One Simple Change: Add Some Culture

homemade asian sauerkraut

Welcome to Week 6 of One Simple Change! If you are not familiar with my OSC series, here’s what it’s all about: I’m giving you a new and different healthy lifestyle tip just about every week in 2012. These tips are holistic, and if you practice them and cultivate them into habits, they’ll improve the … Read more

Cortido (Salvadoran Sauerkraut)

Cortido (aka curtido) is a variation on sauerkraut that hails from El Salvador. It is typically served in that country alongside a dish called pupusas. I enjoy “regular” sauerkraut well enough (I’ve blogged about it before: here and here), but was looking for something else to make with my homegrown cabbage in honor of the … Read more

Lacto-Fermented Sauerkraut

Lacto-fermented sauerkraut has so many things going for it: natural probiotics that aid the digestive and immune systems, tons of beneficial enzymes, lots of vitamin C…in my opinion, it’s truly a superfood. If you’re unfamiliar with the concept of lacto-fermentation, don’t be intimidated by the word. It’s just the official term for the chemical process … Read more

Homemade Kimchi

If you’ve been reading this blog for a little while, you know that I am fascinated with and love to make lacto-fermented/cultured foods. Lacto-fermenting is a great natural preservation technique that also happens to confer numerous health benefits. One of my favorite cultured foods to make is Kimchi (aka Kim chi and kimchee): Korean spicy … Read more