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“A Feast for the Spirits” – Balinese Food Traditions of Galungan

Central to Balinese culture is the belief in spirits. Taking multiple forms, they are regarded as Gods, ancestors, and energetic forces. They are believed to be everywhere - existing internally and externally,...

My Grain-Free Muffins are for sale at Fertile Underground!

                Now you can try my grain-free muffins for yourself! A slight variation from my frosted muffins I posted earlier. Ingredients include house-made almond flour from Fertile Underground, local eggs, local honey, organic coconut oil,...

Cultures with Cabbage

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...

Inside the Kitchen of “Warung Java 1” in Kuta, Lombok

I ate at Warung Java 1 almost every day during my two week stay in Kuta, Lombok. The restaurant doesn't look like much from the outside...but step under the metal roof and you'll find...

Homemade Nut Butter

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...

White Bean & Kale Soup

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...
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Plant Conversations

Did you know that plants are connected underground by a network of mycelium, which allows for them to communicate via electrical action potentials (like the human brain!)? Plant conversations are much more common that...

Melaka, Malaysia: A Paradise for (Gluten-Free) Food Lovers!

Quick links: Restoran Nyonya Makko Wild Coriander Aunty Lee's Peranakan Restaurant Calanthe Art Cafe Sayyid Antique & Cafe Chicken Rice Balls Nasi Lemak Jonker Street Hawker Center Assam Pedas Weekend Night Market Cendol Ondeh Ondeh Malacca (or "Melaka" in Melayu) is a small city on the west...

Flower Power

As Fall spirals into Winter, vegetable plants will send out splendid flowers. It's their final stage-an attempt to spread seeds for next season. Though many would say the plants have passed their peak, the...

Theobroma cacao

Chocolate can take many forms, but it all originates from Theobroma cacao, a plant that grows in Africa, South America, and Central America (with Africa leading production). South American beans are smaller and said...