Chill Pill

chill pill

When I try something new, I really, truly, seriously try. Case in point: yogurt.

I’d never made yogurt before, but I wasn’t nervous at all. I had my Greek yogurt starter, the most expensive local dairy milk I could find, and read the instructions until they were memorized. Failure was not an option.

I thought I knew it all…. 

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Jaen

Jaen

I recently moved back to my home state of North Carolina from New York City. Before joining the Cultures for Health team, the idea of culturing my own food never even crossed my mind. Within my first two weeks, I had eight cultures happily taking over my tiny kitchen and a newfound connection with my food. I came to CFH from a customer service background in technology, e-commerce, and retail, and had never seen such a passionate and genuine group of people working together. When I’m away from my immaculately-decorated CFH cubicle I write novels, make YouTube videos, and spend way too much time perfecting my eyeliner.

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Twenty Ways to Include Fermented Foods in Every Meal

healthy breakfast

Fermented and cultured foods are a wonderful source of probiotic bacteria needed to support good health. If you’ve been thinking about adding more of these foods to your diet, but are unsure of exactly how to accomplish this, these twenty suggestions for including fermented and cultured foods into your meals and snacks may help you out…. 

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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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Raw Goat Milk Yogurt (you eat with a spoon)

IMG_9890-001 I really didn’t mean to write yet another post about cultured dairy today. It’s not like it’s the only DIY project I’ve got going on right now with melt and pour soap, fermented vegetables, beet kvass, goat cheese, kefir of all kinds, and sourdough all hanging out in my kitchen.

But, raw milk yogurt is an elusive thing for those of us with a real food bent – like perfectly brewed kombucha and super-gelatinous bone broth. Before I get too nerdy on you though, let me just say that I tried out a new method, it was simple, and it worked.

So this may be my new method for making homemade raw yogurt because it was thick and creamy.

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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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A Closer Look: Salad Sprouts Seed Mix

Sprouting Jars

Today we are going to take a closer look at the Salad Sprouts Seed Mix.  This seed mix is just one of the many sprouting supplies available on the Cultures for Health website.

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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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