50 Fermented Salsas, Dips, and Spreads

50 Fermented Salsas, Dips, & Spreads | My family are huge fans of my homemade salsa, bean dip, and pesto -- which are all lacto-fermented. As I put together this round-up of 50 amazingly healthy and colorful fermented salsas, dips, and spreads, my eyes were opened to all the ways I can add even more beneficial bacteria into our foods... and probably without anyone noticing. ;) | TraditionalCookingSchool.com

My family are huge fans of my homemade salsa, bean dip, and pesto — which are all lacto-fermented. As I put together this round-up of 50 amazingly healthy and colorful fermented salsas, dips, and spreads, my eyes were opened to all the ways I can add even more beneficial bacteria into our foods… and probably without anyone noticing. 😉 [by Lindsey Dietz]

Green Plantain Crackers {and Resistant Starch Info}

Green Plantain Crackers and Resistant Starch | Raw green plantains contain resistant starch, a healthy prebiotic that sets the stage for a healthy colon. However, they're usually not palatable. Undeterred, I wanted to create a green plantain treat, something really good as well as being really healthy. And here it is... green plantain crackers that my family loves! | TraditionalCookingSchool.com

Raw green plantains contain resistant starch, a healthy prebiotic that sets the stage for a healthy colon. However, they’re usually not palatable. Undeterred, I wanted to create a green plantain treat, something really good as well as being really healthy. And here it is… green plantain crackers that my family loves! [by Megan Stevens]

Compound Butter {Butter Gets Dressed Up!}

Compound Butter {butter gets dressed up!} | If you’ve ever had honey butter, you’ve had compound butter. Compound butters are easy to make and they freeze well so they're handy whenever you need a quick flavor boost, an easy sauce, or a way to dress up simple food for company. Here are a myriad of flavor combinations and ideas for using them. | TraditionalCookingSchool.com

If you’ve ever had honey butter, you’ve had compound butter. Compound butters are easy to make and they freeze well so they’re handy whenever you need a quick flavor boost, an easy sauce, or a way to dress up simple food for company. Here are a myriad of flavor combinations and ideas for using them. [by Lee Burdett]

15 Easy Raw Cheese Recipes

15 Easy Raw Cheese Recipes | If you make cheese already and appreciate quality recipes... Or, if you want to learn how to make cheese and need a vetted set of recipes to start you off... ...then this post is for you. We did all the hard work of reviewing recipes (and making a bunch of them, too) so you can just dive in and get started. Yummy cheese awaits! | TraditionalCookingSchool.com

If you make cheese already and appreciate quality recipes… Or, if you want to learn how to make cheese and need a vetted set of recipes to start you off… …then this post is for you. We did all the hard work of reviewing recipes (and making a bunch of them, too) so you can just dive in and get started. Yummy cheese awaits! [by Wardee Harmon]

Cinco de Mayo Meal Plans for 5 Special Diets

Cinco de Mayo Meal Plans for 5 Special Diets | In these Cinco de Mayo meal plans for five special diets (traditional, gluten-free, GAPS, Paleo, and Autoimmune Paleo), we've provided you with a good mix of both American and Pueblo cuisine. From appetizer all the way to dessert! | TraditionalCookingSchool.com

The foods Americans most often associate with Cinco de Mayo include modern-day favorites such as beef tacos and nachos, chicken fajitas, and margaritas. Traditional Pueblan cuisine is vastly different and includes foods like mole, chalupas, barbacoa, and queso fresco. In these Cinco de Mayo meal plans for five special diets (traditional, gluten-free, GAPS, Paleo, and Autoimmune Paleo), we’ve provided you with a good mix of both types of cuisine. From appetizer all the way to dessert! [by Lindsey Dietz]

37 Ferments for Spring

37 Ferments for Spring | I dare you. Scroll though these 37 beautiful ferments crafted from spring produce and tell me your mouth doesn't start watering even just a little bit. Beautiful color, a crunch you can practically feel, and I bet your lips are even puckering (with delight). As if that wasn't enough, fermentation causes an explosion of enzymes, beneficial acids, and probiotics -- all good for the gut and the immune system. | TraditionalCookingSchool.com

I dare you. Scroll though these 37 beautiful ferments crafted from spring produce and tell me your mouth doesn’t start watering even just a little bit. Beautiful color, a crunch you can practically feel, and I bet your lips are even puckering (with delight). As if that wasn’t enough, fermentation causes an explosion of enzymes, beneficial acids, and probiotics — all good for the gut and the immune system. [by Wardee Harmon]

Fermented Tex-Mex Salsa

Fermented Tex-Mex Salsa | Having lived in Texas all my life, I think it’s safe to say that I know a thing or two about really good Tex-Mex salsa. I’ve spent the last two decades perfecting my salsa recipe, and several years ago, I began lacto-fermenting it. It’s my most-requested recipe! | TraditionalCookingSchool.com

Having lived in Texas all my life, I think it’s safe to say that I know a thing or two about really good Tex-Mex salsa. I’ve spent the last two decades perfecting my salsa recipe, and several years ago, I began lacto-fermenting it. It’s my most-requested recipe! [by Lindsey Dietz]

3 Variations of the Traditional Holiday Cheese Ball

Holiday Cheese Ball: 3 Variations | A cheese ball is PERFECT for holiday gatherings. They're easy to serve and keep well, plus they're upbeat and (can be) healthy and appeal to a large crowd. | TraditionalCookingSchool.com

Throughout the holiday season, I serve cheese balls all the time: they can be made well in advance, they are easy to serve, and they keep well. A cheese ball is upbeat and (can be) healthy, and appeals to a large crowd. I’ve adapted three approaches to the cheese ball. Enjoy! [by Jenny Cazzola]