Ferments

natto

How to Make Natto, Japanese Superfood

I’ve been thinking about making natto for years, but the implementation kept getting put on the back burner. This could be because there was never a shortage of fermentation projects around my house.  After my mom was diagnosed with renal artery stenosis (weighing a whooping 120 pounds on a heavy […]

Probiotic Chocolate Pudding {with sweet potato and dates}

In my quest for kid friendly recipes that incorporate ‘makes mom happy’ ingredients, I stumbled on this fun recipe of chocolate pudding with sweet potatoes. Just by looking at it, I could tell it had potential but I was very pleasantly surprised by the outcome. It was creamy and smooth […]

Lemon Pudding {self-saucing}

Reminiscent of souffle, lemon pudding is a combination of melt-in-your-mouth spongy cake with a layer of cream. I have all the ingredients on hand any given day, and can quickly whip it together with no special prep. The layers separate on their own, with the cream collecting at the bottom. […]

Homemade Strawberry Kefir

Creamy and silky homemade strawberry kefir, the richest source of probiotics, tastes just like store-bought but without any unnecessary ingredients.

probiotic blood orange pudding

Probiotic Blood Orange Chia Pudding

I’m adding another recipe to my collection of ‘ things to make with kefir or yogurt‘. Blood orange chia pudding is a very simple, filling and fun meal that can easily perform as dessert. I’m on a good streak with my kefir production, thanks to Yemoos kefir grains, and my […]

Russian Lacto Fermented Mushrooms

Mushroom is one of the most mysterious nature’s creations.  It is a fungus that reproduces through release of spores. But it is classified as a plant even though it doesn’t engage in photosynthesis. It can nourish or it can kill… or it can inspire to write ‘Alice in Wonderland’.. For […]

Russian Fermented Oat Kvass

What is Russian Fermented Oat Kvass Fermented Oat Kvass is a traditional Russian beverage. It is a fermentation product of oat grains and water. The word kvass come from kvasit, which means to sour or ferment. There is really no need for me to use the word ‘fermented’ since the […]

Probiotic Turmeric Mango Smoothie

Vibrant, nutritious and delicious Probiotic Turmeric Mango Smoothie to boost immunity, replace a meal and simply enjoy its wonderful taste.

Thick Finnish Viili Yogurt {no Heating Required}

The fermentation fairy must have a boat load of frequent flyer miles… Kefir and ryazhenka in Russia, koumiss and airag in Mongolia, Leben in Africa, dadih in Indonesia, sua chua in Vietnam, misti dahi in India, chhurpi in China.. Every time I think I’ve heard it all, something new jumps […]

Probiotic Mousse Cake

With my habit to ferment everything, I’m in possession of at least three types of fermented milk products on any given day. I never let myself run out of farmers cheese, yogurt and kefir, and of course there is homemade cream cheese, sour cream, butter or ryazhenka. I created the […]