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

Broccoli Salad with Toasted Almonds and Poppyseed Dressing

Did you know that a 1 cup serving of raw broccoli will provide you with more than 135% of your recommended daily intake of vitamin C, and 255% of vitamin K?? Neither did (I until I Googled it just now)! But that’s not the reason I made this salad. I made it because I was eating chips and drinking beer all yesterday evening at my husband’s birthday-BBQ-Potluck (no one’s perfect!), and I needed to make a delicious, nutritious, raw salad that I would balance out the junk food…even though I know it doesn’t really work like that! I’ll admit it, I’m…
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Coconut Curry Seafood Soup

I’m pretty lucky to have two awesome moms, both whom are amazing cooks with their own unique cooking style. I like to think of my cooking style as a nice combo between the two. This Coconut Curry Seafood Soup recipe was given to me by my step-momma, Arla, who like me, loves to experiment with multi-cultural cuisine.

Coconut Curry Seafood Soup

Kale and Brussel Sprout Coleslaw

This kale and brussel sprout coleslaw is a copy-cat version of a pre-made salad that I saw at the grocery store. It looked awesome in the bag, and even came with the cranberries, pumpkin seeds and dressing! But unfortunately, the ingredients weren’t organic, and the second ingredient in the dressing was liquid sugar….so I put the bag back, and turned around to search for the ingredients! This salad turned out awesome, and is a more delicious and more nutritious version of traditional coleslaw. It would be a hit at any potluck or summer BBQ.

Kale and Brussel Sprout Coleslaw with Poppy Seed Dressing

Poppy Seed Salad Dressing

This sweet salad dressing is great for coleslaws and spinach and broccoli salads. The apple cider vinegar makes this poppy seed dressings unique and delicious. Unlike store-bought salad dressings, this one is guaranteed to be preservative and GMO-free. Poppy seed salad dressing a definite salad-staple in my house!

Poppy Seen Dressing