Introducing my new Book

Cooking Mindfully

Make Food Your Ally with Sustainable, Low Waste Recipes for Every Season

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Let’s Cook, Mindfully

Fill your home with natural foods and holistic remedies that are good for your health, the planet and help you adopt a diet and lifestyle in tune with nature. Whether you have a backyard, balcony, or no outdoor space, this book shows you how to easily apply the ideals of urban homesteading to your daily cooking, so you can make whole-food meals with your harvest or grocery hauls. Kait Welch, founder of Modern Hippie Habits and an urban homesteader for nearly a decade, lays out 55+ tasty starter recipes so you can begin your urban homestead journey with success and ease.

Intuitively broken up by the seasons, each chapter has tips for shopping and harvesting for that time of the year, followed by delicious recipes to cook with your bounty. Batch cook Tomato Basil Sauce in summer, then make Tomato Powder Seasoning with the skin scraps! Highlight the flavors of fall in recipes like Roasted Garlic Rustic Loaf and Nature’s Pure Applesauce, and make your own cold fighting remedies like Sippable Fire Cider and Mullein Cough Syrup. You’ll find fresh spring recipes like Carrot Marmalade and Roasted Radish Pods, as well as hearty winter meals like Herby Potato Leek Soup and Butternut Squash Gnocchi. And with helpful guides on water bath canning and fermenting, you’ll easily stock your pantry and fridge for the long term. Get ready to adopt the holistic principles of urban homesteading and make healthy, non-processed foods for years to come.

Why Cooking Mindfully?

  • If you’re looking to learn the benefits of eating seasonally and how to source your food locally.
  • You love elevated basics. Simple recipes aren’t boring when you use fresh flavors and interesting taste combinations!
  • You’d like to learn how to store and preserve food simply and efficiently with tool and storage recommendations.
  • You’d like to learn the basics of herbal remedies and how they can help throughout the seasons.

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Hey There!

I’m Kait Welch

Kait is an author, urban homesteader, content creator, and
owner of the website Habits of a Modern Hippie. She’s passionate
about the environment, sustainability, and food, and how all three are
interconnected, with a background in herbalism. For well over a decade,
she has shared these passions with millions of readers across the
globe who, like her, love learning about mitigating food waste, cooking
seasonally, gardening, preserving, and leading a slow, impactful life.

Although she’s a New Englander at heart, Kait currently lives in Denver,
Colorado, with a backyard full of raised garden beds, and the chickens and
ducks who are intent on destroying them. You’ll often find her swinging in
a sun-splotched hammock with a cup of tea in one hand and a book in the
other, with her two giant fluffy dogs by her side.