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Posts Tagged ‘food as medicine’

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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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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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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Fermented 4 day Immune Booster

This quick and easy ferment is a must have when you live in a hot and humid climate like Darwin in the Northern Territory Australia. In colloquial terms we have three seasons in the Top End: The Wet Season which includes the hottest sweatiest, sticky and humidest time of the year before the big rains come.…

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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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Dragon fruit coconut milk kefir

This has to be one of the most lush coconut milk kefir combos  I’ve tasted yet! Pure and simple, it’s just straight up fermented coconut milk with chopped up blood red dragon fruit and nothing else! Yep that’s right, nothing else added! Can you believe that? The pot above has the exact same ingredients as the…

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Vegan coconut milk kefir

I’ve got lots of friends who are vegan and vegetarian and consider myself to be a flexitarian 🙂 and enjoy loads of yummy fermented food as medicine. However, I’ve been caught in the trap of many other dairy intolerant fellow fermenters and been conflicted at having to rest milk kefir grains in dairy without knowing what…

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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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