Blue Cheese Dressing

Blue Cheese Dressing

Most blue cheese dressing recipes contain a combination of cultured dairy and mayonnaise as the base. To that you add blue cheese, some acidity, salt, and pepper. In this version the mayonnaise is replaced with additional cultured dairy. With the right ratio of acidity, blue cheese, and seasonings, you won’t even miss the mayonnaise!… 

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When You Don’t Have a Sourdough Starter

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When I have a sourdough starter going I feel like I have so much at my fingertips. Not only can I ferment and leaven a good loaf of bread, I can also use that starter to make my morning pancakes, churn out tortillas, and even make a tasty fizzy beverage. But I don’t always have… 

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Lacto-fermented Beets and Turnips

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Fermenting beets can get a bit tricky. Like fruit, beets have a relatively high sugar content that can convert to alcohol quite easily. To solve that problem, lacto-fermenting beets in small quantities with other vegetables such as turnips or cabbage is helpful. This classic combination of cold-weather root vegetable fermentation makes a lively addition to winter… 

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Amazake

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When the winter cold sets in, I start to crave something warm, creamy and sweet. Amazake makes me feel cozy and festive, and it’s cultured! It also couldn’t be easier to make. You will need Koji rice, some uncooked rice, and a warm incubation spot. I used my dehydrator, but many of the methods for… 

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Healthy New Year Sale! Ends December 30th

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Check out the last Cultures for Health sale for 2014!  Get 25% off ANY Starter Culture and Kit.  Just use the Coupon Code GetHealthy at checkout and don’t forget the sale ends Tuesday, December 30th, 2014.  Available starter cultures include Yogurt, Kefir, Vegetable, Soy, Sourdough, Buttermilk, and Kombucha