Giardiniera

giardinera recipe

Although commonly made with vinegar, this giardiniera recipe is even more delicious and healthy since it is made using simple fermentation techniques. I had been waiting for a few weeks for this giardiniera to ferment fully and when I tasted my first bite, I exclaimed aloud, “oh my God, that’s good!” Whenever I catch myself exclaiming out loud after tasting something new, I know I’m on to something! This Italian giardiniera (or giardiniere as the French call it) carries a tart … continue…

What Are Prebiotics and Why Should I Care?

In the world of fermentation, you will often hear talk of probiotics (living microorganisms that confer health benefit when consumed and maintained in healthy balance) and the health value that they add to our diets. What we don’t hear much about, however, are prebiotics. In my opinion, prebiotics are even more essential in promoting digestive health than probiotics.  I know this may seem a little sacrilegious to utter in fermenting circles, but hear me out. Ingesting probiotics is great, but … continue…

Spicy Fermented Daikon Radish Threads

Fermented Spicy Daikon Radish recipe

I love fermented daikon! There…., I said it! It never seems to fail me when I either include it in another ferment or ferment it on its own. And it’s not just that I love fermented daikon radish, I get the sense that lactobacillus loves daikon too. It’s radishy, don’t get me wrong, but when daikon ferments, it gets a nice sourness to it which seems to fill out the normal bite of the radish. While you can find daikon radishes … continue…