Learn to Cook Nourishing and Frugal Food from The Nourishing Gourmet (And a Giveaway!)

Learn to Cook Nourishing and Frugal Food from The Nourishing Gourmet (And a Giveaway!)

Learn to Cook Nourishing and Frugal Food from The Nourishing Gourmet (And a Giveaway!)

Do you struggle with knowing how to balance the time and budget demands of making food for your family, with your desire to cook whole, nourishing and traditional foods?

If so, you will love this new eCourse being offered by my dear friend Kimi of The Nourishing Gourmet! It’s called “A Peasant’s Feast: Nourishing Food on a Budget”.

Eating real food sounds great, right? But how do we fit it into our daily life? We want real food, but we also have real life schedules and budgets. We want to eat healthier foods, but aren’t sure where to start. And isn’t real food just for the rich? Grass fed beef, free range chicken and organic produce can be expensive! How does one afford it on a normal budget? My ecourse is aimed at showing you how to eat real food on a realistic budget.

Kimi Harris, taken from the A Peasant’s Feast page.

I’ve been following her blog, The Nourishing Gourmet, since it’s inception over two years ago. Kimi has a very solid grasp on nutrition, but even more than that, she focuses on making foods that appeal to the senses and taste fabulous, all on a frugal budget. Many of the recipes from The Nourishing Gourmet have made their way into our family repertoire and we eat them frequently. They are inexpensive, simple to make and winners at the dinner table.

What the Ecourse Includes:

I have been privy to some course previews and I can tell you that this is a high caliber course and worth much more than she is charging for it! The videos are excellent, showing you recipes step-by-step, while Kimi shares cooking techniques, ideas for ingredient substitutions to use what you have on hand, nutritional tidbits, and plenty of frugal tips.

Each weekly lesson includes a cooking demonstration video, as well as downloadable PDF files with lectures on the why’s and how’s of preparing real food, help for finding resources for high quality ingredients, shopping guides, health and nutrition information, as well as several recipes for each lesson. The course material is beautifully presented, easy to follow along with and could actually be a book in and of itself!

Click here to sign up for the course!

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Here is an overview of this 13 week course:

Week One: Intro to Nourishing Food, How to Find Local Resources, Guide to Nutrient Dense Foods, and How to Find the Right Budget for You

Week Two: Why I am not a Vegetarian when Beans are so Cheap, Shopping Guide to Beef, Beef Stretching Recipes and Video Demonstration

Week Three and Four: How to Stretch one Chicken into Three Meals, The Health and Frugality Benefits of Homemade Chicken Stock (Recipes and Video Demonstrations)

Week Five: Why Seafood? Health Benefits of Seafood and What to Buy, Seven Tips for Saving Money on Seafood, Recipes and Video demonstration.

Week Six: The How’s and Why’s of Soaking Grains, Shopping Guide to Buying Grains, Video Demonstration and Recipes

Week Seven: Sourdough, How to Maintain a Starter, How to Make Sourdough Bread, Video Demonstration and Recipes

Week Eight: Eating Dessert like the French (Fruit based Desserts). Naturally Sweetened, fruit based desserts

Week Nine: Sprouting, The Benefits of Sprouting, Sprouting Guide, Pictorial Guides, Video Demonstration and Recipes

Week Ten: Lacto-Fermented Foods: The Benefits of Lacto-Fermenting, Demonstrations of two methods, and recipes.

Week Eleven: Dairy-Shopping Guide to Dairy, Making Homemade Yogurt and Creme Freshe, Video Demonstration and Recipes

Week Twelve: The Joys of Vegetables: Where to buy Quality Produce for Less, Making Main Dish Salads, Homemade Salad Dressings, Recipes and Video Demonstrations

Week Thirteen: Meal Planning Tips and Sample Menus.

Learn to Cook Nourishing and Frugal Food from The Nourishing Gourmet (And a Giveaway!)

The Details

Kimi actually teaches cooking classes out of her home in Oregon. These classes run for $35 each and contain similar information and cooking demonstrations.

With the A Peasant’s Feast ecourse, each weekly lesson breaks down to just over $9, which is a significant savings! The entire course is only $120 for all 13, compared to $455 if you were taking each course in her home!

Kimi has also generously offered a limited number of partial and full scholarships for those who are financially unable to take the course, but feel that it would really benefit them and their families. You can directly contact her if you feel that you fit into this category.

Registration ends on June 26th, and then the course will begin on June 28th.

