Shannon Stonger


About Shannon Stonger

Shannon Stonger is the founder of the blog Nourishing Days, where she shares her family's journey towards sustainability. She is the author of the sourdough baking book 100% Rye and released Traditionally Fermented Foods in May 2017. She holds a bachelor's degree in chemistry and lives with her husband, five children, and various farm animals on their five-acre homestead in Texas.


Strawberry Cobbler with Gluten-Free Corn Masa Topping

Gently sweetened with raw local honey and topped with an unusual corn masa biscuit crust, this strawberry cobbler recipe is something special. It’s a gluten-free dessert option that uses the best farm fresh strawberries.

Strawberry cobbler in a glass pie pan

five fried eggs in cast iron cookware

The Care and Keeping of Cast Iron Cookware 2

Cast iron cookware is one of the most iconic piece of kitchen equipment on a small homestead. And for good reason. Cast iron cookware is durable, and can be used on the stove top, in the oven, or over an open fire. Better yet, with correct care, it becomes as non-stick as more modern pots and pans.


Savory Muffins with Kale and Chives {Vegan}

These savory muffins are a great accompaniment to soup and salad. Filled with kale and chives (and cheese, if you like!), they’re quick to pull together using basic pantry ingredients and fresh garden kale and chives. Savory muffins might become your new favorite quick bread!

kale and chive savory muffins in a muffin tin on a wooden table

kale growing in a garden

Growing Kale in the Home Garden for Dark, Leafy Greens

Growing kale is easy! Its harvest season can last for an extended time, so you’ll reap the benefits of this dark, leafy green for months with just a single planting. Consider growing kale in your garden for fresh use and freeze some for adding to fruit smoothies. The dark green leafy greens are highly nutritious!


organic broccoli sprouts close up

How to Grow Your Own Organic Broccoli Sprouts 2

Organic broccoli sprouts are great on salads and in sandwiches, and they are very easy to grow in your kitchen. Sprouting is a simple way to grow food in your own kitchen without even a small pot of dirt. Grow organic broccoli sprouts at home for year-round fresh greens.


Vegan Sweet Potato Muffins for a Healthy Breakfast 3

These vegan sweet potato muffins are made with spelt flour and applesauce. There’s so much goodness packed into one little muffin! Made with wholesome ingredients, these sweet potato muffins have a natural sweetness from flavorful sweet potatoes. They’re so great, some people call them morning glory muffins!