Fermented Foods

Cultured foods, probiotic foods, fermented foods that provide beneficial bacteria, enzymes and vitamins for good health

Recipe: Purple Pickled Eggs

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With Easter just around the corner, this has been on my mind -- eggs pickled in beet kvass. I love beets and beet kvass and I thought the combination of beets and hard boiled eggs would work well. The traditional way to pickle eggs is… Click to Continue →

Recipe: Fermented Cabbage Juice

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After some hesitation, I've started to drink fermented cabbage juice. I know that may sound somewhat vile, but it actually tastes very good and is an incredibly powerful food. Vitamin U is the compound in cabbage juice that has tremendous healing properties.  Much like Dr… Click to Continue →

Video/Recipe: Milk Kefir

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This has to be one of the easiest ways to get high quality probiotics into your diet. Start with the very best milk you can get; preferably raw milk from well kept pastured cows. If you cannot get that milk, try to get organic, unhomogenized… Click to Continue →

Video/Recipe: Homemade Sauerkraut

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This is a basic staple in any real food home. Fermented cabbage -- sauerkraut -- is a traditional food eaten all over the world. It is readily available in grocery stores, but unfortunately, most is no longer made the traditional way. Commonly, store bought sauerkraut… Click to Continue →

Video/Recipe: Lacto-Fermented Beet Kvass post image

I love beets. So the idea of a fermented beet drink appeals to me. Lately I have been craving salty things and I think I need some readily available minerals. Beet kvass is revered as a tonic with rejuvenative qualities. It is a traditional drink… Click to Continue →

Video/Recipe: Homemade Yogurt (SCD/GAPS) post image

Yogurt is so easy to make at home that it is crazy to spend money on store bought yogurt. At home, you can control exactly what goes into it -- and what stays out of it -- like additives such as carregeenan, guar gum, sugars… Click to Continue →

Video/Recipe: Coconut Water Kefir

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History and folklore credit coconut water with remarkable healing powers. Coconut water is harvested from young green coconuts (different than the liquid in mature brown coconuts). This fluid is a powerhouse of nutrition. Young green coconut water contains a complex blend of vitamins, minerals, amino… Click to Continue →

As I mentioned in my previous post about making coconut milk, living dairy-free can be rather challenging. One of the hardest foods to give up is yogurt. The smooth texture of cool yogurt on a hot summer's day is deeply refreshing. You do not have to miss out! This recipe is easy once you get to know the steps. Just add some fresh berries and it is as satisfying as any fresh dairy product -- more so, because this yogurt is truly hand crafted.