How to Start with Fermented Foods

Of course, you’ve heard of the health benefits of fermented foods. How could you not, it’s in the news every day. Are you considering adding them to your diet but have no idea where to start? No worries. Keep reading for Maat’s tips on making it an easy journey. Have you wondered how to start … Read more

An Amazing Garlicky Fermented Green Bean Recipe

I absolutely love green beans–growing them, eating them and putting them up for the winter. One of my favorite ways to put up green beans is to make Dilly Beans. While Abigail’s recipe doesn’t call for dill weed, you will love the zest this garlicky fermented green bean recipe brings to the table. Green beans … Read more

How to Make Kombucha

Kombucha is a staple in our home. We drink it plain, we drink it flavored. No matter how you like it, you can make kombucha at home easily and affordably. Everything about kombucha is unbelievable. When I tell folks I drink kombucha, they respond with, “What’s kombucha?” When I tell them that you need to … Read more

Fermented Brussels Sprouts Kimchi

It’s hard to imagine a fermented food loved so much as to have its own museum, but Kimchi, Korea’s national food, has its very own Kimchi Field Museum in Seoul.  In the museum, tourists learn that there are 187 officially documented varieties of traditional Kimchi, which goes to show you how versatile a dish Kimchi can be.  … Read more

Fermented Homemade Ginger Ale

If you, like me, want to avoid high fructose corn syrup, artificial coloring, and an excess of phosphoric acid, give this homemade ginger ale a try. Kristi is a master at making delicious ferments even the kids will love. Ginger ale is something that people have used for many years to help upset tummies. Making ginger ale … Read more

Healthy Sourdough Starter

Ever take a ferment, of any kind, out of the fridge and smell a kind of funk? Or taken a sip or taste and wondered what went wrong? If you are unsure if your sourdough starter is safe, this is the post for you. Abigail gives you all the things to look for to determine if … Read more

Christmas Kraut–An Easy Sauerkraut Recipe


If you tire of the same ol’, same ol’, this recipe is the one for your holiday dinner. Take plain ol’ sauerkraut and combine it with traditional cranberry sauce and you have Christmas Kraut. This is truly an easy sauerkraut recipe for Christmas. *********************************************** Get into the holiday spirit by making some Christmas Kraut. This … Read more

Soaking Whole Grains and Legumes

Imagine a world where gas and bloating were never an issue after eating bean dip! Or where rice and bread didn’t sit so heavy in your stomach. Where these foods supposed to cause such adverse reactions we have all grown accustomed to? Or could the answer to pain-free eating be found in something as simple … Read more

DIY Fermented Apple Cider Vinegar


Apple Cider Vinegar was one named a miracle vinegar healing every ailment from acne to indigestion to dandruff. I am not claiming this to be true, but I will say that home made Apple Cider Vinegar has tremendous health benefits and is absolutely delicious! Making Apple Cider Vinegar is really very easy! It just takes time. I … Read more

How to Make Ginger Bug

A ginger bug is a starter culture for fermented fizzy beverages. You can use it to make flavored sodas right at home. The combination of sugar, water and ginger promotes the growth of probiotics (good bacteria) and yeasts. If you need to know how to make a ginger bug for your own all-natural thirst quenchers, … Read more