You all know that I love blogging here at The Nourishing Gourmet. I think I just love good food…..and teaching other people about food. I have really enjoyed teaching classes in my area, but when I did so, many of you asked me to put together an online class for them. That was a whole year ago, but I have finally finishing up the final details of an exciting e-course teaching you how to eat nourishing food on a budget. I will have a lot more details for you very soon as the launch date of the course is coming up quickly. (And for the curious, the picture above is one of my lip smacking, frugal and nourishing recipes from the course)
But I also wanted to let you know that two of my fellow bloggers have also developed great ecourses too! One of which is starting in less than two week. Jenny from Nourished Kitchen did a 30 day real food challenge which was very popular. She has further developed that challenge into a great ecourse. Even though I will be offering my own ecourse, I wanted to be affiliates with both Jenny and Kelly (whose upcoming ecourse I will talk about in a second) because I wanted my readers to know that there are several options out there for them. All three of us bloggers want you to be able to do the ecourse that best serves your needs. While all of us will be covering some of the basic “real food” principles, we all have our own slant and focus. Here’s a brief overview.
Let’s start with Jenny’s as her course starts in only two weeks. Jenny describes her course
“We’ll cover the fundamental principles behind a nourishing diet based on traditional foods – the natural foods I write about at Nourished Kitchen . I post a lot of nourishing wholesome recipes at Nourished Kitchen, but they all rely on simple techniques and once you truly master those simple techniques – from soaking whole grain to fermenting vegetables or roasting meats – you can prepare any dish. And that’s the beauty of this class – it’s not only about mastering the fundamental techniques that are essential for maximizing nutrient density and minimizing cost in the kitchen, but also about learning to apply those basic techniques in creative ways so that you can always shop in season and create simple, nourishing recipes from locally available fruits, vegetables, herbs, meats and milks that meet your family’s needs. For this reason, the class is particularly important for those who suffer from food intolerances or sensitivities – as every lesson is adjustable to your family’s needs. We’ll even cover gluten-free sourdough bread in our class on sourdough baking! ” You can read more about her twelve week course here.
Remember that Jenny’s ecourse is starting soon, so if you would like to join it, don’t wait!
I will be launching my ecourse promotional material soon, but I wanted to give you a quick sneak peek. Long time readers will not be surprised to find that I am concentrating on cooking nourishing, real food on a budget. Here’s a glimpse into what I will be doing.
“Alice Waters, Michael Pollen, Jamie Oliver, Sally Fallon and others are bringing us a new perspective on how we as a nation should eat. Local, fresh ingredients sustainably raised are key parts to their message. They believe that everyone deserves to eat well and they think that you deserve to eat real food instead of fast food and prepackaged convenience foods. However, they aren’t the ones who pay your grocery bills and have to cook on your schedule.
Eating real food sounds great, right? But how do we fit it into our daily life? We want real food, but we also have real life schedules and budgets. We want to eat healthier foods, but aren’t sure where to start. And is real food just for the rich? Grass fed beef, free range chicken and organic produce can be expensive! How does one afford it on a normal budget? My ecourse is aimed at showing you how to eat real food on a realistic budget”
We will be covering a lot of ground in my e-course (everything from sourdough and yogurt, to meal planning to shopping guides to meal planning), so stay tuned for more information.
Finally, Kelly from Kelly the Kitchen Kop will be helping newbies make better healthy buying choices through her ecourse. When one doesn’t know where to start, Kelly helps point you in the right direction. She will be covering how to read labels to avoid certain ingredients, teach you the basics of nourishing cooking, and help you move away from processed foods and start eating real food. She speaks from experience as she herself moved away from eating a lot of prepackaged, boxed and fast food to eating homemade real food. She knows the process of moving from processed foods to real food and will gently guide you to better eating choices.
Her course will start the end of summer, beginning of fall (date to be announced), so stay tuned through her site for more information (I will also let my readers know when she is launched).
We hope that these ecourses help us serve you more! If you are interested in any of our e-courses, feel free to contact us.