Book Review: The Nourished Kitchen

As you probably know by now, I love food, and I never shy away from pouring through a new cook book!  Especially when the book is based on real, wholesome, and traditional foods.  This is why I was really excited to receive a copy of The Nourished Kitchen by Jennifer McGruther to read & review.


Jennifer takes you through each area of food: Produce, Meat of all kinds, Fermented, and more. She offers a wealth of information on how to choose quality food ingredients, WHY you should be choosing them and what their benefits are.
While this is not a paleo book, anyone who desires to learn more about sourcing & using good quality food will enjoy this book and get a lot out of it. The author focuses on how to obtain and use quality meat & produce to create delicious and nutritious recipes.
While some of the recipes had my kids wondering what I’d make for dinner (e.g. Stewed Beef Heart), there were so many new and delicious ideas for cooking meals that I can’t wait to try them! I was especially excited about the section that included some different, yet not too exotic recipes for cooking fish & seafood. One I can’t wait to try is “Pan Seared Halibut with Melted Cherry Tomatoes & Tarragon”. I’m hoping that some of the different combinations of flavors in these will get my kids more on board with eating fish. (A mom can hope, right??)
The Nourished Kitchen is first a cook book, but it is so much more than that. Its filled with over 160 recipes with beautiful photos! But the extra information for the how & why of choosing certain foods makes this book a great resource. Its important to know WHY you should eat certain things, not just have a list telling you what to do. Check out a preview of this book below to see a little glimpse of what its about. I’m looking forward to making many of these recipes and trying some new things! Happy cooking!

I received this book from the Blogging for Books program in exchange for this review.  While the book was given to me, the thoughts & opinions on it are all my own! :-)


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