Kitchen Stewardship is the idea that working in our kitchens, like everything we do, is an opportunity to love God and serve our families.
Ever feel pulled in a million different directions? You want to eat well, save money, be gentle to the earth and still have time to hang out with the family you work so hard to care for.
I hear you.
It’s tough to find the balance.
I’m here to help.
The foundation of Kitchen Stewardship is simple: God gave us everything we have and asks only that we take good care of it.
Those who spend a lot of time in the kitchen are met with challenges in all four areas – health, earth, time and money – on a daily basis. It can be daunting to try to do one’s best to be good stewards of them all, especially as science finds out more about how we harm our bodies and environment with chemicals and the world tempts us to live beyond our means in many ways.
Kitchen Stewardship is about finding the balance, doing the right thing to give glory and honor to God, becoming more prayerful in the kitchen, and rejoicing in the accomplishment of baby steps on the road to optimal health and nutrition.
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The food eaten and discussed at Kitchen Stewardship falls squarely into the category of “traditional foods” or “real food.” The recipes contain whole ingredients, lots of healthy options, and often soaked grains and grassfed meats. On the other hand, you’ll find a dessert or two with white sugar in them, and even though most grains are soaked, there are some posts challenging the theory to learn more about exactly why and how we should soak. And then there’s the posts about going grain-free. It’s all about finding the balance and keeping our sanity. Just. Barely.
Cornerstone “how-to” posts include:
- How to make homemade yogurt
- How to make traditional chicken stock
- How to cook with dry beans
- How to make simple homemade cleaners
Some of the most popular foodie series have been:
- A Fat Full Fall
- Real Food Bloggers’ Face-Off
- 15 Super Foods Everyone Can Eat
- Eat Well, Spend Less
- See all the series and carnivals hosted here on this page (but pour a cup of coffee, we’ve been busy!)
I’m Katie Kimball, a Catholic wife and mother of three who wants the best of nutrition and living for her family. I believe that God calls us to be good stewards of all His gifts as we work to feed our families: time, finances, the good green earth, and of course, our healthy bodies. This blog seeks to share with others ways to balance all four and be prayerful in the call to vocation in the kitchen.
You can get into my head in this pivotal reading, On Conscious Thought, which is a pretty good explanation of the foundational process behind everything I do.
I’m partly a “foodie” – in that I buy good quality spices, for example, but not so much that I’d make a recipe with saffron or real vanilla beans in it. I’m also a “real food” foodie: I drink raw milk. I bake sourdough bread. I take fermented cod liver oil. But I’m still on a journey: I don’t really like fermented foods. I haven’t figured out how to eat liver regularly. And I still struggle to buy the “best” foods all the time. I could have been a frugal blogger had I started a year or two before February, 2009.
At that time, I started a blog in the hopes of obtaining a readership base so I can publish a book someday. I am a lover of words on paper that I can touch, highlight, bookmark, and carry into my kitchen. I want my words to be a BOOK! At least, I did when I began. Now I’ve fallen in love with the online genre and the book has taken a backseat.
I Also Contribute to:
- Green…Your Way
- Attune Foods as a brand ambassador
- GNOWFGLINS eCourse (guest lecturer)
- Oreck Corp as a paid blogger
- Grand Rapids Press here and here.
- Take 5 Grand Rapids morning talk show
- Source on NaturalNews.com
- Blog Talk Radio: January, June 2010 and August 2010.
- The Gist Catholic TV
- Speaker at Blissdom 2011, Gleek Retreat 2010 and 2011
- I’m a Born Conservationist
- What I Learned From my Mother
- Things I Learned Because of Children
- When Friends Visit my Home
- My Time of Insanity (or, The Origins of a Book)
- My Confession: I Have an Addiction
- The Final List: A Year of Changes
- Don’t read this until you already love me: 30 Random Things About Katie
- My Many Jobs as a Blogger
- A Jonathan Michael Birth Story
Check out the archives page to browse by month, category, or series. Or…
Find out more about how the site works and what you can expect as we work through the steps Kitchen Stewardship by clicking Method. The cliff notes version of KS:
- Weekly themes and Monday Missions
- Suggested changes in the kitchen
- Family friendly recipes
- Practical tips and ideas to implement changes
- Reflections on the vocation of the kitchen
- Recommendation for prayer in the kitchen
- Information and research
- Encouragement to make broader change
- And a great place to start: Top 10 High Impact Changes
More about how blogging works and how you can stay involved here.
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