Why You Should Use Colostrum to Support Your Digestion and Immune System

Tamara MannellyAll Articles, Healthy Lifestyle, Product Reviews2 Comments

Support health digestion and immune system with colostrum - www.ohlardy.com

If you have been following Oh Lardy, you know we are very focused on maintaining a healthy digestive system.  Optimal digestion is the key to a healthy immune system response.   We have focused quite a bit on replenishing the good bacteria in your gut with probiotic supplements and fermented foods and drinks (like sauerkraut, dilly carrots and fermented orange … Read More

7 Benefits of Fermented Foods

Tamara MannellyAll Articles, Fermenting, Ferments, Healthy Lifestyle, Real Food, Recipes15 Comments

The Many Benefits of Fermented Foods

Do you eat fermented foods?  You should! Fermentation is a traditional form of preservation dating back thousands of years.  Essentially, the bacteria naturally present on food begins breaking down sugars and starches in food.  This produces lactic acid which halts the growth of ‘bad’ bacteria, so the food is preserved not rotted. Not only is the food preserved but it … Read More

How to Support a Healthy Immune System

Tamara MannellyAll Articles, Healthy Lifestyle, Tips4 Comments

How to Keep Your Immune System Strong - www.ohlardy.com

Each year I am determined to try to keep our immune systems as supported as possible.  There is no doubt we are going to be exposed to everything…but I hope my family’s immune systems are strong to fight off invading illnesses or, if we do get sick, to help us heal quickly. There are numerous things you can do to support … Read More

Fermented Eggs

Kelly ListonAll Articles, Fermenting, Ferments, Recipes, Snacks and Appetizers37 Comments

Yes,  fermented eggs.  You may think, is that even possible?  Yes!!!  It IS possible and they are fantastic.  I have had pickled eggs before which are delicious.  I had an abundance of chicken eggs last week and thought I would go ahead and pickle them.  But then I thought, why not ferment them??  We love eggs and we love fermented … Read More

These Little Creatures Might Be Responsible for Your Arthritis

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Could Your Gut Bacteria Be Causing Your Arthritis? - www.ohlardy.com

by Dr. Victor Marchione Did you know that the key to relieving the terrible pain of rheumatoid arthritis may lie…in your stomach? Inside every single human on the planet—including you—there is a community of millions residing. It’s called your microbiome, and it’s made up of millions of tiny bacteria that work to help keep your body functioning. In fact, these … Read More

Fermented Grapefruit Juice

Tamara MannellyAll Articles, Beverages, Fermenting, Ferments, Recipes23 Comments

Fermented Grapefruit Juice

At Oh Lardy we love our fermented foods.  In my house, we go through fermented beverages very quickly!  Our fermented orange juice and fermented apple juice are always a hit. I was getting a little tired of the sweetness of orange and wanted something different.  A friend suggested I ferment grapefruit juice…so I did.  And let me tell you, the … Read More

Lacto-fermented Berries Recipe

Tamara MannellyAll Articles, Breakfast, Desserts, Dressings, sauces and dips, Fermenting, Ferments, Recipes90 Comments

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Adding fermented foods to your diet has many benefits.  Fermented foods have increased vitamins and enzymes, are easier to digest, increase the amount of good bacteria in your gut and can help your immune system.  What a great way to keep healthy this winter!!! Culturing your own fruits and vegetables at home is a very cost effective way of getting … Read More

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

How to Make Homemade Cultured Butter - www.ohlardy.com

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 Orange Jello – With a Probiotic Surprise

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

Homemade Jello with Fermented Orange Juice - www.ohlardy.com

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

The Bugs in Your Belly

Tamara MannellyAll Articles, Fermenting, Ferments, Healthy Lifestyle18 Comments

Are Your Gut Bacteria Healthy? - www.ohlardy.com

As I have said previously, I just completed the Certified Healing Foods Specialist course from Immunitrition in September.  The course was packed full of great information that I can not wait to share with all of you. I am going to start a series on the importance of maintaining the balance of bacteria in our gut and the benefits of … Read More