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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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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 »
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 »
Whole Foods Dessert: Blueberry Kiwi Tartlets by Selva W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking This dessert is not only fun and easy to make but is also vegan, gluten-free and sugar free. The wonderful thing about making raw desserts is the quick ... Read on »
Rejuvenating Spring Smoothies by Selva W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking After a rejuvenating Spring Break filled with family, friends, adventures, and of course good food, I am craving smoothies to maintain this wonderful and energetic s ... Read on »
The Overlooked Beauties and Their Health Benefits....ROOT VEGETABLES! by Selva W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I am nutrient rich, sometimes lightly sweet or even spicy, versatile and easy to prepare, found in many different colors, but often overlooked…what am I ... Read on »
Pistou...a little for me and a lot for you by Selva W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Ahhh…its crunch time this weekend. Midterms are next week, and everyone seems to be gasping for air a second too late. Cortisol levels are high and family and frie ... Read on »
How to Beat the Winter Blahs by Selva W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking With the cold temperatures, sniffling noses, and less hours of sunlight per day, it can seem as though our total energy is lacking compared to the warm summer months. Long ... Read on »
Lemon Rum Apple Bundt Cake for the Quiet Mornings by Selva W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Today is the last day of winter break, and the last day I can guilt free utilize the morning to bake a delicious something. For Christmas I got a Kitchen Aid mixer ... Read on »
Parsnip and Great Northern Bean Soup with Sage by Selva W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Wow, how fast time flies! Christmas has come and gone, and my short little vacation to the Olympic Peninsula now remains only in my memories and a few p ... 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 »
Garlic Caper Winter Harvest Salad for Friends by Selva W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Fridays are usually the day everyone looks forward to. Plans are set to meet up with friends, eat, drink, and be merry. Whatever your day holds in store, anticipat ... Read on »
Rose Hibiscus Raw Granola with Honey by Selva W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I know its been awhile. I just finished midterms and finally have some time to work on things that I love. I feel the load of stress slightly lift itself off my sh ... Read on »