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Cultured Vegetables
Dairy Free Kefir
Health and Wellness
Kefir Soda
Kombucha
Milk Kefir
Sourdough
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Two Ways to Make Fermented Red Onions
Uncategorized
I love red onions and we eat a ton […]

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20 Smart Ways To Use Your Kombucha SCOBYs!
Uncategorized
So, you all keep asking . . . What do I do […]

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Breakfast Sourdough Bread
Uncategorized
This is the bread I make at least two […]

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Kefir Ranch Dressing
Condiments, Milk Kefir
When I was growing up, my mom had a […]

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Does Your Body Need a Miracle?
Uncategorized
Do you believe that healing requires a miracle, or […]

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Prebiotics - As Important as Probiotics
Uncategorized
In the last few years, I have been researching […]

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Now is the Time to Start Making Kefir Cheese
Uncategorized
If you love cheese then you really need to […]

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You and Your Housemates Share the Same Bacteria
Uncategorized
It was the summer of 2003. A friend came into […]

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Kombucha Bread and Muffins
Kombucha, Sprouted


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Dairy-Free Kefir - Every Kind You Can Imagine
Best of 2016, Dairy Free Kefir
I have seen many people benefit from kefir, and […]

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How to Care For Your Sourdough Starter
Sourdough
I usually make sourdough bread once or twice a […]

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Help Is On The Way
Health and Wellness
It's March 18th, 2020, and the novel coronavirus has everybody […]

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The Most Powerful Cultured Veggies
Uncategorized
I had no idea just exactly what I was […]

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Anti-Viral Cultured Foods
Ailments, Health and Wellness
There is a lot of fear flying around about […]

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Tips That Nobody Else Talks About
Cultured Vegetables, Kombucha, Milk Kefir
Years ago when I was young and raising my […]

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Why I Drink Kombucha Every Day
Health and Wellness, Kombucha
Kombucha is an amazing drink. Sales have grown to […]

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Fermented Foods and IBS
Ailments, Health and Wellness
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is usually identified by a […]

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Pumpernickel Sourdough Bread
Sourdough
I have always loved dark pumpernickel bread. Its rich, […]

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Everybody's Favorite Kefir Dip
Uncategorized
I've been eating cultured foods for two almost two […]

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Whey - The Liquid Gold in Kefir
Milk Kefir
Don’t throw out your kefir if it separates […]

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The Real Reasons Your Immune System Needs Cultured Foods
Health and Wellness
Viruses, yuck . . . my family used to get them a […]

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7 Reasons I Have Kefir Every Day
Milk Kefir
Lots of articles are popping up about reasons you […]

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My Kefir Is Too Sour!
Milk Kefir
Perhaps you've seen this happen, and it even happens […]

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Best of Cultured Food Life 2019: Our Top Articles!
Uncategorized
I hope 2019 was a wonderful year for you. I […]

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Why You Need Christmas Pickles
Cultured Vegetables
The Christmas pickle is not really a pickle at […]

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Does Your Bacteria Whisper?
Health and Wellness
I had just started my blog in April of 2010 […]

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How To Second Ferment Your Water Kefir
Water Kefir
Water kefir tastes pretty plain unless you second ferment […]

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Second Ferment Your Kefir - Your Taste Buds Will Thank You
Uncategorized
Many years ago I discovered a way to make […]

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Cranberries Have Many Healing Powers
Best of 2016
Cranberries are usually eaten only around the holidays. It’ […]

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How To Make The Probiotic That Inhibits Candida
Ailments, Best of 2019, Health and Wellness
I love kombucha and not just because it tastes […]

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Eczema and Probiotic Foods
Ailments, Health and Wellness
Eczema is a skin condition that causes itchy, red […]

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Einkorn Sourdough Bread
Sourdough
A few years ago, I started hearing about the […]

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Reasons To Love Almond Kefir
Dairy Free Kefir
I love almonds and they make wonderful kefir. Some […]

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Histamines and Fermented Foods
Ailments, Best of 2019, Health and Wellness
How to deal with Histamine flare-ups is a common […]

