How (and why) to Make Fermented Garlic #fermentedfoods #herbalapothecary #naturalremedies #traditionalfoods #fermentedgarlic #reclaimingvitality

Fermented Garlic: Win the fight against sickness this winter!

Ok. I truly hate to be the one to bring this up while we are all enjoying a beautiful summer, but…Winter Is Coming! We need a stockpile of “dragon glass” (aka fermented garlic) to win the war against colds, sinus infections, flus, bronchitis, and stomach bugs this sickness season. (If you’re not a Game Of Thrones fan, I apologize, but I just couldn’t resist.) Even though I believe a crucial part of being healthy is being present in the moment, this, of course, has to be balanced with preparation for the future, something I failed at last year because “winter” came early.  Continue reading “Fermented Garlic: Win the fight against sickness this winter!”

Three Easy Ways to Add Fermented Foods to Your Daily Diet #fermentedfoods #kraut #sauerkraut #traditionalfoods #preobiotics #guthealth #microbiome #reclaimingvitality

Three Easy Ways to Add Fermented Foods to Your Daily Diet and a Basic Kraut Recipe

You have probably heard that fermented foods like kraut (sauerkraut) are full of probiotics and that probiotics feed the good bacteria in your gut or microbiome. Now the question is how to get them into your daily routine so that they become a habit. You are much more likely to eat fermented foods if they are on hand all the time, of course. One easy way to assure that this is so is to make your own. Most fermented foods are truly simple to make and do not require a lot of time. I usually do it while I am in the kitchen making dinner anyway. See the bottom of the post for a basic recipe for Kraut that you can change up however you like.  Continue reading “Three Easy Ways to Add Fermented Foods to Your Daily Diet and a Basic Kraut Recipe”

Fermented Radishes

Fermented Radishes

Fermented Radishes are a tasty way to get your probiotics! Enjoy them in a salad, on a crudités plate, or solo as a snack. They have a delightful peppery pickle-like flavor. Radishes are packed with nutritional benefits as well. They live up to the “food as medicine” ideal. Let me breakdown the nutritional benefits radishes for you. The printable recipe is at the bottom of the post.  Continue reading “Fermented Radishes”

Sourdough Skillet Cornbread #sourdough #traditionalfoods #skilletcornbread #eatwheat #reclaimingvitality

Sourdough Skillet Cornbread

This delicious sourdough skillet cornbread is so easy to make and it goes great with a hearty soup, stew, or chili, or your favorite summer barbecue dish! I like to top it with cultured honey butter. If you don’t have a sourdough starter yet, see my post on obtaining and maintaining a sourdough starter. I promise, it’s easier than you think! Continue reading “Sourdough Skillet Cornbread”

Cultured Maple Butter #traditionalfoods #butter #reclaimingvitality

Cultured Maple Butter (or Honey Butter)

This cultured maple butter is a snap to make. It has the benefit of healthy fats and probiotics from the grass-fed cultured butter and trace minerals from the organic maple syrup (or probiotics, enzymes, vitamins, and minerals from the raw honey if you are making honey butter). Another huge benefit is that less syrup (or honey) get drizzled onto your waffles/pancakes, cornbread, etc. Continue reading “Cultured Maple Butter (or Honey Butter)”