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Alternatives to Bottled Water & Soda

By Larraine Roulston : A jaw dropping moment for me was hearing, “Buy Bottled Water.”What!! Why would anyone want to pay extra to drink water that has been stored in plastic? Clean drinking water is a human right with governments being held accountable to keep it that way. With very few exceptions, municipal tap …

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The Healthy Bread – How To Bake Fermented Levain Bread

By Fredrica Syren: A couple of years ago my new years resolution was to start baking more bread and one of my favorite bread to eat is levain sourdough bread. Sourdough is hyped in Sweden where I’m from, and you find many versions of it everywhere – in restaurants, stores …

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Why Are Fermented Foods So Good for Us? Plus: Recipes

By Kim Robson: Fermented foods like sauerkraut, kimchi, kombucha and pickled veggies are some of the best ways to ingest natural probiotics. Probiotics are the beneficial bacteria, such as Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium, that live safely in the digestive tract. Probiotics are vital for proper absorption and digestion of food, and …

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Miso: What It Is and How to Use It

By Emma Grace Fairchild: Miso is synonymous with the cloudy, salty soup served as an appetizer before sushi, but it has a much richer culinary history and application than many people know. Traditionally made in Japan, it is a paste of soybeans and grains fermented with the koji mold, and …

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Kombucha Under Attack from Federal Oversight

By Kim Robson: Here at Green Mom, we are big fans of kombucha. In case you’re not familiar with it, kombucha is a centuries-old beverage, popular in countries such as Russia, China and Korea. It is well known for its health benefits. The probiotics in kombucha can improve the digestive …

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Get Cultured: Add More Fermented Foods for Your Health

By Dawna Matthews: Pickled cucumbers, sauerkraut and kombucha are all staples in my kitchen, but this was not always the case. It took some time for me to reach beyond sweet or salty flavors towards these strong smelling sour foods. I discovered that the more I ate them the more …

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The Importance of Probiotics for Our Health

By Chef Centehua Probiotics are the live microorganisms that are of great benefit to the host. Our bodies are host to a great population of microbes and, in order to have a mutually beneficial relationship with our microscopic allies, we need to maintain a healthy gut flora. This is vital …

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Kombucha — A Miracle Drink or Just Another Trend?

By Asha Kreiling It seems that every few months a new so-called super food or miracle drink that supposedly provides impressive health benefits and cures stubborn ailments appears on the market. Many of these food trends, such as goji berries, acai berries, chia seeds, and kombucha, do indeed have medicinal …

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Raw Goat Cheese

I have a love affair with anything fermented or pickled so when I found a recipe for goaty cashew cheese on Melomeal.blogspot I knew I had try making it. I honestly don’t know if it taste like goat cheese but it’s super yummy and I will use in a pasta …

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DIY Fermented Foods

By Chef Centehua Live fermented foods are vital for a healthy digestive system. Live cultures are abundant in yogurt, sauerkraut, kombucha, miso, kimchi, etc. The alchemy that these micro-organisms work on our food is something that our ancestors understood and honored, but our over-sanitized and germaphobic culture has forgotten this …

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