6 Cultured Foods to Make at Home

Cultured Foods to Make at Home

Written by Mindy, Contributing Writer Probiotics are a great way to keep your digestive system working properly.  Lots of people take probiotics in pill form, but I love getting in as many probiotics as I can through my food and drinks. What are the best foods to eat to fill your body up with all of those beneficial probiotics?  Cultured and fermented foods!  They are full of probiotics, and they are easy to make yourself at home. Here are six different cultured foods that you […]

Summer Giveaway Week: Win a 4-Tray Excalibur Dehydrator from Cultures for Health ($129.99 value)

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The timing couldn’t be better for this giveaway! With abundant summer produce just around the corner, whether it’s from your backyard garden or the farmer’s market, now is the time to think about how you’ll preserve the season’s bounty. I own a 9-tray Excalibur Dehydrator myself and it is a favorite kitchen tool of mine. I use my dehydator for: “sun-dried” tomatoes drying veggies like beans, zucchini, etc. fruit leathers dried fruits (plums, banana chips, apples, berries– anything that sounds good!) dry herbs for cooking drying […]

Yogurt Dough: A Versatile and Easy Recipe

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Written by Mindy, Contributing Writer I have always loved making pastries. Pie crusts, biscuits, and tarts are some of my favorite things to make in the kitchen.  The problem is that I usually prefer these things made with unbleached white flour over whole wheat!  And it is true that they do take a little bit of time and experience to make them properly. That is why I love this recipe for yogurt dough.  It’s quick and easy to make, and it is delicious made with whole […]

Benefits of a Protein-Rich Breakfast (and a Protein Pancake Recipe)

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Written by Stacy K, Contributing Writer We’ve all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but with so many choices (and conflicting information), it can be difficult to know what to serve our family. While cereal or toast may seem easy and convenient, these high-carbohydrate choices lead to elevated blood sugar levels which drop quickly and soon leave us feeling tired and hungry. Research shows that a breakfast high in protein actually stabilizes blood sugar and prevents hunger for a number […]

Save Money by Culturing Foods with DIY Starters (and Cultures for Health Giveaway!)

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Many of us know the health benefits of eating cultured and fermented foods, but buying pre-made yogurt, kefir, sourdough breads, kombucha and the like can cost a pretty penny. Did you know that these health-boosting cultured foods can be easily and cheaply prepared at home using starter cultures? I cringe when I go to buy a $3.99 or $4.99 tub of organic, whole milk yogurt, a mere 750 ml (or about 3 cups). Not even enough for one breakfast in our home. Yet I can buy a […]

Making Homemade Yogurt

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Written by Emily, Contributing Writer I’ve been making homemade yogurt for just about two years now, and I love the convenience, quality, and savings of making yogurt at home. Yogurt is one of the most basic traditional foods, and even if you are just getting started with real food, including yogurt in your diet is an easy way to reap so many of the health benefits of cultured dairy. One of the main health benefits of yogurt, besides the protein, calcium, vitamins and minerals, are […]