The holiday season is full of sugar and spice. Why not add some healthy fermented recipes to keep things balanced? Here are 10 party-friendly recipes for all your winter celebrations.
Seriously… what kind of cocktail party would be complete without some pickled vegetables served next to a piece of cheese? Homemade fermented pickles adds a level of sophistication.
- Pickled cocktail onions are so much better than your usual store-bought cocktail onions.
- Try garlic flavoured carrot sticks.
- Giardiniera is Italian-style pickled vegetables.
- Mixed vegetable pickles are simple and can be made with seasonal vegetables.
Mincemeat was a traditional way of preserving fruit and nuts for the winter. It is a holiday staple, most often eaten as a tart filling. However, I enjoy mincemeat as a delicious accompaniment to a cheese board or as a filling for a shortbread thumbprint cookie.
Homemade frothy whipped eggnog is probiotic and delicious. Sweetened to taste, a glass of homemade eggnog is my favourite holiday treat.
Probiotic Cranberry Soda
If you brew homemade kombucha or water kefir, then flavour your second ferment with cranberries and oranges. If you’ve never made homemade soda pop, catch the ginger bug and flavour it with cranberry juice for your own cranberry ginger ale!