Oooh I like this pickle recipe. When pickling, try using raw apple cider or ume vinegar, or even a mix of lemon juice. As for sugar, I would sub in maple syrup or coconut nectar. Amazing Homemade Pickles in only 3 Days! No canning needed.
Home Cured Bacon Without Nitrates.best article (so far). If you have fibro or any chronic pain the worst thing you can do is use bacon with nitrates. So here is a recipe for making your own nitrate free bacon.