A little over a year ago, Leah Rose and I decided to partner up and see what happened. We didn’t know exactly what it would mean when we started, and over the past year we have let things unfold and discovered that yes! It works. We share business responsibilities and divvy things up based on each other’s strengths and availability.
We love cooking together, but mostly we cook for our individual clients on our own schedules. We are constantly sharing ideas about where the business could be headed, things we’d like to try or give up, and of course, things we currently love cooking and eating. It’s so great!
We’ve had clients for over a year and clients who need us only once. We have discovered that as much as we love working with postpartum families, the bulk of our client base is just people who need to eat, don’t have time to cook and want an alternative to eating out or ordering out. And so we are revising our website to reflect that.
Often we are asked what kind of food we make, and to that we say: we cook what our clients want to eat! We are passionate about whole foods, from-scratch cooking whether vegan, paleo, WAPF, gluten free, dairy free, sugar free, egg free, etc. We will meet clients where they are and do all we can to support them.
We’ve decided, in looking back at our year of cooking, to gift you all with our “best-of” list of recipes (*its at the end of this post)! These have been tested and tried and made a multitude of times- some have been made for nearly every client! This list is evidence of the wide variety of eating styles we can accommodate and how flexible food can be.
It is truly gratifying to be cooking for our clients and hearing about how well it’s working for them; the food tastes good, they have more time in their day and it is a relief!
“In looking back at 2015, having you come to cook and care for us has been a golden shining highlight to my year!! In many ways, I feel like it's helping to heal my relationship with cooking and food. Such a gift!!”
-A client of Kate’s
We would like to thank all of our clients past and present for the opportunity to cook and learn from you! We are constantly growing from these experiences and look forward to the coming years of Nourish.
We are excited to announce that we will be Nourish LLC beginning in 2016, as we work toward tidying up many aspects of the business and making things more official. I completed my Servsafe certification in November and Leah Rose will be starting the process soon!
We’ve so enjoyed serving our clients with in-home cooking and delivery, and excitedly look forward to the potential for more small catering gigs and events. We certainly have lots of ideas brewing in our big ol’ cookin pot! Maybe we can serve you in 2016!
...and finally, the moment you've been waiting for !! (and in no particular order..)
15 Best Nourish Recipes of 2015 !
1. Butternut squash lasagna
**Super flexible, vegan to paleo and can even be made for the most restrictive diets -LRH
2. Lentil, rice, and walnut loaf
3. Tofu bacon
**This was a standing order for a client for nearly a YEAR. -LRH
4. Coconut Red Lentil Soup
5. Yellow beet, lemon & cilantro slaw
**You all are verrrrrrrrrry lucky to receive this recipe, (although its not mine to begin with), I often serve this for catered lunches because EVERYONE LOVES IT and FREAKS out about it! (except one client, which I appreciated her frankness and grounding..) -LRH
6. Paleo chicken pot pie with crumble top
7. Creamy Thai sweet potato lentils
**I've probably made this AT LEAST 20 times this year, no joke. -LRH
**It's nearly impossible to mess this one up! Add or subtract veggies, spice level, liquid quantity, and still have a delicious mess of food. -KD
8. Cinnamon coffee cake
9. Kale and quinoa salad with dates, almonds, and citrus dressing
10. Smoky Tempeh
11. Coconut braised spinach and chickpeas with lemon
12. Slow cooker pork carnitas with red cabbage slaw
13. Shepard's pie with Cauli/Parsnip Crust
**She puts two teaspoons of cinnamon in her meat mix, I'd say a dash is plenty. -LRH
14. Wild rice, kale cashew cream gratin
15. Quinoa Chocolate Cake
**Kate thoroughly wooed me with this one!! Made it for my birthday this year.. yummmm!! AND its made with cooked QUINOA!!! WHAT!? -LRH
**Turns out they forgot to add cocoa powder and sugar to the recipe! Kate says add 1 cup cocoa powder and 1-1.5 cups of sugar.
Best wishes and blessings from Nourish for a happy and healthy new year!