Donna Schwenk's first book, Cultured Food for Life (2013), told the amazing story of how she used the probiotic power of fermented foods to heal herself and her family from serious illness— and it introduced readers to the basics of preparing and using these health-giving foods. Dr. Christiane Northrup called it “just what the doctor should be ordering!” Now, Donna returns to help us take the next steps in transforming our kitchens and our health. Cultured Food for Health explores the science behind the benefits of cultured foods and shows how incorporating “The Trilogy”—kefir, kombucha, and cultured vegetables—into our diet creates more powerful healing effects than any one of these foods alone, as the different types of probiotic bacteria work together to create a healthy gut and a truly healthy life. Donna explains how cultured foods can be used to address specific ailments—from IBS and diabetes to allergies, colds, and flu—and teaches us, step by step, how to prepare these probiotic foods and easily incorporate them into a daily routine. In a positive and welcoming voice, she answers the sorts of questions a cultured-food novice is likely to have (yes, it's really all right to let vegetables ferment on the counter for three days!) and offers troubleshooting tips and clear instructions to support even the most uncertain home cook. By sharing her own story as well as real-life stories from members of her online community, she takes the fear out of fermentation so that all of us can experience the energy, well-being, and joy available to us when our bodies are working the way they're meant to. Includes a vivid color insert with images for guidance and inspiration.
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Donna Schwenk’s world changed when she discovered cultured foods. After a difficult pregnancy and various health problems, she became determined to find answers to what ailed her. And in her quest, she came across the ancient art of home fermentation, a food preparation technique that supercharges everyday foods with beneficial bacteria to balance your digestive system, and vitamins and minerals to enhance your overall health. This simple, natural process has been used for thousands of years to create everything from drinks like kefir and kombucha to foods like kimchi and pickles. After incorporating fermented foods into her life, Donna began to experience a vitality that she had never known. And then she was hooked! She started a new life as a teacher and writer, blogging on her website culturedfoodlife.com, in an effort to bring the beautiful world of fermented foods to as many people as possible. She now works with thousands of people to open the door to a world of foods that can help improve an array of health problems including high blood pressure, diabetes, allergies, acne, hypertension, asthma, and irritable bowel syndrome. In Cultured Food for Life Donna brings this same information to you and shows you that preparing and eating cultured foods is easy, fun, and delicious! After speaking to the science behind the healing power of probiotic foods and telling the astonishing story of how she healed herself and her family, Schwenk walks you, step by step, through the basic preparation techniques for kefir, kombucha, cultured vegetables, and sprouted flour, plus more than 135 recipes that use these foods to create dishes to please any palate. With recipes like Herbed Omelet with Kefir Hollandaise Sauce, Sprouted Ginger Scones with Peaches and Kefir Cream, Kefir Veggie Sprouted Pizza, Apple Sauerkraut, and Brownie Cupcakes with Kefir Frosting, along with inspirational stories from Donna’s family and friends, you’ll learn everything you want to know about a d
In her third cookbook, creator and founder of the Cultured Food Life blog and author of Cultured Food for Life and Cultured Food for Health Donna Schwenk offers over 100 probiotic recipes for the on-the-go lifestyle. These cultured food recipes are easy-to-make and all portable in jars. Schwenk covers everything from the basics like making your own kefir, kombucha and nondairy milks, to snacks and beverages, to filling, savory meals. Complete with full-colour photos and clear, thorough instructions, Cultured Food in a Jar offers an accessible, mouthwatering approach to probiotic eating and gut health.
Dramatically improve your health by eating foods filled with dynamic probiotics that supercharge your body! Ordinary foods become powerful health agents in a few easy steps using ancient wisdom and time-tested techniques such as natural fermentation. Author and educator Donna Schwenk tells her compelling story of how she transformed her family's health by creating foods that conquer sicknesses, including diabetes, high blood pressure and IBS. Hundreds of families have attended Donna's seminars and renewed their health, changing their lives forever! After numerous requests from her seminar participants, Donna has provided this compilation of over sixty delicious recipes that were the key to her own success. With her simple step-by-step instructions, you too can learn to make delicious probiotic foods that will create wellness and restore your health. You can enjoy a preview at: www.culturedfoodlife.com or follow Donna on her blog at www.blog.culturedfoodlife.com
What does your favourite farmhouse cheese have in common with crusty sourdough bread, a glass of sparkling ginger beer or a bowl of marinated olives? The answer is each is a product of fermentation, a process that harnesses good bacteria in order to preserve ingredients and transform them into uniquely delicious foods with remarkable health benefits. Thanks to an increasing awareness of the crucial role probiotic-rich foods play in our wellbeing, the ancient art of fermentation is experiencing a renaissance. Add to this the joy, ease and economy of making fermented foods at home, and it's no wonder we are scrunching, pickling and bottling our way to better gut health and a deeper connection with our food. With this extensive collection, wholefood pioneer Holly Davis shares familiar and lesser-known recipes, as well as the wisdom and experience accumulated over 40 years of teaching fermentation techniques around the world. Her gentle and thorough guidance guarantees you will find a place in your home for one or more ferments that make your heart and stomach sing.
