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...]

Beet Kvass

A Recipe for Beet Kvass: A Deeply Cleansing Tonic

To drink beet kvass is to taste the blood of the earth -  sweet and salty with a mineral-rich undertone that speaks of the soil itself.  Beet kvass is an acquired taste, much like … [Read more...]

Tricolored Berry & Kefir Popsicles for July 4th

I love the Fourth of July: fireworks, parades, barbecues and apple pie contests.  I love it all, and do my best to prepare special and celebratory picnics for the day.  As … [Read more...]

Brine-pickled Beets with Ginger and Orange

Fermented beets, dank and earthy and sour, number among my favorite ferments of vegetable.  While I will always love the fetid odor of a true sauerkraut, the clean and salty … [Read more...]

28 Days of Real Food: Week #4 and Week #3 Re-cap

We're on our last week of the challenge to eat real food for 28 days!  Are you still with me?  Are you enjoying sourdough breads and wholesome natural yogurts?  Are you celebrating … [Read more...]

Real Food Challenge: Week 3 & Week 2 Re-cap

We're half-way finished with the challenge: you've tackled the pantry, stocked up on wholesome food, learned to properly prepare grains and wholesome fats and even started to … [Read more...]

Real Food Challenge: Week #2

You've got one week under your belts: you've cleaned out your pantry, learned about the proper preparation of grains, prepared a soaked flour recipe, started your sourdough, … [Read more...]

Real Food Challenge: Week #1

It's February 1st, and that means the 28-day Real Food Challenge is underway here at Nourished Kitchen.  Day #1's assignment - cleaning your cupboards - has been sent out and … [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...]