Last year I stumbled upon a great blog devoted to eating nourishing (i.e. “real”) foods on a budget. While I don’t exactly eat in the most healthful way, I do appreciate people who are thoughtful and intentional with their cooking and eating. They inspire me to “do better.”
I know many of you are in the same boat and are interested in incorporating more “real” food into your family’s diet but really don’t know where to start. Kimi at The Nourishing Gourmet is hosting a fantastic 13-week ecourse on how to fit nourishing foods into your family’s budget starting on June 28th.
A Peasant’s Feast: Nourishing Food on a Budget will give you a bite-sized amounts of information every week in the form of topical articles, cooking demonstration videos, and shopping guides. Kimi will give you tips on where to buy quality food for less, demonstrate cooking methods that both boost the nutritional value of your food and stretch expensive meat, and explain in more detail traditional cooking practices.
Here’s a sampling of the things you will learn:
- How to balance your budget with nutritional food
- How to stretch one chicken into three meals
- The benefits of sprouting and soaking grains
- How to make your own salad dressings
- How to make homemade yogurt and sourdough bread
- How to make delicious fruit based desserts
- Meal Planning Basics
- How to make chicken stock
- How to save money on quality food and where to shop
- The difference between organic, free range, grass fed and vegetarian raised meats
How does the ecourse work?
Each week, Kimi will post that week’s lesson. You can view the video(s), lectures and recipe notes whenever you want. You will have access to all of the course material until the end of the year, so you are safe if you’re planning a summer vacation! Kimi is also available to answer your specific questions throughout the course.
The ecourse costs $120, which may seem a bit spendy. But if you’re serious about learning how to incorporate more real food into your diet but don’t know where to start, this 13-week course will definitely save you time researching how to find and prepare reasonably priced wholesome, fresh, local foods. Two summers ago, I took a two-hour class that cost $35 on the same topic and I learned a fraction of what we will learn in Kimi’s course. I know I’ve spent $120 on a lot less noble endeavors!
Register for A Peasant’s Feast: Nourishing Food on a Budget here. Registration will close on June 27th.
Kimi (who lives in the Portland Metro area!)has graciously offered to give a membership to A Peasant’s Feast: Nourishing Food on a Budget to one Frugal Living NW reader.
To enter this giveaway, check out the ecourse’s description, come back and leave a comment with the lesson you’re most interested in learning about (entries without this information will be discarded).
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Comments will close and a winner randomly selected Monday, June 21 at Noon.
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