water kefir grains

How to Brew Water Kefir (a quick tutorial)

Water kefir, a fermented beverage teeming with beneficial bacteria, is remarkably simple to prepare  and often more palatable than other probiotic tonics like kombucha and beet … [Read more...]

milk kefir

Milk Kefir: What It Is and How to Brew It

Milk kefir is, to put it lightly, an acquired taste.   Sour and pungent, milk kefir is a cultured dairy food originally from the Caucuses - the region where Europe meets Asia.   … [Read more...]

Prebiotics & Probiotics

Prebiotics and probiotics represent essential aspects of a wholesome, nourishing diet.   Though not the same, prebiotics and probiotics complement one another and work together to … [Read more...]

Sour Pickles

Sour pickles are a mainstay at our summer dinner table.   Naturally fermented, sour pickles are rich in beneficial bacteria and food enzymes, offering a dairy-free source of … [Read more...]

10 Ways to Get More Probiotics (without Dairy)

We hear it all the time (and I say it plenty!): eat your yogurt for probiotics.   But if you choose not to eat dairy foods or cannot tolerate them, finding dairy-free probiotic … [Read more...]

For the Love of Fresh Cream

Fresh cream.   Fresh raw cream.   I love it in all its thick, silky glory.   I love the taste, and the texture it lends to dishes - both savory and sweet.   There's nothing quite … [Read more...]

Reader Questions: Animal Fat & Lactic Acid Fermentation

Ricki asked: Actually ... Ricki commented on Fats for Cooking and Fats to Eat Uncooked a few days ago, but I thought it was such an insightful and good question that I wanted to … [Read more...]

Fat Soluble Vitamins: Vitamins A, D, E & K

Fat Soluble Vitamins Fat soluble vitamins are critical to health and wellness--particularly reproductive health and wellness.   Unfortunately, adequate intake of fat soluble … [Read more...]

Want Healthy Children? Let them Eat Dirt!

We all want healthy children, but did you know that children who eat dirt might actually be doing their bodies and long-term health a tremendous service? Providing a healthy, … [Read more...]

Reader Questions: Homemade Cider, Water Kefir Grains

In a new segment I thought I'd answer some reader questions.   Indeed, if there's enough interest, I'll answer reader questions every Wednesday.   If you have a question about … [Read more...]