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The Thick and Thin of Kefir
Milk Kefir
Are you ready to master kefir and eat it […]

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Asthma and Fermented Foods
Ailments, Cultured Vegetables, Health and Wellness, Milk Kefir
One of the first friends I ever told about […]

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The X Factor Vitamin In Cheese
Health and Wellness, Milk Kefir
The rewards of making your own cheese are by […]

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The Healing Crisis and Cultured Foods
Health and Wellness
A “healing crisis” is something that happens when the […]

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Fibromyalgia and Fermented Foods
Ailments, Health and Wellness
Fibromyalgia is one of the fastest-growing disabling conditions. It […]

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Probiotic Foods For Colds and Flus
Ailments, Health and Wellness
It astonishes me that everybody doesn't know about Cultured […]

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Will Bacteria Keep You Young?
Health and Wellness
I remember the day I learned that the human […]

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Which Are The Best Sweeteners?
Condiments
It's been quite a journey for me trying to […]

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Enzymes and Your Gut — You Aren’t Just What You Eat, You’re What You Digest and Absorb
Uncategorized
Eating cultured foods have not only supplied my body […]

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The Many Ways Cultured Foods Detoxify Your Body
Ailments, Health and Wellness
I love my microbes and all they do for […]

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My Favorite Vitamin — and Why You Should Have It Every Day
Health and Wellness, Uncategorized
This life is a journey and a fun one […]

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The FODMAP Diet for SIBO, IBS, and Probiotic Foods
Ailments, Best of 2019, Health and Wellness
We all know that food choices can drastically impact […]

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Help! My Kombucha Is Too Sour
Kombucha, Q&A
In the early days of making kombucha, I would […]

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Yogurt Versus Kefir - Which Is Better?
Milk Kefir
So, what is the difference between kefir and yogurt? […]

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Chai Spice Kombucha with Blackberries Video
Kombucha
Kombucha is a wonder drink and for good reason. […]

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Low-Carb Cultured Foods
Cultured Vegetables, Kombucha, Milk Kefir
Low carb and keto diets are very popular right […]

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Did Kombucha Heal My Husband's Eyes?
Health and Wellness, Kombucha
My husband is used to my crazy new ideas […]

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Fermented Jalapenos and Sourdough Bread
Cultured Vegetables, Sourdough
It's summertime and this is my sourdough starters favorite […]

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Ginger Kombucha - The Anti-Inflammatory Drink
Kombucha
Ginger is powerful medicine! I have been consuming ginger […]

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Get Cultured at The Green Dragon 🐉
Events and Classes
Spend a day and immerse yourself into the world […]

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Need Crunchy Pickles?
Cultured Vegetables, Summer Food
Pickles are a huge part of my life. I […]

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The Mineral That Saved My Life
Health and Wellness
My family has a history of high blood pressure. […]

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Probiotic Tomatoes
Appetizers, Condiments, Cultured Vegetables, Summer Food
I have a diverse group of people who subscribe […]

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Fermented Vegetables Are Safer Than Raw Vegetables
Cultured Vegetables
Cultured foods have become an exciting frontier in health […]

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How Microbes and Your Brain Work Together
Ailments, Health and Wellness
A healthy body isn't the only result of consuming […]

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Thoughts and Habits That Changed Everything
Milk Kefir
In March 2010 I was turning fifty years old and […]

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12 Reasons to Eat Cucumber Kimchi
Cultured Vegetables
I love cultured veggies, but mostly I love the […]

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You Are What Your Bacteria Eat
Health and Wellness
You are what your bacteria eat. It sounds like […]

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How To Make Kefir Donut Holes
Desserts, Milk Kefir
I'm always looking for recipes that give us healthy […]

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Sugar Drops Your Immune System By 75%
Ailments, Best of 2019, Health and Wellness
Boosting your immune system is one of my favorite […]

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UTIs, Yeast Infections, and Cultured Foods
Ailments, Health and Wellness
We know that more than half of all women […]

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Two Women Who Convinced Me to Make My Own Bread
Sourdough
I was twelve years old and taking a school […]

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10 Natural Miracles I Found To Lower Stress
Best of 2019, Health and Wellness
Stress is an alarm clock. It’s your body […]

