White Bean and Polish Sausage Stew with Greens

White Bean and Polish Sausage Stew with Greens-www.nourishingsimplicity.org

Fresh juicy tomatoes, white beans, nourishing chicken broth, and slices of savory sausage are the foundation of this hearty stew. It is the perfect meal that ushers summer into fall.

My counter tops are covered in tomatoes straight from the garden. It is wonderful to enjoy them raw but when there is an overabundance they are just begging to be made into a warm dish.

Warm days are slowly giving way to fall. I love the cool mornings that hold a promise of blustery days to come. As soon as I feel a hint of crispness in the air my mind turns to nourishing soups and stews.

Simple meals like this white bean and polish sausage stew with greens is easy to prepare yet filling making it the perfect weeknight meal.

For the recipe join me at The Nourishing Gourmet.

What is your favourite soup or stew?

Real Food Peach Milkshake

Real Food Peach Milkshake-www.nourishingsimplicity.org

Sweet peaches, fresh raw milk, and homemade vanilla ice cream blended until smooth to make the perfect summer drink.

Summer is slowly winding to a close but peaches are still showing up at my local farmer’s market. My dad and sister love peach milkshakes at a certain chicken restaurant. It definitely isn’t the most nourishing option since there is little real food in it. I decided to whip up an easy milkshake at home with ingredients we could feel good about.

I love how easy humble treats like this real food reach milkshake are to make!

Real Food Peach Milkshake

1 large peach, sliced
1/2 cup vanilla ice cream
1/2 cup raw milk (or milk of choice)

1. Add all three ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.

2. Top with additional vanilla ice cream or whipped cream if desired.

Optional Addins:

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Real Food Peach Milkshake
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Serves: 1 serving
  • 1 large peach, sliced
  • ½ cup vanilla ice cream
  • ½ cup raw milk (or milk of your choice)
  1. Add all three ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Top with additional vanilla ice cream or whipped cream if desired.


Coffee Ice Cream with Chocolate Covered Espresso Beans

Coffee Ice Cream with Chocolate Covered Espresso Beans - www,.nourishingsimplicity.org

Rich, creamy espresso laced ice cream with bits of dark chocolate and espresso beans. It’s a cup of lovely coffee in a bowl of ice cream.

A couple months ago I was sitting a local coffee shop with a couple friends eating amazing gelato. As I savored the espresso gelato I immediately made plans in to create an ice cream version at home with dark chocolate added of course! How can you go wrong with that match-made-in-heaven pairing?

I guess you will have to join me at The Nourishing Gourmet to find out!

“Green” Smoothie

"Green" Smoothie - www.nourishingsimplicity.org

Green smoothies have been all the rage for quite a few years now. A simple search on Pinterest will give you more recipes that you can make in a year. I tend to be non-traditional when it comes to green smoothies, however. For a couple years, I did the whole kale and spinach thing but realized it wasn’t for me. I’ve come to realize that certain foods, like kale and spinach, should not be eaten frequently in their raw form.

Join me at Traditional Cooking School to learn why to avoid large amounts of leafy greens and how to make this awesome pick-me-up “green” smoothie!


Real Food Iced Coffee Shop Drinks to Make at Home

Real Food Iced Coffee Shop Drinks to Make at Home-www.nourishingsimplicity.org

I love coffee. I’m sure I’ve mentioned my love of the bitter brew before. Sometimes I still feel a bit guilty since well, I wrote a cookbook about everything tea…. When I started this blog coffee was not on the radar at all. Since then we’ve become good friends.

Summer is the perfect time to cool down with iced coffee drinks. You can find many tasty beverages, even ones made with quality ingredients like two of my favourites School Grounds and Ritual. Alas, my pocketbook doesn’t like me to indulge in them very often. With fancy iced coffee drinks ranging from $3.50-$5.00 just for a small it’s a once a month or less kind of thing.

Fancy iced coffee drinks may seem overwhelming to make but let me assure you they aren’t. All you need is quality coffee beans, a coffee maker, and an ice cube try. My “essentials” are pretty basic, I use a cheap grinder, a french press, and an espresso percolator. I use my french press for teas as well.

Fancy drinks get a bad rap but when you use real food ingredients like raw milk, maple syrup, stevia, and homemade almond milk you can enjoy them more often and save money at the same time!

If you are looking for hot drinks be sure to check out my sweet friend Elsie of Richly Rooted‘s post on The Humbled Homemaker.

Real Food Coffee Drink (Semi) Essentials

So what are you waiting for? Get that coffee (tea) chilling and make yourself an amazing coffee house drink at home!

Basic Iced Coffee

How to Make Cold Brew Coffee @ The Antidote Life (Photo)

Vanilla Iced Latte @ Montana Homestead

Coconut Coffee Cooler @ The Nourishing Gourmet

Creamy Iced Coffee @ The Nourishing Gourmet

Iced Caramel Macchiato @ Our Nourishing Roots

Dirty Iced Chai- www.nourishingsimplicity.org


Banana Nut Butter Frappe @ Raia’s Recipes (Photo)

Frozen Strawberry Cappuccino @ Spirit Healers

Pumpkin Pie Fauxccino

Peppermint Mocha Frappe

Java Mocha Chip Fauxccino

Mocha Frapuccino @ Growing Up

Paleo Mocha Frappe @ Don’t Mess with Mama

Mocha Coffee Cooler @ Healthy Living How To

Coffee Substitutes

Dandy Blend Coffee Free Frappucino @ This Original Organic Life

Iced Tea and Other Beverages

Raspberry Ginger Iced Green Tea @ Richly Rooted

Sun Tea @ Richly Rooted

Herbal Meadow Tea 

Mix-ins and Toppings

Chocolate Whipped Cream

Raw Whipped Cream

Salted Caramel Sauce

Dark Chocolate Syrup

Other Coffee Treats

Affogato @ The Antidote Life

Ice Coffee Cubes

 What is your favourite iced coffee shop drink?