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Author Archives: Shannon Stonger

Shannon lives on a two acre off-grid homestead in Central Texas with her husband and four small children. Their family is attempting to create a simple, sustainable way of life from scratch. They like to call it agrarianism. Chickens, gardens, managing life in a small home, lots of food fermentation, homeschooling, and writing about it all make up the full and wonderful days of this life that she writes about at Nourishing Days.

How to Make Delicious Milk Kefir

How to Make Milk Kefir

I thought I hated milk kefir. Then I learned that I was just making it poorly. Here’s how to make delicious milk kefir and the simple trick I use to make sure it is tasty every time.

Better Broccoli Salad [Paleo, Egg-Free, Sugar-Free]

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Are you familiar with that broccoli salad you find at so many pot luck dinners? It’s sweet and tangy and rich and crunchy and everything you could ever want in a broccoli salad. Plus, there’s bacon, which means I might call it lunch. But when I finally got my hands on the recipe it called for gobs of soy oil mayo and tons of sugar. I’m not anti-sweetener, but it seems like a crime against humanity to do that to broccoli… and bacon. So, I came up with something different… something, I think, better.

Beef and Lentil Irish Nacho Bake [Grain-free]

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Imagine a hearty nacho bake, but instead of using tortilla chips, you use fried potatoes. Can you say delicious? I roast a good number of potatoes in lard or coconut oil until golden and crispy. Then, I top it with grass-fed beef, lentils, and cheese. The dish is finished with green onions and toppings like avocado and fermented salsa. It’s enough to feed us for a meal and then some, and I can toss whatever vegetables are coming out of the garden next to it.

Macaroni and Cheese with Tuna and Peas (Gluten-Free and Real Food Style)

Homemade Gluten-Free Macaroni & Cheese

Want a real food, homemade macaroni and cheese recipe that your kids will love? This is comfort food, pure and simple. Using gluten-free macaroni and nutrient-dense cheese and butter from grass-fed cows.

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