(This post is part of a series, for the series introduction and/or to begin at the beginning, please see Blogs My Wife Reads #1.)
Nourished Kitchen is written by Jennifer McGruther, though finding her name was a bit tricky, I had to make an assumption that:
A. The blog is written by just one person, which it seems like it is for the most part, and…
B. The name on the cookbook for sale on the side is authored by the blog author. Probably a safe guess.
Anyway, Jennifer is a cook (not a doctor!) as noted in her footer and in other places, and seems to focus almost exclusively on food. All the other blogs I’ve looked at so far in this series are also pretty tied into food, but this one is actually about food, and cooking said food. Here’s a screenshot so you can see what the front looks like:
It has a really clean look, very professional and lots of recipes. What I like is that when you click on the recipes link it takes you to a handy page where, as you scroll down, it shows you three recipes under various headings and the option to see more in that category. You can also use a dropdown to choose to see recipes via a ton of category types:
The photos are first-class, not sure if they’re stock or actually the picture of what you’re making, probably some of both, but the overall effect is awesome.
Here’s where the CRUNCHY shows up: This is all Nourishing Traditions stuff.
If you don’t know what I mean by that, then this recipe blog will change your life, in ways both healthy, and sometimes, disturbing. That means kefir, scobies, sourdough, organ meats, fermentation, all that jazz.
You can read all about my experiences, some of which actually inspired the Dungeon in the first place. Probably best to start here:
And then read like 4-5 posts to get through that whole ‘living food’ series…Attack of the Scobie, Revenge of the Scobie, basically keep reading until you’re pretty sure the scobie is dead. Oh and read about water kefir.
Back to the blog at hand, there are several ‘secret’ members areas that I found at the bottom:
Couldn’t get into those, not sure if my wife is a member, or what secret nourishing things happen in there…I’m going to just assume the worst and that it’s cooking organ-meats and brains and things and so they have it in a members only area so that ‘normal’ people don’t realize that until it’s too late.
On that note, want to check out the cookbook? Here’s a shot of it, click here to see it live on the blog:
I know it looks like the nice lady is making lemonade, but those lemons are probably actually ‘fermenting’, which is a fancy word for rotting. Again, I know all about this because of this.
FINAL ASSESSMENT: Super clean site, unbelievable amount of recipes (for free!). If you like eating home-cooked food then this seems like a great place for your wife to hang out. Maybe get her the cookbook for Valentine’s Day, etc. HOWEVER, if you choose to let her get into this, there’s no way to guarantee that your food will remain brains-free. Recommend policy of intentional ignorance on all future meal ingredient lists, e.g., just eat it and don’t ask questions. You’ll be happier that way.
NEXT WEEK, ON THE CRUNCHY DUNGEON: