DIY Kombucha: Brew at Home with Oregon Kombucha

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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.

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DIY Dining and Drinking: Roundup + Giveaway

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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.

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Sustainable Santa Cruz GreenSprout Kit: A Review

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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?

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Rawsome Vegan Baking: Review + Giveaway

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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…

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Super Power Granola: Get Moving in the Morning

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I used to be a morning person, but somehow, over the years, I’ve become one of those people who hits the snooze button on my alarm clock one too many times. Once I finally roll out of bed, I have two minutes to get ready for work and often that means missing breakfast, which of course, is not ideal for a hungry vegan! So, I set out to create an easy granola recipe using three of my favorite products from the Vegan Cuts marketplace.

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Asparagus Mushroom Omelette Recipe

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Easter is coming, Easter is coming! But, seriously, aside from Mother’s Day, this holiday sets the tone for marvelous brunches and that needs to be taken advantage of fully. I’ll tell you right now, this recipe is a stunner and can easily be shared between two people for a satisfying and wholesome meal that is high in protein and low in fat.

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