I hope that everyone had a wonderful Christmas and Holiday break. We are just getting back into the swing of life again. I had plenty of relaxation time over the Christmas break, so it’s nice to get back to normal life. I am refreshed and ready to roll!
I am in the process of making plans for this blog in the new year. There are a lot of exciting things upcoming here at The Nourishing Gourmet. Here’s what’s on the line up so far.
I have been greatly enjoying the carnivals I have been hosting. From the first carnival, Nourishing Frugal Food, to the last one, Nourishing Sweets and Treats, they have been wonderful resources for all of us. I will be continuing at least one carnival a month, sometimes maybe even more. I have a list of topics for the carnivals started, but I would also love to hear your suggestions.
When I started this blog, I knew that many of my readers were well acquainted with the type of cooking/eating philosophy I follow. For that reason, I never really went over the foundational principles of why I cook like I do. But I now realize that I need to cover that information. After all, those principles are the reason I started this site! Topics will include, Raw Milk, The Benefits of Culturing (lacto-fermenting) Vegetables, Why I eat Meat, The Benefits of Bone Broths, More Information on Sprouting Grains and Seeds and Soaking Grains and more.
Nourishing the Adrenals
Chronic fatigue, not feeling awake until noon, or not being able to concentrate are just a few of the signs that your adrenals are tired. It’s one of the most common problems we Americans have. After several stressful years, I myself was diagnosed with Adrenal Fatigue. Since then I have been on a journey of nourishing my adrenals back to health. I hope that this series will encourage us all to maintain good health by nourishing our adrenals.
I will, of course, be including more nourishing recipes this year. In fact, I always seem to have a pile up of recipes waiting to be posted! I especially hope to include ones that go along with my New Year’s Resolutions (which you will have to wait and see what they are!), and also ones that go along with some of my other series, such as the Nourishing the Adrenals, and the Nourishing Foundations series.
Guess what? Joel’s still in school, and we are still on a tight budget. That means that frugal and nourishing living is still a part of our lives. Expect to hear more about how I balance frugal living with nourishing food.
And as if that won’t keep me busy enough, there are some other planned posts as well, including more Q & A Posts, more guest posts, and more product and book reviews too!
It looks like it is going to be a busy year for me here at The Nourishing Gourmet!
I would love to hear your feedback. What do you want to see most here? What to you want to see less of? Which of these upcoming topics excites you the most? Do you have any other burning ideas that you wish I would write about? How can this blog better serve you?
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I’m thrilled to see all your plans! I’ll definitely be reading.
Happy New Year!
Hi, My name is also Michele and I just found your blog. I have a thirteen year old daughter that often complains of being tired. I make freshly ground whole wheat bread and I like to cook from scratch… I see that there is so much more to learn to help my family and I’m looking forward to your posts. Thank you for sharin g your passsion!
I think all those sound so great….I can’t wait….
I would love to see your sourdough recipe with whole wheat… 🙂 I really want to add the sourdough bread in here…but can not find a recipe that I like…so I am waiting….but since you are on the same page health wise…I know I will love your recipe…
Have a Happy New Year….
I’m excited to read why you eat the way you do.
Thanks for all the great recipes you’ve posted!
I think all of these ideas sound wonderful! Here are my topics of interest. Some of these I think you may have covered already. If so, feel free to point me to the post.
I’m especially interested in the nourishing frugal topic. I’d like to know more about how to convert traditional recipes. Maybe a list of guidelines would work? Like substitute veg oil with coconut.
I’m also interested in lunches. I find it very challenging to take healthy lunches to work everyday and end up eating out a lot. Sandwich ideas? Ones that travel?
And finally, I’d like to know the second-best alternatives to things. For instance, I’m not going to grind my own flour for awhile. Or make my own bread. I’m just not there yet. What would be my second-best (third? fourth?) alternative? Is there something I should look for on store bought bread that I should definitely avoid? definitely want? Bread is just an example.
All the best in the New Year!
My name is Mindy and I found your blog a few weeks ago. I discovered “Nourishing Traditions” and the Weston A. Price Foundation in September and have been trying to re-invent the way my family eats ever since. I’m still new to it all, and am so pleased to have found your site.
I’m excited to read what you have to say in the future. One topic I’m wrestling with is sugar. I am trying to go without, but am having a hard time weeding it completely out of our family’s diet. I’d be interested to hear what you have to say about the subject of sugar.
Thanks for maintaining a great blog!
Hmm the adrenal series sounds interesting to me!
All of your ideas look fantastic! I am most looking forward to your discussions about meat. I HAVE to eat meat — my body is not able to utilize non-heme iron for some reason — and my husband and daughter are both allergic to soy and tree nuts so meat is an “easy” way to get those essential amino acids into them. And yet, these days, I find myself having to defend that more than I’d like! So I am really looking forward to reading what you have to say, as a fellow meat-eater who makes very conscious choices about what to feed herself and her family.
I am so glad I “found” your blog this year! Whatever you write about, I’ll be reading and enjoying it!
I can’t wait to see what
s in store for “Nourishing Frugal”. We have to be very frugal so I’d LOVE to see your ideas!
Oh, also…what are your thoughts on chocolate and carob? I know Sally Fallon is not a fan of chocolate…
Some great ideas here Kimi! I just want to tell you how grateful I am to have your blog, and how exciting all your ideas and the great people writing in makes me. So thanks for all your effort and being so open about your journey, you really are helping people!
I am excited about your postings about the adrenals as I have a lot of experince and success in this area. I am looking forward to sharing some stories on some challenges bested because the path to recovery only gets worse before it gets better. There is a lot to be said about faith in this regard. And support is so important, but thats what makes what your doing so magical:-)
Thanks everyone for the feedback (and keep it coming!). It has been very helpful to hear what people are interested in and other ideas that you have had. Thank you!