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7 Reasons I Eat Sourdough Bread
Best of 2019, Sourdough
So as I write, I'm waiting for my starter […]

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Personal Reasons My Family Eats Cultured Foods
Health and Wellness
Everybody I know leads busy lives, but did you […]

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Microbes – If You Don't Feed Them They Can Eat You!
Best of 2019, Health and Wellness
The microbes that have made your body their home […]

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Camp Trilogy Class
New York Class – The Trilogy! 4-27-19
Uncategorized
Spend a day and immerse yourself into the world […]

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Easy Ways To Heal Your Microbiome
Best of 2019, Health and Wellness
I talk a lot about your body and what […]

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Kombucha - Healing My Addiction
Best of 2019, Health and Wellness, Kombucha
Many years ago I was addicted to diet cola. […]

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Can Your Gut Heal Your Joints?
Ailments, Best of 2019, Health and Wellness
When I first started with cultured foods almost two […]

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Can Sourdough Change the Gluten-Free Diet?
Health and Wellness, Q&A, Sourdough
About ten years ago I went to a class […]

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7 Reasons I Drink Coconut Water Kefir
Water Kefir
Coconut water is one of my favorite drinks! It […]

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My Personal Christmas Story - That Changed Everything
Health and Wellness
This is one of the most personal blogs I […]

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Overeating During the Holidays? Cultured Foods Can Help
Health and Wellness
One of the most important things I've learned about […]

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Reasons to Have Fermented Foods During the Holidays
Health and Wellness
As the holiday season hits, we spend more time […]

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History of Kefir, Kombucha, and Fermented Vegetables
Cultured Vegetables, Kombucha, Milk Kefir
We all have trials and struggles throughout our lives […]

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A Cold You Can Beat After A Holiday Treat
Best of 2018, Health and Wellness
For many years, and way before I found cultured […]

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Probiotics and the Autoimmune Epidemic
Ailments, Health and Wellness
I’m going to introduce you to your microbiome. […]

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The 12 Days of Kefir 🎄
Dairy Free Kefir, Kefir Soda, Milk Kefir
I made a series of videos for my Biotic […]

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Got an Acidic Stomach? The Surprising Remedy
Ailments, Health and Wellness
In 2017, we moved across the country from Kansas City […]

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Symptoms of an Unbalanced Gut
Health and Wellness
Sometimes I wonder how I got here. Symptoms of […]

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How Gut Microbes Tell Your Hormones What to Do
Best of 2018, Health and Wellness
Female hormones are complex and beautifully made. But take […]

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Probiotic Foods for Different Ailments
Ailments, Health and Wellness
Probiotics have become an exciting frontier in health and […]

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How Your Gut Affects Your Entire Body
Health and Wellness
Let me tell you about Mary. She sat on […]

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Does Your Gut Help Control Food Cravings?
Health and Wellness
Food cravings — why do you have them? We tend […]

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The Flu Shot in a Jar
Best of 2018, Health and Wellness
Fall through winter is the time of year they […]

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Are Probiotic Foods Stronger Than Supplements?
Health and Wellness, Q&A
Many people wonder if probiotic pills provide the same […]

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Sleep Problems and Your Gut
Ailments, Health and Wellness
Sleeping is fundamental to our wellbeing and health, and […]

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Earl Grey Probiotic Pickles 📹
Appetizers, Cultured Vegetables
Fermented pickles are the best pickles. Cultured pickles are […]

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Fermented Sauerkraut and Breast Cancer
Best of 2018, Cultured Vegetables
Sauerkraut is an incredible food. I teach people to […]

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Healing From Food Allergies
Ailments, Health and Wellness
It was early 2002 and my sixteen-year-old daughter climbed out […]

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Is Kombucha Good For You?
Best of 2018, Kombucha
Is kombucha good for you? Is it alcoholic? As […]

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The Many Reasons You Should Eat Fermented Salads and Dressings
Cultured Vegetables, Salads
There are many reasons you should eat salads. They […]

