Raising Generation Nourished

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  • Reply Carrie Heard October 18, 2014 at 6:09 pm

    I just sent you a pm on facebook if you could check , hopefully tonight.. I’d appreciate it. Thanks, Carrie

  • Reply Barbette March 10, 2015 at 12:07 am

    Hello. I was wondering if you have a recipe for a French type dressing called, WESTERN Dressing. It is my husband’s favorite and I have tried to wean him off the store bought because of the horrible ingredients.

  • Reply Silvia May 13, 2015 at 5:49 pm

    I absolutely love your blog and content. Every now and then I attempt your recipes but they never look as pretty
    as the images you post.
    What template do you use for your blog?

    • Reply Renee Kohley May 17, 2015 at 8:53 pm

      Thank you Silvia 🙂 I’m sure they are fine! This is Rosemary theme.

  • Reply Kristin May 23, 2015 at 10:46 pm

    I just found your blog, I have been seeing a nutritionist who has me a diet based on my metabolic type, I have a had a lot of success in gaining weight and I am getting back on to it after straying off. I plan on trying a lot of your recipes but I wanted to ask you if you can give some names to some of the products from Costco you mention please 🙂 We frequent Costco and I would love to pick up a few things if I can find them.

    • Reply Renee Kohley May 24, 2015 at 1:41 pm

      Hi Kristin! Some of my staples are their organic frozen veggies and when we run out of our summer fruit picking from the big freezer I use their organic frozen fruit too. I like their organic quinoa, coconut oil, raw nuts, avocado oil, olive oil, maple syrup (when our local one runs out), pure cane sugar, the Kerrygold butter is good if you don’t have some local, etc – is there anything in specific I’m missing that I have mentioned before?

  • Reply Carolyn September 23, 2015 at 10:55 am

    I do not like raw eggs and was happy to see you have a mayo with no eggs. I would like to know if you have a recipe to make non-animal yogurt?

  • Reply Danielle October 17, 2015 at 6:37 pm

    I’m searching for a new laundry and dishwasher detergent. Just wondering if you have any recommendations? Thanks!

    • Reply Renee Kohley October 17, 2015 at 7:41 pm

      Hi Danielle! I use the Kirkland Eco-Friendly laundry soap from Costco – you can also get it on Amazon ( ). And then for the dishwasher I use whatever natural brand our Costco is carrying at the time – they seem to go back and forth between the Seventh Generation brand BioKleen – you can find both on Amazon too ( ) ( I hope that helps!

  • Reply Sue October 25, 2015 at 8:18 pm

    Hi Rene-love your FB posts. I’ve been wondering about your nettle tea. Couldn’t find a recipe for it on here. Do you just make it with the leaves & hot water, or do you add something?

    Thank you,


    • Reply Renee Kohley October 26, 2015 at 10:48 am

      Hi Sue! Thank you! The typical rule of thumb on teas or infusions is 1tsp of herb per 1 cup of hot water – I make a quart or 2 at a time so i just triple that. I do put a heaping tsp of hibiscus herb in there as well as it makes the bitter nettles more palatable especially for the kids. I like a squeeze of lemon in mine. Sometimes I’ll add a little raw honey to the girls’ but they drink it without that just as easily. I hope that helps!

  • Reply Heidi March 8, 2016 at 3:13 pm

    Sure have been enjoying your recipes Renee! Bless you.

    Completely different subject … does anyone one out there have healthy uses for watermelon rind other than pickles? (sorry, but I never learned to like vinegar!)

    • Reply Renee Kohley March 9, 2016 at 7:44 pm

      Hi Heidi! Thank you for your kind words! I have not used them other than pickling them!

  • Reply Sarah April 6, 2016 at 8:31 pm

    Hi Renee! Love your blog and especially your IG posts! Was wondering….we are NOT a gluten free family. Can we use all purpose or wheat flour to replace your GF ingredients? Or is it not an easy conversion? (Specifically looking at the vanilla bean cake with the rice flour and tapioca and potato starch…..) THANKS 🙂

    • Reply Renee Kohley April 8, 2016 at 1:59 pm

      Hi Sarah! Welcome!

      It is really going to depend on the recipe as to how to make the swap but yes most of the recipes you should be able to swap it out for AP flour or wheat. The vanilla bean cake should be a pretty equal swap I would imagine. I hope that helps!

      • Reply Sarah April 10, 2016 at 2:04 pm

        Thanks for your quick response!

