Imitation Tuna Fish | Vegan

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A fresh probiotic rich substitute for tuna fish sandwiches, made from an ingredient combination you have to taste to appreciate.  You’ll never guess what it’s made from, so I’ll come right out with it. It’s made with sauerkraut, sunflower seeds, cashews, seaweed, and all the regular tuna fish fixin’s. Sounds crazy but trust me I wouldn’t post something that wasn’t delicious …

Purple Pak Dong

Purple Pak Dong

Amanda Nicole Smith Appetizer, Cultured | Fermented | Pickled, Detox, Lunch, No Tools Needed, Raw Vegan, Vegan 2 Comments

Pak dong is a Thai sweet and spicy cabbage, carrot and spice ferment. Purple pak dong is a twist on the original pak dong inspired by Puckers Gourmet.  If you like a crunchy, deep earthy spice, you’ll really like this new combination. If you like a sweeter and slightly softer combination, you’ll like the original better. The best way to eat pak dong, for me …

Fermented Sweet & Sour Cauliflower

Amanda Nicole Smith Cultured | Fermented | Pickled, Dinner, Lunch, Raw Vegan, Vegan 8 Comments

A flavorful sweet and sour sauce made from vegetables and spices, poured over cauliflower and fermented for a few days. If you love fermented foods and sweet and sour sauce, you’ll love fermented sweet and sour sauce! This ferment, along with fermented veggie chili, are my new favorite ways to get more probiotics in my system. These ferments are so flavorful, you can barely taste that …

Raw Vegan Chili Ferment

Lacto-fermented Veggie Chili

Amanda Nicole Smith Cultured | Fermented | Pickled, Detox, Dinner, Lunch, Raw Vegan, Vegan 1 Comment

A sweet, spicy and savory fermented chili made purely from fresh fragrant spices, herbs and veggies. In this ferment we bring together carrots, cauliflower, daikon radish, tomatoes, and red bell peppers to take on the texture of chili. Add to that the Anaheim peppers, garlic, onion, smoked paprika, celery seed, chili powder and cumin. This is one of the most flavorful ferments I’ve …

Simple Lacto-Fermented Dill Pickles

Lacto-Fermented Dill Pickles

Amanda Nicole Smith Cultured | Fermented | Pickled, Detox, No Tools Needed, Raw Vegan, Snacks, Vegan 7 Comments

Crisp and crunchy sour dill pickles, lacto-fermented in a salt brine with spices and herbs. In the end these pickles will be loaded with beneficial probiotic, lactobacillus, hence the name lacto-fermented. Probiotic pills/capsules can get expensive. Making your own fermented foods is much cheaper, and lacto-fermented pickles have 100 times more probiotics than a pill! I started making pickles in 2012, shortly …

Pak Dong Mixin’ Meal Bowl

Amanda Nicole Smith Cultured | Fermented | Pickled, Detox, Dinner, Gluten Free, Lunch, No Tools Needed, Quick & Easy, Vegan Leave a Comment

A quick and easy hearty bowl of rice, greens, herbs, spices and fermented veggies. Pak dong is a Thai sweet and spicy pickled cabbage and carrot. It’s juices make the perfect dressing and the sweet and spicy vegetables are the perfect texture, nice and crunchy. Every 1-2 months I make a gallon of pak dong for easy lunches and dinners. My …

Cultured Cashew Cheesecake

Cultured Cashew Cheesecake | Cinnamon Pecan Crust

Amanda Nicole Smith Cheese, Cultured | Fermented | Pickled, Dessert, Gluten Free, Raw Vegan, Sugar Free, Vegan 2 Comments

Cultured Cashew Cheesecake is a luxuoriously rich and creamy treat, loaded with probiotics and healthy omega fatty acids. This cashew cheesecake is fermented and infused with coconut nectar and vanilla bean, filled within a cinnamon pecan crust and topped with a sweet and/or tart fruit such as my cranberry sauce recipe. Nothing better than cultured cashew cheesecake with fresh berries and …

Cultured Cashew Cream Cheese

Cultured Cashew Cream Cheese | Spiced Shallot

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Cultured Cashew Cream Cheese can have many different flavors, a little bit of shallot, freshly cracked pepper, cayenne and you have a killer cheese spread. Or you could go a different route by adding walnuts or pecans, cranberries or figs and a little bit of maple syrup. Any kind of cream cheese you desire can be recreated with simple fresh ingredients. I want …

Cultured Cashew Cream Cheese

Cultured Cashew Cream Cheese Base

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 Smooth and creamy, raw vegan cream cheese made from cashews and fermented with rejuvelac. This cashew cheese is the perfect base for countless different cheesy recipes and is probably one the healthiest cheeses you could ever make. My favorite two recipes to make from this cultured cashew cheese base is a garlic and herb cheese spread, great for crackers and veggies, and the king …