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]

Real Food for the Trail: Eating Well in the Backcountry

Real Food for the Trail: Eating Well in the Backcountry | It's possible to hit the trail (or paddle down the river) without compromising your health! Whether out for a day hike, or on a wilderness adventure with loaded pack or canoe, here are foods that will keep you nourished! | TraditionalCookingSchool.com

Light, easy, and calorie-dense food is a must-have for going hiking. While commercially-prepared freeze-dried are light and convenient, they are also heavy on starches, grains, preservatives, and additives. And expensive! Luckily for you, it’s possible to hit the trail (or paddle down the river) without compromising your health. Whether out for a day hike, or on a wilderness adventure with loaded pack or canoe, here are foods that will keep you nourished. [by Andrea Sabean]

24 {Cold!} Main Dishes & 22 Sides for Hot Summer Days

24 Cold Main Dishes and 22 Cold Sides | The last thing you want to do is stand over a hot stove. It's time for something cold! These gorgeous and nourishing recipes are all about keeping you (and your house) cool and keeping your stove off -- 24 cold main dishes and 22 cold sides to get you through the rest of summer! | TraditionalCookingSchool.com

The last thing you want to do is stand over a hot stove. It’s time for something cold! These gorgeous and nourishing recipes are all about keeping you (and your house) cool and keeping your stove off — 24 cold main dishes and 22 cold sides to get you through the rest of summer! [by Lindsey Dietz]

25 Fermented Fruit & Chutney Recipes

25 Fermented Fruit and Chutney Recipes | A chutney is the perfect way to get started with fermenting because it's easy-to-make and delicious. To help you dive in -- and use up the fruits you're likely bringing in by the boxload or bucketful -- we pulled together this collection of lacto-fermented fruit recipes. Enjoy! | TraditionalCookingSchool.com

A chutney is the perfect way to get started with fermenting because it’s easy-to-make and delicious. To help you dive in — and use up the fruits you’re likely bringing in by the boxload or bucketful — we pulled together this collection of lacto-fermented fruit recipes. Enjoy! [by Wardee Harmon]

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]

Down Home Chili Sauce

Down Home Chili Sauce | This is a chili sauce you can feel absolutely no guilt about when you ladle it on your French fries -- which I hope you fry in tallow and top with raw cheddar! This is a chili sauce you can cover your grass-fed hot dog with. This is a chili sauce that will take you back to the concession stand. | TraditionalCookingSchool.com

This is a chili sauce you can feel absolutely no guilt about when you ladle it on your French fries — which I hope you fry in tallow and top with raw cheddar! This is a chili sauce you can cover your grass-fed hot dog with. This is a chili sauce that will take you back to the concession stand. [by Lindsey Dietz]

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]