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DIY Meal Prep: Food Fermentation for Beginners

Canyon Country Renter Making Kombucha in Their KitchenNot just are fermented foods tasty – who doesn’t love a slice of good sourdough bread? – but multiple individuals claim that they provide a variety of health benefits, as well. Fermented foods possess probiotics, which can help you maintain a healthy balance in your digestive tract and even boost your immunity to typical illnesses. Nevertheless, the process of preparing your own fermented foods might look daunting, mainly if you have never come across it in the past. Likewise, buying fermented foods at local health food stores is not economical. Luckily, making yogurt, kombucha, sourdough bread, and other fermented foods can be both easy and a perfect strategy to save money. Below are a couple of easy fermented foods to get you started.

Yogurt. Preparing yogurt is one of those things that sounds complex yet isn’t. In reality, you can make delicious coconut yogurt with only coconut milk and a probiotic capsule. Just mix the two ingredients, cover with a cheesecloth, and let sit for 24 to 48 hours. Once the yogurt has activated, refrigerate and serve!

Kombucha. Working with the bacteria cultures needed to achieve the end result of this fizzy drink might be scary. However, it’s really a very simple process. A basic kombucha is made from water, sugar, black or green tea, and a symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast (SCOBY), also known as the “mother.” You can also add other flavors, including fruit, honey, ginger, and so on. To make kombucha, the ingredients are combined in a large glass jar and left to ferment for 7 to 10 days. The fermenting process causes the carbonation and flavor unique to kombucha beverages.

Sourdough bread. The key to a good sourdough bread is a sourdough starter. You can make your own, or get one from a grocery store or another sourdough enthusiast. After you buy a sourdough starter, you may retain and utilize it again and again to make delicious homemade sourdough bread.

Fermented juice. Have you ever experienced a glass of wine or cider? Then the possibilities are that you’ve already tried fermented juice. Apples, in particular, make a tasty fermented apple juice that is both uncomplicated and refreshing. Just slice and juice enough apples to fill a glass jar, add some culture starter, seal tightly, let sit for about 3 days, and enjoy!

Sauerkraut. If you’re a fan of sauerkraut, it’s quite easy to make your own. You have to pack cabbage, salt, and caraway seeds into a clean glass jar, seal, and let sit for 3 to 10 days. The good thing about sauerkraut is that it will keep well for several months once it’s ready.

Pickled vegetables. Whenever you hear pickles, you maybe think about the vinegar required to ferment them. But in fact, you don’t need lots of vinegar to pickle many different kinds of vegetables. Traditional Lacto-fermentation methods depend exclusively on the beneficial bacteria in the vegetables themselves. By adopting this approach, you can pickle almost any vegetable, including carrots, radishes, and more!

Do you intend to begin fermenting your own foods but lack kitchen space? Or perhaps it is an ideal time to move on to a larger Canyon County rental house! You may contact Real Property Management Traditions or read our listings online.

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