Contributors

Here at The Nourishing Gourmet, we want to meet the recipe needs of a wide variety of people. So you get recipes from those in a wide variety of stage so life, including college students, mothers, those cooking for two to those cooking for nine daily. Some of us live in the city, some of us live on farms, some of us live in the suburbs, and some of us live out of country. Our contributors eat a wide variety of ways including grain-free/paleo, some gluten-free/dairy-free, and some that just love food and eat plenty of nourishing food!

I love that we can share so much in common while still expressing different preferences and dietary needs. And we are all dedicated to bringing you quality recipes from our kitchens. Enjoy!

You can meet me, the owner, editor, author and writer of this blog, here. 

Meet The Nourishing Gourmet team.

Katie: Blogger at Nourishing Simplicity

Katie Stanley is a dorm “mama” to 12 amazing girls ages 8 to 18 at a home and school for the Deaf in Baja California, Mexico. She and her “hijas” can be frequently found in the kitchen, the garden or making friends with their new chickens. She loves to read, hike the hills near her home and spend time with her girls. In her spare time Katie blogs at Nourishing Simplicity about nourishing foods, herbal remedies, simple living, the deaf, raising her girls and encouraging other women in their walk with Christ.

Madey: Blogger at Madey Edlin. 


Hello everyone! My name is Madey Edlin, I am a 19 year old food blogger and photographer, living on a farm outside of Portland, Oregon. I was exposed to good olive oil at a young, and tender age, and have never been the same. I have a passion for cooking that has never died. Curiosity and books have taught me how to cook thus far.

Here are 5 things to know about me: I have a box full of vintage dishes that live in my bedroom. I am a full time college student. I wear Burkenstocks on weekdays, heels on weekends. I read cookbooks for pleasure. I wrote a cookbook last year, due out later this year

A note on my cooking style: I am highly influenced by Julia Child, Mark Bittman, Bill Granger, Chad Peterson, Michael Ruhnlman, and Ken Forkish. I like to lightly salt things as I cook, rather then all at once at the end, it helps develop flavor. Acid is the unnamed champion of cooking. As stated before, I am a firm believer in good olive oil, and butter, you can never ever have too much butter. I am not a vegetarian, vegan, nor am I gluten-free or dairy-free, but I do have a loving respect for healthy living. Under seasoning is a bigger problem then over seasoning. I am not a firm believer in measuring cups, unless I’m baking, then I become a little OCD about it.

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April from Redemptive Homemaking

Hi, I’m April Swiger, wife to my best friend, and worship-pastor, Adam. We are hopeful adoptive parents waiting to bring home children from foster care. We live in Connecticut, less than an hour from where I grew up. As a native New Englander, I was brought up on delicious meals by my mother who values the art of cooking. Her guidance instilled in me foundational skills, and confidence in the kitchen from a very young age.

After graduating from James Madison University I spent six years in campus ministry, including a year in East Asia. As a result, my cooking has been greatly influenced by Chinese, Korean, Thai, and Vietnamese cuisine. You can bet that I fully indulged in many traditional, and unique, Asian dishes that year!/div>

I enjoy experimenting in the kitchen with simple, nourishing recipes, while strategically keeping to our tight ministry budget. On any given day you’ll find my crockpot bubbling with rich bone broth, mason jars full of coconut oil in the cabinet, and beans or grains soaking on the radiator. When I’m not caring for my husband and our home, you can find me reading, writing, blogging at Redemptive Homemaking, making my own beauty products, and researching new skills like gardening and lacto-fermentation. Whether it’s marriage, homemaking, or serving in our local church, I am first and foremost a follower of King Jesus, and my aim is to glorify Him with all that I do.

Marillyn: Blogger at Just Making Noise

Marillyn Beard is a deaf missionary wife & mama living on a farm in Honduras with her wonderful husband and 4 beautiful kids.  Together they are heading up a ministry called Rancho Oasis for Youth. Marillyn takes care of her family naturally by using herbs, homeopathy, essential oils and a wholesome diet. She loves to bake wholesome treats, whip up homemade ice cream, experiment with lacto-ferments, work in the garden and care for the farm animals with her family. Between washing diapers, cooking, and caring for her family she shares her interesting & noisy life at Just Making Noise.

Lindsey: Blogger at Life of Linz 

Lindsey Proctor is a twenty-something foodie, with an emphasis on great tasting real food. She lives with her parents and sister on Hickory Cove Farm, a small, natural and sustainable farm in South-Central Pennsylvania where they raise Alpine and Nubian dairy goats, a flock of pastured laying hens and a few roosters, and a few beef steer. Her favorite place to be is out in the pasture with her goats, but she also enjoys spending time in the kitchen cooking, baking, preserving food, and cheese making. She also enjoys photography, music, and a really good cup of coffee, and blogging at The Life Of Linz. She views her life in the country as a great blessing and it is her firm belief that she has been placed there for a purpose; to help others get back to living and eating the way she think God intended us to – a simple, fresh, local, and seasonal way of life.

Anna: Blogger at Eastside Epicurean

Anna lives Buffalo, NY surrounded by a cityscape of both blight and hope. She receives inspiration from the next-door urban farm and loves nothing more than to spend a lazy summer Saturday perusing the lush stalls of a farmers market with her two lively children and husband. Cream and butter are two of her most adored ingredients.

She is devoted to sustainable food sourcing and to encouraging others to find the links between simple, beautiful food and thriving health. Some of her major influences include Alice Waters, Sally Fallon, and the More-With-Less cookbooks. She enjoys challenging herself with serving large gatherings, living with intentional restraint, and engaging her children in the creative world of food.

Above all, she values relationships and finds joy in bringing people together around the table.

You can find her blogging at eastsidepicurean.com 

Natalia: Blogger at An Appetite For Joy

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Hello! My name is Natalia and I live in the “City in a Forest” (Atlanta, GA) with my husband and two children. I’ve been drawn to nutrition and natural healing since I was a young child, growing up in a Russian and Dutch home. I fondly remember my dad theatrically convincing me to love head cheese (with horseradish and lemon!) and learning to make herbal tinctures from my mom.

During my teens and early twenties, I strayed to more faddish health trends, but the color returned to my cheeks only when I came back to a time-honored way of eating. There is no greater joy than passing the gift of nourishment to my family and although we haven’t yet made full circle to the head cheese, the roots have been planted. 😉 A former health columnist and project engineer, I now teach Pilates & yoga and offer practical inspiration to others as they carve a path of good health… AnAppetiteForJoy.com

Alison: Blogger at Alison’s List 

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A born and bred foodie, Alison is probably thinking about her next meal right. now.  Her early interest in nutrition and eating spectacular food went alternative when her health collapsed in college, and she discovered—for the first time—real, nourishing food. She’s never looked back. Find her at Alison’s List and her Facebook page. 

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