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January 16, 2018

I love to snack - which, to be honest, isn't always the best for my booty. However, gathering together snack-like items to make a full, balanced meal? Mealtime perfection. This is why I'm so in love with creating little picnics and putting them into a bento box. 

What is a bento box, exactly? Bento is simply a Japanese meal that brings various elements together and is typically stored in a box that is sectioned off. A bento box can consist of one container that has compartments holding different foods, or it can be a layer of smaller containers that snap together into one package. (I recently purchased this one and love it!!) 

Typically my bento lunches are just real, whole, simple food that works together well. The combinations or foods don't need to be complicated and, in fact, work well without elaborate ingredients. Each element should compliment the other, while maintaining balance and, or course, pleasing the taste buds! 


  • Fruit/Veg: salad greens...

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 -...

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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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