Tepache

What's the Sporteluxe verdict on Remedy Tepache?

Sporteluxe know a thing or two about health and wellbeing. They're all over the latest and greatest when it comes to what's hot or not. Their verdict on Remedy's live cultured Mexican pineapple drink? HAWT!

Read on for their take on Remedy Tepache.

Taco Tuesdays with Remedy Tepache

What kinda a week is it without Taco Tuesday?! A sad week, that's what. Lucky for us nutritionist Casey-Lee Lyons from Live Love Nourish has come up with a gluten free recipe for Taco Tuesdays! Vámonos!

Live Love Nourish Gluten Free Tacos by Casey-Lee Lyons

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2

Ingredients

  • 250g ground mince
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • Pinch chilli powder
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

Salsa

  • 2 large tomatoes diced
  • 1/4 red onion finely diced
  • 1/2 lime juiced
  • Pinch sea salt

Guacamole

  • 1/2-1 avocado mashed
  • 1/2 lime juiced
  • Pinch ground cumin
  • Pinch salt

To serve

  • 4 corn tortillas*
  • 4 cups iceberg lettuce shredded
  • 1/2 cup fresh coriander chopped
  • 1/2 cup coconut yoghurt unsweetened
  • 1/2 lemon juiced (or lime)

Method

1. Heat oil in frying pan over medium heat and cook mince stirring frequently, use a fork to break up mince. When mince is almost cooked spoon out any excess oil. Add spices salt and pepper and continue cooking until meat is cooked through.

2. Meanwhile make salsa. In a mixing bowl combine tomatoes, red onion, lime juice, salt and pepper. Set aside.

3. Make guacamole. In a small bowl mash avocado with cumin, lime juice and salt.

4. Mix coconut yoghurt with lemon juice. This will be your sour cream alternative.

5. Heat corn tortillas using packet instructions.

6. Layer tortillas with mince, salsa, guacamole, lettuce, coconut yoghurt and coriander. Serve immediately.

Notes

To make this recipe vegetarian, swap mince with red kidney beans/ black beans. You can get gluten free corn tortillas from health food stores or check the labels at your local store. Look for ones without preservatives. Or you can swap soft shell wraps for lettuce cups. To make this recipe go further you can also add canned red kidney/ black beans.

Mexican Cauliflower Skillet with Remedy Tepache

Australia’s the home of the Big Pineapple so we had a hunch our new live cultured pineapple soda Remedy Tepache might go gangbusters but we didn’t know how BIG a hit it would be! People lurrrrrve pineapple that’s for sure. You’ve well and truly welcomed this super tasty Mexican bevvie into your lives with open arms (and mouths!)

To celebrate the launch of Remedy Tepache we asked some of Australia’s top foodies to get creative in the kitchen and come up with some super tasty recipes using top quality Gerwursthaus spices including Chilli Chipotle, Cumin, Cinnamon and Mayan Chilli Chocolate to pair with Remedy Tepache.

Nourish and Flourish from Sydney (AKA Candy Luk) has come up with an absolute cracker. Here’s her super easy, delicious (and nutritious) recipe for a Mexican Cauliflower Skillet.

Mexican Cauliflower Skillet by Candy Luk Mexican Cauliflower Skillet by Candy Luk

Mexican Cauliflower Skillet by Candy Luk

Ingredients

  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ½ medium onion
  • 2 tsp oil for cooking
  • ¼ head cauliflower (3 cups florets)
  • 1 medium tomato, diced
  • ¼ red capsicum, chopped
  • ¼ cup shelled edamame
  • ½ cup mixed mushrooms of choice (Candy used shiitake and pearl oyster)

Seasoning:

  • ½ tsp cumin seeds
  • ½ tsp chipotle chilli powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp soy sauce or coconut aminos

Method

Heat oil in a fry pan on medium heat then add in garlic and onion. Cook until slightly brown. Add mushrooms, cauliflower and cook until tender. Add remaining ingredients and fry until cooked.

