Nourishment Coaching

Nourishment & Cooking
Empowerment Program

As your Nourishment Coach, I’ll help you find simple ways to create healthy and incredibly delicious meals, even if you have food restrictions!

Whether you choose a vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, paleo, keto diet or beyond, I’ll share tips and design recipes specifically for you to help you meet your health goals.
I’ve been a professional chef for 12 years and much of what I serve is designed around food-sensitive diets, due in part to my own health and dietary restrictions.

Lately, my focus has been on developing paleo-centric recipes which showcase easily created, delightfully tasty meals with seasonal ingredients.

I stress vegetables, proteins and healthy fats in my cooking, and all of my recipes are designed to be simple and quick to meet the busy times we live in.

Would you like to be supported in nourishing your health and well-being? 

Do you want to learn how to include clean foods and healthy recipes that fit into your unique lifestyle?

Are you looking for guidance in how to feel healthy, grounded, and alive?

Wherever you are in that journey, you deserve to be nourished.

Through tools, recipes, and education, I support you to fuel your life with what you need to thrive.

Contact me to re-energize your health journey and bring creativity, fun, and sanctuary to your kitchen and body. 

I specialize in special diet needs, food allergies, and trouble-shooting food for busy cooks.

My Nourishment and Empowerment Coaching Program is designed to assist you in-person, over-the-phone, or online.

Nourishment coaching plans are quite individualized, depending on client's needs. 

I can provide you some or all of the following offerings, tailored to your unique needs and health goals:

  • Customized recipes and food tips based on specific diet and lifestyle needs
  • Total pantry restructuring including equipment, dry goods, meats and produce
  • Education around paleo cooking, meal timing, exercise, stretching, stress management and relaxation
  • Weekly phone or videocall for support and guidance (such as Zoom or Skype)
  • For those in a 30 minute radius to Boulder, CO, cooking lessons!

No need to pick and choose these bulleted items. We will figure it out together. We can begin your journey with a complimentary discovery session, no commitment needed!

It’s my pleasure to empower you to create healthy, nutritious, and delicious meals that support the life you desire. 


We're now two months into the new year, and this is still a potent time to set some health goals, and bring some gentle improvements into your lifestyle.

I'm offering a special rate for coaching and private cooking lessons with a limited number of slots

Have a look at my special offers below, and 
schedule your complimentary consultation to discuss your questions or concerns live with me.

Do you want to increase the flavor and consistency of the meals you prepare?

Are you so busy that you have a hard time cooking during the week?

Do you have a special diet such as GAPS, Auto-immune Protocol, FODMAPS, or have food allergies or intolerances that sometimes feel daunting and make it difficult to keep cooking simple?

Are your food preferences or dietary restrictions, or that of family member, creating a home landscape with meals that feel complex or overwhelming?

Nourishment coaching can support you to find health while keeping things simple, serene, and joyful.

Everyone's needs are so different.

As your nourishment coach, I look at your unique food conundrum as a puzzle and I'm passionate about creating simple systems that work in the kitchen and in your life! I have 15 years of experience, focusing on special diets and clean foods that are delicious and fulfilling. I use healing spices, roots, protein, healthy fats, and organic vegetables and herbs to assist you with this journey. 

I meet you where you are, and together, we build a refined path of nourishment, that empowers you with tools to bring nutrient-dense foods to your body in a simple and sustainable way. 

I hold you accountable, following up with you often, in a compassionate container, free of judgement

I invite you to take this journey, and start with finding out more with a complementary 30 minute session!

By implementing new tools and supportive solutions, you’ll be rewarded with greater vitality, less pain and discomfort, and a priceless sense of well-being and nourishment. 


Cooking is a lost art. So many of my peers rely on food delivery services or fad diets. We've lost the ability to connect with our food and our palates. 

Maria brings her staggering knowledge and deep heart to the task of helping people to learn how to nourish themselves. During my time working with Maria I've not only learned how to cook delicious food but I've started to rebuild my relationship with my body and my soul. Her recipes are incredibly nutritious and are able to be modified for a wide variety of food sensitivities and diet plans. 

If you are looking to bring heart back into your kitchen but don't know where to start - call Maria. Also, she's incredibly funny and a joy to be around, she'll make the process fun!

— Marc Azoulay

I was moved to sign on for nourishment coaching with Chef Maria following advice from my healthcare practitioner that I eat a more nutrient-dense diet.  This advice happened to coincide with Maria's launch of Heartful Kitchen: a cookbook for every body.  Overwhelmed by the prospect of eating differently (combined with continued responsibilities to cook for family members), I took this as a sign and contacted my new navigator for a complimentary initial session.

Maria has been the ideal sherpa in my journey to steer away from excess carbs and sugars
 longtime dietary staples of mine.  She has given me tools for preparing tasty vegetables, proteins, and healthy fats, while also equipping me with a number of resources to make food preparation healthier while keeping it relatively stress-free.  She is everything you'd want in an experienced guide — knowledgeable, flexible, and an exceedingly careful listener who provides detailed notes after each consultation and is available between sessions via texting and email.

I particularly appreciate her ability to adjust ingredients for my particular digestive needs.  In fact, every recipe in the cookbook includes recommended adjustments for individuals following particular food plans, including my own low FODMAPS requirement.  She has helped me work through my inclinations to give up when I don't eat "perfectly" and through her kind support and guidance, I am more aware of choosing what I want to eat and the steps I need to prepare delicious and healthy foods.  It's easier than I anticipated and sometimes I hear Maria's gentle instruction in my head when I plan my snacks for the day ahead.  I've observed feeling more satisfied after eating and less tired through the day, with an easier time maintaining my weight (versus gaining).  I strongly recommend this investment in your health and nutrition

— Holly C.