Veritas Fitness

Gut health for beginners

fermented food workshops

Fermented foods are a lost art that is ready for a comeback! Join our monthly workshops and learn how you can easily make fermented foods at home for your family.

Why Ferment?

One of the best ways to get more nutrients into your body is by eating fermented foods.

For thousands of years, most grains, legumes, and dairy products were fermented.

This fermentation process introduced natural gut-healthy bacteria and yeasts into foods, which helped preserve them, and helped make them easier to digest.

Basically, fermentation begins the digestion process for you, and the nutrients become much more bio-available (easy to absorb).

Since the invention of refrigeration and modern preservation methods, fermentation has become a lost art.

Which is a problem, because the good bacteria provided by fermented foods have a ton of benefits:​

  • ​Improved digestion 
  • ​A stronger immune system​
  • Production of certain vitamins (especially B vitamins)
  • ​More diversity in the​ microbiome
  • Restoration of gut health, especially after an illness or antibiotics
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A Brief History of Fermentation

We can trace fermentation back to at least 7000BC, when an ancient Chinese civilization was making a fermented drink similar to beer.

We also know the Egyptions were making raised bread, beer, yogurt, and cheese as early as 3500BC.

​Around 2000BC we have documentation of pickles being made in the Middle East.

​Sausage has been around since 1500BC.

We know the Chinese have been fermenting tea as early as 200BC, although the term kombucha wasn't used until around 400AD (by the Japanese).

​This is by no means an exhaustive list of fermented foods. But it at least gives you an idea of how long they have been around. 

My #1 goal as a health coach is to make a healthy, nutritious lifestyle as simple & efficient for busy families.

I've been dabbling in fermented foods for over a decade. I started by learning how to make pickles and sauerkraut, and eventually learned how to make yogurt and sourdough.

Once you get hooked, its hard to stop...

Last year I started teaching fermented food classes in person, and this year I decided its time to start teaching them virtually.

These are not highly technical classes. There are no scales, no metric system math, and no expensive equipment involved.​

​ANYONE can do this. And you will be mailed a kit with all the tools you need to keep making these foods over and over.

6-Part Fermentation Series

Registration for each workshop will close 2-3 weeks before the class date, so that kits can be mailed in time.

Sourdough

Learn how to make a low gluten "cold-fermented" sourdough bread.

Date: Thursday, April 25th
Time: 1pm or 8pm EST
Location: Zoom
Cost: $25

Included in your sourdough kit:

  • Dehydrated sourdough starter
  • Fermentation jar
  • Organic, unbleached flour
  • Rubberband, parchment paper, and coffee filter
  • Re-hydration instructions
  • Live class (2 times to choose from)
  • Recorded class

Yogurt

Learn how to make homemade yogurt LOADED with amazing bacteria. This one is a major money saver!

Date: Thursday, May 23rd
Time: 1pm or 8pm EST
Location: Zoom
​Cost: $25


​Included in your yogurt kit:

  • Dehydrated yogurt starter
  • Fermentation jar
  • Tea Towel
  • Instant Read Thermometer
  • Re-hydration instructions
  • Live class (2 times to choose from)
  • Recorded class

Sauerkraut

One of the oldest and simplest veggies to ferment at home. And one that many of our grandmothers probably made. 

Date: Thurday, June 28th
Time: 1pm or 8pm EST
Location: Zoom
​Cost: $25


​Included in your sauerkraut kit:

  • Kosher salt
  • Fermentation jar & lid
  • Fermentation weight
  • Live class (2 times to choose from)
  • Recorded class

Carrots

A delicious and less common ferment that kids love

Date: Thursday, July 26th
Time: 1pm or 8pm EST
Location: Zoom
​Cost: $25


​​Included in your carrot kit:

  • Kosher salt
  • Fermentation jar & lid
  • Fermentation weight
  • Live class (2 times to choose from)
  • Recorded class

Kombucha

"Buch" is all the rage and soooo easy to make at home.

Date: Thursday, August 22nd
Time: 1pm or 8pm EST
Location: Zoom​
Cost: $30

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Included in your kombucha kit:

  • SCOBY
  • Fermentation jar
  • Fermentation bottle
  • Rubberband, and coffee filter
  • Black Tea & Sugar
  • Live class (2 times to choose from)
  • Recorded class

Salsa

Not well known, but a delicious way to use up all of those tomatoes in your garden!

Date: Thursday, Sept 26th
Time: 1pm or 8pm EST
Location: Zoom
​Cost: $25


​Included in your salsa kit:

  • Kosher salt
  • Fermentation jar & lid
  • Fermentation weight
  • Live class (2 times to choose from)
  • Recorded class