Click here to sign up for the course!

I am also delighted to announce that one lucky reader will win a free ecourse membership!

You can enter by:

1) Leaving a comment, telling me what you would be most excited to learn from this ecourse!

2) Share this giveaway on Facebook.

3) Tweet this giveaway. “Want to learn to cook nourishing food on a budget? Enter to win A Peasant’s Feast Ecourse from @keeperhome– https://keeperofthehome.org/learn-to-cook-nourishing-and-frugal-food-from-the-nourishing-gourmet-and-a-giveaway/”

4) Subscribe to Kimi’s blog, The Nourishing Gourmet

Giveaway ends Monday, June 14 at 4pm (PST). Good luck! Giveaway has now ended.

Disclosure: If you sign up for A Peasant’s Feast through one of the above links, I will earn a small commission. You are by no means obligated to use these links, but it is one of the ways that you can support this site. Thank you!

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  1. Oh, I saw this a while back & was thinking how wonderful it would be to take! It sounds like a fun & very yummy course! Hope I win!

  2. Looks like a wonderful course! I would most like to learn about seafood. We love it, but I’m confused as to which is best for my family. Thank you for the entry.

  3. I saw that she is going to teach about using whole grains and seafood (not necessarily together, ha!) Basically, I need to learn everything and anything! I want to get this stuff down before I get pregnant with #2 and am too busy throwing up to think about what to feed my family. =)

  4. I need help with soaking grains and cooking with beans and beef and would love to learn with this course!

  5. This seems like a pretty great program. I’m most curious about sprouting. Other than sprouts for salads, I haven’t experimented with it and this course seems to cover that.

    Thanks for doing another giveaway. These are fun. 🙂
    .-= Jodi Anderson´s last blog ..the passing of peonies =-.

  6. I have heard so much about sprouting and its benefits. I would love to learn more about it and I learn best by seeing! This would be awesome to win this ecourse!

  7. i just found your blog this past week. it has been SO helpful already!
    this class would be wonderful!!!

  8. I would be most excited to learn about seafood. I want to feed my family more fish, but I don’t know the best way to do that and it seems so expensive.

    It sounds like a wonderful course!

  9. I would be so excited to make it through the first week and finding where to shop in my area. I live in a smaller city with two grocery store chains (neither of which are national level chains).
    .-= Laura L´s last blog ..23 May – 29 May =-.

  10. I too have read Kimi’s blog for awhile now and have throughly enjoyed it. I would love to try her e-course. It sounds like a great array of topics!
    .-= Jen´s last blog ..giveaway! =-.

  11. It ALL looks like valuable information! BUT, one of the things I REALLY want to learn is about the sourdough starter. I have tried twice to successfully start a starter….well, it wasn’t a success at all. 🙁 I really want to make that work. I would LOVE to win this!!!!

  12. Ohh.. I would love to learn more about sourdough breads and doughs… as well as how to incorporate legumes and beans into my diet.

  13. I would LOVE some more practical advice and recipes for stretching beef as well as lessons on how to sprout bread. thank you!!

  14. This course looks wonderful. I would really love to learn her money saving ideas. Earing healthy can be so expensive. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

  15. I would be really interested to learn about soaking grains. I don’t quite have a solid grasp on why I should do this since I feel like I digest things quite readily now! =)

  16. I really like her approach to eating real food, frugally. I have enjoyed the other videos she has done and would really enjoy this class!

  17. Definately sharing of Facebook! We are a family of five, living on a teacher’s salary, and working to be debt-free while still eating a nourishing whole-foods diet. Sounds like a great way to learn more! It can definately be a challenge to balance time and money constraints with wanting to eat the best possible foods.

  18. Oh, this would be awesome! Especially the info on stretching meat-we only eat meat once or twice a week because of the cost and I really want to learn how to stretch it and eat less grains.

  19. I would like to know more about sprouting and soaking grains!
    I subscribed to the Nourishing Gourmet’s blog; thanks!

  20. I would love some ecourses on cooking frugal and healthy with 3 small boys who eat a ton I need to start now for when they are bigger and eat me out of house and home.

  21. Yea! I would love all of the courses, but the sourdough one looks like one that would be very helpful! Thanks!

  22. Wow! I would love to have classes like that…I am a hands-on visual person, so the videos, pdf’s, etc would be great.

  23. I’d love to win a membership to this ecourse! The lesson on stretching 1 chicken into 3 meals! We just got 36 baby chicks today, so I’ll need to have good chicken recipes on hand!