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Which is Better – Water Kefir or Milk Kefir?
Dairy Free Kefir, Milk Kefir, Water Kefir
People often ask me about water kefir and milk […]

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My Kombucha's Not Bubbly?
Kombucha, Uncategorized
Bubbly, fizzy kombucha is one of my favorite things. […]

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Fermenting Tip: Put a Lid on It?
Cultured Vegetables, Kombucha, Milk Kefir, Q&A
When making milk kefir, many people have been taught […]

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Kefir for Breakfast ~ My Favorite Four
Breakfast, Milk Kefir
I learned a long time ago that if I […]

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7 Tips for Summer Kombucha ☀
Kombucha
Kombucha is a must-have in the summertime! When the […]

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Summer Cultured Vegetables ☀
Cultured Vegetables
There is no better time to make cultured veggies […]

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7 Tips for Summer Kefir ☀
Milk Kefir
Kefir is a living food that tends to have […]

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Summer Sourdough Bread
Sourdough
When I walk into my kitchen each day, I […]

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Fermented Asian Salad Video! 📹
Cultured Vegetables, Milk Kefir
This salad is one of my very favorite cultured […]

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Kefir And Your Blood Pressure
Ailments, Best of 2018, Health and Wellness, Milk Kefir
In 2001, I was battling hypertension and diabetes. It was […]

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Cocoa Kefir Krunch Puff Breakfast Video! 📹
Dairy Free Kefir, Milk Kefir
This is my daughter Holli's favorite breakfast. I make […]

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Probiotic Kefir Nut Butter Video! 📹
Milk Kefir
This recipe is in my new book Cultured Food […]

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Seven Probiotic Foods to Always Keep in Your Fridge
Cultured Vegetables, Health and Wellness, Kombucha, Milk Kefir
When it comes to cultured/probiotic and fermented foods, […]

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How To Fix Your Seasonal Allergies
Ailments, Best of 2017, Cultured Vegetables, Health and Wellness, Kombucha, Milk Kefir
I have had seasonal allergies since I was twelve […]

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What to Do With Your Cultures While You're on Vacation
Cultured Vegetables, Kombucha, Milk Kefir
Your cultures (kefir, kombucha, sourdough, and water kefir) are […]

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Is Kefir the Answer for Acid Reflux?
Ailments, Health and Wellness, Milk Kefir
One of the first things I noticed when we […]

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Learn How To Make Water Kefir
Water Kefir
Water kefir grains, or we call them kefir crystals, […]

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The Tale of the Disappearing Kefir Grains
Milk Kefir
We make a lot of kefir. We drink it […]

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43 Ways to Use Kefir Cheese
Milk Kefir
I make a lot of kefir cheese. I use […]

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Overnight Sourdough Bread
Best of 2018, Sourdough
I think fermentation is essential to bread making. If […]

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Probiotic Foods for Food Poisoning and Stomach Virus
Ailments, Best of 2018, Cultured Vegetables, Health and Wellness
Of all the health ailments cultured foods can help […]

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Make Your Condiments – Probiotic!
Condiments, Cultured Vegetables, Kombucha, Milk Kefir
We all eat condiments. They are easy to make, […]

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Your Kidneys Might Need Some Kefir
Ailments, Health and Wellness, Milk Kefir
I’ve received several emails from people who have […]

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I Stopped Eating Cultured Foods ~ Here's What Happened!
Health and Wellness
I’ve been eating cultured foods for almost sixteen […]

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I Am Having Difficulty Straining My Kefir 📹
Milk Kefir
I love kefir that is thick like yogurt. However, […]

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7 Reasons to Make Goat Milk Kefir
Milk Kefir
Goat milk was a godsend for my tiny daughter, […]

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What's This On My Cultured Vegetables?
Cultured Vegetables, Q&A
Cultured vegetables are so easy to make with just […]

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Winter Kefir
Milk Kefir
I love winter kefir! It’s often creamier and […]

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How to Make Bubbly Fruit Flavored Kombucha
Kombucha
There’s nothing better than bubbly fruit flavored kombucha. […]

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Buffalo Kraut ~ You Simply Must Try
Cultured Vegetables
I’m always trying to find ways to help […]

