Naturally fermented foods are some of the most nourishing, health restoring foods in the world, and they are tons more cost effective than digestive enzymes. Furthermore, fermented foods are a wonderful way to build immunity, and they are easy and fun to make in your own kitchen.
For the workshop we got to play in the Creekside Commons kitchen for a couple hours, tasting various fermented foods and then making a few of them. My favourite was coconut kefir. Kefir is a cultured, enzyme-rich food, resembling yoghurt, that is filled with friendly micro-organisms which help balance your “inner ecosystem.” It is more nutritious and therapeutic than yogurt, as it supplies complete protein, essential minerals, and valuable B vitamins.
|Kefir grains, a symbiotic culture of yeasts and bacteria, are used to make kefir|
I was grateful to receive the kefir starter grains from Sharon, as the kefir starter sold in stores is one-time use only. Sharon's kefir grains are your forever friends, that is if you treat them kindly. The more you use them the happier they are, and the more they reproduce. Thanks, Sharon!