Sweet Potato Nachos with new Remedy Tepache

 

by Jacqueline Alwill

The most exciting soda to hit the fridge has officially arrived and to party with REMEDY TEPACHE I’ve created the most deeeeelish and as always nutritious dish to team up with it. Let me first introduce you to Remedy Tepache (pronounced te-par-chey) though… 

Remedy Tepache is based on a traditional Mexican recipe and hand crafted the same way all Remedy drinks are, with no sugar, naturally.

Taking organic pineapple juice and fermenting it with Remedy’s live culture, Tepache is full of beneficial bacteria and organic acids for a scrumptious PINEAPPLE (oooooh yeaaaa) fermented soda that can help to:

• fuel the good bacteria in your gut
• reduce the growth of bad bacteria in the gut which can impact your health and wellbeing
• stabilise your blood sugar and energy levels
• help keep your appetite at bay throughout the day
• deliver vitamins, minerals and antioxidants to the good gut bacteria and your body so both can thrive!

Did you know that PINEAPPLE is rich in a digestive enzyme called ‘bromelain’ too? It’s one of a few fruits including kiwifruit and papaya, that are incredible sources of these digestive enzymes to support your gut health – even more reason to get stuck into it right?

You can enjoy REMEDY TEPACHE any time, with the full confidence that because it naturally contains no sugar and has tremendous benefits for your nutrition, it’s doing something right for your health.

And any time is a good time for a Tepache, but especially when you whip up some of my oh so scrumptious SWEET POTATO NACHOS WITH PINEAPPLE AVOCADO SALSA to go with it!

Recipe: Sweet Potato Nachos with new Remedy Tepache


Serves 4
Gluten free : Dairy Free : Vegan

Nachos:

  • 1500g mixed sweet potatoes, sliced 5mm thick
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive or coconut oil
  • 1 medium (170g) brown onion, peeled and chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
  • 2 teaspoons smoky paprika
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 2 teaspoons sweet paprika
  • good pinch chilli flakes
  • 1/2 bunch coriander, leaves picked, stalks finely chopped
  • 1 x 400g tin black or kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 x 400g tin lentils, rinsed and drained
  • 1 large tomato, chopped or 200g tinned chopped tomatoes

Pineapple avocado salsa:

  • 1/2 small pineapple, peeled and diced
  • 2 tablespoons red onion, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 avocado, peeled and diced
  • 1/4 cup coriander leaves (can use from the above ingredients), finely chopped
  • juice of 1/2 -1 lime
  • sea salt, black pepper and chilli flakes to taste

Heat oven to 200C and line two large baking trays with greaseproof paper. Spread sweet potato slices over the tray, drizzle with 3-4 tablespoons oil, toss to coat, spread evenly over the tray again and place in oven to bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden and crispy.

Whilst potatoes are baking, make the nachos mix by heat a large pan on medium heat, add remaining 1 tablespoon or so of extra virgin olive or coconut oil, then add onion and garlic and cook with the lid on for 4-5 minutes or until translucent. Give them a stir throughout. Remove lid, add coriander stalks and spices, cook a further minute stirring throughout so they don’t stir to the pan. Add beans and tomatoes, lower heat to low-medium and cook 10 minutes with the lid off.

Mix together all ingredients for the salsa in a bowl and set aside. Once everything is ready simple layer the nachos mix over the cooked sweet potatoes, top with salsa and coriander leaves, season with sea salt and black pepper and serve.

This post originally appeared on Remedy Nutritionist Jacqueline Alwill's Brown Paper Bag blog.

Que Tepache?

Remedy’s done it again and launched a drink no-one can pronounce! It’s OK though because we’re always happy to help you out - we’re good like that. 

Say after us slowly: TE-PAR-CHEY. It rhymes with PAR-TAY.

What exactly IS Tepache?

Glad you asked! Refreshingly real and radically revitalising with no sugar naturally, Remedy Tepache is a brand new, live cultured fizzy rooted in old school Mexican fermenting traditions and pairs tangy pineapple with warm cinnamon. Tepache is pretty new to Australia but we think you’ll dig it. A LOT!

