Do you ever have one of those days where you come home from work starving, yet have zero energy to cook a wholesome meal? Yeah, me too. And while convenience foods are, well, convenient, they often have preservatives, questionable ingredients, and high sodium levels. Going out to eat is an option, but is gets expensive fast. So what’s a hungry vegan to do? Try Greenlite Meals, of course!
Kombucha. Say it with me: KAWM-BOO-CHAH. It’s the ancient beverage that’s more of a science experiment than you might realize. Originating in East Asia, kombucha is a refreshing, fizzy, fermented tea that boasts numerous health benefits ranging from detoxification of the digestive tract to strengthening of the immune system. It also contains B vitamins, antioxidants, amino acids, and probiotics. Impressive!
Why is science involved? In order for kombucha to ferment properly, a SCOBY is essential to the process. Huh? What’s a SCOBY? A SCOBY is a “symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast” that will reproduce with each batch of kombucha brewed. It can be ugly, stringy, slimy, clumpy… but it’s the magic that makes kombucha what it is.
It’s likely very tempting to rush out to the store to buy a bottle of kombucha right now. But you can make it at home! It’s simple and affordable. So save your hard-earned cash for a gourmet vegan pizza instead. Read on to learn about how to brew your own fizzy beverage.
With springtime in full swing, many of us start thinking about gardening and other sustainable ways to grow our own foods. In the past month, I have grown an abundance of sprouts and brewed a few gallons of kombucha. And I’m already planning ahead for summer canning! There’s just something so satisfying about do-it-yourself projects. Want to feel like a scientist in your kitchen? Read on to learn which DIY products are most loved by the Vegan Cuts team.
One of my dreams has always been to grow my very own produce in a small backyard garden. Unfortunately, I live in a tiny apartment without access to a yard. The extent of my fantasy garden is a pot of rosemary on the windowsill. When I was offered the opportunity to review Sustainable Santa Cruz’s GreenSprout Kit, I was pretty darn excited! I mean, how can anyone refuse a DIY sprouting project?
A day without a sweet treat is a very sad day in my world. And while I rarely make raw desserts, I was delighted at the opportunity to review Emily von Euw’s first book, Rawsome Vegan Baking. If you follow her beautiful blog, This Rawsome Vegan Life, you know that she has a knack for creating delectable raw treats from wholesome ingredients. Layered cakes, sandwich cookies, peanut butter cups, fruit tarts…