I started reading blogs back before our oldest son was born. In researching things like homesteading, homemaking, cooking, traditional foods, and more I kept coming across these websites called "blogs".

So one day I decided it would be fun to start one of my own. Before ending up in this space I started three blogs that were unfocused and completely random.

Kind of like me.

After some time I stumbled into what I really wanted to share with the internet world and have been here ever since. I often tell the papa that I almost never come up with original ideas, I just know a good one when I see it. And these blogs that I share today are all teeming with good ideas.

Making a list like this scares me because it means that inevitably someone is not on the list. So keep in mind that this is a tiny fraction of the wonderful blogs that are out there and this list is in now way exhaustive.

On to the list…

So that is a (partial) list of what is inspiring me these days in the blogosphere as a mama, kitchen dweller, and food-growing wannabe.

What reading is inspiring you?

 

17 Responses to Five Underread Real Food/Sustainable Living Blogs

  1. I love Chicken Tender. I will definitely check out some of the other sites. Thanks for posting!

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  2. Magda says:

    I’ve been scouring the web for GAPS inspiration… and recipes! I’ve literally devoured these two blogs and loved them:
    http://gapsters.blogspot.com/
    http://cookinggaps.wordpress.com/
    I have to hold myself back from all these fabulous blogs because right now I’m following 26 !!! Yep, 26 (your blog is one of them!). I also WOTH and I have 2 small kids, ages 6.5 and 14.5 months.
    The 2 blogs I mentioned are awesome: great recipes plus tons of stories to keep you going. I’m determined more than even to do GAPS and fix my food issues. I’ve seen amazing results in just 2 months (and that’s in transition, with cheating). Can’t wait to see what others write!

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  3. Denise says:

    well, always you of course! I always come to this blog for very factual information. You do your research. Thanks Shannon!

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  4. Thanks for this list. Always looking for new blogs and people to follow. Love getting all the different points of views and partaking in the conversations.

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  5. Dollwood Farms says:

    Great post. I will check these out as well. Thanks for the recommendation.

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  6. Angel7 says:

    I really like your blog, and the fact that you are on the same path with Jesus as my family and I are on! Thanks for all the sound information you give!

    http://faithfulsolutions.blogspot.com/

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  7. Shannon thanks so much! My appreciation is beyond words.

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  8. Quinn says:

    Thank you so much for adding me to your list Shannon! It is such a tremendous blessing when we like-minded people can fellowship and encourage one another over the internet. I’m glad that you found me so that I was able to start enjoying your blog as well. I truly appreciate the biblical approach that you lend to the real food conversation.

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  9. Thank you for the list. You are all a very inspiring group of bloggers.

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  10. Jen says:

    Thanks for the list, I shall have to check out these other bloggers! I do recall reading some of Artistta’s pieces about how food has changed in the last century, and it was quite engrossing.

    And yet again, I’ll say how very jealous I am of anyone who can keep chickens…! Our little town is quite backwards in that respect.

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  11. Jes says:

    Thanks for posting this list Shannon, these are some wonderful blogs. I’ve added them to my list and am looking forward to following for some inspiration. Happy Spring!

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  12. There are so many inspiring blogs out there! Yours is one I visit often, and Chicken Tender, too. I also love Nourished Kitchen, Cheeseslave, and Food Renegade. And Kelly the Kitchen Cop!

    Magda, I’ve just started the GAPS diet and am blogging about it at http://www.maggiesnest.org. Also, http://www.gapsguide.com has a great ongoing blog about the GAPS diet.

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  15. Chiot's Run says:

    Thanks so much for the love – glad you enjoy the blog. Hearing that others love reading my blog and knowing that I’m inspiring a few people to get out there and be a little more self-sufficient makes me so happy – it’s why I keep blogging every single day! I’ll have to check out the others you mentioned as I’m always looking for new blogs to read as well.

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  16. Claire says:

    Thanks so much for this great list of blogs! Lately, I’ve been trying to seek out more good people who are exploring sustainability as I learn to change the way my husband and I live. Thanks again for your help.

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  17. Alicia says:

    Hello! The link to Chicken Tender takes me to a food link, so I dont think something is right or it’s me. :) Thanks for the great links!

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