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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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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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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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Medicinal Green Papaya Leaf Kombucha

As a dedicated health coach fermenting and foraging for food medicine is part of everyday life for me. I am always looking to my garden for what I can access as food medicine. Both my maternal and paternal grandmothers swore by papaya for good digestion (we grew up calling it pawpaw). In fact my paternal…

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Lacto fermented Zucchini

This sassy summer ferment is one of my regulars. Living in the tropics, even in our ‘coldest’ time of the year, it’s still pretty warm. A taxi driver in Brisbane recently laughed at me when I told him the coldest it gets in Darwin might be 14 deg celsius and even that would be very early…

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Fermented Flu Fighter

I got knocked down bad by a flu earlier a few months back, and when I say bad, I’ve not had anything like it for years. Fevers, shivers and no energy at all left my moving from the bed to the couch and was no fun at all. The shite of it is that I…

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What is Kombucha and why drink it?

Kombucha is an age old homemade probiotic that’s ancestry is owned by many cultures including Russian, Polish and Chinese. Made by using sugar, water and tea together with enough starter culture liquid and a SCOBY (symbiotic community of bacteria and yeast), the liquid ferments for up to 14 days to reach maturation. This is commonly…

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You did what with your kraut???

Look before you berate me for possibly killing my kraut, you need to know a few things first.  I’m one of those resourceful foodies who doesn’t like to throw anything out unless it’s absolutely necessary. So when I recently had a jar of homemade fermented green papaya, chilli, turmeric and ginger over ferment and slightly…

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