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...]

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...]

Fermented Food: Benefits of Lactic Acid Fermentation

Fermented food, enjoyed across the globe, conveys health benefits through lactic acid fermentation. The fermentation process can transform the flavor of food from the plain 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...]