Beet Kvass: A Cleansing, Medicinal Tonic

beet kvass

Today I’m over at The Nourishing Gourmet sharing my recipe for beet kvass. Here’s an excerpt: Some of the most beautiful stains on my cutting board are from beets. Tangy, earthy, salty, and a little bit of fizz perfectly describe this deeply nourishing, and richly medicinal, fermented beet kvass tonic. It’s an acquired taste, which I have slowly become accustomed to, and I have fallen head over heels for this blood red drink. Traditionally, tonics like this supplemented the daily diet, {Read More}

Five Ways to Stretch a Roast Chicken on a Tight Budget

5 ways to stretch a roast chicken on a tight budget

Today I’m posting about Five Ways to Stretch a Roast Chicken on a Tight Budget over at The Humbled Homemaker. Below is an excerpt. One of the most frugal homemaking practices I’ve adopted is roasting a whole chicken each week. My husband and I live on his tight pastor’s salary, desiring to be good stewards of the money God has given us, while still eating as healthy as possible. This habit has proved very helpful as I’ve sought to find joy in my calling as a {Read More}

Chicken Soup with Herbs

chicken soup with herbs

Chicken soup is traditionally known for combating the common cold or flu. When made with nourishing bone broth, I believe that’s a very true sentiment! This chicken soup with herbs is deliciously nutritious, and packed with an abundance of thyme and rosemary, two of my favorite herbs. I probably make this recipe 3-4 times a month during the winter, and it’s the perfect use for leftover chicken during a busy week. As I constantly seek to grow in my role {Read More}

Individual Ricotta and Spinach Omelets in a Muffin Tin (grain-free)

Omelet in a muffin tin

Fluffy eggs and ricotta, with a hint of garlic, and nutrient-packed spinach. These individual ricotta and spinach omelets in a muffin tin are simple to prepare, easy on the budget, and deliciously nourishing. Eggs are “a powerhouse of nutrition” and one of the most frugal ways to get important vitamins and minerals into our diets on a budget. Depending on your choice of ingredients, this meal could be made for under $10, filling the bellies of your entire family! Check {Read More}

Dear hopeful adoptive mom who may be losing hope…

dear hopeful adoptive mom

These open letters have become pretty popular recently, and to be honest, they’re not really my style. But here I am writing one. With the countless adoption blogs on the internet, and our culture of social media, it’s tempting to think that everyone else has it easier than we do. It’s tempting to think that we’re completely alone in our experience. That is simply not true. My prayer is that in sharing my experience, other women who have walked a {Read More}

Pasta E Fagioli (Italian Pasta and Bean Soup)


Hi Everyone! It’s been a busy few months for me and I haven’t had much time to update the blog. I have another recipe today over at The Nourishing Gourmet that I’m eager to share with you. It’s a family favorite of mine, and perfect for a cold winter day. This soup is a great way to get nourishing bone broth into your diet, and the recipe can be easily adapted to your personal taste and dietary needs. I grew {Read More}

Almond Roca with Maple Syrup (Grain/Corn Syrup-Free)

Almond Roca with Maple Syrup (Grain and Corn Syrup Free)

Do you have a favorite treat you make every Christmas? Almond Roca, (also known as Almond Toffee) is my go-to for this time of year. This crunchy treat made with creamy butter and local 100% pure maple syrup, topped with raw almonds and allergy-free chocolate is a staple in my Christmas cooking repertoire. The best part (besides eating it, in my opinion) is that you don’t even need a candy thermometer to make it! Since mostly eliminating refined sugar from my {Read More}

Friday Favorites for December 6

friday favorites for December 6

After a little hiatus (moving, and settling into a home, is a ton of work…), friday favorites are back! I finally have a little time to read blogs again, and here are some of my favorite articles from around the internet recently. Enjoy your weekend! Friday Favorites for December 6 How Can We Give Thanks in All Circumstances? :: “So right now you have trouble. That’s okay. Jesus said that you would (John 16:33). And Jesus really understands (Hebrews 4:15). In {Read More}