Fermented Foods

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

Recipe: Spicey Fermented Ginger Carrots post image

As much as I try, I just can't get myself to like sauerkraut. Actually, I hate it. That said, there are other ways to enjoy the benefits of fermented vegetables without using cabbage! This Spicey Ginger Carrots recipe is a prime example. I LOVE the… Click to Continue →

Recipe: Continuous Kombucha

Recipe: Continuous Kombucha post image

When I first started making kombucha I started small, with this Basic Kombucha recipe. However, I quickly realized I needed more kombucha, more frequently and wanted to try the continuous method, which is so much easier! Since we are only 2 people in the house… Click to Continue →

I’m Featured on My Local TV Station Demonstrating Fermented Pickles! post image

If you live in the local Long Island area you are sure to know about Mary Mucci's Long Island Naturally show. She really has some very interesting segments and I'm so proud to be featured this week making traditionally fermented pickles!Long Island Naturally highlights some… Click to Continue →

Recipe: Fermented Dill Pickles

Recipe: Fermented Dill Pickles post image

Suddenly my cucumbers have taken off and I have plenty to make lacto-fermented pickles! These pickles are made the traditional way with bacterial cultures that naturally preserve them. It's also a great way of getting these beneficial bacteria into your belly and your kids will… Click to Continue →

Recipe: Kimchi Kraut (Strengthen Your Microbiome) post image

I've been trying to incorporate more fermented foods into my daily diet because they are strong in probiotics. I eat plenty of garlic pickles and bread and butter pickles that I cultured over the summer from my very productive cucumber vines. However, it is 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: 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: Avocado Peach Salsa

Recipe: Avocado Peach Salsa post image

A sweet and spicy salsa adds dimension to any meal. This sweet salsa compliments salmon and other seafood as well as chicken very well. With summer light fare and lots of outdoor eating, this seasonal Avocado Peach Salsa is a treat to look forward to… 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 →

Recipe: Flavored Kombucha

Recipe: Flavored Kombucha post image

Although the Kombucha Challenge is over, I just wanted to add one more recipe. Kombucha is now my favorite beverage. I actually never drink much of anything except water, so this is something new for me. I am really enjoying taking care of my SCOBY and… 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 →

Recipe: Basic Kombucha

Recipe: Basic Kombucha post image

I did it! I made some really fine kombucha at home from a beautiful healthy SCOBY given to me by a friend. It was easy once I got over the learning curve and the anxiety I felt when I received the SCOBY and screamed "what… 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 post image

I am so excited to show you this video of Jenny from Nourished Kitchen making fruit chutney.   Ingredients • 5 to 6 apples, peeled and chopped • 5 to 6 carrots, peeled and chopped • 1 2-inch knob ginger, peeled and minced • 1… Click to Continue →