Slow Cooker Refried Beans

Slow Cooker Refried Beans

Making a large batch refried beans in the slow cooker is easy, frugal, and allows you to freeze portions for future meals.

Borscht: Enjoying Summer in the Dead of Winter

Borscht: Enjoying Summer in the Dead of Winter

Nothing compares to eating beets in the middle of winter. Beets are a fantastic storage vegetable and give us nutrients we desperately need in this darker time of year. Warm your body and soul with this flavorful soup.

10 Ways to Go Paperless in Your Home

10 Ways to Go Paperless in Your Home

With the new year just beginning, we’re spending this month looking at ways to make simple changes in your home that are frugal and support a sustainable lifestyle. Today we’re looking at ways to reduce the amount of paper and similar single-use products used in the home.

Sourdough Black Forest Cake

Sourdough Black Forest Cake

This luscious cake made from layers of dark chocolate cake, sour cherries, and cherry-flavored whipped cream uses sourdough, nourishing fats, and alternative sweeteners for an over-the-top dessert.

The 12 Days of Christmas

The 12 Days of Christmas

Legend has it that this popular Christmas song was originally created for Christian parents to teach their children the basic tenets of the Christian faith. Read more to find out the purported meaning of each of the 12 symbols!

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from all of us at Nourishing Joy! May your day be filled with deep peace and joy.

A Jesse Tree Guide for Advent

A Jesse Tree Guide for Advent

The Jesse Tree is an Advent tradition I’ve come to cherish with my children, so we’ve put together a guide to use with your family. Download it here!

Homemade Flour Tortillas

Homemade Flour Tortillas

These homemade flour tortillas are soft and melt in your mouth and are a regular staple on our table with tacos and fajitas. They work beautifully for gyros too!

Cranberry-Orange Sourdough Muffins

Cranberry-Orange Sourdough Muffins

These muffins, prepared with traditional sourdough to make the flours digestible and the nutrients bio-available, exude holiday warmth and cheer and are perfect for Thanksgiving morning.

Maple Roasted Yams with Cranberries and Orange

Maple Roasted Yams with Cranberries and Orange

Bite-size pieces of roasted yam glazed with buttery, caramelized maple syrup and accented with dried cranberries and fresh orange juice is a decadent, yet nutrient-rich addition to any holiday dinner.

Preparing for Advent

Preparing for Advent

Each year, I feel like Advent sneaks up on my and leaves me in a flurry of activity. I know I’m not alone in this, so here are six tips for keeping this holiday season joy-filled!

Homemade Infant Formula

Homemade Infant Formula

Powdered goat’s milk mixed with a few commonly found ingredients offers an excellent alternative to conventional infant formulas when you need to occasionally supplement your baby’s diet.

Pissota: An Old-World Olive Oil Cake

Pissota: An Old-World Olive Oil Cake

This old Italian recipe focuses on simple, quality ingredients – eggs, olive oil, milk, flour, and citrus. Its simplicity elevates the ordinary to the extra-ordinary and is especially lovely served with raw cream.

Cranberry Orange Cinnamon Rolls

Cranberry Orange Cinnamon Rolls

These cinnamon rolls celebrate some of my favorite flavors of autumn and make any weekend morning or holiday gathering feel a little bit more special.

Kombucha Vinaigrette with Fresh Herbs

Kombucha Vinaigrette with Fresh Herbs

Kombucha is a crisp, refreshing, probiotic beverage that shines in this light and floral vinaigrette recipe. Pair it with greens or root vegetables for a nourishing addition to your meal.

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