Potato Salad With Ferment-Pickled Brussels Sprouts – No Mayo

There are actually a couple other lactobacillus fermented items besides Brussels sprouts in this salad. The ingredients for this no mayo potato salad were: boiled red potatoes ferment-pickled Brussels sprouts ferment-pickled cucumber vinegar pickled ivy gourd / tindora ferment-pickled pearl onions red bell pepper dressing I didn’t salt the main ingredients because some of the … More Potato Salad With Ferment-Pickled Brussels Sprouts – No Mayo


One would think that someone, such as myself, who has for years been making herbal tinctures, fermenting vegetables and fruits, making yogurt etc. would also be into making and consuming kombucha. Sure, I knew a little bit about it but hadn’t given it a second look when I saw it in the stores. Finally, last … More Kombucha

Gluten Strips

For breakfast this morning we tried a recently purchased commercial product marketed as a “Vegan Substitute For Pork Bacon.” It was a far cry from a similar product we actually like quite well, but it was okay. I figured I could create something at least as good. By lunch time I had come up with … More Gluten Strips

Cauliflower Soup

It was soup kind of day – cold and rainy with occasional sleet. The head of cauliflower was beginning to discolor and needed to be used, so cauliflower soup it would be. Appearance wouldn’t be important so I shaved the entire top of the flower head with a vegetable peeler. But first, I sautéed sliced … More Cauliflower Soup

Elephant Garlic Soup

Elephant garlic looks like garlic (in giant form), tastes like garlic and smells like garlic yet it is said to be more closely related to leeks. Methinks that may be just because somebody said so. Either way both leeks and garlic are in the same genus (Allium), as are onions, shallots, ramps etc.   I … More Elephant Garlic Soup