Holiday Foods

I Fed My Microbes on Christmas Day

By Donna Schwenk / December 24, 2022

We love traditions in our family. Every Christmas my mom always made a Christmas braid which was a giant concoction of cinnamon, nuts, and bread topped with a creamy frosting. I kind of changed the recipe with my family and made it from sprouted grains, and this year I decided to break with tradition and make something new. […]

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The Power of Peppermint That Changed a Holiday

By Donna Schwenk / December 17, 2022

It was gloomy outside, and I was gloomy inside. I was having my own personal pity party, feeling overwhelmed, and discouraged. I decided I was going to take my daughter Christmas shopping and break the gloom that was following me around. […]

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Yogurt For Christmas

By Donna Schwenk / December 10, 2022

Cultured Cream and yogurt I am very thankful this year for the many new cultured yogurts that have entered my life. I’ve been eating kefir for over years and never…

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Homemade Cultured Christmas Gifts

By Donna Schwenk / December 3, 2022

It’s the holidays and we’re all needing all the help we can get. One of the wonderful things about cultured probiotic foods is how fun it is to make them a part of your everyday life […]

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Easy Kefir Eggnog

By Donna Schwenk / November 26, 2022

Admin Notice:This is the placeholder for your Snow module. Visitors will not see this. Making New Traditions Staying Healthy During the Holidays I love eggnog. It was an exciting day…

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Sourdough Stuffing Bread —With Fermented Cranberry Sauce

By Donna Schwenk / November 12, 2022

Bread that Tastes Like Stuffing Jump to the recipe “Nurture a sourdough starter and rise your bread to heights of grandeur and fall in love with sourdough bread.”Donna When I…

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Reasons to Have Fermented Foods During the Holidays

By Donna Schwenk / December 11, 2021

As the holiday season hits, we spend more time with friends and family. One thing I have noticed is that there is more and more talk about the health issues that so many are struggling with. Extended family whom I don’t talk with often mostly talk about how sick they are and all the medications they’re on. . .

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Gingerbread: The Healthy Holiday Treat

By Donna Schwenk / November 27, 2021

Food as medicine is the way that I live my life. Cultured foods are front and center, but there are many other things I turn to when we need extra help and one of the most important is ginger. […]

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The 12 Days of Kefir

By Donna Schwenk / November 28, 2020

I made a series of videos for my Biotic Pro Members called The 12 Days of Kefir. These 12 videos are all about making holiday Christmas recipes with kefir. It was super fun (and crazy) trying to film it all in a couple of days. It was so intense filming these videos that my video guys nicknamed it “The Beast”! It was an adventure for sure. . .

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Probiotic Pumpkin Recipes

By Donna Schwenk / November 21, 2020

Pumpkin smoothies are eggnog for morning people. I love, love pumpkin. It has many wonderfully healthy qualities and a creamy consistency that makes it a wonderful treat, especially around the…

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