Probiotic Foods

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

Recipe: Paleo Plantain Taco (Grain-free, Paleo, AIP) post image

Now you must really know I am obsessed with plantains. I am using plantains in so many new recipes! They are a great substitution for eggs and really hold gluten-free products together well. Importantly, plantains also provide resistant starch. This recipe is quickly becoming a… Click to Continue →

Recipe: GF Garlic Plantain Crackers (Paleo, AIP Paleo) post image

In light of all the emerging information about the need for resistant starch as food for the beneficial bacteria, I am starting to incorporate some into my diet. I've spent years (too long) starving out the bad bacteria and now I want to feed my… Click to Continue →

Recipe: Cultured Bread & Butter Pickles

Recipe: Cultured Bread & Butter Pickles post image

Have you seen most recipes for bread and butter pickles? They involve 4 - 5 cups of sugar and vinegar. While this will certainly preserve the slices of cucumber, it clearly doesn't add value to the food – not to mention all the added sugar. The… Click to Continue →

Recipe: Date Sweetened Spiced Peach Jam (SCD, GAPS, Paleo) post image

I procured some organic peaches and pondered what to do with them. Of course they are delicious raw, but I had enough to cook with. I waited until they were beautifully ripe – you always want to eat ripe fruit – so much of what… Click to Continue →

Recipe: Sparkling Pomegranate Flavored Kombucha post image

The heat (finally!) gets me craving a cool sparkling drink! Kombucha fits the bill and since I've been making my own kombucha I've settled on a favorite flavor. There are infinite varieties that you can think up and I've made many different flavors, but I… Click to Continue →

Recipe: Lacto-Fermented Garlic-Dill Pickles post image

What to do with all those cucumbers coming in? Make pickles! Pickles are easy to do at home and everyone loves them! Made the traditional way, by lacto-fermentation, they are a healthful addition to any meal. Cultured pickles are much better than the store bought… Click to Continue →

Guest Post: Continuous Kombucha from Cultured Palate post image

I am thrilled to be a part of Jill's Kombucha Challenge here at Real Food Forager to share my method with you - the kombucha continuous brew method! First, let me introduce myself. I am Dina-Marie, the author of Cultured Palate blog, mother of 10… Click to Continue →

Video/Recipe: Moroccan Preserved Lemons from Get Cultured post image

For me, these Moroccan preserved lemons evoke the sights and sounds of a Moroccan marketplace; vendors calling out their wares, the savory aromas of roasting food, the crowds of people bargaining, all amidst the dry heat of the northern African climate. What better way to… Click to Continue →

Recipe: Cultured Apple Sauce

Recipe: Cultured Apple Sauce post image

Before refrigeration many foods were cultured in order to prolong shelf life. What this also did was to add nutritional value to the food by encouraging probiotic growth in the food. Beneficial bacteria are very important to our general health and well being and to… Click to Continue →

Recipe: Probiotic Apple, Carrot and Raisin Chutney From Get Cultured! post image

I am so excited to show you this video of Jenny from Nourished Kitchen making fruit chutney. It is from her awesome class, Get Cultured! How to Ferment Anything. The class is on sale right now through May 22. If you want to start to… Click to Continue →

Recipe: Purple Pickled Eggs

Recipe: Purple Pickled Eggs post image

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

Recipe: Fermented Cabbage Juice post image

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

Video/Recipe: Milk Kefir post image

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

Video/Recipe: Homemade Sauerkraut post image

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 →