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Best of Cultured Food Life 2017: Our Top Articles and Videos!
Uncategorized
I hope 2017 was a wonderful year for you. I […]

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🎄 Twas the Night They Made Kefir — 📹 Video 🎄 🥛
Milk Kefir
Twas the night before Christmas and all through the […]

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Cultured Foods for the Cholesterol Conscious
Ailments, Health and Wellness
One of my good friends told me her cholesterol […]

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The Power of Peppermint That Changed a Holiday
Desserts, Holiday Foods, Milk Kefir
It was gloomy outside, and I was gloomy inside. […]

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Microbes That Change Your Home in 24 Hours
Health and Wellness, Milk Kefir
When you and I find the courage and strength […]

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Autism and Cultured Foods
Ailments, Health and Wellness
Her name was Mary and she changed my life […]

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Jicama if You're Sicka-ma! 📹 Video
Best of 2017, Cultured Vegetables
If you are looking for an easy cultured veggie […]

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Probiotic Foods and Cancer
Ailments, Best of 2017, Health and Wellness
In 2010, I had just started my blog and Facebook […]

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Kefir and Diabetes
Ailments, Best of 2017, Health and Wellness, Milk Kefir
I remember that day quite vividly. It was over […]

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Gluten Pain: The Best Teacher
Ailments, Health and Wellness, Kefir Soda, Milk Kefir
I have met hundreds of people who are now […]

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Life Changing - 20 Second Kombucha Mayo
Best of 2017, Condiments
Mayonnaise is a common condiment that so many of […]

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Kefir Blueberry Pecan Pancakes
Breakfast, Milk Kefir
We love pancakes at our house. I mostly make […]

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Spanish Kimchi
Cultured Vegetables
You really must eat kimchi. Kimchi has a special […]

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Mr. Picky and Cultured Foods
Appetizers, Cultured Vegetables
Do you have picky eaters at your house? Do […]

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I Want to Get Cultured —Where Do I Start?
Cultured Vegetables, Frequently Asked Questions, Health and Wellness, Kombucha, Milk Kefir
Do you want to change your life and feel […]

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Cultured Veggies ~ Saving Lives
Cultured Vegetables
Forget everything you think you know about vegetables and […]

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Can You Make Happiness in Your Gut?
Ailments, Best of 2017, Cultured Vegetables, Health and Wellness, Kombucha, Milk Kefir, Q&A
Emotions are my best friends. They help me not […]

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My New Book "Cultured Food in a Jar"!
Uncategorized
Cookbooks — I have a lot of them, 229 to be […]

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Nut Milk Kefir That Looks and Tastes Like Thick Yogurt
Best of 2017, Dairy Free Kefir
We went to a nut farm this weekend and […]

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Never Give Up ~ Do Great Things ~ Eat Cultured Foods
Cultured Vegetables, Health and Wellness, Kombucha, Milk Kefir
I was 41 when I first found cultured foods. I […]

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Kefir is Your Ally Against Toenail Fungus
Ailments, Health and Wellness, Milk Kefir
So, do you want to know why you have […]

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Candida and Cultured Foods
Ailments, Health and Wellness, Q&A
I get hundreds of emails about the subject of […]

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You'll Never Think of Fruit Salad the Same Way Again 🍓🍎
Breakfast, Condiments, Kombucha
It was a warm summer day and I needed […]

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19 Ways To Use Fermented Garlic!
Best of 2017, Cultured Vegetables
There are certainly many ways to enjoy garlic, but […]

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The Real Reason Men Need Cultured Foods
Cultured Vegetables, Health and Wellness, Kombucha, Milk Kefir
My husband was the last one in my family […]

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The Probiotic Superstar in Cultured Veggies
Cultured Vegetables, Summer Food
I have been getting a lot of letters asking […]

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9 Ways to Use Extra Kefir Whey!
Milk Kefir
If you're making kefir, and especially kefir cheese, you're […]

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Day 1 (side view)
Eight Days With Kombucha
Kombucha
Watching tea turn into kombucha is quite a thing […]

