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Stop Using Your Body As a Trash Can with Cynthia Lair

bright leafy greens

Cynthia Lair, nutrition and culinary arts professor at Bastyr University, and author of Feeding the Whole Family, reminds us just how important mindfulness is when it comes to nourishing our bodies. (After all, we’re not goats, people!) Listen to the podcast here: Cynthia’s lighthearted thoughts on the benefits of developing a personal relationship with food […]

Self-Care Challenge (Day 187): Fermenting Dill Pickles

On day 187 of my 366-day self-care challenge, I experimented with fermenting dill pickles. If you recall, January 1st of this year marked my inaugural self-care activity, which was to ferment a batch of sauerkraut. Since then, I’ve made several batches of kraut, but I’ve been trying to decide what to experiment with next. Then it came […]

Self-Care Challenge (Day 92): Eating Fermented Dairy Products

On day 92 of my 366-day self-care challenge, I indulged in a delightful fermented dairy product. The mere thought of yogurt used to make my stomach turn, although I’m not exactly why. Puddings and pies have similar textures, but I’ve never had an issue with either of them. Perhaps it had something to do with the […]

Vegetable Fermentation with Elijah Santoyo

Making kimchi

When we think of sauerkraut, most of us think of Germany. The word itself, which means “sour cabbage” in German, often brings to mind its close companions: beer and Brätwurst. But some would argue that fermented cabbage actually originated in China, long before Germany staked a claim. Regardless of origin, lactic acid fermentation is one of […]

Self-Care Challenge (Day 1): Learning the Art of Fermentation

learning to ferment

Today, I’m learning the art of fermentation as part of my journey toward cultivating a personal self-care practice. Why fermentation, you ask? As a down-to-earth dietitian, I’ve always been intrigued by traditional methods of food preservation. My great-grandparents in rural Ohio used canning, salt-curing and smoking techniques to make sure there was enough food to last the winter […]