November 27, 2019

Center, Bearli with Poppy observing the first Harley parade in Lugano; top left Bearli poses with Pici; next Bearli poses for his passport photo; next atop a pair of carrot clad Happy socks he bought for Poppy in Belgium; bottom left Bunny & Bearli floating on vacation...

August 4, 2019

A new Turkish salad bowl, colorfully calling out to be filled with summer salads.

Global warming, diet inducing?  Eating in the heat can be nauseating, and cooking in the heat can daunt even the most culinary inclined. Nature obliges, with an abundance of summer fruits...

July 18, 2019

Left Bunny in the studio with Elena on our first show, in South America; right Bunny, Bearli, and I broadcasting remotely from Malpensa thanks to our personal sound engineer (Claudio, not pictured).

In the studio and on the road, Bunny and I are accompanying radio perso...

May 28, 2019

The completely packed case

Packing a suitcase. One of my greatest pleasures. Just like going to the grocery store represents cooking and sharing with loved ones present and even in absentia, for me packing a case is the beginning of an adventure. This may have something...

May 19, 2019

Even at a commercial center near the airport in Rome 🐰 found her carrots & artichokes! If only we could take some 😂. 

Roma!! Beautiful blue skies & a return to our favorite restaurant near the Vatican, Arlù, together with our mentor Floriana our fearless leader on thi...

April 2, 2019

Left Bunny about to dig into her first asparagus Milanese of the season; right various asparagus in season in Bologna street market accompanied by the ever fresh lemon.

Tender green shoots poke above the ground and announce the coming of spring. The name for aspara...

March 29, 2019

Bunny rests against a tree while I do Qi gong in the Indro Montanelli Public Gardens near Porta Venezia.

Finding myself in Milan on a glorious spring day, I celebrated my mother and her birthday by exploring Porta Veneziaa part of town I had only been once more than a...

March 22, 2019

Is it possible that as a professional trainer of effective communication that I still find myself often incapable of anything close to this concept with the person with whom I live? For my professional work I have studied various concepts of effective communication, th...

March 1, 2019

Once again, my NT alma mater IINH, gave me the opportunity to lead an interactive session titled Food & Culture with fellow Nutritional Therapists (NTs), Nutrition & Health Coaches (NHCs), and current students of these disciplines. In this 75 minute program we exp...

February 21, 2019

Bunny poses with Maggie's gluten-free chocolate orange cake at a birthday celebration.

Straight to the point - Bunny and I basically have just one dessert. This gluten-free chocolate orange cake has been served at all matter of special occasions since I discovered it wh...

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Summer Salads - eating in a heat wave

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Summer Salads - eating in a heat wave
The banana and its role in the ideal breakfast bread

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The banana and its role in the ideal breakfast bread
Asparagus, nature announces spring

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Asparagus, nature announces spring
Sauce or gravy?

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Sauce or gravy?
FOOD & Culture: Emily's kefir & chia seed pudding

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FOOD & Culture: Emily's kefir & chia seed pudding
Bunny's only dessert: Maggie's gluten-free chocolate orange cake

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Bunny's only dessert: Maggie's gluten-free chocolate orange cake
Old New Year Russian Style

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Old New Year Russian Style
Dizee's Irish coffee rings in the season

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Dizee's Irish coffee rings in the season
Mom & Nana's Anisette Cookies

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Mom & Nana's Anisette Cookies
Thanksgiving - gratitude is an everyday holiday

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Thanksgiving - gratitude is an everyday holiday
Ode to the Crock-Pot

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Ode to the Crock-Pot
Food Speaks for IWCL: using food to express gratitude

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Food Speaks for IWCL: using food to express gratitude
Giorgia's Granola

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Giorgia's Granola
Artichokes: Anti-inflammatory Thistles from Heaven

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Artichokes: Anti-inflammatory Thistles from Heaven
Charlies Flourless Birthday Cake

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Charlies Flourless Birthday Cake
Easter: Bunny's Bread Holiday

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Easter: Bunny's Bread Holiday
A Nowruz recipe to Celebrate the New Year, the Coming of Spring & Every day Living

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A Nowruz recipe to Celebrate the New Year, the Coming of Spring & Every day Living
FOOD & Culture Nutritional Therapists discuss meeting client needs across cultures

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FOOD & Culture Nutritional Therapists discuss meeting client needs across cultures
What does a Dog cook for 2018, year of the Dog?

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What does a Dog cook for 2018, year of the Dog?
 FOOD & CULTURE: What's for breakfast?

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FOOD & CULTURE: What's for breakfast?
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About Me

Your guide to living and eating consciously, practically, everyday.

 

Nicole is an Independent consultant and certified Nutritional Therapist working internationally as an intercultural trainer, blogger, & guide. Her professional interests include how our approach to food reflects a way of life and how food and culture relate physiologically and psychologically.

 

Her practice is based on the idea that a healthy state of mind is the road to a healthy state of being. She offers you the emotional and psychological nutrients to make healthy food and lifestyle choices, empowering you to effectively address your issues so that you may be effective in your professional life and balanced and happy in your personal life.

 

Living in other cultures has given Nicole a deep understanding of the role food plays in culture, lifestyle, and healing. She is committed to sharing her passion with her friends, teams, and clients.

 

“Becoming a Nutritional Therapist with IINH gave me the chance to combine my greatest passions, food, culture, travel, and the joy of sharing meaningful connections, internally and externally.”

 

Beyond her passion for food and nutrition, Nicole has a wide range of skills she uses to empower individuals and teams to discover and embody their own potential. As a United States Peace Corps volunteer in Vladivostok, Russia, Nicole spent two years working in the development of emerging markets. Following this she spent the next eight years living and working throughout the Russian Federation on various development projects. She has as well lived and worked in Switzerland, Turkey, Italy and the U.S. and is committed to sharing her deep cultural understanding with her students and clients.