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Don't Be Afraid of Your Ferments — They Know How to Do This
Cultured Vegetables, Frequently Asked Questions, Kombucha, Milk Kefir, Q&A
Every day I receive many emails from people who […]

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7 Reasons I Eat Cultured Vegetables
Cultured Vegetables
Cultured vegetables have special powers that go far beyond […]

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Time-Lapse Video - Kombucha SCOBY Forming
Best of 2017, Kombucha
This is a time-lapse video I did to show […]

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Carrot Cake in a Jar - Culture Your Carrots! 🥕
Condiments, Cultured Vegetables
I have glass jars everywhere in my house, and […]

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What Are Cultured Foods? Restorative Foods for the Body
Cultured Vegetables, Health and Wellness, Kombucha, Milk Kefir
Cultured Foods and LACTO-Fermented Foods are the same thing. […]

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Six Easy Ways To Store Your Cultured Foods
Cultured Vegetables, Health and Wellness, Kombucha, Milk Kefir, Uncategorized
Having lots of fermented foods in your fridge is […]

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When Are My Kefir, Kombucha, and Veggies Done Culturing?
Cultured Vegetables, Kombucha, Milk Kefir
Do you wonder when your kefir, kombucha, and cultured […]

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Your Microbes Love Coffee Just As Much As You Do
Health and Wellness
I love coffee, and I drink a cup every […]

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10 Ways to Use Your Over-Fermented Kombucha!
Kombucha
Kombucha is a wonder drink. This fermented tea has […]

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6 Ginger Sodas That Can Do Amazing Things
Health and Wellness, Kefir Soda, Kombucha
Pain touches everyone in some way; and when this […]

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Can I Eat Probiotic Foods While Taking Antibiotics?
Health and Wellness
I routinely talk about each member of The Trilogy ( […]

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Kiss Me ~ I'm Cultured 💋
Health and Wellness
Flashing back to 2001 and my first few months of […]

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Probiotic Soup Secrets
Health and Wellness
Soup can not only comfort your mind and your […]

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10 Ways and Reasons to Use Your Cultured Veggie Brine!
Cultured Vegetables
Cultured vegetables are super powerful, but so is the […]

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I Was Lost, Until I Did This . . .
Cultured Vegetables, Kombucha, Milk Kefir
“How do I apply all this cultured food stuff […]

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Making Winter Kombucha . . .
Kombucha
Kombucha is a wonderful probiotic drink and something you […]

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Best of Cultured Food Life 2016: Our Top Articles
Uncategorized
As we close out 2016, I hope you will look […]

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I Fed My Microbes on Christmas Day
Health and Wellness
We love traditions in our family. Every Christmas my […]

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Help for Food Allergies, Viruses, and Your Immune System
Ailments, Health and Wellness
One morning I woke up hearing voices in the […]

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Gingerbread is Healthy and Historical
Health and Wellness
Food as medicine is the way that I live […]

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Cultured Classes in Your Kitchen
Health and Wellness
I was taking my daughter to acting class this […]

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The Foods That Made Me Change My Life
Cultured Vegetables, Health and Wellness, Kombucha, Milk Kefir
A lot of suffering in this world comes from […]

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Nine Recipes and Reasons to Eat Cultured Pumpkin
Dairy Free Kefir, Kombucha, Milk Kefir, Sourdough
I love, love pumpkin. It has many wonderfully healthy […]

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What Kind of Sugars Can I Use in Kombucha?
Kombucha
When you’re brewing kombucha, you need to feed […]

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Kombucha Apple Scrap Vinegar!
Kombucha
Apple cider vinegar has many health benefits. Kombucha vinegar […]

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How to Make Ginger Soda - Delicious Medicine for Your Body
Best of 2016
The “ginger bug” has grown in popularity over the […]

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Living Longer on Yogurt and Kefir
Milk Kefir
I love to eat and make kefir as well […]

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Ten Kefir Ice Creams
Desserts, Milk Kefir
I’m always looking for ways to enjoy my […]

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Get Dirty - Get Microbes - Be Happy!
Health and Wellness
Several years ago I found myself with much to […]