An authoritative and easy-to-use guide to fermentation with 100 recipes for fermented foods and drinks. IACP AWARD WINNER Fermented and live-culture foods are beloved for their bold and layered flavors as well as their benefits for gut health and boosting immunity, but until now, there hasn't been a book that is both authoritative and easy to use. The Farmhouse Culture Guide to Fermenting provides you with the history, health information, and safest methods for preserving, along with 100 recipes for krauts, pickles, kimchi, fermented vegetables, hot sauces, preserved fruits and jams, kombucha, and even mead. With trusted authors Kathryn Lukas, founder of mega brand Farmhouse Culture, and master fermenter and best-selling author Shane Peterson and their thoroughly tested recipes, this is the fermentation book that every home fermenter needs--whether you are about to make your first batch of pickles or have been preserving foods for decades.
A revealing look at the 300 trillion microorganisms that keep us healthy—and the foods they need to thrive These days, probiotic yogurt and other "gut-friendly" foods line supermarket shelves. But what's the best way to feed our all-important microbiome—and what is a microbiome, anyway? In this engaging and eye-opening book, science journalist Katherine Harmon Courage investigates these questions, presenting a deep dive into the ancient food traditions and the latest research for maintaining a healthy gut. Courage’s insights include: • Meet your microbiome: What it is, how it works, and why it's essential for our immune system--and overall health • Gut-friendly food traditions: A guided tour of artisanal makers of yogurt, kimchi, kefir, kombucha, olives, cocoa, and other vibrant, ancient foods from around the world that feed our microbiome (along with simple recipes for curious at-home cooks) • Cutting-edge science: A first-hand look at some of the top lab facilities where microbiologists are working to better understand the human gut and how to feed it for good health Equal parts science explainer, culinary investigation, and global roadmap for healthy eating, Cultured offers a wealth of information for anyone interested in making smart food choices in our not-so-gut-friendly modern world.
Even beginners can make their own fermented foods! This easy-to-follow comprehensive guide presents to you delicious recipes for fermenting with different vegetables and herbs.The art of fermenting foods is an ages-old craft that is enjoying a resurgence as people are discovering not only the health benefits of live-culture foods, but the true pleasure of creating their own fermentations at home. From kombucha to kefir, and from sourdough to kimchi, research is proving that live-culture foods can help reduce high cholesterol, strengthen and support digestive and immune systems, and help fight and prevent chronic diseases.Here is what you will learn in this book;- delicious recipes for ferments of all types, including beverages, cultured dairy, fermented grains, vegetable ferments, and much more, and each with detailed instructions- Helpful insight on the tools and techniques you'll need to know to safely create nearly any type of fermented food- Detailed guidance on how fermentation works, how to troubleshoot common fermentation issues, and how to grow your own starters
The age-old practice of food fermentation is enjoying a well-earned renaissance. As knowledge around the importance of our gut microbiota has grown, so too has the evidence that fermented foods can help support a healthy gastrointestinal tract, boost the immune system and even improve mood. This is due to both the probiotic microbes they contain, and the enhanced nutritional value of fermented foods themselves. In this comprehensive guide, fermentation specialist Caroline Gilmartin delves into the processes and mechanisms involved in both wild and cultured fermentation, examining the microbes involved, parameters for optimal fermentation and what happens if you alter them. Topics covered include the importance of the microbiota; gut health; milk and water kefir; yoghurt; kombucha; vegetable fermentations; appetizing recipes; suggested flavour combinations and finally, safety measures and troubleshooting.
