Cranberry and Date Chutney

Now here is a great alternative for cranberry sauce for Thanksgiving, especially if you like the flavors of Asia this is modeled on Sally Fallon's raisin chutney recipe in Nourishing Traditions. 1 lb (500g) fresh dates (pitted) 1 lb (500g) fresh cranberries 1 t red chili flakes 1/2 head garlic, crushed 2 T coriander seeds 1 T cumin seeds 1…

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Pickled Asparagus

Lacto-fermentation is actually safer than canning for the inexperienced beginner as there is less chance of contamination with unwanted bacteria and asparagus are high in inulin which lactobacilli love to eat. 1 kg asparagus 4 dried chili peppers (optional) 6 cloves garlic, sliced 10 black peppercorns, crushed 1/2 cup Himalayan crystal salt or kosher salt 2 liters water Method Wash…

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Traditional Water Kefir

I stumbled across this really practical and well done video on how to make water kefir. Although I have been reading about kefir for years, I hadn't had an opportunity to make it myself until this year when my sister brought some up to me from a friend who had given her some. This stuff is fantastic. Convenient, quick to…

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Old Fashioned Homemade Pickles

Published August 2009 in Healthy Options magazine, New Zealand Recipe for homemade lacto-fermented dill pickles. Lactic Acid Fermentation: Symbiotic Man's Secret Ingredient for Health and Longevity Many years ago, I worked at the Inya Lake Hotel in Myanmar which also does catering and events for the various embassies in Yangon. It was Korea's National Day and the embassy was having…

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