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My Favorite Cultured Vegetable Recipe
Appetizers, Cultured Vegetables, Summer Food
A few years back, a woman named Shelley came […]

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Starter Cultures ~ The Science Experiment
Cultured Vegetables, Health and Wellness, Kombucha, Milk Kefir
So, let’s talk about starter cultures! I would […]

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Coconut Oil Is Incredible!
Condiments, Kombucha, Summer Food
I love, love, coconut oil for a myriad of […]

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Three Foods That Can Change Your Life ~ The Trilogy
Best of 2016, Cultured Vegetables, Health and Wellness, Kombucha, Milk Kefir, Q&A
Fermentation is an art form and each individual cultured […]

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Place your scoby in the tea
Help! My SCOBY Is UGLY and Other Common Issues
Kombucha
There are a lot of common misbeliefs when it […]

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Will Eating Probiotic Foods Make Any Difference?
Best of 2016, Health and Wellness, Q&A
Most of you don’t know what processes are […]

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Jun! New Culture or Honey Kombucha Hybrid?
Best of 2016
For some of you, this culture is old news . . . […]

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Six Reasons (and Recipes) to Eat Fermented Pickles
Cultured Vegetables, Health and Wellness
My 23-year-old son, DJ, called me from his home. […]

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Can Cultured Foods Hurt Me?
Health and Wellness, Q&A
I get a lot of people writing me letters […]

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Why People Fight Over Kefir
Milk Kefir


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Probiotic Mocktails! Kefir, Kombucha, and More!
Kombucha, Water Kefir
A recent study, published in the journal PNAS, suggested […]

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The Must-Have Food Medicine - in Your Fridge
Cultured Vegetables, Health and Wellness, Kombucha, Milk Kefir
One day my daughter Holli came running into the […]

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Probiotic Salads and Dressings
Condiments, Summer Food


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Why The Whole World Should Eat Kimchi Every Day
Best of 2016
First time I heard about the power of the […]

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A Love Affair With Coconut Water Kefir
Best of 2016, Water Kefir
Coconut water is my favorite water kefir. I love […]

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Kombucha
The legend goes . . . in China, 2727 BC, the Emperor Shen […]

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Cultured Vegetables
If you add a starter culture to your cultured […]

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Milk Kefir
This little guy in the picture is my puppy […]

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Milk Kefir
Kefir can be made with many different kinds of […]

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Health and Wellness
It's pretty crazy these days listening to all the […]

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Desserts, Milk Kefir, Summer Food
Somebody asked me the other day how I come […]

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Kombucha
I was young, nine years old, and sitting in […]

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Frequently Asked Questions, Sourdough
It's Tuesday night and I usually make bread on […]

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Foolproof Kefir
Cultured Vegetables, Health and Wellness, Milk Kefir
I love kefir grains, but I didn't start my […]

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Mercury Needs Wisdom
Ailments, Health and Wellness
I couldn't figure out what was wrong with me. […]

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My Grandparents Knew
Milk Kefir, smoothies
They knew the grandkids were eating badly. They fussed […]

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Kombucha Treats For Your Dogs
Kombucha
Scoby treats 2I get an overabundance of kombucha SCOBYs ( […]

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Red, White, and Blue Smoothies
Milk Kefir, smoothies, Summer Food
Many years ago, I was desperate to feel better. […]

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Vitamin C-abbage
Cultured Vegetables
Captain Cook was one of the first people to […]

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Culture Your Broccoli - It's Better
Appetizers, Condiments, Cultured Vegetables, Kombucha, Milk Kefir
When I was growing up, my mom had a […]

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Video - How To Make Cultured Vegetables
Cultured Vegetables
I am very excited about the new veggie starter […]

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Video - How to Make Kombucha
Kombucha
Here is one of the very first videos I […]

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Kombucha Margarita and Strawberry Too!
Kombucha
Last year on my thirtieth wedding anniversary we took […]

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Cultured Vegetables Made Stronger - Cutting Edge Culture
Cultured Vegetables
I am very excited to introduce you to Cutting […]

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How Many Cultured Foods Do I Eat In a Day?
Cultured Vegetables, Kombucha, Milk Kefir
People have the mistaken idea that I only eat […]

