DIY Sauerkraut

Cabbage has naturally occurring Lactobacillus acidophilus, which is a bacteria that is excellent for gut health and will help the sauerkraut ferment.  You can use additional probiotic powder, but it is optional 5 lbs. (2.3 kg) shredded cabbage, red or green or a mix of both 2 Tbs (36 g) salt 1 cup (100 g)… Read more

Fabulous Fermented Foods

I read lots of food, nutrition, and diet books these days.  One thing that is very often included in the list of things that help to maintain a healthy gut is the practice of regularly taking probiotics. Until a few years ago, I didn’t know what probiotics were, how they might be helpful. It turns… Read more

Why You Should Defnitely Learn to Like Sauerkraut

A few months ago, I had a nasty enough bout with a yeast overgrowth in my gut. I am still befuddled about why I got it in the first place, but there it was, and it took some time and concentration to kick it. In the process, I befriended sauerkraut, (and other fermented foods, but mostly sauerkraut.) … Read more

Enjoy the Fall Apple Harvest

Crisp, juicy apples are a fall tradition. Take advantage of the bountiful selection of apples that are available at this time of year. There are hundreds of varieties to sample, and they range from yellow to green, crunchy to tender, sweet to tart, and simple to complex. October is a great month for experimenting with… Read more