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We’re going to take a little blogging break so we can spend some time with our family. We’ll announce the recipients of The Big Giveaway for our class members later today, then we’ll be back on the 27th with a very special giveaway and then on January 1st with a fun Real Food New Year’s challenge. December 26th’s The Living Kitchen Podcast will be a replay and we’ll resume our regularly scheduled podcast on January 2nd.
But before we go, we wanted to count down our 12 most popular posts in 2012!
But I Thought It Was Anaerobic As Long As it Was Under the Brine?!?! – This post shows the oft-repeated fallacy that keeping the brine over the veggies keeps oxygen out of your ferments isn’t true.
Rich Pumpkin Custard – This dish is a regular on our breakfast menu through the Fall and Winter. I appreciate a way to get eggs into my kids without their knowing!
Chocolate Obsession Bars – You could knock me over with a feather to see this one at number ten, considering I just released this less than two weeks ago!! This recipe is grain-free, gluten-free, dairy-free and paleo. It’s rich and decadent, but not too sweet. I created this recipe for my son’s birthday and it was a huge hit, even with the non-real foodies who tried it.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip with Hidden Beans – By far, one of my kid’s favorite snacks, this yummy dip isn’t too sweet but feels like a treat due to a smattering of chocolate chips. And the best part is that it has hidden beans!
Lactic Acid Bacteria and the Lowly Mason Jar – Part two in the series about fermentation and why a mason jar isn’t the ideal fermenting environment if you are trying to heal your gut or have problems getting ferments to turn out correctly.
Fermented French Fries – While french fries are cooked, which destroy the probiotic content of the food, the point of fermenting potatoes is to reduce the cancer-causing acrylamide in prior to frying.
Chocolate Berry Silk Pie – Low-carb, paleo, grain-free, gluten-free goodness. This dish is extremely rich, so very small slices are best.
Coconut Milk Yogurt – This post was also in the top ten of 2011. This is a thick, rich yogurt that is completely dairy-free.
Happy Nation Peanut Butter Day: Peanut Butter Balls – This is my quick, easy and yummy replacement for the popular buckeyes you see on Holiday snack trays.
Three Lies About Lactofermentation That Are Affecting Your Health – There are many fallacies about fermentation floating around the internet. In this post, we address three.
Coming in at Number Two was Controversy: Pickl-It vs Mason Jars – This post was the original post that was meant to be a stand-alone post giving the info I had found and why I had made the choices I did, but so many people started asking questions and I started doing more research that it turned into a long series of posts about fermentation.
The most popular post of 2012 was Why I No Longer Soak My Beans. Interestingly enough, it was the second most popular blog post of 2011 and is the top post of all time here on the blog. This post explains why I prefer to sprout over soak and how it effects the end results.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!