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Carrot Cake Waffles for the win! Our Jr Chefs talked about taking recipes for foods that they love but don’t offer much nutritionally and turning them into nutrition powerhouses without compromising flavor. We tested it with a breakfast favorite – waffles! Typically made with white flour, the only nutrient rich food in the average recipe […]

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This week our Jr Chefs tested a Vegetarian Chili recipe with a few surprise ingredients that well really set your chili apart from the rest! We have been getting snow storm after snow storm here in New England, and this is the perfect recipe to have ready when you come in from shoveling or playing […]

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This month, our Growing Healthy Kids class is focusing on Heart Healthy foods, kicking off with Stovetop Berry Crisp! Who says healthy can’t be delicious? What Makes This Berry Crisp Heart Healthy? It contains Oats in the streusel. Oats are a great source of fiber. One particular type of fiber, Beta-glucan, binds with cholesterol-rich bile […]

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It’s Ground Hog Day! Not only is this day known for determining how much longer our winter will be, but it also conjures up thoughts of the movie where the day is repeated over and over again. Sometimes life feels like that, we get stuck in a rut or a stagnant pond. Especially now, with […]

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Hope is what fills us right now, keeping us strong; the theme underpinning everything. Those who follow us on social media have seen that we even adopted a Hubbard Squash named Hope from Oxen Hill Farm. Oxen Hill Farm is doing this crazy, fun, and hope-filled campaign asking adopted families to chronicle the adventures of […]

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January is Comfort Food theme for our Foodie Fridays! So many of us find pasta a comfort food, but too much pasta isn’t always a great thing. This recipe allows you to feel like you are having pasta, but are actually taking in extra nutrients from a vegetable source! Win Win!! And with Thai flavors […]

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Hoping this doesn’t spoil the element of surprise for our Growing Healthy Kids class….Due to a wonderfully huge snow storm here in New England, our class was postponed until next week. I had intended to make this Gingerbread Waffles recipe with them yesterday and share their pictures with you here today. I did however test […]

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WOW! I recently finished reading Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer. It was a love song to my soul! Braiding Sweetgrass put into words all that Nourish My Soul strives for; weaving together science with Indigenous knowledge using poetic stories that capture the essence of what it means to live a life of meaning. Listen […]

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It is almost that time of the year when everyone examines their failures/shortcomings of the previous years and vows to do/be better with a New Year’s resolution for the upcoming year. While I applaud the efforts to self improvement (I think that is something we should each be doing until the day we die) these […]

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I FINALLY played with the Instapot I purchased 2 years ago! I am not sure why I had such a mental block about trying it. I am finding that is what 2020 is all about – conquering all those fears inside us that are holding us back from the things we want to do. Even if […]

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We made it to Friday! Less that one week until Thanksgiving, the biggest food holiday of the year,. This is going to be a tough year for so many of us, being unable to gather with loved ones in person. (If you are struggling, listen in to our Radicle Thursday Podcast from yesterday or our […]

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This is part 2 of our post election series where we are focusing on healing and moving forward. We are all living in a culture and society that is steeped in abuse, in little subtle ways and in very big obvious ways. It has destabilized us, making us feel confused, angry, out of control, and […]

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This week I was reminded that we all need to work on self love. We can’t truly extend love to others until we learn to love ourselves. Sometimes that means accepting ourselves the way we are with love and compassion, and other times that means working to develop in the areas we desire to become […]

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This Foodie Friday I thought you might enjoy making a rustic corn bread. Our Growing Healthy Kids class made it last night and had a blast! This class of 6-9 year olds is learning all about methods we use to preserve food over the winter and then how we use it to make meals. This […]

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What a rollercoaster of a week! I wanted to take the time for some election reflections and all the feels that accompany it. If you haven’t done so yet, I encourage you to listen to yesterday’s Mindful Monday where I talk about reconnecting to your healing practices in the aftermath of this stress. I will […]

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The weather this weekend was AMAZING here – it felt like summer! Of course I spent every moment I could outside soaking it in. While outside exploring new trails, I began thinking about what I wanted to share with all of you for Mindful Monday. So many ideas swirled in my head as I checked […]

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Our Growing Healthy Kids class spent the month of October making apple recipes -YUM!! But as you know, Nourish My Soul is focused on reducing food waste so we are always looking at ways to use every last bit. So our class last night learned a little bit of science and utilized that to reduce […]

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This Radicle Thursday Bella and Kenya had a great talk with Tamara from p:ear in Portland Oregon. P:ear is a nonprofit that works with homeless youth. I just love their philosophy and approach to the issue, where they are grounded in love and connection. Here is their philosophy taken straight from their website: “p:ear builds […]

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I had a great conversation with Janine, Nourish My Soul’s Board President, about parenting in a pandemic. Janine was honest in her feelings of overwhelm raising 4 boys a a variety of ages and stages from 1 -20. She also shared some of the once in a lifetime positives that have resulted from this time […]

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How many times do you wake up in the morning and reach for you phone to check emails, social media, and news? By changing this one little habit, we can take control of the way our day plays out and remain grounded in our values. Setting daily intentions right upon waking is like programming your […]

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