Fermentation 101: An In-Depth Beginner’s Guide to Fermenting Foods at Home

sauerkraut and peppers fermenting in jars
While fermentation has exploded in popularity among foodies recently, it's an ancient practice that dates back to 7000 BC. Various cultures have embraced fermentation in different ways, coming up with favorites from sauerkraut and kimchi to beer and wine. If you've been itching to ferment, but don't know exactly how to get...

The Best Fermentation Books in 2021

The Art of Fermentation Book Cover
If you’ve studied health and nutrition in any way, you are likely familiar with food fermentation and the variety of benefits that these foods provide. The science of food fermentation has been around for centuries, and the process is still widely used for popular foods and beverages such as sauerkraut, yogurt, wine,...

30 Ways to Eat Sauerkraut

sauerkraut fermenting in large jar
If you're like me, you've discovered how easy it is to ferment foods like sauerkraut at home. And that means you're left with heaps of fermented goodies. We all know sauerkraut is great on brats, but there's got to be more culinary possibilities, right? In this article I'll cover 30 different ways...

10 Easy Meal Prep Ideas for Breakfast and Lunch

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At the end of a long workday, I like to de-stress by making dinner. But unless there are leftovers, I rarely feel like preparing the next day's lunch. So when morning rolls around, I grab a banana for breakfast and throw together a quick lunch of the fruits, veggies, and snacks that are on hand. It can...

Where to Buy Kimchi Online

spicy red kimchi in a bowl
First Off, What Exactly is Kimchi? Kimchi is a traditional Korean food and is used as a side for many dishes in Korean cuisine. In recent years it has become popular worldwide due to the health benefits of eating fermented foods rich in probiotics. Made of cabbage and other...

13 Delicious Recipes for Your Smoker

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As the days start to heat up, so do backyard grills across America. I can already smell the charcoal in the air. But what I really love is barbecue done low and slow, smoker style. It's the perfect way to level-up a backyard summer get together. So break out your smoker, fire...

SCOBY Hotel – How to Store Kombucha SCOBYs

glass jar with kombucha SCOBY hotel
Whether you buy a SCOBY or grow your own, there may come a time when you need to keep a SCOBY alive while not actively brewing. This means it's time for a SCOBY hotel! This guide will give some background on what exactly a SCOBY is, explain how to start a SCOBY...

16 Super Easy No-Bake Desserts

chocolate coconut popsicles
Summer is here, my friends! Which means lots of cookouts, parties, and get-togethers, but also lots of heat. The last thing you want is to have a dessert in the oven for an hour or more while your guests sweat away at dinner. So here's a list of 16 scrumptious desserts that...

Where to Buy a Kombucha SCOBY | Online and More!

closeup of kombucha SCOBY that was bought online
Kombucha is one of the largest culinary crazes to gain popularity over the last decade, and it’s easy to understand why. Crisp, refreshing, effervescent, and flavorful, it’s a delight to drink, and the fact that it’s packed full of probiotics and healthy gut organisms makes it hard to ignore.

20 of the Best Instant Pot Soup Recipes

Instant Pot Tomato Soup
Soup season is just around the corner, and I am already bookmarking tons of recipes for my Instant Pot. I am still convinced that thing is magic - a delicious and healthy homemade soup comes together in a few minutes, rather than simmering for hours and hours on your stove. These recipes...