85 Ways to Eat More Fermented Foods


85 Ways to Eat More Fermented Foods 

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OK, so we all know by now that taking care of the gut is important.  And fermented foods are an easy way to do that.  Need some inspiration?  Here’s 85 easy ways to eat more fermented foods.Did you know that almost 80% of your immune system stems form the gut?  Yeah, that’s a lot.  So what kind of shape do you think your immune system is in if your gut health is in the toilet? I’ve said it many times, and I will say it many times again: Good health starts in the gut.

Keeping your internal ecosystem healthy and balanced is essential for a strong immune system and vital living.  Eating fermented foods is one of the easiest and most economical ways to improve your gut flora. Humans have been fermenting foods for ages.  And you may be surprised how easy it is to do at home.

I get a lot of messages from readers telling me that fermenting foods is intimidating.  And I get it.  If you have never done it before, it can be a bit daunting.  All I can say is that once you get started, you will see that it’s a lot easier than it seems and the possibilities are endless.  You just have to jump in.

THE PROCESS:

What we are talking about here are REAL fermented foods that are lacto-fermented, meaning that the starches and sugars in vegetables and fruits are converted into lactic acid by the many species of lactic-acid-producing bacteria present on the surface of all living things.  Lactic acid is a natural preservative that inhibits putrefying bacteria.   All you do is add SALT.  Bacteria that could be harmful to us can’t tolerate much salt, but there are healthy bacteria that can.  Lacto-fermentation wipes out the bad guys , then lets the good guys get to work . The product is a living food, full of enzymes and probiotics.

THE EQUIPMENT:

You don’t need any fancy equipment to start fermenting foods.  When I first started out, I used  wide mouth canning jars (1/2 gallon) with plastic lids.  I would stay away from plastic fermentation containers  as the chemicals can leach into your food as it ferments.

I eventually moved up to using fermentation lids with airlocks.  They work beautifully.  What I love about these is that I don’t have to “burp” my ferments. And the airtight lids and airlocks create a perfect anaerobic environment (which is what you want for fermentation.)

Last year, I splurged and bought myself a fermentation crock to make large batches of sauerkraut.  It’s amazing.  It has a water channel that create s an airtight seal. It also comes with a stone weight to keep all of the vegetables completely submerged (which is important to inhibit the growth of funky stuff on your ferments.)  I love my crock.

OK, what are you waiting for?  Time to get fermenting.  Here’s 85 easy and delicious fermented foods to get you started:

DRINKS

1. How to Make Water Kefir from Delicious Obsessions

2. Lacto-Fermented Blueberry Soda from Fearless Eating

3. Cultured Strawberry Soda from Holistic Squid

4. Fermented Lemonade from Mind Body Oasis

5. How to Make a Ginger Bug from Nourished Kitchen

6. Fermented Orange Juice from Oh Lardy

7. Lacto-Fermented Fruit Kvass from The Elliot Homestead

8. Fermented Tea from Mind Body Oasis

9. How to Make Kombucha from Phoenix Helix

10. Peach Kombucha from Hollywood Homestead

11. Strawberry Kombucha from Hollywood Homestead

12. Apricot Kombucha from Hollywood Homestead

13. How to Ferment Your Nettle Harvest from Delicious Obsessions

VEGGIES

14. Fermented Asparagus from Mind Body Oasis

15. Fermented Pickles from Mind Body Oasis

16. Fermented Carrots from It’s a Love/Love Thing

17. Lacto-Fermented Red Onions from Delicious Obsessions

18. Fermented Garlic from The Sprouting Seed

19. Pickled Peppers from Mommypotamus

20. Lacto-Fermented Citrus Ginger Carrots from Delicious Obsessions

21. Easy Homemade Dill Pickles from Primally Inspired

22. Lacto-Fermented Garlic Pickles from Real Food Outlaws

23. Lacto-Fermented Curried Squash and Zucchini from Delicious Obsessions

24. Lacto-Fermented Summer Squash and Zucchini Pickles from Fearless Eating

25. Raw Brussels Sprout Kimchi from Jar of Honey

26. Dilly Carrots from Oh Lardy

27. Fermented Carrot Sticks from Real Food RN

28. Fermented Ginger Carrots from Stupid Easy Paleo

29. Indian-Spiced Lacto-Fermented Cauliflower from Delicious Obsessions

30. Fermented Carolina Coleslaw from Oh Lardy

31. Fermented Radishes from Mommypotamus

32. Fermented Mushrooms from Oh Lardy

33. Pickled Brussels Sprouts from Delicious Obsessions

34. Sweet and Sour Fermented Coleslaw from Homemade Mommy

35. Raw Kimchi Green Beans from Jar of Honey

SAUERKRAUT

36. Homemade Ginger Carrot Sauerkraut from Savory Lotus

37. Fido Fermented Sauerkraut from South Beach Primal

38. Fermented Curtido Sauerkraut from South Beach Primal

39. Lact0-Fermented Beet Ginger Sauerkraut from Delicious Obsessions

40. Homemade Sauerkraut from Hollywood Homestead

41. Simple Purple Sauerkraut from Homemade Mommy

42. How to Make Kimchi from Real Food Outlaws

43. Kimchi Recipe from Delicious Obsessions

DAIRY

44. How to Make Milk Kefir from Nourished Kitchen

45. How to Make Kefir from The Urban Ecolife

46. Homemade Creme Fraiche from Delicious Obsessions

47. Real Ranch Dressing from Homemade Mommy

48. European-Styled Cultured Butter from Delicious Obsessions

49. Homemade Cream Cheese from Delicious Obsessions

50. Raw Pumpkin Kefir Cheesecake from Homemade Mommy

51. Homemade Cottage Cheese from Homemade Mommy

NON-DAIRY ALTERNATIVES

52. Herbed Cashew Cheese from Savory Lotus

53. Coconut Milk Yogurt from Gutsy By Nature

54. How to Make Coconut Milk Yogurt from Tasty Yummies

55. Cashew Nut Yogurt from Delicious Obsessions

56. Coconut Milk Kefir from Homemade Mommy

CONDIMENTS

57. Fermented Ketchup from Homemade Mommy

58. Easy Lacto-Fermented Ketchup from Girl Meets Nourishment

59. Lacto-Fermented Mayonnaise from GNOWFGLINS

60. Whey Mayonnaise from Healthy Living How To

61. Homemade Garlic Chilli Mayonnaise from Economies of Kale

62. Fermented Mustard from Punk Domestics

63. Lacto-Fermented BBQ Sauce from An Organic Wife

64. Lacto-Fermented Cucumber Relish from Paleo Leap

65. Fermented Salsa from Tasty Yummies

66. Lacto-Fermented Green Tomato Salsa from Thank Your Body

67. Traditionally Fermented Horseradish from Paleo Leap

68. Homemade Pickled Ginger from The Nourishing Cook

69. Fermented Mango Salsa from Fearless Eating

70. Fermented Peach Chutney from Fearless Eating

71. Fermented Cranberry Sauce from Oh Lardy

72. Lacto-Fermented Pear Butter from Little Owl Crunchy Momma

73. Fermented Mixed-Berry Maple Syrup from Whole Lifestyle Nutrition

74. Lacto-Fermented Blood Orange Marmalade from Delicious Obsessions

OTHER COOL FERMENTED FOODS

75. Kombucha Popsicles from Hollywood Homestead

76. Lact0-Fermented Berries from Oh Lardy

77. Lacto-Fermented Apple Sauce from The Coconut Mama

78. Fermented Fruit Leathers from The Coconut Mama

79. Homemade Healthy Kombucha Fruit Snacks from Homemade Mommy

80. Paleo Fruity Kombucha Jello Bites from The Paleo Mama

81. Homemade Jello Fruit Cups from Homemade Mommy

82. Happy Belly Cheesecake from Savory Lotus

83. Fermented Eggs from Oh Lardy

84. Preserved Lemons from The Elliot Homestead

85. Fermented Fruits from Pickle Me Too

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