WELCOME TO NOURISHED – A FOOD BLOG FOR HEALTHY RECIPES THAT ARE ALWAYS DELICIOUS!
Nourished is where I share simple yet healthy recipes that focus on getting more vegetables on to your plate. My goal is to inspire you to make nutritious and delicious recipes with real food ingredients and lots of veggies in (usually) 60 minutes or less.
nourished. was first launched in the summer of 2015 with the goal of spreading good food and the good nutrition goes along with it! Over the years it has grown and evolved and now focuses on getting more vegetables on to your plate and to make mealtimes nutritious and delicious again! nourished. is a resource that provides you with the tools to stay organized and prepared for healthy eating. Every recipe is simple and easy make yet still delicious and husband-approved, loaded with vegetables, healthy fats and proteins so that you’re not spending all night in the kitchen.
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Oh, HEY THERE!
Hi! I’m Rebecca Dwyre, the person and Registered Holistic Nutritionist behind nourished.
I have a simple, no-nonsense and wholesome approach to eating (READ: real, unprocessed food and never dieting… ever!) and I truly believe that nutritious food can also delicious food.
Other things I believe in? A balanced lifestyle loaded with fruits and veggies is key to a healthy life. Eating well makes me feel good in every physical, mental and emotional way possible and I want to share that with you! Homemade is always the best. Cooking should be fun and enjoyable, not stressful. And I love eating REAL food.
But it hasn’t always been this way for me.
I didn’t start finding my way around the kitchen until Fall of 2012 when I was living all on my own for the first time. Health, nutrition and what I was putting in my body had become more important to me and I knew frozen ‘skinny’ dinners just wouldn’t cut it anymore. At the same time, my grad school budget didn’t allow the luxury of eating out every night or hiring a personal chef. I had to figure it out for myself well aware of the fact that whole grain pasta with low-sodium pasta sauce from a jar would get old fast.
It was an adventure at first to say the least. Starting out on this journey, I struggled to come up with meal ideas that I knew I would like (and eventually that my boyfriend (now husband) would like too). I struggled to find recipes that used the ingredients wanted to eat and that I already had on hand. I struggled to stay organized with my menu plan, and grocery lists and my stack of new recipes. Wasting time, energy and money on failed or terrible recipes that end up straight in the trash is.the.worst. And as much as I was starting to enjoy cooking, I didn’t want to spend hours and hours in the kitchen every night.
I’ve totally been there.
But before long, my confidence was growing with every meal, I was learning from my mistakes and I was looking forward to eating dinner every night. But the best part of my kitchen experiments was that I was feeling great. This new way of eating – homemade meals, simple REAL food ingredients that were low in preservative and additives and heavy on fresh vegetables and fruits, healthy fats and lean proteins – had me feeling better about myself, having more energy than ever before, and developing a passion for all things good food and nutrition that I was excited to share with everyone I knew!
I aim to create simple yet healthy recipes that will always focus on getting more vegetables onto your dinner plate. These recipes will always be allergy-aware (AKA I make a ton of suggestions to be able to adapt most of the recipes to be vegetarian/vegan, gluten free, nut free, soy free and dairy free so that everyone can enjoy them) and easy to make (trust me – if I can do it, you can do it and in usually 60 minutes or less!) using simple and real ingredients. I will always try to suggest ways to adapt each recipe to better suit the ingredients you may have on hand (because everyone needs a little wiggle room every now and then).
I only post original recipes, created by me that have been tried and tested and husband-approved. If he didn’t like it (and if I didn’t like it) you won’t be seeing it!
Here’s what some other people are saying…
“I absolutely loved this recipe. I used maple syrup instead of honey. My husband also actually liked this kale salad. I had been looking for a while for an excellent kale salad and I am glad to say I found it. Thank you” -Dominque on Easy Black Bean and Kale Salad
“Rebecca I made this recipe last night for dinner. I love Indian food! It was DELICIOUS! Really authentic tasting (like my favorite Indian restaurant)! I am a Vegan my husband is not, he LOVED it, he ate 2 huge plates of it! No leftovers! No doubt I will make this again many times!!! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe!!” -Michelle on Healthy Butter Chickpeas
“I made this last night for my lunches this week and I could not stop eating it…SO GOOD!!!! Thanks for a great recipe.” -Pauline on Crazy Easy Black Bean Mango Quinoa Salad
“Made this tonight and doubled the recipe. It was – is my favourite quinoa recipe yet! Delish.” -Hannah on Roasted Broccoli and Chickpea Quinoa Bowls
You may have also seen some nourished. recipes around the internet…
A LITTLE MORE ABOUT ME…
I live in
Ottawa, Ontario Winnipeg, Manitoba Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario with my handsome and gluten-intolerance boyfriend fiance husband, Joshua (AKA the hubs) and our two cats.
When I’m not in the kitchen creating recipes or talking to people about all things nutrition, you’ll probably find the hubs and I outside and being active (when we are not watching Netflix or off finding our new favourite restaurant, of course!) – our weekends are filled with bike rides, rounds of golf, walks around the local farmer’s market, lots of curling and occasional yoga class.
I believe life is not complete without a good breakfast every day, good desserts and the occasional glass of wine. I love salad and vegetables (I really, really do). Fresh, local produce is the best! I love the Food Network and trashy reality TV of all sorts. I love cooking and testing out new recipes in my small apartment kitchen, which has very little counter space but I make it work. I love collecting and reading cookbooks. I am always on the hunt for new recipes with a healthy, yet delicious twist. And don’t even get me started on how much I love coffee, chocolate, cheese and cookies…all in moderation, of course. But especially coffee – this girl loves a good cup of coffee.
My background is in the geological sciences. That’s right – I studied rocks for about 7 years! I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Earth Sciences from Carleton University in Ottawa and pursued a Master’s in Geological Sciences from the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg. It was in Winnipeg where I realized my passion for food and nutrition and had a change of heart about my career as a geologist. I started a healthy food blog, enrolled in the Dietetics program at the U of M before having to relocate to Kitchen-Waterloo for Joshua’s job. Now, I just finished my studies to become a Registered Holistic Nutritionist through the distance education program with the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition and loved every minute of learning about nutrition the holistic and natural way! I graduated in December 2017 with honours and am looking forward to working one-on-one with clients to achieve their health and nutrition goals starting February 2018.
WANT TO SAY HI? WANT TO CHAT? WANT TO SHARE YOUR QUESTIONS, SUGGESTIONS OR COMMENTS? WANT TO WORK WITH ME? SEND ME AN EMAIL! REBECCA [AT] NOURISHEDTHEBLOG [DOT] COM!
PLEASE NOTE: I AM NOT A CERTIFIED NUTRITIONIST, DIETITIAN, OR PROFESSIONALLY TRAINED CHEF. I AM PASSIONATE ABOUT FOOD, NUTRITION, AND COOKING AT HOME! I SHARE ONLY THE RECIPES I ABSOLUTELY LOVE AND THE NUTRITION FACTS AND TIDBITS THAT I TRULY BELIEVE IN WITH YOU.
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