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Posts Tagged ‘healthy’

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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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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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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How to protect Kombucha

Protecting kombucha in hot and humid conditions can be tricky! Steamy nights and sizzling hot days can create all sorts of extra mould and bacteria that may potentially ruin your ferment. Having been struck down by various unwanted visitor, I had to throw out many brews in the early days. That was until I learned…

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4 Top tips for fermenting in the tropics

Fermenting in the tropics comes with stunning sunsets and swaying palm trees, together with a number or surprises and challenges! Because of our high heat and humidity our foods ferment faster. While there are bonuses to this, there are also a stack of tips and tricks worthy of noting. One of the greatest challenges to urban…

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4 day ferments

I’ve been playing around with 4 day ferments with both fruit and veg in hot and humid Darwin, Australia and am impressed with the results. Our temperatures currently vary from 27 – 32 degrees celsius (78 – 82F) for almost 6 months of the year so as you’d imagine, ferments can become

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