Bacterial cultures that is. After all, many lacto-fermented foods (which utilize lacto-bacteria) contain cabbage as an ingredient. Its the principle component of sauerkraut and a staple for creating kimchi and other curious combinations. So whats so cool about about cabbage? This hardy brassica has a high water content; thus, when combined with salt then pressed, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Its what gives sauerkraut tang, pickles potency, and kimchi character- FERMENTATION. Or more specifically, lacto-fermentation. Whats cool about lacto-fermentation is that you don’t need a yeast or a “starter culture”; lacto-bacterias are naturally present in the air that surrounds us. When food is left exposed to the environment, and the temperature is warm enough, the […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
I make soup a lot, but all too often I find myself comfortably drifting back to familiar flavor profiles. I felt the need to switch it up a little and try something new. White beans are not a regular pantry item for me, but I do like them and I was craving a soup with […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
Every Saturday when I visit the Wintertime Farmer’s Market at the Hope Artiste Village, I like to pick up something that isn’t on my routine shopping list. This week, I got some beautiful (and delicious!) watermelon radishes from Freedom Food Farm. Watermelon radishes taste very similar to red radishes, but slightly less bitter. I mixed […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
I have recently been experimenting with making my own nut butters. I don’t usually eat peanuts, so I tend to lean in the direction of butters made from almonds, cashews, and seeds. Nut butters are great sources of protein as well as healthy omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. They also contain antioxidants, an array of […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Sweet potatoes provide a lot of nutrition as well as satisfying starch. These versatile tubers are actually more closely related to carrots than white potatoes! Combined with healthy spices, coconut sweet potato curry is both good-tasting and good for you. Here is a recipe for one of my favorite dishes, this one with apples and […]Continue Reading... No Comments.