Author Archives: Shannon Stonger

Shannon lives on a two acre off-grid homestead in Central Texas with her husband and three small children. Their family is attempting to create a simple, sustainable way of life from scratch and without debt. They like to call it agrarianism. Chickens, gardens, managing life in a 300 sq ft 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.

Beef Stew with Mushrooms and Summer Vegetables

beef stew recipe with mushrooms

A good stew accomplishes two things, in my world. For one, it stretches out some very expensive grass-fed beef. Perhaps more importantly, though, it allows me to cram whatever vegetables that need eating into a one pot meal filled with delicious, beefy gravy. So I let the other vegetables do the talking – carrots, green beans, and mushrooms. Enhancing the beef and vegetables with herbs and last year’s canned tomatoes is always a must. Finally, I add my secret beef stew ingredients – paprika and butter.

Golden Mid-Summer Vegetable Noodle Salad

vegetable noodle salad

Sometimes all you need for lunch is a big plate of vegetables doused in good fat sitting alongside a tall glass of raw milk. And sometimes it’s just what I need in the heat of the summer when I try to make breakfast the heaviest meal of the day, getting all of my cooking in…

Easy Homesteader’s Bibimbap Recipe

easy homesteaders bibimbap recipe

I make simple meals. Bibimbap is a Korean dish that literally translates to “mixed rice”. It is a bowl of white rice with fresh and fermented vegetables, egg and sometimes meat, and often a chili or other sauce to top it off.

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