One of the most common vinegars for internal health consumption is apple cider vinegar, because it contains valuable minerals, live enzymes, and anti-fungal/microbial/bacterial acids. But beyond its internal benefits, beloved ACV puts out for just about any practical health or cleaning purpose...
A ginger bug is conceived through the presh process of lacto-fermentation and is used a natural soda starter, much like our recently made water kefir. Easy to make, our bug packs pro-gut bacteria along side ginger's saving grace.
Water kefir is a lacto-fermented drink made from sugar water, juice, or coconut water. Unlike its more famous cousin milk kefir, water kefir is a dairy-free. Water kefir is not only easy to make, it is a delicious, bubbling over with healthy bacteria.
Rejuvelac is a raw food beverage made from sprouted wheat berries that are then soaked and fermented in water for about 2 days. The process of fermentation pre-digests the wheat, making it easier for our bodies to utilize the nutrients.
Seed cheese is an aerobic fermentation process that is very simple to make. The texture and taste is so distinctly delicious - much more than a non-dairy cheese available in most stores. With extra healthy bacteria to boot.
Let's be real. It's not like we even need to go through the nutritional know-how which makes chocolate a super food. It's unwavering ability to nourish our mental stability and menstrual agony should be plenty enough to keep said food in our diet.
Callicarpa americana, American Beautyberry, is one of those plants, along with saw palmetto and slash pine, we in the Southeastern US "grew up with" so to say, but probably never thought twice about using.
Turmeric, along with ginger and cumin, is a spice often used in Eastern, Asian, and Punk cultures. While turmeric is more familiar as an ingredient, this super spice boasts a long history of medicinal healing.
Homemade hot sauce is the best! Especially when it's got all the added flavor of a lengthy fermentation. Watch out Sriracha! If you've ever made kim chi or sauerkraut, you already know how to make aged hot sauce.
Onions! Ok where to start -- white onions, yellow onions, red onions, vidalia onions, sweet onions, shallots.. so many flavors PACKED WITH NUTRIENTS that do everything from helping keep our hearts health...
Tea is the second most commonly consumed beverage in the world... after water. Potentially the most popular tea of those touting good health, green tea can provide benefits towards life longevity, weight loss, and energy.
As a dietitian, one of the suggestions I often offer my clients, friends and family who are interested in changing habits to eat healthier is to establish a few quick and easy, fulfilling yet healthy snacks.
If you don't like brussels sprouts you're doing it all wrong. With the right cooking method they can take on a delicious crunch and a subtle sweet flavor that complement so many ingredients for a healthy dish.
Known for its medicinal and curative benefits, garlic has been cultivated and utilized for centuries in numerous cultures. This mini bulb of magic is also utilized in about 90% of our diet (pro tip: garlic on everything!).
Nutmeg, a walnut-sized seed of the Indonesian evergreen tree, has an aromatic and slightly sweet flavor that is used as a culinary spice. Historically, Egyptians used nutmeg for embalming and Italians employed it as a cure for plague.
Pomegranates first started growing in Persia, which is Iran now, and there’s fossilized and written evidence of the existence of pomegranates as far back as 3000 BCE! That makes them one of the oldest fruits ever.