  24. The lesson on stretching 1 chicken into 3 meals! We just got 36 baby chicks today, so I’ll need to have good chicken recipes on hand!

  25. A single mother to three, I would LOVE to learn how to cook nourishing, whole foods on a budget (super important!) and easily (time is not my friend :P). This would be SO beneficical to me!

  26. I would love how to take all the estra’s out of our food and still have it taste great. I have read about additives in processed foods contributing to health and behavior issues in children and would love to start eliminating some from our diet. It seems like a big tast and this might just be the start I need!

  27. I would love to know how to substitue ingredents with what I have on hand instead of always needing to run to the store…fully using my kitchen.

  28. I would love to be a part of this course because I am just starting to dive deeper into the healthy eating scene . They is a lot of great info out there but to see it done with practical tips would be awesome for thise busy mom of 3. Thanks for the chance to win!

  29. I am most interested in the lacto-fermented foods – something that “scares” me! 🙂
    I have also tweeted about the giveaway.

  30. I’m actually excited about the first lesson – Intro to Nourishing Food, How to Find Local Resources, Guide to Nutrient Dense Foods, and How to Find the Right Budget for You sounds great to me! I’d also love to learn more about dinner salads.

  31. What a great giveaway! I would love to learn more about soaking grains and sourdough. Thanks for the chance to win.

  32. I’m interested in stretching one chicken into three meals. I’m newly into real food eating & always appreciate learning more about it.

  33. I would love to win this! I have been getting really good at meal planning but I would like to reduce our budget more!

  34. I would LOVE to learn about how to make desserts like she was saying…eating like the French!

  35. I’d like to learn more about how to soak grains. I just lack the confidence to fiddle with my tried and true recipes to incorporate soaking, but I know there must be a way!

  36. My son was recently diagnosed with Autism and I am trying to find ways to improve our family’s diet, and help my son as best I can. I would love learn more about soaking grains to see if this would help him. The entire course has so much information – it would be such a blessing to win. Thanks for the giveaway!

  37. I would be excited to learn about making sourdough bread and keeping a starter. also I am interested in getting 3 meals out of a chicken after the blog post here about buying whole chickens and cutting them up myself.

  38. HMM… We just purchased our first pastured, antibiotic and hormone free 1/2 cow and would LOVE to know how to make it stretch. I also have tired sourdough and just can’t seem to get it just by reading directions. It would be helpful to “see it”. I just finished GNOWFGLINS ecourse and think this would be a great follow up to that.
    .-= Jacqualine Chamberlain´s last blog ..Hop on over… =-.

  39. I would love to learn these techniques. With a family of 7 (soon to be 8), I have tried before to cook nourishing food, but the budget would not allow! What a blessing to be taught these healthful,life giving
    foods and recipes and not break the budget! THanks for this wonderful give-away.

  40. I am still in the beginning stages of soaking grains and sprouting so definitely am interested in learning more there.

  41. I would love to learn more about sourdough bread and also making my own sprouted flour……I have been doing the soaking…..but the sprouting of wheat berries and making your own sprouted flour sounds great!

  42. Hi Stephanie, just a word of advice on grammar. Only write ” it’s ” with an apostrophe if it’s short for ” it is “. Otherwise, no apoostrophe. So, with reference to your post above, ‘its inception’ would be correct, rather than ‘its’ inception’.

    Hope this helps!

  43. I would love to participate in this e-course. I have been working hard over the past few years to encorporate more and more healthy incredients and methods into my cooking. I believe that this course would help me move up to the next level.

  44. I’d be most interested in 2 things: First, her tips on making seafood a sensible and frugal choice, since I love seafood, but can’t seem to buy it without guilt. Second, I could definitely use some insight into the whole business of lacto-fermentation. I’m curious, but I haven’t had the guts to try that yet.

  45. Everything sounds very interesting to me! I’d especially like to know more about soaking and sprouting.

  46. My hubby *loves* red meat, and it would be really helpful to learn more about grass-fed beef, how to prepare it and how to fit it into our budget.
    .-= Emily @ Live Renewed´s last blog ..Strawberries! =-.

  47. I would love to win this & learn how to stretch quality meats. That’s a big dent in the food budget!

  48. I’d be very interested in the lessons on sourdough as well as lacto-fermentation… two things I’ve been wanting to try out and yet still feel intimidated by!

