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Cultured & Fermented Foods Course

Healing Plant-Based, Gluten Free, Paleo-Vegan Cultured Recipes for Professional and Home Chefs

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In this Cultured and Fermented Foods Course you will learn how to master fermentation techniques (culturing) like a pro with this comprehensive and easy to follow video series so you can comfortably and confidently begin working with the beneficial probiotic microbes at home. Learn all the basics to 'culturing' your own vegan cheese, sauerkraut, kefir, coconut yogurt and more! Learn the conditions required for a delicious and safe fermentation. Avoid the bad - Never throw out your ferments again!

Did you know there are more bacterial cells in our body than human cells? In fact the bacteria in our body makes up to 80% of our immune system. Fermented foods are a great source of healthy bacteria, B vitamins, enzymes, minerals, and can improve digestion. Much different than canning, which destroys all the health-giving qualities, fermenting is alive and rich of essential enzymes and nutrients. Fermented foods have been a part of every culture’s cuisine around the world for precisely these reasons. Primarily used as a mode of food preservation, ferments are now returning to modern kitchens for their amazing value of your health for our digestive, immune system and overall wellbeing.

Fermentation is so important for the development of human kind. The proliferation of lactobacilli in fermented vegetables enhances their digestibility and increases vitamin levels. These beneficial organisms produce numerous helpful enzymes as well as antibiotic and anti carcinogenic substances.


Course Synopsis

PART 1: Essential Culinary Instructional Videos

These fundamental lessons are crucial for obtaining the knowledge needed to become the best plant-based chef on the planet.

Culinary Arts Knife Skills

Soaking and Sprouting Nuts and Seeds 101








How to Purchase and Open Coconuts














PART 2: Cultured and Fermented Food Lessons:

Coconut Kefir (an effervescent probiotic drink)
Coconut Yogurt
The Art of Cheese Making using cultured nuts and seeds with probiotics
Almond Feta "Cheese"
Pine Nut Parmesan "Cheese"
Fresh Herb "Cheese" (learn how to make a cream cheese consistency and a hard, sliceable consistency)
Culturing your own Kraut the easy way- Garlic Dill Sauerkraut with Caraway


I love being a Raw Food Chef and teaching people how to create amazing food from plants and creating a career out of it. I’m exactly where I’m meant to be! Thank you Pure Joy Academy!

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Be a part of the Pure Joy Academy Alumni!

*This is part of Pure Joy Planet's complete Advanced Raw Plant-Based Culinary Arts Certification Online - Entire Course (all modules) You can complete each module separately or purchase the entire package here. The best part: The tuition for this course is also transferable to our entire Advanced Training. If you wish to take this module NOW, and at a later date, complete the entire training, the tuition you paid for this course will transfer to the complete tuition price.

Whether you want to advance in your professional culinary career or learn how to create healthy, healing gourmet dishes for your family and friends, our courses will open your mind to a new and exciting way to prepare food. You will learn advanced techniques to create truly incredible dishes, along with the science of flavor balancing and recipe development.

You can complete the training on your own time in as little as 3 months or at a slower pace that's right for you. Once you have completed the course you have the option to get your Certificate of Completion (see criteria below) or pursue a Professional Certification by completing other advanced culinary techniques under the guidance of Elaina Love (See details below).

Become immersed in a fun and interactive culinary arts experience that is based on 20+ years of healing experience and developing allergy free, low glycemic recipes!



If you have any tuition or course questions please contact Katelyn Louise directly at support@purejoyacademy.com

Your Instructor


Elaina Love
Elaina Love

Elaina Love is a leading authority on nutrition and health. She's an author of 3 raw vegan recipe books, speaker, and internationally renowned chef with over 20 years of experience. Elaina Love is the founder and director of Pure Joy Culinary Academy, a cutting-edge plant-based culinary arts and nutrition school. The Academy is designed to teach students how to prepare the best meals on the planet while healing and nourishing their bodies.

Over the last 20 years, Elaina’s low glycemic, grain-free, full flavored holistic recipes, and gourmet dishes have shaped the raw vegan food industry. She has coached and inspired hundreds of aspiring chefs and individuals who want to change their life, both in person and through her online programs.

Through raw foods, cleansing and fasting, Elaina has also healed herself from systemic candida, chronic fatigue, and severe skin problems. She is the creator of the first ever nut milk bag, The Amazing Nut Milk Bag.


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
Pure Joy offers many online courses. What Course Should I Take First?
It depends on what type of education you are seeking. If you want to become certified through Pure Joy Planet as a Raw Plant-Based Chef, we suggest taking the Level 1 Raw Immersion Course, going through the certification procedure, and then beginning the Advanced Raw Plant-Based Culinary Arts Certification Online Certification Course. If you are just seeking to upgrade your skills or learn new gourmet recipes, any of the Advanced Modules would be perfect for you. If you are completely new to raw and plant-based food preparation, we suggest starting with Level 1. Level 1 course synopsis can be found in the Pure Joy Academy Course Page.
I have almost completed my Level 1 Training; Is it acceptable for me to begin the Advanced Courses before I complete the Level 1 Recipes?
Yes you can begin the Advanced courses at any time. Since you have completed all of the recipes you are well equipped to begin the Advanced course!

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