Let’s Get Cultured, Shall We? A Cultured Recipe Round-Up

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You know that here we’re all about culturing…. And in honor of the Kitchen Culturing Package that’s up for grabs as part of the Epic DIY Kitchen Giveaway, I thought why not share my favorite cultured recipes? Here are simple and delicious recipes to get you started. [by Wardee Harmon]

10 Easy Ways to Pack More Fermented Foods in Your Child’s Lunch

10 Easy Ways to Pack More Fermented Foods in Your Child's Lunch | Fermented foods pack a nutritional punch for any meal. But, what to pack and how to provide variety? Here's how to make the most of your child's school lunch with fermented foods -- without adding lots of prep time. | GNOWFGLINS.com

Fermented foods pack a nutritional punch for any meal. But, what to pack and how to provide variety? Here’s how to make the most of your child’s school lunch with fermented foods — without adding lots of prep time. [by Kresha Faber]

How to Create a Scoby Hotel

How to Create a Scoby Hotel | Kombucha is a social beverage in more ways than one! Every batch produces new growth on your scoby, and this can be peeled off and shared with a friend, too. If you brew and drink kombucha often, you'll be nothing short of overrun! I recently found myself in such a predicament -- completely overrun -- and then I discovered the scoby hotel. | GNOWFGLINS.com

Kombucha is a social beverage in more ways than one! Every batch produces new growth on your scoby, and this can be peeled off and shared with a friend, too. If you brew and drink kombucha often, you’ll be nothing short of overrun! I recently found myself in such a predicament — completely overrun — and then I discovered the scoby hotel. [by Jenny Cazzola]

Probiotic Water Kefir Tea

Probiotic Water Kefir Tea | When I began to make water kefir, I ran into a problem pretty quickly: what was I going to do with it? All of the probiotic elixir coming out of my kitchen just couldn't go to waste! At first I mixed the water kefir with freshly-squeezed lemon juice to create lemonade, but soon my family wanted more variety. So... I experimented with tea. | GNOWFGLINS.com

When I began to make water kefir, I ran into a problem pretty quickly: what was I going to do with it? All of the probiotic elixir coming out of my kitchen just couldn’t go to waste! At first I mixed the water kefir with freshly-squeezed lemon juice to create lemonade, but soon my family wanted more variety. So… I experimented with tea. [by Katie Baldridge]

Culture Chronicles

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If the cultures in my kitchen could talk, they’d likely tell tales of their travels — both where they’ve come from and where they’ve gone. Of course, they can’t talk, so I thought I’d tell their tales instead. What about your cultures? Where have they come from, and where have they gone? [by Sonya Hemmings]

Water Kefir Granita

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This lovely dessert can be prepared in advance, stored in the freezer, and kept on hand for unexpected company or a holiday dinner! In addition to being easy to prepare, this dessert is loaded with all sorts of healthy benefits. Kefir is the result of a very happy relationship between bacteria and yeast (in the water kefir mother culture) that ends up in a delightfully fizzy probiotic beverage that aids in digestion. Not to mention, it’s tasty! What better way to end a festive dinner? [by Jenny Cazzola]

What To Do With Beets (Plus Recipe For Fermented Shredded Beets)

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Beets! When blessed with a harvest of beets (as we were last weekend), you can’t help but say to yourself, “Now what am I going to do with all these?” And of course *some* little people may be thinking, “Oh, NO, it’s time for beets again.” Facing reluctant beet-eaters, your best approach for familial happiness is to prepare beets in multiple ways. You’ll make full use of the harvest, plus get lots of beet nutrition in your diet. In this round-up of nutritious beet recipes, I’m going to begin with a brand-new recipe for fermented shredded beets, and then share other ideas for eating up those nutritious beets!

The Benefits of Coconut Water, Plus How to Ferment It

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I’ve never really paid much attention to coconuts. After all, I live in Northern California. Coconuts don’t exactly grow around here. I remember my grandfather buying one and cracking it open when I was little. It was a complete novelty. Then came the start of my real food education and my new love for coconuts! Coconut water is one amazing coconut product that has proven to be an extremely pivotal part of the healing journey in our home.