Boost Your Energy, Supercharge Your Immune System and Take Back Control of Your Digestive Tract with Tasty Probiotic (i.e. Living) Foods!
This is a self-paced DIY course all about the wonderful world of probiotics and fermentation focusing on vegan dips, sauces, cheeses and spreads.
Often the legumes, nuts and seed that we eat give us indigestion or make us feel bloated. There is sooo much protein, good fats and minerals to get out of these foods, however if we do not process them properly, we might not get all the nutrition that we need.
In this course we will focus on unlocking the nutrients from nuts, beans, seeds and grains in a way that makes us feel good, have lots of energy and of course enjoy amazing tastes.
These recipes and techniques will help you understand how to get full, real foods into your everyday diet easily and replenish your gut microbiome at the same time.
The microbiome - often called the "second brain" - is a collection of ideally helpful bacteria in our digestive system that protects us from harm. It acts as our internal police that fights off bad bacteria and other kinds of intruders and keeps our system in balance.
It also helps our body to digest food and increase nutrient absorption - thus making us feel healthier and more energized.
Alexis first stepped into the world of fermentation in Mozambique. Her stomach was struggling to cope with all the foods her body was not accustomed to. Locals urged her to place her trust in fermented corn drink, called Maheu, claiming it would help her digestive system acclimatize to the foreign bacteria. Always open to try new things, she took their advice and realized that there was more to this sour, tangy drink than she thought. Eight years later, she’s travelled to 43 countries and counting and her gut’s microbiome is the core of her calling. She has collected techniques, understandings and the bacteria and yeasts themselves in order to share the traditional practices of fermentation through interactive workshops, webinars, and online courses. Alexis has studied gut-health and explains the link of the gut-brain connection through the use of fermented foods. She gets her participants to relook at the good old saying 'you are what you eat' (or rather 'you are what you digest') as well as 'follow your gut feeling'.
Why Edible Alchemy?
Edible - you can eat it, and Alchemy - the same philosophy as the alchemists; turning normal things into gold! Here at Edible Alchemy, we change basic foods into more valuable foods. For example, fermented foods are more valuable in their taste. Think of how a normal cabbage can turn into a rich sauerkraut or kimchi. Fermented foods are also more valuable in the amount of time they can last and can be even stabler than their raw ingredients. Aged cheddar anyone? Depending if you are making of buying ferments, we can see fermented foods also are simply more valuable in terms of price in most cases, such as a bunch of grapes that ferment into a bold, round wine. Depending on your desired outcomes, fermented foods can have an appreciable amount of alcohol, which if that is your goal, they too become valued in these qualities. lastly, but not at all least, fermented foods are valuable in nutritional benefit for our bodies!
Fermented foods are nutrient dense foods, which means PACKED with vitamins, nutrients and often with probiotics which help us breakdown our foods better, gain energy, strengthen our immune systems and better our digestions. That's only the tip of the iceberg here. Check out more throughout the courses we have here and see what tantalizes your tastebuds and makes your microbiome (your internal fermentation vessel) get excited and happy!