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Make your own delicious cultured foods-safely and easily! The art of fermenting foods is an ages-old craft that is enjoying a resurgence as people are discovering not only the health benefits of live-culture foods, but the true pleasure of creating their own fermentations at home. From kombucha to kefir, and from sourdough to kimchi, research is proving that live-culture foods can help reduce high cholesterol, strengthen and support digestive and immune systems, and help fight and prevent chronic diseases. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Fermenting Foods covers the amazing health benefits of fermented foods and the techniques for safely fermenting food at home. Here's what you'll find in The Complete Idiot's Guide to Fermenting Food: Over 100 unique and delicious recipes for ferments of all types, including beverages, cultured dairy, fermented grains, vegetable ferments, and much more, and each with detailed instructions Helpful insight on the tools and techniques you'll need to know to safely create nearly any type of fermented food Detailed guidance on how fermentation works, how to troubleshoot common fermentation issues, and how to grow your own starters
Truly Cultured is a delicious and nutritious feast of facts, recipes and figures, quips, quotes, quizzes, history, food science, anecdotes and insight, puns, myths, secrets, how-to tips, tidbits and unabashed, call-it-like-it-is power truths that help readers understand how important live, cultured, fermented foods - and the microorganisms that produce them - are to our health, environment and communities. Although many people will pick up Truly Cultured just for its sumptuous recipes and lush, four-color photos, the book is much more, an unprecedented archetype on this subject. Bentley hopes it will change the way we think about food, health and life and how this impacts the world. Her "Hello, hasn't anyone else seen what's going on?" approach will have you laughing one minute, then groaning and crying the next.
The revised and expanded text on food fermentation microbiology With this second edition of Microbiology and Technology of Fermented Foods, Robert Hutkins brings fresh perspectives and updated content to his exhaustive and engaging text on food fermentations. The text covers all major fermented foods, devoting chapters to fermented dairy, meat, and vegetable products, as well breads, beers, wines, vinegars, and soy foods. These insights are enhanced by detailed explanations of the microbiological and biochemical processes that underpin fermentation, while an account of its fascinating history provides readers with richly contextualizing background knowledge. New to this edition are two additional chapters. One discusses the role that fermentation plays in the production of spirits and other distilled beverages, whereas another focuses on cocoa, coffee, and fermented cereal products. Furthermore, key chapters on microorganisms and metabolism have been expanded and elaborated upon, and are complemented by other relevant revisions and additions made throughout the book, ensuring that it is as up-to-date and applicable as possible. This essential text includes: Discussions of major fermented foods from across the globe Background information on the science and history behind food fermentation Information on relevant industrial processes, technologies, and scientific discoveries Two new chapters covering distilled spirits and cocoa, coffee, and cereal products Expanded chapters on microorganisms and metabolism Microbiology and Technology of Fermented Foods, Second Edition is a definitive reference tool that will be of great interest and use to industry professionals, academics, established or aspiring food scientists, and anyone else working with fermented foods.
For thousands of years, people have been making naturally fermented vegetables, fruits, dairy products, and ales. Japanese cuisine features many fermented foods, such as umeboshi (pickled plum), miso and natt?, which are both made using fermented soy beans. In South Korea, live cultured cabbage, or kimchi, is a culinary mainstay and is spreading far and wide. Sourdough bread, made from naturally fermented dough is now coveted across the world. These fermented foods transform sugars and carbohydrates into probioticve powerhouses, containing friendly bacteria that help to maintain a healthy digestive tract. This can help increase energy levels, stabilize blood pressure, improve sleeping patterns, and lead to healthier, radiant-looking skin. Creative chef, teacher, and health-food expert Dunja Gulin presents over 60 tantalizing ways to introduce fermented foods to your everyday diet. Start the day with Banana and Blueberry Kefir Muffins or Comforting Cacao Oatmeal. Lunch & Dinner ideas include Probiotic Gazpacho and Egyptian-inspired Rice and Lentil Stew. Try Red Lentil Dosas and Pesto Focaccia in the Breads & Pancakes section and Turmeric and Chile Kimchi in Condiments, Dressings, & Dips. There are also health-boosting Probiotic Drinks, while Something Sweet provides recipes that will delight and surprise, like Sweet Cinnamon & Yogurt Scones.
Turn Simple Ingredients Into Health Goldmines Gut health is central to a strong immune system that is primed to fight off disease and preserve long-term optimal health. Eating fermented foods can have an extraordinary effect on your body and has been shown to benefit a number of health conditions including IBS and digestive difficulties, sugar/carb cravings, and other inflammatory disorders. Learning the art of fermentation allows you to become a kitchen chemist and experience the vibrant flavours of foods such as kimchi, sauerkraut, fermented salsa, kombucha and kefir. Fermentation is currently undergoing a huge revival as people recognise its health benefits and seek to learn more about the craft, and the science behind it. In The Cultured Club, fermentation expert Dearbhla Reynolds teaches you how to turn simple ingredients into superfoods by using one of the world’s oldest methods of food preservation. Includes: Introduction and brief history of fermentation Gut health Basic techniques Beverages such as kefir and kombucha Snacks/light lunches Meals Desserts Become a kitchen chemist and discover the benefits of fermented foods!
