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August 27, 2017

If I had to guess, I'd say that Italian goes down in our house at least once a week. Not only has it been a favorite cuisine of mine since I was little (in fact, every birthday I'd ask for spaghetti for my special dinner), but it also has so many fun elements, from lemony fish + briny olives to spicy salumis + tangy sauces.

Italian just has a special way of turning simple ingredients into something flavorful and exciting, and these Zucchini Lasagna Roll-Ups consist of just that - simple ingredients that come together and make an easy, but delicious meal for you + your crew!

Zucchini Lasagna Roll-Ups

Makes about 4-6 servings

  • 2-3 medium zucchini

  • 3 tbsp sea salt 

  • 1 tbsp avocado oil, butter or ghee

  • 1/2 white onion, diced

  • 1 lb grass-fed ground beef

  • 24 oz jar marinara

  • 1/2 cup pesto (buy a dairy-free version for Paleo; or make your own)

  • small log of goat cheese (for gluten-free) or 1/3 cup nutritional yeast (for Paleo)

  • thinly sliced basil for...

April 18, 2017

While these cookies have been lingering in my queue of posts for quite some time, the past month I've instead had my head buried in research and tapping away at my keyword writing my thesis - one of the final stops along my journey to become a Master Nutrition Therapist! Though now that I'm finished (yahoooo!), y'all deserve a TREAT (like some delicious cookies, maybe?) for being so patient. 

These cookies were actually a mistake at first, a complete flub of a raw dessert ball. However, after a quick addition of a few ingredients + a little time in the oven, they've become the go-to somethin' sweet in my household when we're looking to fulfill the after-dinner dessert craving. They've also become a fast favorite due to their easy + swift assembly, as well as the fact that they're made of ingredients that we most always have on hand - bonus!

Contrary to their name, they are not technically macaroons, but the shape + texture are somewhat reminiscent of a soft...

March 15, 2017

When I relocated to Colorado in 2012, I moved in with a family in Denver to work as a live-in nanny for two small boys. It turned out to be a disaster (I'll spare you the details!), but I did learn at least one thing - an easy sushi recipe for weekday lunches or dinners when you just need to keep it simple. 

The mom of the two boys would oftentimes make a fun sushi lunch that consisted of a scrambled egg, canned salmon, and a splash each of rice vinegar and tamari. Sounds a little strange, I know! But stick with me because it was so good. 

This recipe is slightly different, but still incorporates inexpensive canned salmon (though freshly baked is also an option), with the addition of avocado for more lovely fats, microgreens for a bonus nutrient boost + ferments to keep your gut happy along the way! 

Salmon Sushi Rolls

Makes one serving 

Easy peasy for a meal on the go or when you're craving a sushi night in without breaking the bank. Grab some chopsticks, wasa...

February 13, 2017

The weather yesterday was grim - a chance of rain quickly turned into a cold sprinkle, progressing into larger drops. It took every ounce of energy to ignore the desire to spend the entire day in pajamas instead. But we had spent the entire Saturday lounging, so were determined to brave the rain and lure ourselves out of the house with a sweet little date morning. So, we treated ourselves to a light breakfast out, some coffee (+ juice for me) and a trip to the Dupont Farmers Market. If you live in DC, or have visited the Dupont market, you know its a huge space with many vendors - a lot of which offer really beautiful produce, responsibly raised meats and even some super delicious ready-made goods.

After some strolling, dodging raindrops and other market goers, we came to a stand with gluten-free baked goodies (though I didn't catch their name). Since I've been eating GF for about 4 years now, any chance to have a fresh baked good that's me-friendly is a chance to celebrate -...

February 7, 2017

Pizza has always been one of my favorites for both a quiet night in or a last minute get together with friends. There's just something about biting into a piping hot piece of pizza pie that makes the heart sing!  

We are fortunate to have a seriously AMAZING pizza place down the street from our apartment called Timber Pizza Co. that is out of this world delicious! The ambiance is fun, the pizza is some of the best I've ever had, and it just feels like community in that little space. The best part? They have gluten-free crust. Homemade. Doesn't taste like cardboard.

Where have you been all my life?

The downside? Its pricey. Plus, I don't need pizza every night of the week - my body would be much happier if I stuck to more green things + less cheesy ones. So, recently I held myself back from convincing Jason of going out to Timber and instead gave into a pizza craving by putting on my DIY hat. Using inspiration from The Roasted Root’s Gluten-Fre...

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emily spaeth

gathering wellness

 As a nutrition therapist + holistic aesthetician, self love junkie + complete believer of balance, I fully understand the value of taking care of your self. 

I created this gathering space for you to find nutritional guidance + nourishing recipes, tips for self love + thoughts on healthy living. My genuine intention is that you will be able to unveil the life you've always held inside you - the one in which you've always known is there, but just haven't reached yet. 

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