Women today are B-U-S-Y. And while we’re rarely willing to slow down for even a minute, we still want to be healthy. We do our best to squeeze in healthy behaviors and make sense of the information that seems to change every day, but sometimes putting all the pieces together to truly THRIVE just feels too hard.
Meet Cherylanne Skolnicki — the voice for busy, health conscious women! With a former corporate career, a growing business, volunteer opportunities, a home, a husband and three young children of her own, Cherylanne really understands the challenges busy women face when they’re trying to be healthy. Fortunately, she’s figured out how to thrive in her own life and she created Nourish to share proven, time-saving solutions with women just like you who want to do the same.
In the past four years, Cherylanne left a 15 year career with Procter & Gamble, became a certified health coach, launched her company, Nourish, worked two other consulting jobs, hired 13 people to help her grow her business, sent her oldest daughter to third grade, her son to kindergarten and her youngest daughter off to preschool! She’s done it all while maintaining her personal well-being as a priority and eating just enough chocolate chip cookies to keep her very, very real.
If there’s one thing we all know about women, it’s that none of us likes to be preached to by someone who seems too perfect. Life is messy, and our best teachers can relate to us in all our charming imperfection. That’s Cherylanne. She’s like the girl next door who happens to have a thing or two to share about eating well and nurturing your well-being so that you can THRIVE.
So what IS the Nourish Lifestyle? It’s a way of living that allows you to prioritize your personal well being without compromising the other important things in your life. It celebrates food as a pleasure without requiring diets or deprivation. It emphasizes the importance of rest, so that you wake up every day feeling like you can bring your best to the world. It encourages movement so that you stay in touch with your body and what it needs. It nurtures relationships that help you evolve and grow. And it inspires you to strive for stretching goals so that you can fulfill your potential….and thrive!
Cherylanne and her team at Nourish will help you discover exactly what you need to thrive and then will help you find programs and services that save you time and get you healthier. You can peruse the Nourish blog for inspiration or take advantage of our weekly dinner menu plan subscription and receive a menu with photos, nutrition information, recipes and a customizable grocery list each week. For even more personalized support, try 1:1 coaching with a health coach in person or via Skype. Learn to cook fresh healthy food in private cooking instruction or let us cook FOR you with our amazing Nourish@Home Cooking Service. When you need support at work, look to our Nourish At Work suite of workplace wellness services. We’re working hard to meet you just where you are with just what you need. And if you have an idea for us that would help you thrive, we want to hear it!
There are so many exciting things underway around here; we’re just delighted to have you join the Nourish community! The easiest ways to stay in touch are to connect with us on Facebook, subscribe to Cherylanne’s blog or sign up for the Nourish monthly eNewsletter.
So come on in…are you ready to be Nourished?
I’m betting you have a party or two to attend this month, and you just might have been asked to bring “an appetizer or dessert to share.” Yes? Okay good. No need to fret. Let’s get you set up to shine.
This recipe has all the savory goodness of wild mushrooms, shallots, goat cheese, fresh herbs, and sherry giving it high impact flavor. And yet, it leverages premade phyllo cups (you’ll find them in the freezer aisle) to keep it simple. You can whip up the filling before you leave the house , but if you’re bringing this to a party, I would take the warm filling in a bowl and fill the shells when you arrive so they don’t get soggy.
Creamy Wild Mushroom and Goat Cheese Cups
Adapted from Cooking Light
Makes: 30 filled cups
2 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 cup chopped shallots (about 2 large)
2 Tablespoons chopped fresh sage
3/8 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 pound exotic mushrooms (such as shiitake, cremini, and oyster) chopped
1 1/2 Tablespoons minced garlic
1/3 cup dry sherry
1 teaspoon lower-sodium soy sauce
3 Tablespoons light sour cream
3 Tablespoons half-and-half
2 ounces goat cheese (about 1/4 cup)
2 (2.1 ounce) packages frozen mini phyllo shells thawed (30 shells)
2 Tablespoons chopped fresh chives
1. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add shallots, and saute 1 minute. Add sage, 1/4 teaspoon salt, pepper, and mushrooms; saute 4 minutes. Add garlic, and saute until mushrooms are lightly browned and liquid almost evaporates (about 5 minutes). Stir in sherry and soy sauce; cook for 30 seconds or until liquid almost evaporates. Place mushroom mixture in a medium bowl. Stir in the remaining 1/8 teasp0on salt, sour cream, half-and-half, and goat cheese. Spoon about 2 teaspoons mushroom mixture into each phyllo shell. Garnish with fresh chives.View More Entries