  • Reply Anna June 24, 2016 at 12:45 pm

    I absolutely love your site! You have some of the most delicious recipes! I’ve been on a mission to clean/green up our home and food and live more chemical free since before my daughter was born. With all the information out there I was wondering if you could recommend some books for reference that you might use or websites? I see on FB you reference Westin A. Price. Thank you so much.

    • Reply Renee Kohley June 24, 2016 at 1:41 pm

      Hi Anna! Thank you for your kind words!

      Yes I have some ideas! I do have a book coming out in the fall so you can keep your eye out for that! The title is Nourished Beginnings!

      I love the Nourished Kitchen everything so you can hop to her blog and look at her site as well as her books – very down to earth and informative. The WAPF website is also a good resource. Real Food Renegade blog as well as The Nourishing Gourmet and Mommypotomus are some of my favorite blog reads as well. I hope that helps!

      • Reply Anna June 27, 2016 at 7:57 am

        Thank you so much! I’m anxiously awaiting your book! In the meantime I will check out some of the others!

  • Reply Franchette November 11, 2016 at 6:06 am

    Hi Renee
    I am excited to find your blog. Ive looked for your book in London, but seems I wil have to ship it from the states…
    I wanted to follow you on blog lovin… Just to let you know the page cant be found on the link.. Hope you dont mind me saing..

    xx FRanchette

  • Reply Tina March 6, 2017 at 7:47 am

    Renee, I really enjoy your website and Instagram postings! I’ve also shared the info with my daughter who has 3 small boys and she cooks very similar to you, and she also enjoys your info! Thanks for your time and effort! My question is, Do you ever cook and feed your family pinto beans, black beans, etc….. and if not, why? Thanks for your time. Tina

    • Reply Renee Kohley March 7, 2017 at 8:56 am

      Hi Tina! Thank you for your kind words and support!

      I am a big fan of beans/legumes so long as they are soaked/sprouted (properly prepared for best digestion!). I am a Hashimoto’s fighter and beans just don’t jive well with autoimmune thyroid issues – I miss them! So I make them every so often for my kids who tolerate them well but not as much as I would like. You can hop over to my sloppy joes recipe and see how I prepare them for kids sometimes! There is also an AMAZING refried beans recipe on the blog as well as a tutorial for how to soak/sprout. I hope that helps!

  • Reply Tina May 17, 2017 at 8:12 am

    Renee, Thank you again for time and information. I just purchased your cookbook for my daughter and myself and we are really enjoying it. I have a couple questions for you, please. Why do you give your children ‘nettles tea”? I have done a little research and wondered, do you grow your nettles plants or do you use dried nettles? Do nettles have antihistamine properties for allergies? My grandson has pretty severe allergies, and my daughter works VERY hard at combating those naturally, without medication. Just wondering. Thank you again for your time.

    • Reply Renee Kohley May 17, 2017 at 3:39 pm

      Hi Tina! Thank you for your kind words!

      Nettles is a great source of natural minerals – like a natural mineral boost for minerals that need to be replenished daily. It does help with seasonal allergies however I have found to really combat allergies – even the seasonal/environmental kind – the gut health should be addressed. GAPS protocol or similar with lots of bone broth and other healing foods will help that along. Most allergies are rooted in the gut health. I hope that helps!

  • Reply Tina May 21, 2017 at 8:17 pm

    Thank you for your response…one more quick question…the e-book offered recently on your website/blog…the one that has a title something about 30 minute meals…..Can you send me the link or the website address for this download please? Thank you so much! Tina

  • Reply Jeannie Tenner May 22, 2017 at 6:44 pm

    This morning I tried your gluten free morning glory granola. Do you drain the nuts from the water? The nuts look like flour. Are we not suppose to put the nuts in the food processor? I saw a picture of yours. I guess I should throw it out and start over. Could you advise me on how to do it? I am on vacation and trying to get thinks ready for work. Also I made dairy free coconut yogurt. It came out in a top and a bottom layer.

    I would appreciate your help for the granola and if you have any ideas about the yogurt.

    • Reply Renee Kohley May 23, 2017 at 1:56 pm

      Hi Jeannie! No, I don’t drain the water off the nuts. I just stir everything right into the same bowl. Yes, I put the nuts in the food processor, and it looks lot like flour (called nut “meal”). So you stir the rest of the ingredients in and it will all spread onto a dehydrator, and dry out. You can then break it all apart into chunks of granola.

      The yogurt, yes, will separate a little – just stir it back up. The cream rises to the top.

