We love telling people how they can get more probiotics in their life, but we realised we’ve never dedicated a blog to exactly what they are. If you’ve been wondering, well you’re in luck, because today we break it down for you.Read More
What is Kimchi? Where did it come from and why? We can all likely identify kimchi as a smelly orangey red side dish that comes from Korea, but it actually has a history as rich as its flavours and scents.Read More
Experimenting with international flavours and cooking styles is something that helps us stay excited and motivated in the kitchen..
Truly, there are only so many beef casseroles you can cook before you need something new to add to the weekly rotation.
Which is why, when Nadia Eves came to us with these 3 exciting and new recipes we just knew they were winners, and we think you’ll love them just as much as we do!
There’s just something about tacos that is unbeatable in our eyes, and these ones are no different. With a tangy Asian flavour on the pork, and the complimentary slaw, these tacos are the perfect mix of international flavours and healthy nutrients.
A kumara rosti and smashed avo is the perfect Sunday morning breakfast, but Nadia has given it a truly delicious probiotic twist with the addition of sauerkraut. You’re looking at the next big brunch dish!
Japan is looking real spicy with this tasty take on sushi! The seaweed sauerkraut adds an amazing sour tang to these rolls that we are pretty sure your whole family will love.
So, do you agree with us? Is it out with the casserole and in with the new? We hope so!
For kraut newbies, the most daunting part about getting started is really knowing how to eat the stuff.
Yes, it’s good for you, and yes, lots of people love the taste. But for many it’s quite a confronting taste to start off with, and a confusing condiment to pair with other foods. So what do you do?Read More
We’re big fans of the Quick Draw Slaw, and for those who have tried it, it’s a fast favourite for them too. But where did the inspiration come from? How did we create such a uniquely delicious flavour that is altogether quite different from our other products?Read More
5 delicious recipes you can still enjoy on the keto diet - and if you aren’t going keto, you can still enjoy them just as much!Read More
At the end of this month we’re going to be heading to Auckland’s fermentation festival Ferment! on March the 23rd and 24th at The Cloud. You all know how much we LOVE fermented food, so we are unbelievably excited to be heading to a festival dedicated to all things fermented.
No fermented food looks alike, so we thought we’d give a shout out to some of the fermenters we’re most excited to visit at the show.
One thing we love about heading to shows like Ferment! is that it gives us the opportunity to meet Kiwi’s who love to pioneer new flavours in the New Zealand market. Zenkuro is doing just that by being our first and only Sake brewing company - very exciting for those of us who enjoy a good tipple.
#2. Beer Jerk
Speaking of a good tipple - Beer Jerk are like a book club, but for beers! If you love trying new things and supporting Kiwi (and hate leaving the house) then their subscription box might be perfect for you. We really love the idea behind this, so we definitely can’t wait to head to their stall for a tasting.
#3. Grown Up Donuts
Listen, the fact that donuts are classed as a fermented food is GREAT news for us - because it means we get to enjoy a heavenly filled pastry (or 5) while we’re at Ferment! If you’re wondering how a donut could be fermented, then you might be forgetting about yeast-raised baked goods. If you’re still confused, then head to Grown Up Donuts stall and ask them to clear it up for you.
You already know we love L’Authentique’s cured meats - we even gave away some of their delicious pate’s last year. We can’t wait to have another taste of their products at the show as well.
Ok we clearly have a thing for subscription boxes, because we can’t WAIT to see The Chocolate Bar at Ferment! Chocolate delivered straight to your door? Sign us up immediately!
5 beetroot facts to pull out at parties - for when no one wants to try your beetroot sauerkraut salad.Read More
In their own unique way, almost every child is a fussy eater in one form or another. Picky eating isn’t necessarily a bad thing for kids to be – they’re busy developing their emotions, opinions, and taste buds all at the same time. It’s no wonder broccoli and brussel sprouts are the last thing they want to eat!Read More
2018 was a huge year for us, and we wanted to share it all with you. So take a step back in time, to see what went down last year at Living Goodness…Read More
Packed lunches don’t have to be boring sandwiches and chips - make this years lunches exciting! Mouthwatering, in fact! This list of 5 healthy lunch ideas will have you the talk of the lunchroom.Read More
Maybe not a deep burning question for most people, but it sure feels like one to us! Is sauerkraut a pickle? What defines a pickle compared to fermented foods? Are all pickles pickled equal?Read More
Barbecues across the world are a dime a dozen, but no one does a barbecue quite like Kiwi’s do. And with barbecue season already well upon us, we thought it was high-time we acknowledged what we believe makes an average barbecue in to a good Kiwi barbecue.Read More
Often described as our second brain, the gut is becoming more and more of a focus for many people conscious of their health and well-being. But what does it really mean? How can our gut be a second brain?Read More
We get asked this question all the time, and with good reason. Sauerkraut seems to have some inconsistent messaging around its longevity, largely because of its history. It was originally created as a preserved dish that could last a long time before refrigerators were invented. So why should it spoil, and if it does, when does it spoil?Read More
Summer is finally here, and with that and the silly season upon us there is one thing everyone across the country needs to plan for: dishes the whole family will love. More than that, a lot of us are also looking at ways we can make these meals healthier as the nations intake of chocolates and pudding rapidly increasesRead More
Ever wondered how we make our krauts and kimchi’s? We’re an open book here at Living Goodness, so this week we’re taking you behind the scenes!Read More
Is sauerkraut good for you? Or is it just an over-rated superfood? We give you the nitty gritty on this traditional food, so you can know if you’re making the right choices for your body.Read More
Muscle and tissue repair is something our body does naturally, and it’s supplemented by the vitamin C we consume in our diet. Vitamin C is an essential nutrient, but even though our bodies can’t live without it, they don’t naturally produce it! That means that our diet needs to include a healthy dose of this vitamin to ensure we can not only repair muscle and tissue, but also fight free-radicals, protect against diseases and colds, aid in iron absorption, and a whole host of other fantastic things.Read More
Although supplements and vitamins have been around for a long time, the industry is really seeing a boom lately. We’re big proponents of a healthy lifestyle, but a cocktail of pills in the morning is hardly the best appetizer to start your day – plus, there are so many benefits to consuming your vitamins and probiotics through food, and one of our favourites right now is definitely our Heartbeet Kraut.Read More