Food/ Green Living

From Your Garden to Your Family: Beginner Gardening Guide and Cookbook!


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I love gardening so much. It has long been a tool for coping, healing and pure enjoyment. I get to be outdoors on a beautiful day and am getting exercise at the same time. Sometimes walking and yoga can get boring, but with gardening you are squatting and strengthening muscles without even realizing it!

I feel a sense of pride and accomplishment when I grow a vegetable and cook it for dinner. To be a part of the full circle from seed to dinner table connects me to the earth and to my ancestors, and that connection makes me feel alive, happy and emotionally balanced.

I love gardening even more now that Penelope is here with me. When she sees a seed has sprouted or later when it has bore fruit, her joy and excitement  is wonderfully contagious. And I know the reason she eats broccoli, carrots, spinach, and eggplant in spite of issues with food from her SPD is because she grew them and wants to taste them.

One day I will realize my dream of having my own farm, and I will be a fourth generation farmer. I am proud to have farming in my blood and my lineage. Even if there hasn’t been a farm in your family for generations, somewhere in your lineage is a farmer. It’s part of our collective consciousness to grow, nurture and harvest.

Because gardening is so important in my life, I want to share everything I know with you, along with some of my favorite fresh, grain-free recipes. I make slow cooker freezer recipes 75% of the week, but love to pepper in fresh meals and sides throughout the week for the pure joy of cooking and to add fresh vegetables to our diet, too.

From Your Garden To Your Family: The Mama and Baby Love Guide to Beginning Gardening with 50 Fresh, Grain-free Recipes is here!

For $9, you will get a beautifully laid out cookbook with lots of pictures and learn:

-How to build a backyard garden

-How to build an herb garden

-How to garden by the moon

-What to plant in each season

-What to harvest in each season

-Nutritional information for each in season vegetable or fruit, with tips on how to store, cook and season for optimal taste.

Plus, learn how to grow specific fruits and vegetables, and have recipes to go with each one, such as:

-Winter:  Leeks, Beets, Citrus, Rhubarb, Greens, and Brussels Sprouts

-Spring: Radish, Peas, Carrots, Strawberries, Chard, Mushrooms and Mangoes

-Summer: Zucchini/Squash, Blueberries, Tomatoes, Watermelon, Figs, Peaches, and Eggplant

-Fall: Okra, Bell Peppers, Grapes, Apples, Pomegranates, Pumpkins, and Cranberries

I so hope that you will add more in-season fruits and veggies to your diet and get to experience the joy of gardening. I think my book is just the ticket to get you started off right. If you have dabbled in gardening before, it’s a resource to help you take your gardening skills to the next level.

I think that everyone has a green thumb, it’s just a matter of moving past the fear of failure, and being tenacious when thing get bumpy. Even master gardeners and farmers know that growing is always a huge experiment and the only way to grow a green thumb is to keep trying!

If you start a backyard garden soon, please show me! Use the hashtag #fromyourgardentoyourfamily so I can see!

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Here is the full list of recipes included:

Roasted Leeks
Roasted Salmon with Leeks
Leek and Potato Soup
Beet and Arugula Salad
Old School Marmalade
Lemon-Ginger Salmon
Grain-Free Rhubarb Crisp
Rhubarb Chutney
Kale Chips
Creamed Spinach
Spinach Pie
Slow Cooker Brussel Sprouts
Roasted Brussel Sprouts
Roasted Radish
Radish Dip
Radish-Mushroom Chicken Soup
Split Pea Soup
Carrot, Pea, Radish Salad
Braised Sweet Carrots
Fresca Con Crema (Strawberries and Cream)
Sauteed Chard
Slow Cooker Swiss Chard “Lasagna”
Mushroom-Onion Chicken Soup
Mushroom Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Mango Salsa
Mango Chutney
Grain Free Mac and Cheese
Zucchini Pizza Bites
Grilled Zucchini
Blueberry Vinaigrette
Oma’s Blueberry Pie
Minestrone Soup
Caprese Salad
Watermelon Popsicles
Chilled Watermelon Soup
Fig Pie
Peach Baby Back Ribs
Peach Vegetable Stir Fry
Grain Free Eggplant Parmesan
Grilled Eggplant
Waldorf Salad
Roasted Chicken with Grapes and Onions
Apple Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
Chicken Curry Salad
Pomegranate Salad
Leftover Turkey Soup
Pumpkin Soup
Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
Homemade Cranberry Sauce

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  • Natasha
    January 20, 2014 at 5:55 AM

    Hi Stephanie!
    I was just messaging my hubby that someday I would love to harvest my own produce, my motivation streamed from having a baby last spring 🙂
    I have purchased your book bundle and is very interested in this book to use as a guide but I’m hesitating because I wonder if it’ll be beneficial if i’m in Canada, do we have the same peak seasons? I’m in Western Canada Alberta.

    • Stephanie
      January 20, 2014 at 2:38 PM

      It will be beneficial for sure. It wont be exact, I give averages for North America so it will be similar, but I explain how to get exact information for your zone.

  • Misty
    January 20, 2014 at 12:31 PM

    I love your heart and all that you do. All your posts are great. Thank you so much for doing all of this. I can’t wait to get started with From Your Garden to Your Family and your Healing book. Thank you so much for giving that one for Free. =) <3 <3 <3 <3

    • Stephanie
      January 20, 2014 at 2:37 PM

      Thanks Misty! You are so welcome!