Top 25 Posts of 2012

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What a year this has been! I praise God for the many many blessings we've had here at Nourishing Joy this year, including publishing our first e-book and more than quintupling the number of people who have received our free cookbook by signing up for our newsletter.

As I've dug deep into my analytics, I realized that the top 25 posts this year weren't dominated by recipes (as I thought they would be), but by natural home remedies and natural living tips. How fabulous!

So, here are the top 25 posts this year on Nourishing Joy. Many of these elicited good conversation on our Facebook page when they were first published – if you're not part of the community there, join us! (We're on Pinterest too!)


Homemade Cough Syrup

How to Make Soap

Nourishing Foods for Labor and Childbirth

How to Make Homemade Deodorant

Homemade Infant Formula

Homemade Shampoo

Homemade Cough Drops

Cinnamon Nutmeg Toothpaste

Homemade Bathtub Scrub with a Surprising Secret Ingredient

Why Cloth Diaper? Here are 10 Excellent Reasons

5 Homemade Facial Toners (+ How to Make Rosewater)

How to Make Yogurt

Honey Caramel Apple Cider

Soaked, Sprouted, or Soured: The Healthy Way to Treat Your Grains

Treating a GBS+ Pregnancy Naturally

Breastfeeding: Tips for Getting Off to a Good Start

Chicken Stew with 40 Cloves of Garlic

Pumpkin Pie Pancakes

7 Must-See Documentaries for Intentional Living

A Common Sense Guide to Vaccines

5 Reasons We Drink Our Milk Raw

3 (Scrumptious) Pâtés to Satisfy Every Palate

Homemade Chicken Nuggets with Probiotic Barbecue Sauce

Chai Kombucha

6 Cookbooks That Changed the Way I Cook


There were also a slough of posts I really enjoyed from around the web – although there were WAAAAY too many to post here. I tend to share posts I love on Pinterest and Facebook as I come across them, but here are six that particularly inspired me.

Paleo Pancakes from Kitchen Stewardship

Homemade Herbal Vapor Rub from Keeper of the Home

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Fermenting Food from GNOWFGLINS

Traditional Wassail from the Nourished Kitchen

The Decoding Labels series at Food Renegade

Eating Worms from Growing Plains



I look forward to another year of recipes, sustainable living tips, homeschooling adventures, and growing ever more faithful as a steward of all God has given us. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for joining me in the journey!


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