Saying “Cheers!” Never Felt Better Fermented foods have taken the world by storm, largely due to their health and real food benefits. They help improve digestion, enable us to better assimilate vitamins and minerals, and strengthen the immune system. Of all fermented foods, drinks are some of the most versatile—and tasty! Think kombucha, kefir, and real ginger ale. Many of these items you can buy in the store, but making them at home is simple, economical, and even better for you. With just a few ingredients and materials, you can start brewing your own delicious beverages for your family. Ferment Your Drinks is packed with innovative drink recipes, from healthy homemade sodas to traditional kvass and cider, that you can make in your home kitchen and enjoy all year long! Inside, you’ll learn: --Why to ferment your drinks --The history of fermentation and the value of traditional foods --The benefits of fermented drinks to your health --All the basics: the process, the tools, and how to get started --Five-minute recipes for lassis, fermented lemonade, and more --How to use starters to make kombucha, kefir, root beer, wine, and others again and again --Age-old recipes for kvass, switchel, vinegar, and mead --Everything you need to know about why the recipes work, why they are safe, what to do if they go wrong, and how to modify them to suit your taste Raise a glass to good health with Ferment Your Drinks!
The Book That Started the Fermentation Revolution Sandor Ellix Katz, winner of a James Beard Award and New York Times bestselling author, whom Michael Pollan calls the “Johnny Appleseed of Fermentation” returns to the iconic book that started it all, but with a fresh perspective, renewed enthusiasm, and expanded wisdom from his travels around the world. This self-described fermentation revivalist is perhaps best known simply as Sandorkraut, which describes his joyful and demystifying approach to making and eating fermented foods, the health benefits of which have helped launch a nutrition-based food revolution. Since its publication in 2003, and aided by Katz’s engaging and fervent workshop presentations, Wild Fermentation has inspired people to turn their kitchens into food labs: fermenting vegetables into sauerkraut, milk into cheese or yogurt, grains into sourdough bread, and much more. In turn, they’ve traded batches, shared recipes, and joined thousands of others on a journey of creating healthy food for themselves, their families, and their communities. Katz’s work earned him the Craig Clairborne lifetime achievement award from the Southern Foodways Alliance, and has been called “one of the unlikely rock stars of the American food scene” by The New York Times. This updated and revised edition, now with full color photos throughout, is sure to introduce a whole new generation to the flavors and health benefits of fermented foods. It features many brand-new recipes—including Strawberry Kvass, African Sorghum Beer, and Infinite Buckwheat Bread—and updates and refines original recipes reflecting the author’s ever-deepening knowledge of global food traditions that has influenced four-star chefs and home cooks alike. For Katz, his gateway to fermentation was sauerkraut. So open this book to find yours, and start a little food revolution right in your own kitchen. Praise for Sandor Ellix Katz and his books: “The Art of Fermentation is an extraor
If you’re experiencing discomfort, fatigue, or other symptoms that won’t go away no matter what you do or how many doctors you see, chances are you’re one of the millions unknowingly suffering from a systemic fungal/yeast infection, "the hidden invader." The result of an imbalance starting in your internal ecosystem, this can be a key factor in headaches, joint and muscle pain, depression, cancer, food allergies, digestive problems, autism, and other immune-related disorders. The Body Ecology Diet reveals how to restore and maintain the "inner ecology" your body needs to function properly, and eliminate or control the symptoms that rob you of the joy of living. Tens of thousands of people have already benefited from the Body Ecology way of life—Donna Gates shows you, step-by-step, how to eat your way to better health and well-being . . . deliciously, easily, and inexpensively! In this book, you will learn how to: use seven basic universal principles as tools to gain mastery over every health challenge you may encounter; focus on your inner ecology to create ideal digestive balance; conquer cravings with strategies for satisfying snacking and for dining away from home; and plan meals with dozens of delectable recipes, an array of menus, and detailed shopping lists.
- Author : Meg Thompson
- Publisher : Superfoods for Life
- Release Date : 2014-08-15
- Genre : Cooking
- Pages : 192
- ISBN : 9781592336012
Maintaining good bacteria is critical to a healthy gut—unfortunately our modern-day diet, replete with sugar, caffeine, processed foods, additives, toxins, stress, and common medications wildly disrupts that balance. Probiotics found in these cultured beverages that you can brew at home will help to add the good bacteria back into your system— and they're delicious! It's time to get back into balance with Superfoods for Life, Cultured and Fermented Beverages. Join author Meg Thompson as she explains to powerful benefits of this amazing superfood. This book also contains 75 enjoyable recipes for cultured drinks like Kombucha, Kefir, Fermented Nut and Grain Beverages, Herbal and Medicinal Ferments, Ciders and Ales, and Cultured Smoothies.