Check It Out: Free Complete Knife Skills Class

When I first began to work with Craftsy, enrolling in one of their free online courses –  Complete Knife Skills Class, I wasn’t sure if it was for me. I’m pretty handy with a knife, or so I thought. As I watched knife expert extraordinaire Chef Brendan McDermott explain everything there is to know about… 

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Einkorn Cookies with Strawberry Buttercream for Valentines Day

As many of you who have read Nourished Kitchen for a long time already know, Valentine’s Day is something special in our home.  We don’t go in for bouquets of flowers (though I like them), or cards, or teddy bears, but I do always try to make a little, special sweet treat for the loves… 

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Crispy Rosemary Roast Potatoes

Every once in a while a cookbook comes along that speaks to me, in a language I know and love: the language of seasons, gardens, homsteading, family and food.  And when Brown Eggs and Jam Jars, a newly released cookbook by Aimée Wimbush-Bourque of Simple Bites, it spoke that language, a language of love and family… 

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Loaded Baked Potato Soup with Crispy Bacon

At midday, my husband and I leave our computers and sit down to lunch.  Soup, hearty and rich and filling, is a mainstay on our lunchtime table.  Either one of us will toss the ingredients into a single pot around noon, and let it simmer until done, when we sit down to eat, supplementing lunch… 

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Coconut Bundt Cake (and a SWEET giveaway for you)

It’s now the season where a perpetually present aroma of sweet things, pies, cakes, sweet breads and cookies fills my kitchen.  We eat our fair share, to be sure, but I also give most away with little pots of the homemade crabapple jelly and vanilla peach preserves my husband and I made this summer. But… 

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Why My Family Takes Cod Liver Oil Everyday

Every morning I begin my day with a single spoonful of cod liver oil.  It’s part of our morning routine,  serving nutrient-dense cod liver oil alongside eggs and bacon and sautéed greens, soaked oatmeal, fresh homemade yogurt and fruit or whatever else we plan to have for breakfast.  It’s part of our morning ritual, and on… 

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A Giveaway: Our True Roots Raw Organic TigerNuts and TigerNut Flour (10 Winners)

I was recently introduced to tigernuts, a member of the nutsedge family, and quickly fell in love with the sweet, nutty and starchy tuber.  Using it primarily to make kunnu aya, or traditional Nigerian tigernut milk.  And using its flour, with its flavor reminiscent of chestnuts, in sweets like cookies and crumbles.

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On Making Lunch Better (and a giveaway from Applegate!)

So the other day, I wondered to myself – if my son could head to the store and pick out anything he wanted for his school lunch (with no input from me), what would he choose?  So we went shopping together: he with his basket, and me with mine. What My Son Would Pack So… 

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A Visit to Polyface: Food, Freedom, Sustainability and Celebration

Polyface Farms, run by the legendary farmers Joel Salatin, sits nestled against a deep green backdrop of rolling Virginia Hills, just outside of the quiet, charming town of Staunton, Virginia. It’s here that the work of the very vocal farmer, and that of his family, has led to a rumbling of revolution, and hope for sustainable… 

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In Defense of Emotional Eating #nourishedkitchen

In Defense of Emotional Eating

These days everyone is talking health.  People are gaining an awareness of what they put in their bodies.  One thing most people seem to agree on is that food is fuel.  Some however take that a step further saying that food is just  fuel.  Because of that little “just” we should not eat to reward… 

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