Pomegranate Pineapple Water Kefir

Pomegranate Pineapple Water Kefir

Fermented pomegranate pineapple water kefir is one of my latest fermented water kefir drinks that I like to make for radiant health and wellness. If you’re dealing with autoimmune issues, low energy, sugar cravings and a variety of digestive issues, water kefir will be a great aid for helping you feel better. Fermented beverages are rich in nutrients that are excellent for promoting digestive and immune system health. I like to make fermented foods all year round but I especially like to make … [Read more...]

Orange Coconut Yogurt

Orange Coconut Yogurt

Do you adore yogurt but can’t or don’t eat dairy? I have the perfect solution for you! My orange coconut yogurt is an excellent yogurt replacement and it’s so creamy and delicious! I have loved yogurt since I was a child and have been eating it for many years. I decided to create this dairy-free recipe for anyone who wants a replacement for tradition animal milk yogurts. Fermenting coconut meat or coconut milk with probiotics creates a super healthy, nutrient-dense yogurt recipe … [Read more...]

Fermented Lemon Kale and Savoy Cabbage

Fermented Lemon Kale and Savoy Cabbage

Lately I have been doing a lot of experimenting with different blends of vegetables for my ferments. I usually make a large batch of fermented cabbage and carrots together and it’s my go-to blend that always tastes fantastic. I have been receiving an abundance of kale from the farmers market so I decided to make a different ferment that would feature kale. I mixed curly kale with Savoy cabbage and the results were absolutely delectable! The Savoy cabbage  pairs perfectly with the … [Read more...]

10 Ways to Enjoy a Happy Healthy 2013

10 Ways to Enjoy a Happy Healthy 2013

Every new year brings a brand new opportunity to start fresh and create a happy and healthier life. 2012 was an exciting and challenging year for me as I worked to complete my cookbook, started new business programs, and committed to doing social media on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Linkedin, and Pinterest. As I worked many long hours on my business and book, I struggled with finding balance between my personal and business life. In 2013 I’m determined to start fresh and embrace … [Read more...]

Fermented Purple Cabbage and Orange Sauerkraut

Fermented Purple Cabbage and Orange Sauerkraut

Purple cabbage and orange sauerkraut is a wonderful fermented food to add in your diet on a regular basis. I enjoy eating healing fermented foods every day and it has really made a big difference in my health. 70 to 80% of our immune cells resides in our gut, so it is imperative that you do whatever you can to keep your digestive system healthy so your immune system stays strong. Fermented foods help you accomplish this goal and their fantastic flavors are an added … [Read more...]

Fermented Carrot Pickles

Fermented Carrot Pickles

My fermented carrot pickles are one of the easiest ways to start eating fermented foods! The natural sweetness in carrots helps to mellow the acidity and tangy-sour flavor that occurs during the fermentation process which helps people who are new to eating fermented vegetables really enjoy them. Growing up in Ohio we had a lot of really wonderful delicatessen’s that served homemade pickles. I loved going to these deli’s so I could enjoy all the different varieties of their pickles, … [Read more...]

Cultured Apple Goji Berry Compote

Cultured Apple Goji Berry Compote

Probiotic-rich, enzyme-filled cultured or fermented vegetables and fruits are some of the best foods you can eat to improve your digestion and strengthen your immune system. This cultured apple goji berry compote is a great way to enjoy the benefits of cultured foods if you are new to them. This yummy apple compote is a sweet and tangy mix of Fuji apples and goji berries fermented in a fragrant orange, apple, ginger, and cinnamon juice blend. Both adults and children will enjoy this sweet … [Read more...]

Cultured Probiotic-rich Foods Are The Key To Digestive Health And Immunity

Cultured Probiotic-rich Foods Are The Key To Digestive Health And Immunity

I love eating cultured vegetables and fruits and drinking cultured beverages. I enjoy making cabbage sauerkraut, fruit chutneys, fruit butters, fruit compotes, ginger carrots, coconut kefir, beet kvass, and salsa every month. My fascination with cultured/fermented foods started when I found out about them in my training to become a certified healing foods specialist. I was in the classroom portion of my certification in 2008 and our instructors Caroline Barringer and Jennifer Pecot … [Read more...]

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