cucumber lime kombucha

Cucumber Lime Kombucha

Cucumber, lime and coriander are all considered “cooling” foods according to ayurveda. This mildly flavored kombucha is a great way to cool off when the mercury rises. And if you’re …

Sweet-Spicy Soaked Nuts

Here’s a quick recipe for spicy and sweet candied nuts. A holiday (or any time of year) treat, and makes a great gift! Start with our soaked-brined nuts technique/recipe. For …

Coconut Yogurt

Fiendishly simple, this fluffy coconut cream based “yogurt” uses water kefir (tibicos) as the fermentation agent. It creates a light, fluffy (almost like whipped cream), effervescent texture, and a slightly …

Miso Soup (Vegan)

One of the quintessential Japanese flavor enhancers, miso paste, plays a prominent role in this classic simple soup. Ichiban dashi (first stock) is the light, flavor-rich broth made from kelp …

Mustard

The word mustard derives from Latin for mustum (fermented wine) + ardens (hot seeds). The well-known spicy condiment is made from the seeds of either the white (aka yellow) mustard …

No Nukes ☮ 3 Pepper Cukes

Using three chile peppers in various forms, these no nukes cukes hold some heat, while simultaneously being balanced by the inherent coolness of the cucumber. Want it hotter? Leave the …

Citrus Hopped Pickles

Here’s a riff on the garlic dill pickle recipe. It uses hops and citrus peels. If you like IPA beer, you’ll dig this variation. I’ve used salt-and-pepper variety of cukes …