My first time trying a "wild ferment" (ie, fermenting without a starter culture). "I'm a big girl now! " lol
This is organic fermented green mango. Dunno about you, but our neighbourhood is collapsing under the weight of all the fruit on the local mango trees, which hang over nearly every second fence just begging to be picked, which my naughty bf, who I swear has springs for legs, jumps up and does (must be yrs of volley ball practise)! We regularly buy in season trays of ripe mangoes and I also make SE asian style green mango salad with the unripe local ones, but this is a cool idea I got from a fermenting group I'm in.
I peeled, then grated 2 large green, organic mangoes.
Add about 1 inch grated fresh ginger, a small chopped chilli, 2tsp pink salt.
Leave in sealed jar, making sure all flesh is submerged in the brine that will naturally develop. Keep jar in a dark place to ferment for about a week, then refrigerate and eat as a condiment with meals.
Wish me luck that it' turns out as sour/salty/spicy as everyone else who successfully made it says it would be. ...tropical kimchi? Hehe, hope so!
#fermenting #fermentedfood #mango #greenmango #guthealth #gutflora #probiotics #kimchi #sauerkraut #wildferment #rawfoodshare
#LCHF snack inspired by insalata caprese: Tasmanian brie, organic homegrown tomatoes and homemade pesto drizzled in the extra virgin cold pressed olive oil I picked up from Marion's Vineyard in the Tamar Valley, Tasmania.
Pesto recipe in previous post.
Homemade #Whole30 approved #macadamiapesto is a cinch.
I blitzed organic homegrown basil leaves, garlic cloves, macadamia nuts (can use cashews or pine nuts for a more traditional pesto), pink salt, plenty of evoo.
Great with chicken, lamb, eggs, salad, anything really! #pesto #homemade
Who wants nuts?! They're activated, they're crunchy, and they're mixed with my special organic sun dried mulberries, for that part in your mouth sweet treat that you do not need to feel guilty about.
Inbox my Facebook page for my #Nutivated pricelist. :)
That was me 18months ago, urk, and this is me now. Find out why I don't want my ab's back and why female aesthetics mean jack.
My present goals are to be functionally fit/strong, strive for better gut health by increasing my fermented food/drink and bone broth intake, and be more mentally/emotionally happy by doing the simple things, like switching off social media and reading a good book, connecting with nature, doing daily good deeds and having a good old fashioned face to face chat with a friend.
Read more on the topic on WHAT A HEALTHY FEMALE ACTUALLY LOOKS LIKE here: http://www.sarahwilson.com/2014/06/when-paleo-goes-wrong/
Orrrr yeeah, a skewy o' broth for brekky, thanks Bob. Kick starting a little bone broth fast this morning.
#goodmorning #breakfast #bonebroth #bonebrothheals #broth #guthealing #guthealth #brothoflife #chickensoup #chickennecksoup #schooner #IF #intermittentfasting
Sipping On Stinging Nettle Tea For Better Health "Milarepa, the Tibetan saint, was said to have lived on nothing but stinging nettles for decades of meditation. Yet another weed that most of us pull and throw out, like dandelions, nettle is a wonderful health-boosting herb that should never be dowsed with weed-killer, but plucked and dried to make into an herbal panacea that could make the local pharmacy go bankrupt. "To give you an idea of just how powerful this singular plant is, nettle has the potential to treat the following ailments: "Nettle stimulates the lymph system to boost immunity
Nettle relieves arthritis symptoms
Nettle promotes a release from uric acid from joints
Helps to support the adrenals
It helps with diabetes mellitus
Strengthens the fetus in pregnant women
Promotes milk production in lactating women
Relieves menopausal symptoms
Helps with menstrual cramps and bloating
Helps break down kidney stones
Helps with respiratory tract disease
Supports the kidneys
Helps asthma sufferers
Reduces incident of prostate cancer
Minimizes skin problems
Eliminates allergic rhinitis
Cures the common cold
Helps with osteoarthritis
Helps with gastrointestinal disease, IBS, and constipation
Reduces gingivitis and prevents plaque when used as a mouth wash.
Has been shown to be helpful to in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease
Relieves neurological disorders like MS, ALS and sciatica
Destroys intestinal worms or parasites
Supports the endocrine health by helping the thyroid, spleen and pancreas "You can brew stinging nettle leaves in almost boiling water and drink daily as a curative to all these ailments. Just be sure to check with your doctor since nettle can interfere with certain pharmaceuticals. Enjoy nettle tea benefits today!" From: http://naturalsociety.com/29-nettle-tea-benefits-health-herb/
Episode 1 of eating weeds for health & medicinal purposes. Yep, you read correctly. Weeds. I'd have been burnt at the steak, I mean stake, in the middle ages for speaking of such things. Luckily it's 2015, 'cause I hate burnt steak... Ahem.
Episode 1 is all about stinging nettle. I know they sting because i copped one right in the knee as i was getting this damned footage. Anyone living in the country side may be lucky enough to have what's usually moaned and groaned about as a noxious invasive weed growing on their property. If you're near Sydney, make yourself known, because I want to get my hands on some and start propagating! This loathed weed was doomed to be repeatedly ripped out from the bush (gloves, always use gloves, or ouchies!) by my Mum on her property, but we did some investigating and discovered that the old nettle is in fact quite the secret superfood and has a long list of medicinal properties. So we donned thy garden gloves, snipped off a few sprigs, blanched the living daylights out of them to remove that pesky sting as per Dr Google instructions, and enjoyed a cleansing, healthful non-stinging nettle tea, gingerly at first, then with growing gusto as the fear of ye olde sting quickly diminished with the infusion down our gullets.
Why the hell are we deliberately drinking a stinging noxious weed you may ask? Read on comrades and fellow seekers of superior health...
My last batch of mango kombucha sure didn't last long because it was so delicious! Didn't have any on hand today to start my second ferment, so I'm giving ginger-orange a shot instead. See you in two days my beauties! :)
Sometimes my boyfriend wonders whether I have an internet shopping addiction... It's always books or products such as these that he trips over trying to get in the door.
My homemade re-mineralising bentonite clay toothpaste experiment (recipe from @wellnessmama) failed for now... Burns my gums, ouchies. Think i got the ratios slightly wrong. But these will be a welcome break between first and second attempts.
Anyone used these all natural products? I was probably a bit of a sucker buying the deodorant, should've just made my own but sometimes I'm lazy... Plus i had to add a couple extra things so i could get free delivery... Whaaaat?! Thanks for the rayon-free dental floss recommendation @alexx_stuart. Out with the Reach, in with Dr Tung!
Any feedback on any of the above will be very welcome. Cheers. :) #nourishedlife.com.au #naturaltoothpaste #naturaldeodorant #naturaldentalfloss
This is how i store/rest my SCOBYs in between ferments... In glass, covered in active starter tea, in the fridge. Right next to my homemade 'kraut & homemade olives, and just above my whole shelf full of Westgold butter. Lol