      • Reply Jeannie Tenner May 23, 2017 at 10:39 pm

        If you chop the nuts into meal and you soak the meal? I put the nuts to soak whole in the bowl. Do you soak the nut meal in water for 7 to 12 hours. That seems odd. Or do you soak them whole and then put them in the food processor? I tried it once and we had to throw everything in the garbage. It was like nut meal but it wasn’t wet. Thank you for replying.


  • Reply Jeannie Tenner May 26, 2017 at 2:22 pm

    I left you a reply and it is up on the screen for a few days. I did write it in the box. Maybe you didn’t get it.

    Thank you.

  • Reply Lesia June 25, 2017 at 2:20 pm

    Do you have a printer version of your salad dressings?

    • Reply Renee Kohley July 2, 2017 at 4:34 pm

      Hi Lesia! You should be able to click the printer on the recipe card to print 🙂

  • Reply Tina June 27, 2017 at 4:19 pm

    Renee, Thank you for all your information and time you put into helping others. I have a “grateful” comment to you and a question….
    A few weeks ago I asked you a question concerning Nettle Tea and allergies, your comment back to me was just a short mention of allergies perhaps being connected to the gut. I mentioned this to my daughter, whose oldest has pretty severe allergies, including a peanut allergy that we don’t know just how severe it is, but we are VERY careful. My daughter, who is tenacious when she puts her mind to anything, began to research from your comment to me, and found the the GAP diet, which I’m sure you are aware of. She began her entire family on this diet yesterday, with the hopes of ‘curing’ or at least lessening some of her son’s allergies. I’m so thankful for your help! So ‘thank you’!
    Secondly, I plan to make your tomato soup this week, and I was wondering, when you say ‘bone broth’ , does that mean chicken or beef bone broth, or does it matter?
    Thank you again for your time and effort . Tina

    • Reply Renee Kohley July 2, 2017 at 4:33 pm

      Hi Tina 🙂 Gosh that absolutely makes my day. Thank you for sharing your story!

      For the tomato soup, chicken broth, or a light/watered down beef broth will work great 🙂

  • Reply Sarah Sauter September 7, 2017 at 9:27 pm

    Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU for being so damn REAL! I am a mom of 3, a professional house cleaner/organizer, and my husband is a chef…you know what my biggest pet peeve is? These mom blogs with magazine cut-out kitchens! That’s great that they can apparently have time for a photo session in their home, but it doesn’t feel real or, as you put it, relate-able.

    Your blog is the first I’ve avidly read for longer than 5 minutes (try 3 hours, hehe). You are a god send.

    • Reply Renee Kohley September 9, 2017 at 11:23 am

      Thank you for your kind words Sarah 🙂 Welcome to RGN 😉

  • Reply Anne Chamberlain September 24, 2017 at 12:13 am

    Hi Renee! I just came across your website and I am loving all your recipes! My son and I have Celiac disease so our family follows a gluten free/whole food diet. I have noticed that many of your recipes call for white rice flour (I was just checking out your sweet or savory gf biscuit recipe)… can I substitute brown rice flour? I have the concept (maybe false) that brown flour is better for you. Thank you!!

    • Reply Renee Kohley September 24, 2017 at 9:10 am

      Hi Anne! Generally speaking, brown rice flour has more nutrients, however in order to digest well, the brown rice should be soaked/sprouted. White rice tends to digest better because it is just the inside of the rice – not the hull. So it doesn’t need to be soaked or sprouted – which makes it easier in baking! One less step! It doesn’t have all the fiber and nutrients as brown rice flour, yes, but the way I look at it is that I get those nutrients in other foods pretty well! It’s personal preference really 🙂

  • Reply Tammie January 8, 2018 at 3:08 pm

    Hi Renee,
    I am a new to the instapot and am scared to death to use it. I have read books and have saw videos and then I came across yours.
    Tonight I am going to attempt a 4lb chicken in the pressure cooker. I wanted to cook it slow cooker style but could not figure out how to because my instapot did not have a Poultry setting? Am I missing something? I just got this for Christmas. Please can you tell me if I am missing something or if I am to use the meat setting? I can store this info for future reference.
    I thank you for your site and may stalk your pinterest site too. Tammie

    • Reply Renee Kohley January 9, 2018 at 11:13 am

      Hi Tammie! Did you want to cook the chicken using the pressure cooker time, or using the slow cooker function all day? For the pressure cooker, if you do not have a poultry button, you can use your meat button.

