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Posts Tagged ‘probiotics’

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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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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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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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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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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What is burping Kombucha?

After my first ferment has brewed for a minimum of 6 days, I like to choose some sexy flavours to sass up my end product. Once I’ve added my flavours, I’ll then bottle and leave for another 3 – 5 days depending on the heat and humidity. Some of my bottles have

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