The Miracles of Garlic and a Recipe for Fermented Garlic Paste

The Miracles of Garlic and a Recipe for Fermented Garlic Paste

Garlic is an incredibly powerful medicinal food. From fighting cancer to reducing infections to preventing premature aging. There's nothing this little bulb can't do. However, how you prepare it makes a big difference in its health benefits. Like did you know that garlic doesn't actually contain allicin? I'm really nerding out in this post, so get ready to learn a lot and then head to your kitchen to try my recipe for Fermented Garlic Paste!

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DIY Fruit Vinegar - Apple and Peach

DIY Fruit Vinegar - Apple and Peach

Making vinegar is an ideal way to use up fruit that is over-ripe, leftover scraps or inedible pieces (like pineapple skins). Turning food waste into DIY Vinegar is an amazing preservation method to learn and they taste fantastic! Here's two of my favourites - Apple and Peach

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Fermented 'Dream Cheese'

Fermented 'Dream Cheese'

We recently had the very good fortune of attending one of David Asher's traditional cheese-making workshops. David was kind enough to share his tips for sourcing quality ingredients along with a recipe from his new book – Dream Cheese. It's easy to make, super delicious and you have endless options for adding flavours. 

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New Season, New Ferments, New Friends!

New Season, New Ferments, New Friends!

With fermented pastes, foraged ferments and a recipe section that uses sauerkraut in chocolate cake (I kid you not!), 'Fermented Vegetables' by Kristen and Christopher Shockey is a new favourite. I was so excited by this book, I had to write to Kristen and Christopher to thank them and am thrilled that they've offered to share two of their recipes! One is a fermented Turmeric Paste which is incredible for reducing inflammation, supporting healthy digestion, boosting immune health and tastes incredible on roasted veggies. The second is fermented Rhubarb Relish - need I say more?

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How to Make Coconut Yogurt — 2 Simple Ways

How to Make Coconut Yogurt — 2 Simple Ways

One of the tastiest ferments I've been playing with over the last year is Coconut Yogurt. But why not just buy coconut yogurt from the store? Commercial coconut yogurts are expensive, often contain a lot of added sugars (So Delicious Vanilla Coconut Yogurt has 24 grams per cup, YOSO has 26 grams!!), and most brands contain icky thickeners and synthetic ingredients. Making your own coconut yogurt is easy, inexpensive, plus you can add your own fun flavours!

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Fizzy Fermented Drinks - Beet Kvass

Fizzy Fermented Drinks - Beet Kvass

Beets are an incredible local superfood. Their deep red colour is due to phytonutrients called betalains. Betalains are potent antioxidants, anti-inflammatory and they support liver detoxification. With beet kvass, not only do we get the nutritional benefits of beets, but we also get a healthy dose of probiotics. Win win!

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Fizzy Fermented Drinks – Kombucha

Fizzy Fermented Drinks – Kombucha

This tasty brew is good source of digestive acids, enzymes and probiotic bacteria. One of the easiest ferments to learn – and doing so is significantly cheaper, healthier and more fun than buying store-bought!

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Real Dill Pickles — Crunchtastic!

Real Dill Pickles — Crunchtastic!

There is nothing quite like biting into a perfectly crunchy and sour dill pickle. The rush of saliva, the puckering of lips, the satisfying crunch and the inevitable smile. And, if you're making REAL dill pickles, the gut-healing, immune-boosting and mental balancing probiotics.

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