I’ve been blessed the past 4 months or so to have stumbled into a blogging group of quite amazing people. They’re talented, smart, motivated, fun, kind, giving…and make incredible recipes with mouth-watering photos.
The “social” part of being in the social media world ebbs and flows for me – I get holed up in my own world of this blog for a while and forget about social connections, and then I bounce back. I’m in a “bounce” right now. That can mean I’m spending too much time on Facebook in blogging groups (ahem), but hopefully that’s ultimately a good thing for me learning my craft.
Today, something very productive came out of all that socializing.
A group of over 50 bloggers came together under the tutelage of Pat Robinson of Heal Thyself and Aubrey Griffin of Homegrown and Healthy to compile their favorite nourishing soup recipes. The foreword to the book describes the project this way:
“Stone Soup” is an old folk story in which hungry strangers persuade local people of a town to give them food. It is usually told as a lesson in cooperation, especially amid scarcity. The “Stone Soup” theory – that a fabulous soup can be made from many individual contributions of simple ingredients – is an allegory for community cookbooks across generations.
Long before blogging and social networks, trading recipes has been a way to connect and transfer culture, nourishment and love from the heart of the home (the kitchen) to others. Similarly, each blogger shared his or her best recipe for our recipe collection…and shared their love of cooking real food with your family for your good health!
With special thanks to Pat and Aubrey, who organized a monumental task by nurturing this brainstorm into reality and a hat tip to Starlene of GAPS Diet Journey and Vivian of The Real Food Guide, who worked on formatting and designing, the bloggers of the Community Cookbooks group present…
In the spirit of old-fashioned cookbooks compiled by church ladies, you’ll enjoy a new-fangled technological wonder with this collection:
- Over 50 Delicious Winter Soups (but hey, I eat soup all summer too, so why not?)
- Made with 100% Real Food Ingredients
- Beautiful Color Photos and Print-Ready Pages
- Full Recipe Index Included
- 45+ Gluten free recipes
- 30+ Dairy free recipes
- 30+ Paleo friendly recipes
- 25+ GAPS friendly
- 129 pages
- All made from scratch with no junk or fillers added!!
- PLUS a free bonus printable when you buy at Kitchen Stewardship®! (details below)
- Money-back guarantee
This is an eBook only; nothing will come in the mail.
Special KS Bonus!
All the participating authors are selling the book, but if you purchase here, you also get a bonus printable: How to Make Chicken Stock
It’s just one page, perfect to tack to the fridge so you never have to look anything up when you’re whipping up a batch of nourishing, homemade stock – because how else are you going to have soup at least once a week and get through all the gorgeous recipes in this book?
Winter Soups eBook: Community Cookbooks
reg. price: $9.97
This is a digital product only; nothing will come in the mail.
What’s in Winter Soups, the eBook?
Here’s the full Index (click to view larger):
Recipe categories include:
- 8 Cheese and Cream Soups
- 14 Pumpkin, Squash, and Root Vegetable Soups
- 6 Sweet, Sour, and Exotic Flavored Soups
- 4 Bean and Lentil Soups
- 7 Beef Based Soups
- 8 Poultry Based Soups
- 6 Pork Based Soups
- 1 Seafood Soup
You can view this book on your computer, mobile device, or email it to your Kindle or Nook, and you can also print individual recipes as you wish, either directly from the PDF with the photo, or copy the text into a document and delete the photo to save ink.
They layout is simple but beautiful:
This is an eBook only; nothing will come in the mail.
Any questions about the book, please ask in the comments and I’ll answer for you!
NOTE: Since I know the feeling of not being able to thumb through a book before I buy it, I’m happy to offer a satisfaction guarantee: If you are not happy with your purchase for any reason, including that you can’t figure out how to get it onto your device or that dietary restrictions make too many recipes impossible for you, simply email for a full refund.
If you love collecting great family-friendly recipes, I also have 7 other real food eBooks:
- Healthy Snacks to Go
- The Everything Beans Book
- Better Than a Box
- The Healthy Lunch Box
- The Healthy Breakfast Book
- Smart Sweets
- The Family Camping Handbook
This is the first “Community Cookbook,” but watch for more coming soon!
Contributors to the Winter Soups book:
Alison of Healthnutnation,
Amanda of The Curious Coconut,
Amy of Real Food Whole Health,
Aubrey of Homegrown and Healthy
Beth of Red and Honey,
Carol of Studio Botanica,
Carolyn of Real Food Carolyn,
Christy of Whole Foods on a Budget,
Colleen of Five Little Homesteaders,
Dina-Marie of Cultured Palate,
Emily of The Urban EcoLife,
Heather of The Homesteading Hippy,
Iris of De Voedzame Keuken (The Nutritious Kitchen),
Jackie of Deductive Seasoning,
Jan of Healthy Notions,
Jennifer of Hybrid Rasta Mama,
Jill of Real Food Forager,
Jo of Nourishing Time,
Joe of Wellness Punks,
Joelle of jarOhoney,
Karen of ecokaren,
Karen of Nourish with Karen,
Karen of Sustainable Fitness,
Katie of Kitchen Stewardship®,
Kris of Attainable Sustainable,
Kristen of Rethink Simple,
Kristine of Real Food Girl: Unmodified,
Lauren of Healing and Eating,
Laurie of Common Sense Homesteading,
Libby of eat.play.love…more,
Libby of Libby Louer,
Linda of The Organic Kitchen,
Lydia of Divine Health From The Inside Out,
Natalie of Honey, Ghee, & Me,
Pamela of Paleo Table,
Pat of Heal Thyself
Sandi of Sandi’s Allergy Free Recipes,
Sarah of Real Food Outlaws,
Shannon of All Things Health,
Shanti of Life Made Full,
Shelley of A Harmony Healing,
Sjanett of Paleolland,
Stacy of A Delightful Home,
Stacy of Paleo Gone Sassy,
Starlene of GAPS Diet Journey,
Susan of Grow In Grace Farm,
Susan of Learning and Yearning,
Suzanne of Strands of my Life,
Sylvie of Hollywood Homestead,
Tracy of Oh, The Things We’ll Make!,
Vanessa of Natural Family Today,
Vivian of The Real Food Guide,
Vivica of The Nourished Caveman and
Wendy of Cooking Quinoa