Real Food Kitchen Tour: A Crafty Gourmet

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A warm welcome Project365(3) Day 10

Welcome to another edition of the Real Food Kitchen Tour. This week we travel to San Francisco, California to tour the kitchen of Gabriella Makstman, author of A Crafty Gourmet.

What’s a Real Foodie?

A “real foodie” is someone who cooks “traditional” food. We cook stuff from scratch using real ingredients, like raw milk, grass-fed beef, eggs from chickens that run around outdoors, whole grains, sourdough and yogurt starters, mineral-rich sea salt, and natural sweeteners like honey and real maple syrup.

We don’t use modern foods that are either fake, super-refined, or denatured. This includes modern vegetable oils like Crisco and margarine, soy milk, meat from factory farms, pasteurized milk from cows eating corn and soybeans, refined white flour, factory-made sweeteners like HFCS or even refined white sugar, or commercial yeast.

We believe in eating wholesome, nutrient-dense foods that come from nature. So we shop at farmer’s markets or buy direct from the farmer, or we grow food in our own backyards.

This Week’s Real Food Kitchen Tour: A Crafty Gourmet

Gabriella’s story is quite inspirational. When she was in high school, she suffered from bulimia. It took her 3 years to win the battle against bulimia. Now a mom to a beautiful girl named Tali, Gabriella’s journey towards healthy living is one that every mom can relate to.

We invite you to visit her blog A Crafty Gourmet. Enjoy her kitchen tour!

Blog Name: A Crafty Gourmet
Blog Author: Gabriella Makstman
Location: San Francisco, California
How Long Blogging: 6 months
House or Apartment: Condo
Size of Kitchen: 5 ft x 20 ft
Things You Love About Your Kitchen: The dehydrate feature of my oven!
Things You Would Change: I wish I had more counter space and a window. I’d also love someone to come and organize my pantry and cupboards. I spend more time cooking then I do cleaning.
Favorite Tools & Gadgets: Silpat mat, Food Processor, Hurom Slow Juicer, and Vitamix
Biggest Challenges Cooking Real Food: Getting my daughter to eat it!
Current Family Favorite Meal: Slow cooked stews with offal meats (heart, cheeks, sweetbreads)
Favorite Cookbooks: : [easyazon-link asin=”0979885922″ locale=”us”]Nourishing Meals[/easyazon-link] by Alissa Segersten & Tom Malterre, [easyazon-link asin=”1936608758″ locale=”us”]Practical Paleo[/easyazon-link] by Dianne Sanfillippo, [easyazon-link asin=”1556434715″ locale=”us”]Healing with Whole Foods[/easyazon-link] by Paul Pritchford, [easyazon-link asin=”0967089735″ locale=”us”]Nourishing Traditions[/easyazon-link] by Sally Fallon, [easyazon-link asin=”1580082777″ locale=”us”]Heidi Swanson[/easyazon-link]’s two books.

Kitchen View

Le Crueset Collection



I love my bone broth

Tools and Inspiration


Another Kitchen View

Shredding Cabbage for Borshct

Check Out the Previous Real Food Kitchen Tour Posts

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Let Us Tour Your Kitchen

Are you a real foodie? Do you have a kitchen that you’d like to see featured on CHEESESLAVE?

Please email me at annmarie AT cheeseslave dot com. Either send me a link to a Flickr set or email me your photos (minimum of 5, but more is better). Note: Please send me LARGE photos. Minimum 610 width. If they’re too small, I can’t use them.

Oh, and please send the answers to the above questions (at the very top of this post).

As much as I’d love to include all the photos I receive, I can’t guarantee that I will use your photos in the series. I’m looking for creative, good quality photos.

Some ideas for photos:

  • Show us what’s in your fridge or what’s fermenting on your counter
  • Take some snaps of some of your favorite kitchen gadgets, or show us how you organize your spices
  • Got backyard chickens? Send some pics!
  • How about a lovely herb garden?
  • Kids or pets are always cute!
  • Try to include at least one photo of yourself, ideally in your kitchen

And no, you don’t have to have a blog to be included in the tour.

Photo credit: A warm welcome Project365(3) Day 10 by Keith Williamson, on Flickr and photos by Memories by Michelle