Many (many) years ago, fresh out of high school, I worked at a gourmet coffee shop. Working there was the first place I heard of ‘fancy’ drinks like Italian Sodas and Cremosas.
Fast forward to now, we make our own version of soda out of water kefir grains. I love making these [...]
Heal Your Gut With Fermented Foods
Real Food for Less Money is a journal of sorts on how my family continues to transition from a Standard American Diet (SAD) to a real/whole/traditional foods diet (real). Our transition as been slow and steady while trying to keep our budget under control. For the first 24 [...]
The other day Lulu asked if she could make smoothies. I was in the middle of a project and was quite happy that she took the initiative for a snack. I figured that she would make the smoothie out of kefir since that is what we usually do. But she made it out of regular [...]
> I have very much enjoyed taking the GNOWFGLINS series of eCourses. Each of the four courses (a fifth course starts in January) has been extremely educational. Even though I had been doing real/whole/traditional foods for awhile when these courses started, I have still learned a ton.
In the Cultured Dairy eCourse one of my [...]
One of our favorite Lacto-Fermented Vegetables is Spicy Carrots.
These come from a recipe listed in the comments section of this post on GNOWFGLINS (comment #2 from Alyss). I’ve made them several times using the comment as a guide (but leaving out the jalapeno) and they have always been a hit with my family.
Over Thanksgiving weekend last year, Joe’s aunt from California came to visit. She brought with her some citrus fruit from various family trees. Including a rather large amount of little lemons.
I turned a half gallon worth of lemons into Spicy Lemons from a recipe in Nourished Kitchen’s Get Cultured (this book is very good [...]
We had a pretty good food week last week. I tried a few new things that we really enjoyed. Wednesday night we had breakfast for dinner. My girls love crepes. For the filling I combined homemade cream cheese (yogurt that the whey has dripped out of) and kefir cheese (2 parts cream cheese to [...]
I mentioned a few weeks ago that we have been on a quest to switch over to Whole/Traditional/Real Foods for a while and are slowly making our transitions. I’m pretty pleased with how things are coming along. In that post I mentioned that I had a few things going (sourdough starter, expecting a Kombucha Mother, [...]