FESTIVE FERMENTED FOOD IDEAS FOR CHRISTMAS

Christmas in New Zealand means firing up the BBQ and inviting your family and friends around for a feast. Whether down by the beach or within the comforts of your own home, food is the heart of the festive season.

However, it’s all too easy to succumb to sugary sweets, snacks and chocolates that accompany Christmas eating. At Living Goodness, we like to balance this out with a delicious dose of fermented foods during our festive feasting.

We’ve compiled a few quick and easy ways to add fermented foods to your Christmas meals this season.

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5 WAYS TO ADD FERMENTED FOODS INTO YOUR EVERYDAY DIET

Let’s be honest here, it’s hard to stick to a diet. With many food fads floating around nowadays, incorporating healthy additions like fermented foods to your everyday diet can seem like a chore at times.

Life gets busy or we just forget. Never fear, we’re here to help you out. Fermented foods are a great way to add probiotic goodness into your body, providing a wide range of benefits with each mouthful.

Here are five ways to add fermented foods into your everyday diet.

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3 WACKY FERMENTED FOODS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

We can guarantee that there’s a lot of food out there you haven’t tried. And, among that, there’ll be plenty of fermented foods that have yet to tantalise your tastebuds.

Sauerkraut may be a weird concept to some cultures, but it’s likely that they have their own fermented food that you might just find a little bit weird and wacky! Here are a few that we’ve discovered.

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THERE'S A LINK BETWEEN PROBIOTICS AND LONGEVITY... IN WORMS!

Throughout history, humans have always strived to live longer and better. And with science rapidly evolving, it seems to be working.

The Global AgeWatch Index of 2015 states that we live in an ageing world. In 2015, there were an estimated 901 million people over the age of 60. By 2050, this is expected to more than double, at 2092 million.

So, what’s the secret? While there are many components that may have an impact on our life expectancy, science suggests there may be one ingredient that plays an active role - fermented foods.

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COULD PROBIOTICS BE A POSSIBLE CURE FOR PEANUT ALLERGIES?

Over the past few years, there has been much research that indicates the prevalence of food allergies are on the rise. One type of food that is a common allergen is peanuts.

Peanuts aren’t nuts, despite common belief, but rather, legumes. A peanut allergy is often lumped together with a tree nut allergy (cashews, Brazil nuts, hazelnuts, walnuts, almonds) because many people allergic to peanuts also react to tree nuts.

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JOIN LIVING GOODNESS AT THE LIVE WELL FESTIVAL 2017

We're going to be exhibiting at the Live Well Festival for the first time this year 14-15 October, 2017!

The show is all about healthy lifestyles, fitness, nutrition, well-being and happiness. This is the second year it's being held, and it'll be bigger and even better than last time! The venue is The Cloud, Auckland. 

Get your tickets from iTicket here. Group bookings are also available, and a much better deal.

See ya there!


GET A TASTE OF LIVING GOODNESS AT FARRO FRESH THIS AUGUST!

fermented food tastings

The team at Living Goodness will be doing tastings at a few select Farro Fresh stores in Auckland this month. It's a great chance for you to try our fermented foods before you buy, or extend your palate to new flavours!

Have a read of all our sauerkrauts or kimchi products here.

We hope to see all of you there! 


MEET LIVING GOODNESS AT THE FOOD SHOW AUCKLAND 27-30TH JULY

In a week, the team here at Living Goodness will be selling fermented foods to the hungry at The Auckland Food Show.

It's held over four days, so come by if you have a spare few hours! You'll get to sample any (or all) of the six flavours of fermented foods. And, if you're lucky, we might even have some crackers and salmon left to serve with our sauerkraut.

This food show will be held at the ASB Showgrounds in Greenlane, Auckland, from 10am to 5pm. You can buy your tickets here. Living Goodness will be in stall K3

Honestly, we love meeting new people and hearing how they've experienced the vast benefits of fermented foods. The gut-healing properties of sauerkraut is the reason why Living Goodness exists today, after all.

We're super excited to see you all in a week. There'll be many wonderful stalls of interesting, nutritional and delicious foods. Live demonstrations run throughout all four days, so make sure you plan your day accordingly.

Have a look and see which of our products you'd like to purchase from us at the food show. We can't promise that we won't sell out!

LIVING GOODNESS AT THE SERIOUSLY GOOD FOOD SHOW – RECAP

What a whirlwind past few months! It feels as though the team here at Living Goodness have been run off our feet, packing boxes upon boxes of fermented foods for food shows!

At the start of this month, Fiona and Pete were lucky enough to go down to Tauranga for The Seriously Good Food Show. For two whole days, they let the people of Tauranga taste their sauerkraut and kimchi until their taste buds exploded in flavour (not literally).

It was fascinating to hear the exciting cook-offs happening quite close to our stall! Certainly, it made the crowds hungry because, by the end of it, testing pots of our fermented products were flying from our hands! Luckily, there was a coffee corner to keep the team going.

If you'd like to read more about the range of fermented foods, just read our newest page here - Fermented Foods 101.

So, what's next in store for the team? We'll be at the Auckland Food show from 27th July - 30th July so pop down and try some.