Lacto-Fermented Green Beans

Lacto-Fermented Green Beans

'Tis the season for pickling!  It is the perfect way to preserve all that beautiful late-summer produce so it can be enjoyed all year long.  Plus, if you're making lacto-fermented pickles you're cultivating beneficial bacteria (probiotics) to give your body a boost in immunity, gut-health, and mood. I'm into pickled vegetables for many reasons. … [Read more...]

Rice Noodle + Veggie Bowl

Rice Noodle + Veggie Bowl

Wow, this was delicious.  I’m new to using rice noodles regularly in my cooking, but this noodle bowl has me totally hooked.  It’s full of fresh and flavorful ingredients, can be flexible based on what you have available, and tastes amazing.  Plus it’s gluten-free and vegan! Rice Noodle Veggie Bowl Ingredients (serves 2): 1 handful of … [Read more...]

Healing Miso Soup

Healing Miso Soup

What better way to take care of your body after a holiday weekend of indulgence than by feeding yourself nourishing foods?  One of my favorite healing powerhouse foods is miso soup.  Miso is made from fermented soybeans, so it boasts all the nutritional benefits of fermented foods (probiotics, enzymes, vitamins etc.).  This method for making miso … [Read more...]

Homemade Sauerkraut

Homemade Sauerkraut

I first experimented with making my own sauerkraut last year.  Let's just say it didn't go well.  I ended up with mold, a fermented smelling kitchen, and a grumpy husband.  I had to really work my wifely magic to get T to agree to let me try krauting again this fall.  Luckily he went for it and the kraut was a huge success! It all started with … [Read more...]