There are a few foods that I want to learn how to make this year, many of which have to do with fermenting. For more information on why/how fermented foods are good for your digestion, a good place to start out would be at Food Renegade or for a little more in-depth article on lacto-fermentation (which does not necessarily contain dairy, btw) visit The Weston A. Price Foundation.
To make life easy, I'm just going to list out some of the foods I want to learn how to make at home this year.
- Kombucha tea (currently have my 2nd batch going... I messed up the first batch)
- Sourdough bread (I hear this is a tough one)
- Fermented Dill Pickles (I figure if it's gonna be sour... might as well be pickles, right?)
- Learn how to and to use sprouted grains and legumes (This was also on my 2009 list of nutritional changes to make, but it didn't happen.)
- Mozzarella cheese, baby! :)
- Cream Cheese (and whey)
- spaghetti sauce
- tomato sauce
- Alfredo sauce
Another exciting thing I get to do this year will be to grind my own grain!!! Remember I said Santa was good to me? Well... boy was he ever!! I received a Nutrimill for Christmas!! I've got a 25 pound bag of organic, soft white wheat berries ready to go as soon as I recover from the hustle and bustle of the holidays! (Hopefully any day now! LOL!) Maybe I'll start with some soaked waffles! :) YUM!
I think there's going to be lots of *science* experiments going on in my kitchen this year! Can't wait for the fun to start!