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 …

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

Amanda Nicole Smith Appetizer, Cheese, Cultured | Fermented | Pickled, Gluten Free, Raw Vegan, Snacks, Vegan 0 Comments

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

Amanda Nicole Smith Cheese, Cultured | Fermented | Pickled, Detox, Gluten Free, Raw Vegan, Vegan 0 Comments

 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 …

Soft Wheat Berry Rejuvelac

Rejuvelac | Cultured Cashew Cheese Starter

Amanda Nicole Smith Cultured | Fermented | Pickled, Detox, Drinks, Raw Vegan, Series Intro, Sprouted 2 Comments

Here marks the beginning of a series I hold very dear to my heart, cultured cashew cheese. It all begins with rejuvelac, a commonly used starter for raw vegan cheeses and a much cheaper alternative to buying probiotic capsules. Rejuvelac is made from sprouted grains such as soft wheat berries, rye berries, or quinoa.  Some people love to drink it straight up …

Pak Dong - fermented, cultured cabbage.

Pak Dong | Thai Pickled Cabbage

Amanda Nicole Smith Cultured | Fermented | Pickled, Gluten Free, No Tools Needed, Sprouted, Vegan 12 Comments

Pak Dong is a thai pickled cabbage loaded with beneficial bacteria also known as probiotics. This ferment is packed with carrots, garlic, thai peppers, black sesame seeds, mustard seeds and of course cabbage! After fermented, these veggies turn out sweet and spicy with a little bit of tang, it’s perfect! This recipe is so easy and so good for you …