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The benefits of fermented foods consumed on a regular basis are many. Consequently, over the past 18 months, 20 of the well over 50 Traditional Cooking how-to videos filmed for this blog specifically address the topic of fermented foods and beverages. I’ve never filmed an overview of this topic for beginners, however. At least until …

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One of my very favorite salad dressings is Thousand Island. Unfortunately, the bottled versions purchased from the grocery store don’t do it justice.  Not by a long shot. Homemade thousand island dressing is definitely the way to go! The rancid vegetable oils like soy or canola, chemical additives, artificial thickeners and even high fructose corn …

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Coconut milk kefir is an absolutely delicious, effervescent drink that adds variety to smoothies and other drinks where milk based kefir might typically be used.  When made with fresh, raw coconut milk, the flavor is simply out of this world.   You will be slow to buy canned coconut milk ever again after tasting this! Raw, …

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Yogurt is a favorite food of many Americans.   It is loaded with probiotics and much easier to digest than plain milk even for those with no milk tolerance issues.  As a result, when folks are making the transition to fresh, unpasteurized milk from the farm for the very first time, raw yogurt is a …

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For those of you who are wanting to take the leap and start adding a daily probiotic element to your whole foods diet, this recipe for fermented lemonade, also called Hindu lemonade, is one of the easiest to get started with. This fermented lemonade recipe is delicious and will please both child and adult alike. …

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Is there anything quite as satisfying as potatoes with dinner?   I just love all forms of potatoes – baked, fried, mashed, even boiled! This article gives you a delicious recipe plus video how-to for making fermented potatoes to add to your potato making repertoire. Why fermented potatoes? Because, unfortunately, the starch in potatoes is …

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The king of condiments in the Western world is undoubtedly ketchup. In America alone, over a half billion bottles of ketchup are sold every year. Unfortunately, this ketchup is usually full of high fructose corn syrup — definitely not part of a healthy diet! Ketchup comes to us from China and was originally a fermented …