A Peek at My Kitchen (and my favorite tools)

Over the years, many of you have asked for a little peek into my kitchen.  What does it look like? How is it set up?  Where do I keep the ferments, and the broth, and the sourdough? Which are my must-have tools and essentials? So, I thought I’d take the time to show you. My family… 

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Traditional Wassail Recipe

Love and joy come to you, and to your wassail too!

I love a traditional wassail, and I make it three times  a year – on the first day of snow, on the longest night of the year and on New Year’s Eve.  And today marks the longest night of the year and the shortest day.  We’ll celebrate with wassail and by lighting a candle that… 

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Building a Real Food Kitchen (and a Giveaway for You)

When I first left the college dorms for my own apartment, my aunt and mother took me to a handful of kitchen supply shops to buy a few starter pieces as housewarming gifts.  They were inexpensive simple items like a hand-held grater, some cheap knives, a can opener, a whisk and a dish or two. Cooking… 

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Fermented Foods for Gut Health

Fermented foods: sauerkrauts, kombucha, yogurts – represent a staple aspect of traditional foods across the globe; that is, traditional cultures around the world each practiced the art of fermentation.  And while many fermented foods were born out of practicality – a way to preserve the harvest of summer well into the dark days of winter… 

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10 Tips for Real Food Newbies

10 tips for real food newbies

If you’re just starting out, just learning and baby-stepping away from packaged and boxed foods into a diet based on wholesome, natural traditional foods, those first few weeks (months? years?) can feel daunting at best, and completely impossible at worst.  It’s hard, especially if you were raised on Lean Cuisine, Pop Tarts and Crystal Light. … 

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7 Last Minute Gifts for Mother's Day

7 Last Minute Mother’s Day Gifts for Natural Mamas

My Natural Foods Cookbook Among my passions is exploring wholesome, traditional foods and farm-to-table cooking, which is why I penned my first cookbook The Nourished Kitchen, released just last month.  It explores wholesome, traditional cooking with a collection of beautiful, nutrient-dense recipes like Fresh Herb Frittata, Sourdough Pancakes with Buttered Orange Syrup, and Roasted Plum Ice Cream.  You can take… 

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