Fermented Food Guide: the basics + 19 beginner recipes

Purple Cabbage and Kale Coleslaw

Some of my  favorite blog posts, and the ones that I enjoy writing the most, are always ones that are spur of the moment – the ones that are written when I’m right in the middle of doing something. This is one of those times. 10 minutes ago… Me: “Ry, I’m feeling inspired! Take the baby!” (run upstairs to grab my laptop) Husband: Ok……..??? (baby and husband look at each other confused)

Purple Cabbage and Kale Coleslaw

Apple Sponge Cake with Spelt Flour

As I recover from labour and spend time bonding and cuddling with my new baby, Sophie, from Accidental Artisan, is sharing with you her delicious and nostalgic recipe for Apple Sponge Cake made with Spelt Flour! Doesn’t it look amazing?! I may have squealed a little when Carly asked me to write a guest blog post for Modern Hippie Housewife. I knew exactly what recipe I wanted to share: this delightfully fancy looking but oh so simple apple cake. This is a recipe that my Mom has been making since she was in her twenties thanks to this much loved…
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Apple Sponge Cake with Spelt Flour

How to Make Fruit Kvass

I’ve lined of some great guest posts for the next several weeks to give me a chance to rest during the last week of my pregnancy and when the baby is born. Today’s post is written by Celeste Longacre – author, mother and master of sustainable living. I know you’ll enjoy this recipe for Fruit Kvass as much as I do! (Photos are my own). Decades ago I became convinced that, if I wanted to have a healthy body, I needed to put the right kind of fuel in it – real food. Further study led me to learn that growing…
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The Perfect Vegan Ginger Bread Pancakes

These pancakes are quite honestly the best I’ve ever had, and guess what? No milk, no egg, no butter – true story. No, I’m technically not a vegan, but I do try to make as many plant-based meals as possible, experiment with new cooking techniques, and I’m not afraid to ditch the diary when it’s just not necessary!

Coconut Oil Coffee Creamer

The first time I’d heard about adding oil and fat to coffee, I’m sure the look on my face was a mix between confusion and disgust. I mean, it’s not every day that you come across a drink containing coconut oil and butter! Especially in a society where we’re desperately trying to remove fat and calories from everything we consume. For me, this concept took some getting used to.

Coconut Oil Coffee Creamer

Whole Wheat Pumpkin Dinner Rolls

When you think about pumpkin, what comes to mind? Pumpkin pie? Pumpkin spiced lattes? Most likely something sweet, and dessert affiliated, right? This year, I’m trying to think outside the pumpkin-box. I’m thinking pumpkin-spiced lip gloss, and savory, pumpkin dinner rolls to accompanying my Thanksgiving dinner! You can find my recipe for these light, fluffy, perfectly moist and chewy, 100% Whole Wheat Pumpkin Dinner Rolls, HERE, on Naturally Loriel.

Easy, Homemade Hollandaise Sauce

Few sauces beat the rich and delicious taste of hollandaise. From eggs to steamed vegetables, it has a way of transforming food into a decadent treat – but of course, anything that is made up of 90% butter would probably have a similar effect. Eggs benny with hollandaise was always a special treat in our house growing up. Every Christmas morning, and sometimes on birthdays, my mom would make it for my brother and I, and now I keep the tradition going in my family.

How to Make Fermented Hot Sauce

Ever since I was a young, I’ve had a love for spicy food. I was always that odd kid who’d reach for the jalapeno chips, load my hot dogs with banana peppers, and add hot sauce to most dishes. I remember at one point, around grade four, my gums stared to recede and pieces of flesh in my mouth would actually turn white and fall off from all of the spicy food that I ate (sorry for the visual but I really wanted to put things into perspective for you haha!). It was probably due the fact that I ate cream cheese and banana peppers on toast almost every…
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Zucchini, Blueberry and Banana Bread

I definitely don’t enjoy baking like I do cooking, but whenever I have extra zucchini or ripe bananas lingering around (or in this case, both) I’m forced to get out my mixing bowls and preheat the oven. This time though, I’m glad, because this zucchini, blueberry and banana bread is so moist and delicious that I can’t wait to make it again! It is SO good! Loaf #1 didn’t even see the next day, and my husband and daughter have full belly’s 🙂 That’s a good sign right there!

Almost-Instant Blackberry & Chia Seed Jam

If you’ve ever wondered, “Can someone solely survive off peanut butter and jam sandwiches?” I’m here to tell you – you can! How do I know this? Well, when I met my husband, he was deep into bachelor-hood and proved this to be very true: He went to kick-boxing twice a day, drove a motorcycle…and a BMW, was travelling the world, dating lot’s of chicks, and living off of peanut butter and jam sandwiches… because that’s the extent of his cooking skills. Now, let me note, that my husband is basically good… no, let me re-phrase that – the best – at everything he does… except…
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Blackberry & Chia Seed Jam