There’s a long Mexican tradition of quenching your thirst on a hot day with ‘aguas frescas’ which translates as ‘fresh waters’. These drinks are traditionally prepared with sugar, grains and fruits like papaya, watermelon, rockmelon, lemon and mango. Tepache is a fermented pineapple take on these sodas and is traditionally made with pineapple rinds, turbinado brown sugar and cinnamon or cloves.

Tepache is a very easy drink to make at home if you want to try home fermenting taking only a few days to bubble away and do its thing. 

If you don’t have the time or inclination to do a home ferment or prefer a naturally no sugar option, Remedy Tepache is our hot tip.

What does it taste like?

Fizzy, crisp, fresh and super fruity. A little tropical with a smidge of spice and warmth from cinnamon.

how remedy tepache is made how remedy tepache is made

Fermented the old school way, we take organic pineapple juice and brew it with our Remedy live culture to remove all of the sugar before adding all natural ingredients including cinnamon to create a tangy, live cultured pineapple soda that’ll have you saying ‘adios sugar, hola Tepache!’. 

Why’s it so darn tootin’ good for you?

Where to start? Remedy Tepache is jammed with goodies for mind, body and gut! Made with tangy pineapple and spicy cinnamon, Remedy Tepache is packed with live cultures and naturally energising organic acids.

Live cultures improve gut health by:

  • Increasing the diversity of your gut flora – these are the good bugs that live in your gut to get things working as they should
  • Preventing the growth of bad bugs that make you sick
  • Supplying billions of microorganisms that are full of vitamins, minerals and fibre, which the healthy bacteria in your gut use as a food source to produce important metabolites for good health


Organic acids also known as short chain fatty acids (SFCAs) can:

  • Provide an energy source for the good bacteria in your gut
  • Help to regulate appetite
  • Stabilise blood sugar levels
  • Regulate cholesterol
  • Like live cultures, also help prevent overgrowth of bad bugs in your gut

 

Naturally contains no sugar: The beauty of Remedy Tepache is that although the organic pineapple juice it is made with naturally contains sugar, all the sugar is eaten up by the live cultures during fermentation to maximise those amazing organic acids. Remedy brews out ALL of the sugar, and we test every batch to make sure. This is why Remedy Tepache has the official tick of approval from Sarah Wilson’s I Quit Sugar.

Organic and all-natural: Remedy Tepache is all-natural and certified organic, providing natural energy kick without crash and burn of sugar and caffeine highs.

When should you drink it?

Anytime is Tepache time! But here’s a few ideas to get your creative juices flowing… 

  • Sub out a traditional soft drink: The super juicy, crisp, fresh flavour of Tepache makes it the perfect swap for a sugary soft drink. Think of it as a great gateway to the wonderful world of live cultured bevvies. We get it, sometimes you need to take baby steps.
  • Reach for the right stuff and swap out juice: While Remedy uses real, organic pineapple juice to make Tepache, all the sugar is brewed out making this bevvie a super fresh swap for traditional sugary fruit juice. Like all Remedy bevvies, Remedy Tepache is no sugar, naturally.
  • For foodies: The tang of pineapple and hint of cinnamon make Remedy Tepache the perfect accompaniment to BBQs, dinner parties and picnics. With its refreshingly crisp flavours, Tepache pairs perfectly with spicy foods from tacos and tostadas through to Sri Lankan and Thai curries.
  • Mix it up: Giving booze a break? Remedy Tepache is a great option to take to parties or events instead of your usual six pack of West Coast Cooler (JK). But if you ARE imbibing, Tepache also works wonders with tequila, vodka and even dark or light rum. The only limit is your imagination. You could even take it the next level and mix it with a little beer, just like they do in Mexico. Tepache Shandy anyone?

So there you have it – an introduction to one of the oldest, newest fermented drinks – Remedy Tepache!  Salud!