Nicely making whey

Kelly ListonAll Articles, Fermenting, Ferments, Recipes, Tips27 Comments

It is no secret that Tamara and I love to ferment foods.  If you take a look through our recipes, it shouldn’t take long to stumble across a fermented food or two!  In fact, Oh Lardy has presented a series on fermented foods.  We love the stuff!  You may notice that we mention the use of whey, or some other … Read More

Making Cultured Butter…it’s so easy!!!

Tamara MannellyAll Articles, Dressings, sauces and dips, Fermenting, Ferments, Real Food12 Comments

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Last week, I made several different versions of cultured sour cream.  This is essentially sour cream that has been naturally soured…by using good bacteria to eat the sugars in the cream to create a wonderfully probiotic-rich, enzyme-filled, nourishing sour cream. This week, I decided to take some of that sour cream and turn it into cultured butter! Why cultured butter? … Read More

Homemade Sour Cream Recipe

Tamara MannellyAll Articles, Dressings, sauces and dips, Fermenting, Ferments, Real Food75 Comments

I have been interested in fermenting foods for several years now.  However, culturing my own dairy always made me nervous.  I have no idea why, but I can have numerous jars going of kraut, dilly carrots, pickles, berries, chutney but I was timid to start to experiment with dairy. Does the topic of fermenting baffle you?  We created a Fermenting … Read More

Homemade Orange Jello – With a Probiotic Surprise

Tamara MannellyAll Articles, Desserts, Fermenting, Ferments, Recipes, Snacks and Appetizers10 Comments

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Last week, I posted my recipe for fermented orange juice, a great way to get probiotics, enzymes and vitamins into your diet.  Plus it is super delicious, even for kids! Over the weekend, I came across a post on probiotic-infused lemonade jello by Mommypotamus.  She had been inspired by Food Renegade’s lacto-fermented lemonade (which is delicious, by the way, especially in … Read More

Fermented Orange Juice – an Orangina-type beverage

Tamara MannellyAll Articles, Beverages, Fermenting, Ferments, Recipes89 Comments

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Growing up I moved around quite a bit (well, actually, a lot…13 schools in 12 years!), mostly between California and New Jersey…two completely different places with very different food cultures. One of my biggest food memories of living in New Jersey (besides the amazing NY style pizza!) was going to our local bagel shop and getting a toasted plain bagel … Read More

Fermented Garlic

Kelly ListonAll Articles, Fermenting, Ferments, Recipes42 Comments

I have been on a roll with fermenting lately, so I thought I would share this tutorial/recipe with you as well!  Tamara gave me the idea to ferment a bunch of cloves of garlic.  How nice would that be to have a fermented garlic, in the fridge, ready to put in fresh pico de gallo, guacamole, or whatever? I thought … Read More

Fermented Jalapeño Rings

Kelly ListonAll Articles, Fermenting, Ferments, Recipes22 Comments

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This is going to be a spicy post, my friend!  Personally, I don’t like things REALLY spicy.  I like a little bit of heat, but nothing that sends me looking for a tall glass of milk.  My husband, on the other hand, LOVES spicy!  If he doesn’t start sweating, it isn’t spicy enough.  In an effort to get my family … Read More

Fermented Cranberry Sauce

Tamara MannellyAll Articles, Dressings, sauces and dips, Fermenting, Ferments, Recipes75 Comments

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Cranberry sauce…a ubiquitous condiment on most holiday tables.  It seems to pair so well with the usual holiday fixings…turkey, ham, green beans, mashed potatoes.  Everyone helps themselves to a small amount of cranberry sauce, but no one ever really seems to love it.  Wait until they try this recipe for fermented cranberry sauce! I was honestly a little surprised by … Read More

Lacto-fermented Pineapple Papaya Chutney – a delicious digestive aid

Tamara MannellyAll Articles, Dressings, sauces and dips, Fermenting, Ferments, Recipes, Side Dishes23 Comments

Adding fermented foods to your diet has many health benefits, including making food more digestible, increasing vitamin and enzyme content of the food and increasing good bacteria in your digestive tract.  They are very easy to prepare at home.  An easy and delicious way to get fermented foods is by making this pineapple chutney recipe, which is an adaptation of … Read More

How to Make Fermented Foods

Tamara MannellyAll Articles, Fermenting, Ferments, Recipes, Tips15 Comments

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Culturing or fermenting foods is a way of easily preserving foods and at the same time encouraging the growth of good bacteria (probiotics) which have numerous health benefits. Some of the benefits of consuming fermented foods are restoring proper balance of bacteria in your gut (should be 80-20 ratio good-bad; most of the time is not due to our SAD … Read More

Ditch the store bought Mayo!

Kelly ListonAll Articles, Dressings, sauces and dips, Fermenting, Ferments, Recipes21 Comments

If you happen to be a newbie in the Real Foods arena, one of the simplest things you can do is to make your own condiments.  Personally, I started with Mayonnaise.  By mastering the basics (homemade broth, dressings, sauces, marinades, condiments, etc) you set a great foundation from which to build your healthy kitchen. When I cleaned out our kitchen … Read More