Water Kefir Ginger Tonic

I have been enjoying fermented foods for several years now.  For folks who may not understand the value of fermented foods, here’s the simplicity of it.  Fermenting is an ancient way of preserving foods in a way that maintains all of their original nutrients.  Fermenting also enhances the nutritional value of food by making it…

Versatile Meat Marinade

The original purpose of marinating was to add flavor to an otherwise flavorless meat.  My favorite flavor enhancers, especially for grilling, are onions and lemons.  My first experience with these two was when following a recipe for grilling lamb.  Around the Middle East lemon, olive oil and onion (or onion juice) is used to give…

Cajun Chicken Stew

“First you make a roux.”  Not only is it the most basic element of Cajun cuisine, it’s also very simple and not nearly as intimidating as many people think it is. It’s what gives so many of our dishes their unique flavor. In addition to oil and flour, a Cajun roux always has onions, garlic,…