Jessica is a registered dietitian and registered nurse and passionate about health and wellness. She graduated from Bastyr University in 2015 with a Master of Science in Nutrition. Currently, Jessica works alongside her husband at Modern Manna Ministries and serving their BellaVita Lifestyle Center guests. More importantly, she is a full-time mother to two sweet little boys and loves God with her whole heart. 

Recent content

French Toast
French Toast
Jessica Vierra · Jun 13 2 minute read

Bread is best in taste and nutrition when it is fresh, true to natural ingredients, and unadulterated with chemicals. Just like bread, religion is also best when it is found in Christ who is pure, holy, and true.

Cream of Broccoli Soup
Cream of Broccoli Soup
Jessica Vierra · Mar 21 1 minute read

Try a cream of broccoli soup that you and others are sure to enjoy! Adding fresh or raw cruciferous vegetable to your meal of cooked cruciferous veggies like broccoli, will help boost the cancer-fighting, virus-fighting function of the food and promote natural killer cell activity and macrophage phagocytosis. In other words it helps kill...

Black Bean and Sweet Corn Wild Rice Salad
Black Bean and Sweet Corn Wild Rice Salad
Jessica Vierra · Jan 11 1 minute read

I’ve always enjoyed the hearty nutty flavors of wild rice and it works well with the sweetness of the corn and slight tang of the lime. There are a lot of flavors and textures to explore in this dish and it can be consumed as a main course or try it with a green salad, sandwich, or soup.

Black Bean Tempeh Tacos
Black Bean Tempeh Tacos
Jessica Vierra · Nov 15 3 minute read

I was visiting one of my closest friends in town and she told me her husband had been making black bean tempeh tacos and they just loved them. I was intrigued as I’ve never used crumbled tempeh as a taco meat substitute but it definitely works! I made my own recipe, which includes your very own taco-seasoning blend! I hope you enjoy it as it is very tasty!

Fried Lentil Salad
Fried Lentil Salad
Jessica Vierra · Sep 28 2 minute read

Quick and easy to make, this salad has a depth of flavor that will have you making it again. Dark leafy greens like spring mix or baby kale add high amounts of vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals. This dish is tasty with some garlic bread, avocado toast, or whole grains such as brown rice, millet, and quinoa.

Ukrainian Borscht
Ukrainian Borscht
Jessica Vierra · Aug 13 1 minute read

I remember the first time I had borscht as a child at a friend’s house. It definitely made an impression and the vivid colors were memorable. How often do you eat a meal that is naturally magenta? Those deep rich colors found in plant foods are in fact healing nutrients called phytochemicals that are seldom found in packaged foods.

Oat Walnut Waffles
Oat Walnut Waffles
Jessica Vierra · Apr 19 1 minute read

Our family loves family traditions and every Sunday morning we make waffles or pancakes! This is originally a waffle recipe but it works well for a chewy hearty pancake.

Coconut Chickpea Curry
Coconut Chickpea Curry
Jessica Vierra · Mar 12 2 minute read

This easy curry recipe is a wonderful weeknight dinner that is full of vibrant exotic flavors from both pantry and fresh ingredients. Using fresh turmeric and fresh garlic enhances the nutrient density and anti-inflammatory properties to assist your body’s natural healing potential. Slow-cooking in a crockpot will make the flavors really stand out!