Readers Ask: part 6

LaurenS asked:
How much butter do you eat daily?

Lots. :-) I slather it on everything basically. On my bread and most definitely on my veggies. Though each day is so very different, so it’s hard to give a daily average for me, especially since I don’t pay that much attention to it. Best way I can put it, is that I buy one pound per week! That covers all my spreading and baking.

hnlberry asked:
Where do you find recipes?

Here’s a basic list of my “searchable” recipe sites. Normally I do change them up a bit to serve our nutritional/dietary needs though and make them a bit more nourishing.

AllRecipes – A great searchable site for all kinds of recipes. Includes ratings from those who have tried certain recipes which is helpful to know which ones to try. My most used recipe site, and I just modify to adjust for our nutritional standards.

RecipeZaar – Another searchable site for recipes.

Tammy’s Recipes – A blog run by a stay at home mom of 3. She posts some great, easy, recipes.

The Nourishing Gourmet – Lots of Real/ Whole /Nourishing foods recipes!

Sue Gregg – This site includes nutritious and nourishing recipes.

Real Asian Made Simple – Has a great listing of some easy to make Asian foods.

The Pioneer Woman – Seriously, this woman can cook! I personally love her mac and cheese.

Rachel Ray – I love to browse her recipes.

Jaime asked:
Where do you shop locally?

Around here we have a store called Meijer. Think Super Walmart but regional and not so clouded in controversy! It’s where I pick up my odds and ends like weekly snacks for my husband. We also have a local health food store where I’ll pick up eggs if our farm is out of them as well as organic sugars, sea salt, etc if I can’t get all the way to a Natural Foods wharehouse where I buy all my bulk items. During the summer I also try to only buy my produce at farmers markets. Other than that, I pick up milk, eggs, honey, meat, and some fruits and veggies at the farm where we have a goat share.

About Donielle

Donielle is an amateur herbalist and natural momma to two littles (with another babe in heaven) after dealing with being less than fertile. She has a passion for nourishing nutrition, natural living, and spreading the word on how food truly affects our health.


  1. Great info! I love Sue Gregg & Pioneer Woman & use allrecipes frequently. Going to have to check out a couple of your other links. Thanks!