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Sauerkraut Flu Fighter VII

Ok so you all know I’m nuts about flu fighter sauerkraut by now don’t you? They are no brainers for me, and while it seems like a lot of kraut to make for one person (I’m up to about 6 litres in 4 weeks) bear with me as I explain why.  For a great low…

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Flu Fighter VI

Did you know that in The Gluten Summit, 2013, Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride, MD, told Dr. Tom O’Bryan, “With every mouthful of sauerkraut you’re consuming billions of beneficial microbes which will be killing the pathogens in your gut driving them out and replenishing the beneficial flora in your digestive tract.”? If you are on a food…

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Golden Sauerkraut

This is a stunning ferment and so easy to make you’ll wonder why it’s taken you this long to get around to making it. **Fresh turmeric will stain your hands and fingernails so be prepared for yellow hands 😉 Ingredients 1/2 green cabbage 1 tbsp caraway seeds 1 finger of fresh turmeric Salt Method Slice cabbage…

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3 ingredient Kraut juice recipe

  Sally Fallon, acclaimed author of Nourishing Traditions says sauerkraut has 200 times more bioavailable vitamin C because the fermenting process makes the nutrients from the cabbage more digestible and available! That’s a darn good reason right there to get fermented right? Well maybe it is and maybe it isn’t . If you are wanting to…

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Lazy bitch Kimchi

This isn’t a traditional Korean Kimchi and it’s not a kraut either, but it sure is a lazy bitch way to throw down some fermented veggies. Breaking rules (not the law) is something I enjoy doing, especially when it comes to fermenting for food medicine. And if you wanna know a cheats way of helping your…

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Rooibos and Chamomile Water Kefir

I’ve been making water kefir for a few years now and while I said ages ago that it’s not my first preference when it comes to ferments, it has been slowly sneaking up the ladder.  If you have experienced adrenal fatigue like I have, you will know that caffeine is our enemy. While it will…

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Lazy bitch flu fighter

Have you ever had those moments when you just don’t know how you can fit everything in? Live well eat well requires time, effort and energy doesn’t it? Well this lazy bitch recipe is what I use as a back up. Not an everyday way of fermenting for me, but on those busy days when…

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Koffucha

I had heard a lot about this fermented drink but not being a coffee fan had over looked it – until now. And guess what? I think I have a new addiction! There is something very decadent about this ferment and I haven’t figured out whether it’s because it tastes so very different to any…

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Fermenting for food medicine

Fermenting for food medicine is a part of my every day life. It’s not something that I think about doing every now and again, because fermented foods and drinks literally are my medication. In fact I’ve developed such a rhythm around fermenting, I sometimes find myself doing it competently and unconsciously!  So teaching about the art and…

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Water kefir with kick

Water kefir has to be one of the easiest ferments I make. That and beet kvass. I didn’t use to like water kefir and put it on the bottom of my list for ferments. Not now! Once I understood the importance of adding black strap molasses, bi-carb soda, crushed egg shell and lemon that is.  …

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