Real Food Kitchen Tour: Nourishing Our Children

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A warm welcome Project365(3) Day 10

Welcome to another edition of the Real Food Kitchen Tour. This week we’re featuring Sandrine Hahn, Executive Director of Nourishing Our Children.

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: Nourishing Our Children

This week we travel to San Francisco to tour the kitchen of Sandrine Hahn, Executive Director of the non-profit organization, Nourishing Our Children.

I’m honored to call Sandrine a good friend. She is one of my very favorite people on this rolling blue ball, planet Earth. She has dedicated her life to educating people about how to nourish their children. What a noble cause!

And yeah, I’m totally inspired by her awesome kitchen! Can you imagine cooking in there? And it’s situated in my favorite city in the world, San Francisco.

Blog Name: Nourishing Our Children and Nourishing Ourselves
Blog Author: Sandrine Hahn, Executive Director  of the non-profit organization, Nourishing Our Children
Location: San Francisco, CA
How Long Blogging: 8 Months
House or Apartment: Loft
Size of Kitchen: Approximately 18.5′ × 14′
Things You Love About Your Kitchen: The spaciousness! I have had 18 students for a cooking class sit comfortably in the kitchen.  The sense of space is enhanced by the the view of the outdoor patio.  I love the yellow color I had the kitchen painted. Before I purchased the loft, I was renting an apartment without a dishwasher.  I love having a dishwasher.
Things You Would Change: I would redesign the kitchen so that the center island was the stovetop.  That way we would be facing the outdoor patio when cooking, and guests sitting at the kitchen table.  I would also install built-in cabinets and countertops along the the entire wall space of the kitchen.  I would like one fridge and one freezer side by side!
Favorite Tools & Gadgets: Crock pot, hand blender, cast iron grill, glass storage, garlic crusher, Wusthof Chef Knife, Wusthof Clever (for cutting fresh Thai coconuts) and Wusthof Kitchen Shears (for cutting chicken), bamboo cutting boards.
Biggest Challenges Cooking Real Food: Prioritizing the time involved in cooking.
Current Family Favorite Meal: Oxtail prepared in the slow cooker by marinating it in organic red wine, and adding blanched and peeled organic tomatoes, in addition to organic potatoes, carrots, celery, garlic, onion, shallots, a bundle of herbs – bay leaf, rosemary, thyme, oregano, marjoram, salt and pepper.  Sometimes we grill the ox tail first on the cast iron grill, and sometimes we add beef broth.
Favorite Cookbooks: [easyazon-link asin=”0967089735″ locale=”us”]Nourishing Traditions[/easyazon-link], honestly.

The loft kitchen

Kitchen overview

Menu board

Beeswax candles

Cast iron skillets

Favorite kitchen tools

Harsch fermenting crock

Le Creuset cookware

Lead-free ceramic dishes

Organic grains stainless steel and glass

Pastured soy-free eggs

Slow cooker

Spice drawer

Use the microwave for storage

View onto patio inside

View onto patio outside

Check Out the Previous Real Food Kitchen Tour Posts

Real Food Kitchen Tour: Life Is A  Melody!
Real Food Kitchen Tour: Too Many Jars in My Kitchen!
Real Food Kitchen Tour: Natural Health at Home
Real Food Kitchen Tour: The Promise Land Farm
Real Food Kitchen Tour: Mama and Baby Love
Real Food Kitchen Tour: The Healthy Habit Coach
Real Food Kitchen Tour: Life From Scratch
Real Food Kitchen Tour: Our Nourishing Roots
Real Food Kitchen Tour: Jody Brantley
Real Food Kitchen Tour: Eating My Vegetables
Real Food Kitchen Tour: Well Fed Homestead
Real Food Kitchen Tour: Farm Food Blog
Real Food Kitchen Tour: Unmistakably Food
Real Food Kitchen Tour: Holistic Health
Real Food Kitchen Tour: The Prairie Homestead
Real Food Kitchen Tour: Bubbling Brook Farm
Real Food Kitchen Tour: Taste is Trump
Real Food Kitchen Tour: CHEESESLAVE
Real Food Kitchen Tour: GAPS Diet Kitchen
Real Food Kitchen Tour: Holistic Mom
Real Food Kitchen Tour: Radically Natural Living
Real Food Kitchen Tour: Amanda Brown
Real Food Kitchen Tour: Pamela Montazeri
Real Food Kitchen Tour: Cracking an Egg with One Hand
Real Food Kitchen Tour: Yolks, Kefir & Gristle
Real Food Kitchen Tour: The Okparaeke Family
Real Food Kitchen Tour: Holistic Kid
Real Food Kitchen Tour: Artistta
Real Food Kitchen Tour: Nourished & Nurtured
Real Food Kitchen Tour: May All Seasons Be Sweet to Thee
Real Food Kitchen Tour: The Horting Family
Real Food Kitchen Tour: Hybrid Rasta Mama
Real Food Kitchen Tour: Granola Mom 4 God
Real Food Kitchen Tour: Real Food Devotee
Real Food Kitchen Tour: Real Food Forager
Real Food Kitchen Tour: The Leftover Queen
Real Food Kitchen Tour: Health Home & Happiness

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