fermentation Archive

My Favorite Paleo Things of 2015

It’s almost time to turn the page on another year! 2015 was a great year to “be paleo” – in large part because the definition of what that means is evolving with the times and no longer focuses on a strict list of yes and no foods

Book Review: Kombucha Revolution

“Kombucha. It’s been called the ‘elixer of life,’ a cure-all that detoxifies the body, aids digestion, reenergizes the mind, and even helps reverse the symptoms of cancer. Drink several glasses of this fermented tea a day and, according to some, its healing properties will lower cholesterol, help

Adventures in Fermentation: Kombucha

A little over a year ago I was introduced to the joys of kombucha, that oddly energizing fizzy fermented tea that comes in a dizzying array of flavors and costs almost $4 a bottle at my local health food store. I knew that it was possible to brew

AIP for Crohn’s Disease: What to eat when you aren’t feeling so hot

This post was supposed to be a 90-day update when I told you all about how good I was doing on the autoimmune paleo protocol (AIP), reintroducing foods right and left, and keeping my Crohn’s disease totally in check. I even had the draft half written last

Adventures in Fermentation: Coconut Milk Yogurt

Homemade coconut milk yogurt is a finicky beast. It doesn’t thicken like dairy yogurts, the texture can be less than appealing, and it often lacks the distinctive yogurt tang. Store bought options are more pleasant and consistent, but even the “good” organic brands like this one are still

Fermented Foods for Natural Gut Health

It must be the German ancestry me in, but I adore a good sauerkraut. The fact that it is a fermented food and good for my gut health and managing Crohn’s disease is just a wonderful excuse for me to eat it regularly rather than just as

Adventures in Fermentation: Easy Homemade Sauerkraut

Fermentation doesn’t have to be difficult and you really don’t need any special equipment. To make simple sauerkraut all you need is a head of cabbage, some salt, a jar to put it in, and some time. That and a little bit of muscle power and you