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.
Sustainable Santa Cruz’s Green Sprout Kit will have you munching on bright, crisp, nutritious sprouts in just 3-4 days! This tidy little kit includes three varieties of organic sprouting seeds, an organic cotton produce bag, a sprouting screen, and instructions with a sprouting guide. You supply a mason jar; there’s no dirt required. Add your homegrown sprouts to salads, sandwiches, wraps, and more.
If brewing beverages is more your thing, try the Kombucha Starter Kit from Oregon Kombucha. Each kit contains live kombucha culture (a.k.a. SCOBY) which can be reused multiple times, an organic tea bag, and instructions. All you need to do is boil water, add sugar, and be patient. In 7-28+ days, depending on desired taste, you will have an entire gallon of fizzy, good-for-you kombucha to sip.
Fermenting Crock Kit
And we’ve got one more rather awesome one for you: Raw Rutes is a Buffalo, NY based company with a focus on harvesting, dehydrating, and fermenting foods. Their product line includes tofu presses, canners, fermentation crocks, dehydrators, and even garden beds–everything you need to celebrate and enjoy homegrown, homemade foods. We’re particularly fond of the Fermenting Crock Kit which is ideal for those who are just getting started with fermenting or those who are seasoned pros. It comes with a 5 liter ceramic crock, sauerkraut starter spice packet, weights for fermenting, an adhesive chalkboard label + chalk, and an 18″ hardwood stomper. Head on down to the bottom of this post to find out how you can win one of these kits plus a copy of The Art of Fermentation by Sandor Ellix Katz.