Food Stamp Challenge: $227

The Challenge The challenge is simple, but difficult too: in October, maintain a foodstamp budget while feeding your family wholesome, nourishing and unrefined foods. Due to loss of jobs, inadequate wages and other unfortunate situations, many, many families derive the bulk of their food budget, or even their entire food budget from governmental assistance programs…. 

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Cookery Made Plain & Easy – An 18th Century Supper

“I Believe I have attempted a branch of Cookery, which nobody has yet though worth their while to write upon … If I have not wrote in the high polite style, I hope I shall be forgiven ; for my intention is to instruct the lower sort, and therefore must treat them in their own… 

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How to Encourage Your Children to Enjoy Fruits & Vegetables

The question comes up more than you know –  countless emails flood my inbox from mothers wondering exactly the same thing: How do I get my kids to eat vegetables? I struggle in my response because I do not have a picky eater. My little guy enjoys a variety of foods from spicy tom yum… 

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Traditional Foods in a Nutshell

The last few days, Nourished Kitchen has experienced a spike in readership, and I want to welcome all those new readers to the site with a back-to-basics approach to Traditional Foods.   This is a print it out and pin it to your fridge kind of post, and even those readers who’ve been with the… 

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Nourishing Beef Burgundy

It’s starting to get cold out – stormy and chilly all afternoon – and the aspens are turning gold again.   When summer turns to autumn, my thoughts turn to comfort food: meatloaf, pot roasts, roast chicken and, of course, beef burgundy.   It’s wonderful with the deep flavor of mushrooms combined with robust red… 

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Slow-roasted Duck with Spiced Sour Cherry Sauce

Elegant, nourishing and easy to prepare, slow-roasted duck with sour cherry sauce is one of those simple dishes that can speak volumes.   A good, local, pasture-fed duck is a hard item to find – at least it was for us.   A pasture-fed poultry operation is difficult to manage.   Predation, in our area,… 

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3 Unconventional Ways to Fight the Flu

Cold and flu season has already hit – and it seems early.   My coworkers have been sniffling, sneezing and hacking their way through the workday since late last week.   And while my first line of defense is to limit exposure, try as I might, I can’t control the behavior of other people.  … 

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Chilled Melon Soup

While fresh fruit makes it to our table for dessert often, sometimes we appreciate a hint of variety, and that’s precisely what this chilled melon soup provides.   Melon – we use an heirloom orange fleshed honeydew melon, though any melon will do – is simply pureed and served with fresh berries.   The soup… 

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Bagna Cauda

Bagna cauda – literally “hot bath” – is a Piedmontese dish similar to fondue.   Traditionally served in late autumn and winter with fresh vegetables and an occasional loaf of sourdough bread, bagna cauda is a deeply satisfying appetizer or light supper.   Not for the faint of palate, bagna cauda is a strongly flavored… 

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