Homemade Sauerkraut and Healthy Bacteria

Last summer I began working on a post for October about sausage making and also started testing homemade sauerkraut.  I am a big believer in incorporating fermented foods into your diet for overall health.  Foods such as sauerkraut, yogurt and miso contain something called probiotics, which are live bacteria and yeast that are beneficial to your body.  When your body has an imbalance of good vs bad bacteria it can cause all sorts of problems.  Probiotics have been found to cure a wide variety of digestive issues and even help with common colds and eczema.

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Thanksgiving Series: Beet and Carrot Slaw with Walnut Vinaigrette

I think Thanksgiving is the ultimate eating holiday, and a fair amount of that is due to the endless sides accompanying that ubiquitous juicy turkey on tables across the USA.  And while I personally love the sides more than the turkey, I often wish for something fresh and tangy to balance out all those cheese/cream/butter/bacon laden dishes.

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