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...]

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...]

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...]

swap cultures & starters

Nourished Kitchen offers a free cultures and starters exchange which allows real food lovers to share the probiotic love by swapping their starters and cultures. Kombucha … [Read more...]

Giveaway: Cultures for Health

In the past few weeks, I've enjoyed a little treat: fresh, homemade matsoni courtesy of a new company Cultures for Health.   Matsoni is a nice tart yogurt hailing from Georgia and … [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...]