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Cultured Vegetables…

I use these foods as medicine!  You can too!  With the first hints of sniffles or aches, I swallow a couple of extra bites of cultured veggies or slurp a bit of the juice.  Within an hour, I notice improvements!  Before my wellness revolution, I would be grabbing for Tylenol Sinus or Mucinex or, or.  I am so thankful to have discovered these amazing foods!  No more pills masking symptoms!  (Always rethinking wellness!)  The probiotics rush in to overwhelm the antagonists and do the battling for me.cultured foods  These foods truly nourish the gut which also leads to a hearty boost to the brilliant immune system!  (Remember the importance of gut health… the strength of your immune system is found in the walls of your gut.  For more information, click here to get the details.)

The root cause is being eliminated!  

True relief!  

Probiotic power foods are unbelievably easy to prepare... try this SIMPLE RECIPE with your favorite vegetables.  The result is sour cultured food that will last up to a year in the refrigerator.  One bite will bless the body with billions of beneficial bacteria, AND the nutrients are optimized by the culturing process making them exponentially more bio-available to your cells.

Use these foods like a relish.  Enjoy a heaping tablespoon in your daily routine to deliver remarkable digestive nourishment!

  1. Dissolve 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon powdered Caldwell’s Culture Starter in 1/2 cup filtered water. (I use reverse osmosis water so the chlorine is removed.  Caldwell’s culturing powder can be ordered online by clicking here.  It is an excellent aid for this lacto-fermentation process.  Without it, the fermenting will happen but the time required would be 4 to 6 weeks.)culture starter
  2. Fill a quart jar 2/3 full with chopped vegetables.  My favorites to culture are carrots, tommy-toe tomatoes, grapes, cabbage, broccoli slaw, and cucumbers.  Have fun experimenting with your own combinations.
  3. Add 1 teaspoon sugar (I use organic raw sugar.) AND
  4. Add 1 teaspoon Real Salt or Celtic Sea Salt.
  5. Pour the 1/2 cup of water with dissolved starter culture over the veggies.  Add additional filtered water to completely cover the vegetables.  This should leave about 1 1/2 to 2 inches for the culturing food to expand and release air bubbles.
  6. Depending on the flavor you desire, additional herbs can be added for seasoning.  Think… garlic cloves, celery seeds, bay leaves, spring onions, basil, cloves, ginger, etc.
  7. Close lid over jar and place on countertop out of the sunshine for 5 to 7 days.  After 5-7 days have passed, move the jar to the refrigerator.  Serve chilled as a relish.

That’s it!  

cultured foods4You will want to check the jar daily while it is culturing on the counter.  Open the lid to release the air and push down the veggies, if necessary, to keep them submerged in the water.  You should see bubbles forming around the top of the jar to indicate the fermentation is underway.  If you notice any “fuzzy” growth on top of the veggies while on the counter, don’t worry.  You can take a spoon and carefully remove it.  No harm is done to the cultured food.

I hope you experience some of the remarkable benefits that I have with these wonderfully simple foods!  Simply WONDERFUL!

Explore more resources on these unique foods by clicking here.  The power of sour might be just what you need to restore gut balance and optimize your health!  Working wonders for me…




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