Tempeh Soy Curls

Tempeh Soy Curls

If you’ve never experienced the delicacy that is Soy Curls , you’re missing out. Quite often I avoid soy that has not been fermented, but the taste and texture of well prepared Soy Curls™ can be exquisite. Created in Oregon, Soy Curls™ are great in many recipes and according to their website they are:… 

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Eve

Eve

For my 7th grade Science Fair project I cultured yogurt. I received first place in my division and competed in a regional competition. My fascination with cultured foods has stuck with me ever since. Over the years I have made yogurt, fermented vegetables, sourdough, kombucha, and also love sprouting and dehydrating. In my spare time I like to knit, bike, garden, cook, and study natural medicine.

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Sufu, Funyu, or Just Fermented Tofu?

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I grew up in an area with a strong Japanese influence. This may explain my love of Asian foods such as natto, tempeh, miso and others. But my very favorite food as a girl was chicken mafa. I asked for it for every birthday or celebration day, and begged for it as often as I felt I could get away with it. I’ve been experimenting with some methods for making the special ingredient for this dish at home: funyu or sufu…. 

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Sarah

Sarah

I live in Oregon with my 4 kids. I hop between my kitchen and sewing room. As the daughter of a ranch-girl turned County Extension Agent, I really believe that with enough ingenuity and know-how, anything can be made. I try to keep some cultured vegetables and condiments on hand, as well as a robust supply of yogurt. What really excites me though is finding old ways of culturing foods from around the world and making it work in my life. “I wonder” is a phrase I utter a lot, and can make my kids nervous! I love to learn and share what I’ve discovered.

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A Closer Look: Organic Brown Rice Koji

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“I get this nearly every week because it is so hard to find except in the internet. I make my own amazake and it has not led me wrong. My only complaint is that it is not sold in larger quantities so I have to get multiple bags!” -Angelia

Today we are going to take a closer look at Organic Brown Rice Koji.

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Shannon

Shannon is a mama to four small children, homesteader, freelance writer, and picture-taker. She lives with her husband on their off-grid homestead where they make and eat kefir, kombucha, sourdough, and fermented vegetables.

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Chickpea Miso

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One of my favorite condiments is miso. It’s creamy, salty, nutty and has that rich umami that is so satisfying. It’s also incredibly versatile The process for making miso is fairly simple. It’s waiting to taste it that is hard! Here is a simple, no-soy version that anyone can make at home.

Obtain a bag of rice koji , your favorite beans, some seaweed and salt. You’ll also need some fresh, raw miso from the store or a previous batch. And of course, a recipe!… 

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Sarah

Sarah

I live in Oregon with my 4 kids. I hop between my kitchen and sewing room. As the daughter of a ranch-girl turned County Extension Agent, I really believe that with enough ingenuity and know-how, anything can be made. I try to keep some cultured vegetables and condiments on hand, as well as a robust supply of yogurt. What really excites me though is finding old ways of culturing foods from around the world and making it work in my life. “I wonder” is a phrase I utter a lot, and can make my kids nervous! I love to learn and share what I’ve discovered.

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