  49. I would be extremely excited to learn how to make a sourdough starter & the lacto-fermented foods. I’m just a tad intimidated!

  50. I would love to learn about making chicken stock and stretching meat out for multiple meals in particular. But I honestly think I would enjoy every class! Well, I’m not so sure on the lacto-fermenting thing, but maybe she could convince me it’s yummy, lol.

  51. There is so much I’m eager to learn — from beef stretching recipes to lacto fermentation. It ALL looks like info I need to learn!! Thanks for sponsoring this giveaway!
    .-= Erika´s last blog ..FUN! =-.

  52. Hi-
    I just found your website-fantastic! I would especially like to learn how to make homemade yogurt. I mean, how cool is that?

  53. I am most excited to learn about stretching meat, buying produce, and menu planning. I’m also interested in learning how to make sour dough bread and home made yogurt.

  54. I would love to win this! I looked at each week’s lessons and I loved all of them! I think I’m the most interested in the fruit-based desserts. We aren’t very good at consistently eating our fruits & veggies, so I’d love to learn more ways of incorporating them into our diet!

  55. I am very interested in the fruit based desserts and lacto fermented vegetables. With summer produce starting to trickle in, I would love healthy ways to use them and save them.

  56. I would be really excited to learn about seafood. I don’t cook it very often because it intimidates me (and I don’t really like it). I’d also be very interested in the beef stretching recipes.
    .-= Stacy @ Delighting in the Days´s last blog ..Change – It’s not for the weak =-.

  57. Oh, it’s got to be a toss up between sourdough, fruit based desserts, and lacto-fermentation!

  58. I’m most excited about the Why Seafood? lesson. (Health Benefits of Seafood and What to Buy, Seven Tips for Saving Money on Seafood, Recipes and Video demonstration)

  59. I would love to learn how to soak, I have wanted to for a while, but haven’t taken the time to run around the blog or the library and put the pieces together myself. A course would be so helpful. Thanks!

  60. Thanks for such a great giveaway! We recently adopted 3 children, and I am most interested in making our food budget stretch while still offering healthy meals to the family!

  61. I’m interested in learning about soaking grains and all that. but i’d probably use the sourdough info most

  62. I would love to see and read more about the sprouting, sourdough and more in-depth areas of nourishing food on a budget. I have been trying to educate myself and read lots of materials, watch lots of instructional videos and try, try, try recipes. I have three small kids and a husband who isn’t totally sold on nourishing cooking, but our budget demands it. We have histories of diabetes and heart failure in our families and this is a big priority for me. However, with little time nor money, it’s hard. Blessings to you for the chance to win!

  63. Wow, just found this blog, what GREAT info! On the same journey myself. I would be excited about the whole course, especially soaking grains because I haven’t gotten that down yet, not sure when or how to do that.

  64. I’ve been buying nutrient dense foods from a local co-op kitchen and would love to know how to do it at home.

  65. I would love to learn more to keep my family eating wholesome good foods. I struggle with finding balance and I look forward to hopefully learning more, should I win 🙂

  66. I’d like to win this for two reasons: 1) because the entire course would benefit my immediate family (history of heart disease and diabetes) and extended family as I can pass along ideas for my step-dad, aunt, and mother-in-law (all Type 2 diabetics) and 2) because I am currently in school to become a personal trainer and specialist in fitness nutrition, and I know the more I learn about not just the “why’s” but the HOW’s of cleaning up a client’s diet, the more helpful I can be to them.

  67. The lacto-fermented foods section is the part that I’d look forward to and glean the most from, I think.

  68. Not only do I desire to eat healthy, I need to learn to be more frugal in my efforts as well – not just for me, but for my whole family!

    Leigh Ann
    .-= Leigh Ann´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday =-.

  69. Wow, that sounds great! I’ve pretty much got a handle on stretching meat, but as for chapters five through ten, I can’t decide which I would be looking forward to more!!

  70. Oh its hard to pick what I’m MOST interested in. I think the frugal tips and meal/menu planning parts!

  71. This is exactly what I have been looking for!! We are trying to get out of debt so we try to buy cheaply as possible, but I do not want to give up the nutritional value of it.

  72. I have six children and really need to learn to make nutritious meals for my family…on a one income budget. This would be an awesome course to take.

  73. Learning how to eat healthier on a budget. I especially am interested in soaking class and how to make our own sourdough

  74. I would be really excited to learn more about stretching my “meat” meals further. This is always a challenge feeding a family of 7

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