Fermented Food Guide: the basics + 19 beginner recipes

Cinnamon & Flax Granola

With hints of cinnamon, vanilla, coconut and honey, this super simple yet yummy granola recipe will be a breakfast hit in your home! Serve with your homemade coconut milk, almond milk or yogurt for a satisfyingly, healthy meal.

The Only 3 Household Cleaners You Need!

When my daughter started crawling, and putting everything she could find in her mouth, I really started questioning our household cleaning products. Although I had an idea that they were somewhat toxic, I never realized the full extent of their destruction until I started to do more research.  Turns out, the common household, multi-purpose cleaner is far more toxic than I’d imagined, and inside the home, it’s our little ones, pets, and elderly who suffer from these products the most.

How to Make Yogurt

Everyone is always surprised at how easy it is to make yogurt. When I first learned how to make it, I remember thinking, “If it’s really that easy, then why would people bother buying it? Obviously there’s more to it than 2 ingredients, and 5 steps, right?” But honestly, it’s really is  that simple, I haven’t bought it since I’ve started making it, and neither will you.

Homemade Yogurt in 5 Simple Steps

Homemade Yogurt in 5 Simple Steps

Yogurt the way it was meant to be–a custard like texture, full of probiotics your tummy will thank you for.

This recipe turns out to make 2 Litres of yogurt (naturally, because you’re using 2 Litres of milk), but feel free to half this recipe if you’d like to make a smaller batch.

Better-Than-A-Muffin Muffins

These ‘muffins’ are a staple in our house. My husband grabs them for breakfast on his way out the door, and my one-and-a-half year old daughter LOVES them (if they’re fresh she can easily polish-off 2 mini and 1 regular sized.)  I’m hesitant to even call them muffins because the only thing they really have in common is the muffin tins in which they are cooked in—these are much more moist, delicious, nutritious, and gluten-free!

Snacks

Homemade, Eco-friendly, Liquid Laundry Soap

First of all, it’s important to know why you should STOP buying laundry detergent and START making it… Laundry detergent is toxic for your health and the environment. Plain and simple. Your laundry room is said to be the most toxic room in your home, and for good reason. Laundry detergent contains many toxins and carcinogens that can be absorbed into your skin just by wearing your clothes, or breathing in the “fresh” laundry air. Just listing the ingredients in commercial detergents, and the effect that they have on your body and the environment, says it all! Here are some of…
Continue Readingabout:Homemade, Eco-friendly, Liquid Laundry Soap

How to Make Almond Milk (& Flour)

You’ll always see almonds soaking in a bowl at my mom’s house. Before I started making things from scratch myself, I’d go over to her house and look at the almonds soaking in a bowl, preparing themselves for their transformation to milk, and think she was such a hippie. Little did I know, that a couple years later, I’d be following in her footsteps. At the time, making almond milk seemed like such a daunting process, and I was even slightly intimidated by it. Turns out, it’s actually one of the easiest things to start making and stop buying.

How to Make Almond Milk

How to Make Coconut Milk

Officially my first blog post! I’ve chosen to share my coconut milk recipe first because I use it in so much of my cooking and other recipes. In my home, we don’t drink milk unless it’s fermented (*yogurt*), so I use coconut milk as a substitute in my baking, coffee, cereal, soups and sauces. The best part is is that it’s always on-hand because I keep a big of shredded coconut in my pantry. Try this recipe below and then feel free to play around with the coconut to water ratio–this is just what I liked.