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Naturally Fermented Dill Pickles. Welcome!

Naturally Fermented Dill Pickles

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How to Make Sauerkraut: The Basics

Here we will share two delicious beginner recipes for those of you, like us, who prefer the benefits of homemade versions over store bought varieties. Although the idea of making your own from scratch might seem a little intimidating at first, we are here to guide you through what is really a very simple process. The great part is that you don’t need to go out and buy a bunch of special tools or equipment. Vegan Pad Thai. Vegan Japanese Curry. Ever since I got back from our last trip I’ve been working on perfecting one of my favorite dishes.

Vegan Japanese Curry

My Japanese Curry recipe has always been a favorite, but with winter upon us and squash season in full swing I decided to make an alteration and replace potatoes with kabocha squash. With the sweet and fluffy kabocha squash, this Japanese curry has been a huge hit this season. I’ve also omitted a few ingredients to make this an even easier curry dish! Gluten-free option is available by using gluten-free tamari and sweet rice flour instead of soy sauce and flour. Vegan Sloppy Joes. Kombucha Bottling Recipes. With clean hands, reach into your brewing jar and remove your culture(s).

Kombucha Bottling Recipes

Place in a glass container with enough Kombucha to cover the culture (usually at least one cup - this will be your starter tea for your next batch.) Cover with a cotton cloth and set aside until you are ready to brew again. Your culture can sit at room temperature in between brewing for up to 4 weeks.Using glass bottles with tight fitting lids (check out our TKS Swing Tops in the SHOP!)

Coconut Kefir. This is a non-dairy coconut kefir recipe that we enjoy as an alternative to dairy and milk products.

Coconut Kefir

Although kefir is traditionally made from cow or goat's milk, in the early 2,000's people started making it from coconuts and it has become a worldwide vegan health drink ever since. Coconut kefir, when made from the water and meat of the young Thai coconut, is a soured, thick, pourable yogurt-like beverage packed with beneficial microflora provided by the kefir grains or culture starter. Most always these species include Lactobacillus bacteria as well as other highly complex strains excellent for improving intestinal strength, endocrine function and greater immunity against pathogens.

What are Kefir Grains? Kefir grains are not actually grains but are made up of a polysaccharide called kefiran, which is the substance that provides thickness to your coconut kefir recipe. They tend to grow best in dairy milk rather than coconut or nut milks. Coconut Milk Kefir Vs. Powdered Kefir Starter. Garbanzo Bean Tempeh. There is nothing like a fresh homemade tempeh recipe to make you realize what you've been missing!

Garbanzo Bean Tempeh

In our opinion, cultured tempeh made in your own kitchen doesn't even compare to the rubbery, bland, frozen store-bought varieties available in many health food markets. The rich "mushroomy" taste of the homemade version is really the only tempeh worth eating. In fact, it is often so good that you don't even need to prepare it with sauces or marinades.

Although soybeans are traditionally used to make Indonesian-style tempeh, the best part about making it yourself is that you get to use any bean you want, not just soybean. Thick and Creamy Mexican Atole. Atole is an ancient corn based drink that was enjoyed by the Mayan’s and Aztecs.

Thick and Creamy Mexican Atole

I first read about Atole when I was twelve, and doing a school project on the Mayan empire, and at the time I thought: “Gross! They drank wet polenta!” It was not until recently that I actually tried this creamy, vegan drink, and I now crave it often. There are many versions of this drink, I will share with you a spiced chocolate variation. Others include, cinnamon, plain, or with pureed fruits. For 4 servings: 5 cups water½ cup corn flour (or rice flour, or oatmeal)Unrefined sugar, such as brown, palm, or mape syrup, to taste½ teaspoon ground cinnamon¼ teaspoon ground cardamom1 teaspoon vanilla extract In a saucepan, whisk together all ingredients. *If you are using oatmeal, do this in a blender, and blend until the oatmeal is dissolved. Heat the mixture over medium heat for five minutes, stirring constantly. *Image courtesy Flickr creative commons. Easy Baked Doughnuts. Who needs a trip to Krispy Kreme or Dunkin Donuts when you can make your own doughnuts at home?

Easy Baked Doughnuts

These are healthy, easy, and are just as delicious, without all the fat and sugar. Easy Baked Doughnuts Ingredients Dry 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour1/2 cup agave nectar2 tsp. baking powderpinch of saltdash of cinnamon Wet ¾ cup soy milk1 tsp apple cider vinegar1 tsp. vanilla extract¼ cup applesauce¼ cup coconut oil Preparation Preheat oven to 350ºF/180ºCIn a mixing bowl, combine the dry ingredientsIn a small sauce pan over medium low heat combine the wet ingredients and mix until it starts steaming (2-3 minutes)Add the wet mixture to the dry and mix until just combined to form a soft doughScoop dough into a nonstick doughnut pan and bake for 12 minutes. Dimitra Kontou is the owner and chef of the ImproV Cafe & Resto, the only vegan restaurant in Athens, Greece. Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding. Bubble Tea. Apple Crumb Pie. I can’t believe Thanksgiving is this weekend!

Apple Crumb Pie

With the way the days are flying by, December will be here in no time and the internet will be overflowing with holiday recipes. Before all that happens, we’ve got a different holiday meal to plan, well at least us Canadians do. I haven’t cracked open a can of pumpkin yet (saving that for this weekend), but I have been basking in all things apple, it only makes sense since they’re my absolute favorite fruit. I seriously eat at least one every. Single.