodensee, the sunshine is peaking through my bedroom window. Its 6:30 am and the town is slowly waking up t ... Read on »
A Power Outage and a Lemon Dijon Beet Salad by Selva W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Ah yes, the fall storms have arrived. And with that, down power lines and a day without electricity. Lawns are now ankle high with fallen leave ... Read on »
Addicted to Blackberries: A frozen dessert by Selva W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking It's too hot to cook. The temperatures are soaring, and all I want to do is to hide in the shade and hang my feet in cold water. I feel like I am swelling up like ... 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 »
Beet the Heat: A runner's smoothie by Selva W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I love to run. A lot. It is my way to clear my head, clear my stress, and boost my energy. I started running when I was nineteen and haven’t stopped since. I believe ... Read on »
Beluga Lentil Lettuce Boats by Selva W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I am sure you are all wondering, why hasn’t Selva posted any new recipes? I am sorry to say that the last two plus weeks have been really busy. Midterms a ... Read on »
Bright Red And Sexy by Selva W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking The first glimpses of summer are making their way to Germany. In and around the area of Langenargen many farmers plant small strawberry fields and the first batc ... Read on »
Bright Yellow and Healthy! by Selva W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Everybody has his or her own morning routine, eyes half shut, stumbling from the bed to the bathroom, and slowly waking up to the world. Let me share 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 »
Calcium: What vegan & vegetarian diets often lack by Selva W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking As of late, calcium has been popping up in conversations with my friends, family, and doctors. Since this m ... Read on »
Caramelized Bananas with Yogurt and Berries by Selva W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking The weather has been beautiful here in Seattle. Even a little too hot for my blood, but nonetheless wonderful. Blue bird skies and summer activiti ... Read on »
Cha Cha Cha...Let's Salsa! by Selva W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Yesterday we had a record high of 93. Supposedly this week the weather is performing its summer grand finale. All those beautiful summer days are now finally coming ... 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 »
Christmas Cauliflower Steaks by Selva W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Its not your traditional steak, but the flavor and texture leaves you just as satisfied. Cauliflower is a wonderful versatile crucifer due to its neutral, yet lightl ... Read on »
Clarified Butter, Yes Please! by Selva W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Have you ever tried ghee or clarified butter? Usually found in health food stores, or in ethnic grocery stores, ghee can be quite expensive. Also, if your l ... 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 »
Cornbread is my Soul Food by Selva W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking As fall sets in and the leaves are turning, and a light crisp breeze brushes across your cheeks, you know its time to get cozy. I love the light in the fall, warming ... Read on »
Cravin' Me Some Quinoa by Selva W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking What a gorgeous day in the Pacific Northwest! Blue bird skies and temperatures up into the 80's have us reaching for last years bathing suits that are patientl ... Read on »