Nicole Cormier is a Registered Dietitian, local food enthusiast, author, blogger and farmer-in-training. She indulges her passion for nutrition and local foods on beautiful Cape Cod through her nutrition counseling business, Delicious Living Nutrition, and through partnership in a cold-pressed juice company, The Local Juice. Underlying everything she does is the concept of sustainability. This is an essential aspect of how she helps clients discover new foods and ways of cooking to put them on a path to health, as well as her own health.
Nicole is passionate about teaching people to play an active role in improving their whole health by developing new relationships with food. Connecting people directly with farmers and helping them understand and embrace their food sources is an integral part of her business.
By focusing on sharing knowledge and empowering people with this through her work, she makes a major impact on her clients, community, and the broader public. She continues to educate her community about health and the local food movement through several publications (Everything Guide to Nutrition, $5 a Meal Vegetarian College Cookbook, and 201 Organic Smoothies and Juices for a Healthy Pregnancy) and her radio show, Radio Brunch.
Nicole has created a holistic business and lifestyle where work doesn’t feel like work, and she strives to share this mindset with others. Crucial to making this a possibility is the idea of mindfulness. This allows her to stimulate her creative process and intuitively design programs, recipes and projects to help her clients. She loves tapping into this mindset through outdoor activities such as gardening, kayaking, skiing, hiking, walking her dogs Tanka and Kalea, sailing with her family, fishing or just sitting outside with a cup of tea.
Yoga has been influential to Nicole in teaching mindfulness, as well as the process of journaling. Through journaling, Nicole is able to track her successes, take on life’s challenges, set goals, understand her own eating patterns, practice mindfulness and lay out to-do lists to keep herself organized. She believes it is an essential tool for finding balance and encourages all of her clients to maintain their own journal.
One of the most exciting and fulfilling adventures she’s undertaken as part of Delicious Living Nutrition is making a full-length documentary about organic farming called Organic Farms Are Everywhere! She drove with her partner, Jim, cross-country in February 2012 and visited nearly two dozen farms. It was an incredible journey and we learned so much that she’s been able to share with her community.
“As I have become more personally involved in the local food movement over time, my counseling approach has evolved. My clients find that they really benefit from my guided farmers’ market tours, as well as cooking new foods together. One of the most significant parts of my at-home nutritional cooking lessons is practicing what I call “intuitive cooking.” This is a method that centers around using what is readily available in your pantry to make delicious and healthy meals at home.”