If you’ve got kefir going, you can make kefir whey. This is a great starter culture for any fermented food and especially necessary for cultured food that are started from scratch or aren’t based on using lots of salt. (Don’t have kefir? Check out our easy whey recipe.) To make kefir whey, you leave out… Continue reading How To Make Kefir Whey
Papaya (or pawpaw) has a lot of goodness in it. There are some special things that make it better than other fruits as well. Here’s a list of the benefits of papaya: Top Performers high in vitamin C magnesium vitamin A Also: magnesium iron copper manganese potassium essential amino acids riboflavin niacin calcium phosphorus zinc… Continue reading Benefits of Papaya
Papaya (or pawpaw) is a super nutritious and tasty fruit. If you’re looking for some great ideas on how to eat it, I’ve got some for you! Papaya is ripe when it turns orange, yellow or redish. Green ones are hard and not ripe. Longer pawpaw are sweeter than the rounder ones. Ways to Eat… Continue reading Eating Papaya Fruit
Eating healthy on a budget is possible! I do it every week. At times you do need to make compromises depending on exactly what your budget is and where you live. My philosophy is to make the best choices I have within my means. Know Your Priorities There are certain things that are more important… Continue reading Eating Healthy on a Budget
Looking to learn how to eat passion fruit? If you haven’t grown up in a tropical location or been around much tropical fruit, you may be a bit unfamiliar with it. It’s delicious so it’s not a fruit you want to miss if you can get it. Here’s the video: How to Eat Passion Fruit… Continue reading How To Eat Passion Fruit
Wondering how to eat a kiwi fruit? It’s a delicious sour fruit that will add some variety to your life. Here’s the video. Benefits of Kiwi Kiwi fruit is a nutrient dense food. This is great! It means you get lots of nutrition in a little low-calorie package. Other benefits include: Fibre, in the skin… Continue reading How to Eat Kiwi Fruit
A number of newbies to healthy eating and fermented food have asked me “what’s the easiest fermented food to make?” Here’s my take on it:
My pick for the easiest is definitely kombucha. Why? It’s low maintenance, simple recipe, has common ingredients and tastes good.
Kombucha also contains no common allergens like dairy and a culture dependent on dairy. And if you’re busy, you’ll appreciate the lack of chopping. Kombucha is also quite cheap to make – just sugar and tea.
Probably the hardest part of kombucha is getting a scoby but that’s not even too hard. I got mine on Ebay and I’ve also gotten ones from friends. I’ve given them away as well.
If you’ve already done kombucha or want to give it a pass, the next one I’d recommend is kefir. If you’d like to avoid dairy, the next one I’d recommend is a very basic sauerkraut. Just cabbage and salt.
For more videos on kombucha and the rest of it, visit our Fermaculture Youtube Channel.