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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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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 »
Multi-Vitamin or Emerald City Salad? by Selva W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking If you are a Seattlite, then I am sure you have tried PCC’s famous Emerald City Salad. It is very popular in the area, and has built a reputation amongs ... 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 »
October Baby and a Birthday Cake by Selva W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I am an October baby. Every year flies by faster and faster, almost seeming like a whirlwind of events. This past weekend seemed even more so, filled wi ... Read on »
Grandma Lilo's Soup Stock by Selva W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I’ve had this packet of soup bones in my freezer for a long time….months, perhaps even almost a year. I only recently discovered that they were there this summer, an ... Read on »
Savory GF Crepes with Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Chanterelle Gravy by Selva W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking October is my favorite month of the year. The month when rainy days instill coziness and comfort, and the sunny days are warm yet crisp. The color ... Read on »
Sumac and Chipotle Roasted Beet Hummus by Selva W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Snack Attack!! It’s that time between lunch and dinner where my belly begins to rumble. If I am not prepared and have good choices in my refrigerator, I am known to ... Read on »
Liquid Gold: A Turmeric Latte by Selva W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Although technically it isn’t quite fall yet, the temperatures have changed as well as total daylight. The rains have arrived and with that also the flu. Advertiseme ... 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 »
Granola: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly by Selva W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking We all have our meal staples and for me granola is a breakfast staple.  When I don’t feel like taking much time to make breakfast simply granola, fruit, ... Read on »
Rediscovering Intuitive Eating and A Breakfast Scone by Selva W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Today our eating habits are defined by many rules. Rules that we have learned throughout our lives or have even implemented ourselves. But have these ru ... Read on »
Golden Cornmeal Weekend Pancakes by Selva W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking It’s a sunny Sunday and I am craving pancakes. Usually the craving dissipates and I lazily return to my regular soft-boiled egg and a slice or two of po ... Read on »
Power Bread by Selva W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Would you like some bread with your seeds? After being inspired by two of my favorite blogs My New Roots and Green Kitchen Stories, I decided to try to make my ... Read on »
Love and Lemon Macaroons by Selva W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking My fiancé is a fisherman in Alaska. That means every summer I go four to five months without seeing him. It’s tough, lonely, interesting, and uniquely b ... Read on »
Summer Goddess Dressing by Selva W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking A few days ago I was surprised by a package in the mail. A large package sent from Amazon. Confused, I opened the box, curious to see what awaited me. Inside I found ... 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 »
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 »
Roasted Carrot and Harissa Hummus by Selva W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking It’s Thursday. But for me if feels like a lazy Sunday. It’s the first day in a long while that it has silently rained for hours. My head feels clo ... Read on »
Impromptu Tostadas with a Vegan Chipotle Aioli by Selva W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking After a wonderful and exciting weekend filled with friends and family, a half marathon, and a delicious brunch with a celebratory toast, I welcome the busy ... Read on »