How to Ferment: Drinks, Condiments, and Snacks

Last Updated January 02, 2018
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Fermenting at home is easy, and gives your body the healthful bacteria and enzymes it needs. It's also a way to get in touch with a culinary practice that dates back thousands of years.

Kanji - A Fermented Drink

I have so many fond memories from my childhood of sitting in the backyard with my family and basking in the sun during the cold Delhi winters and sipping on this wonderful, yet strange, burgundy-...

How to Make Whey Sodas

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"One of the simplest fermented beverages to make is a whey soda."

Fermented Fresh Herbs

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"It’s a good idea to make small jars of these guys because you will only use a few leaves or a spoonful or two at a time.”

Fermented Hot Sauce

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Lacto-Fermented Apple Cranberry Chutney

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Wild Fermented Sauerkraut

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Sauerkraut is easy to make and fun to adapt to seasonal vegetables. Add your favorite vegetables, fruits, herbs and spices. Experiment in small batches and find out what you enjoy.

Fermented Beets with Ginger and Orange

This bright, super healthy and easy recipe is adapted from Nourished Kitchen

Lacto-Fermented Granola

This fermented granola treat is great to make ahead of time for snacking at a later time.
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