I was very excited to see your blog a few days ago. I have a son with wheat and peanut allergies and I was able to make your millet biscuits which he enjoyed and I hope to be learning more from you from the book “Nourishing Traditions” which I have had for several years now and have had difficulty following but with input I think I will be able to be encouraged to do more. Also the frugal tips, Ineed all I can get. We live on less than 20,000 a year and I want to do better with cooking yummy healthy foods for my husband and I and our 2 kids on and we have very limited local health foods. We once ordered through co-op and they have stopped delivering so…. I grew up in a junk eating family and it has been hard to break habits, but, I keep trying. Thank you for your inspiration and the photos are great. Makes it all the more interesting. Jessica(new email recipient)
Hi, I’m really looking forward to your Adrenals series. I’ve never been officially dignosed but I fit the criteria for AF and would love to find a way of getting back to health!
Welcome to my site, Jessica. Nourishing Traditions is a wonderful book, you just have to chew it a bite at a time. 🙂 I think that’s why many people appreciate my blog, I talk about making changes one post or recipe at at time. 😉 Hope to see you around!
What a great way to start off the new year. Being new to this site I look forward to all that is upcoming. Having a gluten-free diet (not by choice) can get pricey so your frugal tips are sure to help. The adrenal healing sounds like it might be a help to a member of my family; I’m eager to learn more.
Blessings for a vibrant upcoming year.
i discovered your blog a couple months ago and LOVE it! i follow sally fallon, weston price, jordan rubin, and dr. mercola….and we are celebrating our 4th anniversary of drinking raw milk. we eat raw cheese as well, and now regular cheese tastes like rubber. once you’re used to the good stuff, it’s hard to go back!
all of your ideas for the new year sound wonderful. as much as i love to spend time in the kitchen, i am still always interested in quick ideas that are healthy. i homeschool my boys all morning and take them to their activities in the afternoon, and i don’t always have as much time as i would like for dinner. so, simple and easy meal or ones that freeze well would be great to see.
thanks so much for all your hard work you do on your blog. it is most appreciated!
Thanks for your feedback! I’ve been considering posting some of my super simple meal’s, so that’s helpful. 🙂
Kimi, I really enjoy your blog and all your food adventures!
I’m hypothyroid, have been for 14 years, but I’ve read a lot about how we need to treat the adrenals in order to get the thyroid working more efficiently. I’m really looking forward to you sharing on adrenal fatigue!
I loved your blog before.. now I think I am going to adore it!
Nourishing Frugal has me all in a tizzy. 🙂
I decided that no matter what out finances this year I was going to find a way to get back to our raw milk. I have missed it these past few months. So I jumped and ordered as soon as an order request was sent this past week from our co-op.
I’ve been following your blog for a few months now and I’m so excited about all of your plans for the upcoming year. I love the ideas in Nourishing Traditions but I’m just trying to be better about puting them into practice with our daily eating. I’m also gluten free and very frugal, so always looking for new ideas in those areas. Thanks for all you do here!
A friend forwarded me your blog and now I am hooked. I had read Nourishing Traditions a few months ago and have been implementing some ideas from the book (i.e. soaking grains and nuts). Our family is now looking into raw dairy as well. My daughter is close in age to Elena and I wonder what you do about toddler snacks. Isabella (almost 18 months) is still nursing but does enjoy 1 big meal each day and frequent snacks. I sometimes find it difficult to meet her frequent snacking needs in a healthy way. I would love to hear your ideas on this. Thank you for your website. You are inspiring me in so many ways and I hope to keep implementing small changes to meet my family’s nutritional needs. Lauren
It takes time to transition into eating NT type food 100 percent of the time. I am still learning how to better our eating habits, myself. 🙂 Gluten free and frugal, I will keep that in mind! Thanks for the feedback!
That’s a great topic that I should address sometime! Until then, here are just a few ideas, cheese, yogurt, homemade crackers (look at my recipe index for two recipes), fruit, lightly steamed carrot and celery sticks (you can keep them in the fridge and give them cold, if she likes it that way). Elena also loves leftover meat, cut into small chunks and beans (I reheat them). Another idea, is to make extra pancakes one meal and those make a very easy and portable snack for little ones to eat cold. I especially like my sourdough pancake recipe, cold. 🙂 You can double or triple muffin recipes and freeze them as well.
So there are just a few ideas. 🙂
I look forward to reading your beautiful blog. I’m sure my husband Josh and my three children, Emma, Joshua and Mary Kate will benefit too! Grace to you –
Shannon 🙂 wink wink
How sweet of you to leave a message. 🙂 We miss you guys!
I’m new to your site and have enjoyed looking around on it. I was looking for a way to e-mail you but couldn’t find it. I wanted to ask if you have posted any on adrenal fatigue? I have struggled with adrenal problems this past year. I tend to get tired and overwhelmed very easily. Ever since I found out about that and my allergies to wheat and oats, I’ve been eating gluten free since then. Also, in July I went completely vegan. It’s been going well for the past few months, but I’m not completely convinced this is the best way to eat.
My husband and I have felt so much better eating a ton of raw foods along with about 40-50% cooked. I just want to make sure that I am not depriving our bodies of nutrients. It’s hard because so many diets add “convincing statistics” about why their way is the best and only way to be healthy.
I am very intrigued by Nouriting Traditions but, as you can guess, it’s a little different from the vegan/raw diet that we are used to. Any encouragement or recommendations for me? I would love to hear how eating this way has helped your adrenal fatigue!
My husband is in Seminary and so we are also on a very small budget… I’m so glad you post frugal ways to eat healthfully!