White Vinegar: clear colorless made from assorted grains
This is the most common type of vinegar used in just about every household. I don't necessarily "cook" with it but I have made a few recipes with it.
-Epis (Haitian Herb Blend)
It's also great for cleaning purposes. No need to go out and buy toxic ingredients. Mix equal parts with water and your favorite essential oils and you're good to go. Check out some of my DIY's below.
-Make-Up Brush Cleaner
Red (White- not pictured) Wine Vinegar: made from red or white wines
This is what I mostly cook with, use as marinade, and make salad dressings. I love that I can use it several different ways. I'm a sucker for ingredients that pulls multiple duties. If you're looking for recipes using red wine vinegar check out some of the meaty dishes here and meatless ones here.
Apple Cider Vinegar: a strong brownish vinegar made from apples
Look at it, looking like apple juice. Don't let it fool ya. It took a long time for me and this one to get along. Many of us naturalistas use this for our hair. I really wasn't a fan of it because of the smell.
However, it's a huge part of my skincare regimen and I use it once a month on my hair.
This is another one that I don't really use for cooking. I did make this pickled recipe but I didn't like it. I tried and I just wasn't feeling it. I mostly use it for hair and skin.
There was this one time I took it internally. Let me tell you what happened. I made an ACV detox recipe and it was the last time I did that because afterwards I felt like...
I just drank HELL. First feeling it in my throat then my stomach. It was horrible.
ACV has many health benefits but you know the saying "too much of a good thing is bad for you". While researching, the side effect claims are a weaken tooth enamel, upset stomach, low potassium, and more. Proceed with caution.
Balsamic, beer, rice, malt, and more are the the other types of vinegars. What are your favorites and what do you use them for?