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Your Microbes Want This Coffee
Health and Wellness
When we were healing my daughter’s Irritable Bowel […]

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Non-Dairy Kefir Wants a Date
Dairy Free Kefir
Kefir grains love to eat the sugars (lactose) in […]

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The Jury Case and Carpal Tunnel
Health and Wellness
My husband was called for jury duty this week […]

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Video: How to Make Kefir
Milk Kefir
A few weeks ago I had a dream about […]

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My New Love - Probiotic Soup!
Health and Wellness
It’s January and it’s cold here in […]

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It's Not the SCOBY That Makes Kombucha
Kombucha
Kombucha, pronounced kôm-bo͞o-CHA, is a beverage produced […]

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Cashew Kefir
Dairy Free Kefir, Milk Kefir
This is a cashew apple tree. Cashew nuts are […]

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Video: Is Your Kefir Separating?
Milk Kefir, Q&A
Is your kefir separating into whey and curds? Is […]

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Wisdom Kraut
Condiments, Cultured Vegetables
Many of you write to me and ask how […]

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Fizzy Blender "Juiced" Apple Kombucha
Kombucha
My daughter Maci got married and moved to a […]

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Sweet Pickle Relish
Cultured Vegetables, Summer Food
Every year I plant my garden, anxious for my […]

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Donna and the Three Bears
Cultured Vegetables, Kombucha, Milk Kefir
Once upon a time, there was a young girl […]

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Kefir Made Easy
Health and Wellness, Milk Kefir
When your feet hit the ground in the morning […]

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Claire's Cultured Squash
Cultured Vegetables, Summer Food
One of my favorite things about summertime is the […]

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Fermentize This Salad!
Cultured Vegetables, Kombucha, Uncategorized
This is a favorite summertime salad made with cucumbers, […]

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Make Cultured Veggies - But in What Kind of Jar?
Cultured Vegetables, Summer Food
I often make fermented vegetables using a canning jar […]

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Do Cultured Veggies Need a Starter?
Cultured Vegetables
You do not need a starter culture to make […]

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Your Body Was Designed to Heal You
Health and Wellness
How did I get here? I was a new […]

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How to Travel With Kefir and Be a Pioneer
Health and Wellness, Kombucha, Milk Kefir, Summer Food
This last month my husband and I had our 30 […]

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Scary Delicious Seaweed Dip
Appetizers, Condiments, Cultured Vegetables
As a kid, I spent many summer vacations in […]

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Kombucha Always Brewing Method
Kombucha
Kombucha is growing in popularity and for good reason. […]

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The Fairest Salad in the Land
Cultured Vegetables, Entrees, Salads
I have been making this salad a lot lately. […]

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Can Rejuvelac Help with Alcoholism?
Health and Wellness, Other Recipes, Q&A
Have you heard of the fermented probiotic drink called […]

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Should Babies and Children Have Cultured Foods?
Health and Wellness, Milk Kefir
Having babies is a big event. For me, it […]

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Coconut Almond Kefir Ice Cream
Dairy Free Kefir, Desserts, Milk Kefir, Summer Food


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Condiments, Cultured Vegetables


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Salad in a jar
Salad in a Fermenting Jar
Cultured Vegetables, Entrees, Milk Kefir, Salads, Summer Food


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Walnut Kefir & Chocolate Fig Pudding
Dairy Free Kefir, Desserts, Milk Kefir
Have you tried making your own nut milks? Walnut […]

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Pumpkin Kefir Cheese Ice Cream
Desserts, Milk Kefir, Summer Food


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Sauerkraut Without a Culture
Cultured Vegetables
This is something special to know about sauerkraut. You […]

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Don't Rinse Your Kefir Grains!
Milk Kefir, Q&A


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Popeye and Olive Oyl Kefir Ice Cream
Desserts, Milk Kefir


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The Dog That Kefir Saved
Health and Wellness, Milk Kefir
Some of the best friends I have today came […]

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Chocolate Cherry Sourdough Bread
Sourdough


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Kefir Ice Cream Sandwiches
Desserts, Milk Kefir, Sourdough


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