  • Reply Kathy January 22, 2018 at 12:24 pm

    Renee, just watched your Roast Chicken Instant Pot post. What did the chicken look like when you took the lid off? Was it already breaking down or could the chicken have been removed whole and cut into slices? Thanks for the useful information about meat broth vs bone broth too.

    • Reply Renee Kohley January 25, 2018 at 2:38 pm

      Hi Kathy! The chicken is fall off the bone tender, but it is not broken down, so you can slice it 🙂

  • Reply maryanne January 28, 2018 at 10:17 pm

    Hi Renee,
    I love your suggestion and recipe for a whole chicken instant pot idea. I want to try this. However, you mention to “hit” the “meat” button on Instant Pot and yet your photo indicates the light on the “soup” button. Can you clarify for me??
    thank you.

    • Reply Renee Kohley February 6, 2018 at 11:21 am

      Hi Maryanne – you can use either of those buttons 🙂

  • Reply Peggy June 1, 2018 at 4:02 pm

    I just made your mayo, OMG, I just want to eat it with a spoon, forget using it on a sandwich!! I tried this recipe because of food allergies, but it will become a staple in out kitchen for sure. I plan to serve it on the side with salmon tonight, Can’t wait until dinner!! Best mayo I have ever eaten, hands down.

    • Reply Renee Kohley June 23, 2018 at 8:39 pm

      Hi Peggy! That’s awesome 🙂 It makes such a huge difference when you find a staple that works with the food you can actually eat!

  • Reply Mike Culbreath July 26, 2018 at 9:40 am

    I just got an instant pot and googled how to cook whole chickens and found your excellent post from 2016. Your photos showed a rack with handles that easily removed the chicken after cooking. I’ve checked for racks on Amazon and only found racks for eggs. Do you know where I could get a rack like the one you used to lift a whole chicken from the instant pot?

    Mike C.

    • Reply Renee Kohley July 26, 2018 at 11:52 am

      Hi Mike! Great! That is called the trivet and it came with my Instant Pot – did yours come with one? Here is what they look like and you can order if you don’t have one ::

  • Reply Tina December 15, 2019 at 6:51 am

    I made your Spinach Lasagna Soup last night for my daughter who is nursing sick children and a sick husband….The soup was delicious! My only problem is the gluten free noodles. I didn’t even cook them, I just poured them into the soup and let them sit and they STILL turned into almost mush! I was wondering if different brands are a bit sturdier or if I’m doing something wrong? Last night I used “Ancient Organics” brand. Do you have a suggestion?
    Thank you,

  • Reply Angie M August 15, 2020 at 3:51 pm

    Hi, I want to make your Paleo Ranch Dressing using dried herbs instead of fresh. How would I do the conversions? Thank you!

    • Reply Renee Kohley August 22, 2020 at 2:15 pm

      Hi Angie! I don’t have those conversions, but I’m sure that would work! Perhaps give it a try in small amounts and you can always add more of one or another herb? I wonder if you Google how to convert fresh to dried herbs if you could find that!

  • Reply Lynn February 12, 2021 at 10:32 am

    Do you have nutrional values for Gluten Free Bran Muffins?

    • Reply Renee Kohley February 15, 2021 at 12:38 pm

      Hi Lynn! I don’t, but you can Google nutrition info calculator and should be able to find that out! 🙂

  • Reply J Grigsby September 19, 2021 at 7:20 pm

    Just discovered your website. Will be placing your website on my recipe sources page for my co-op students. I, too, am very passionate about teaching nutrition, which is why I’m teaching Price’s principles to anyone who will allow me to. You are a wonderful and beautiful person. Thank you for all of your hard work!

    • Reply Renee Kohley September 21, 2021 at 9:40 am

      That’s great! Thank you! And welcome!

  • Reply Megan Hamilton October 4, 2021 at 8:24 pm

    Hi Renee!

    Where do you buy your cold-soluble grass-fed gelatin? What brand do you like best?


  • Reply Jane Bick July 27, 2022 at 4:33 pm

    Hello Rene,
    I made your Paleo Lemon Poppyseed Mini Muffins and I was so thrilled with how they came out. Having a muffin recipe that is this good that uses cassava flour and grass-fed collagen was just perfect! I also changed the recipe by using the basic recipe with. vanilla extra and substituting orange juice and orange zest for the lemon juice and lemon zest. I left out the poppy seeds and put in diced cranberries. These Paleo Orange Cranberry muffins are delicious as well. I absolutely love this recipe! Thanks so much!

    • Reply Renee Kohley August 1, 2022 at 9:22 am

      I’m so glad to hear that Jane! Thank you for sharing!

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