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

Black Bean Nacho Bites

This makes two indulgent meals in a row. Perhaps it balances out with the salad I had yesterday and the salad I better have tomorrow. Each taco bite had a dab of black beans (seasoned with chili powder, cumin and coriander), shredded cheese (Colby/Jack and Mexican melting cheese), sweet onions and pickled jalapeño.     … More Black Bean Nacho Bites

Two Sauces

Just sit right back and you’ll hear a tale… of two sauces: Green Peppercorn Gravy & Cashew Mustard Sauce.   I had been curious for some time about green peppercorns and finally got ahold of some. I normally reject dented cans. That’s one of the drawbacks of ordering online.   For my first time trying … More Two Sauces