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This wonderful home remedy does not need a culture. Honey has its own special microbial abilities and is also a prebiotic that will ferment the garlic. Garlic is also a huge prebiotic, and together they make for a wonderful food that works like medicine that's super easy to make! Allicin is an organosulfur compound in garlic that is made when you crush the garlic or ferment it. It's a defense mechanism against attacks by pests on the garlic plant, and has incredible benefits. There have been studies that suggest a daily high dose of allicin showed effectiveness in preventing the common cold. Eat a clove a day at the first sign of a cold or flu. Food is Medicine, especially if it's fermented!
This is the best Mayo!! The avocado oil makes such a difference in the flavor compared to olive oil, that can often have a stronger flavor. This might be the best tasting mayo I've ever had and it only take 20 seconds to make. Mayonnaise is generally made slowly, blending eggs and oil together over the course of five to seven minutes. However, that has all changed with one of my new favorite kitchen tools: an immersion blender. You can find these just about anywhere that sells mixers and blenders. They’re great for soups and batters, but what they do best is emulsify oil and eggs—in about 20 seconds! A note before you begin: This recipe calls for raw eggs. People with compromised im- mune systems should not eat this. For those of you who do choose to make the mayo, use the freshest eggs possible. The best choice is to get eggs directly from a farm or a reliable vendor at a farmers market; but eggs from cage-free, pasture-raised chickens, which are sold in most grocery stores, are also generally safe.
Mayonnaise is generally made slowly, blending eggs and oil together over the course of five to seven minutes. However, that has all changed with one of my new favorite kitchen tools: an immersion blender. You can find these just about anywhere that sells mixers and blenders. They’re great for soups and batters, but what they do best is emulsify oil and eggs—in about 20 seconds! A note before you begin: This recipe calls for raw eggs. People with compromised im- mune systems should not eat this. For those of you who do choose to make the mayo, use the freshest eggs possible. The best choice is to get eggs directly from a farm or a reliable vendor at a farmers market; but eggs from cage-free, pasture-raised chickens, which are sold in most grocery stores, are also generally safe.

SCOBY Garlic Dressing

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This one is loaded with fermented garlic and SCOBYs. This dressing is a powerful detoxifier and a delight to the tastebuds! This is a powerhouse dressing!
This super yummy dressing is one I use on my kale salad, but it's also good on any salad to add a probiotic dressing! It has kefir cheese and kombucha and makes a wonderful dressing that stays preserved in your fridge with billions of microbes.
You can add small orange slices to this dish after it is already prepared for extra flavor. I love it this way, but I would put oranges in everything if I lived in a perfect world. Orange is one of the happiest colors and flavors. I used frozen cranberries to make this dish, but you can use fresh too.

Kombucha Mayonnaise

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This mayo is fantastic. The taste is delicious and there are no chemicals or preservatives. Store-bought mayo can't compete.

Red Wine Vinegar

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Once you make your own vinegar, you'll always want to keep a crock culturing on your counter.

Taco Seasoning

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You can make many batches of this recipe and store it in glass jars and keep it on hand.
You can use any cultured vegetable, but Shelley's Cultured Veggies is the best and has extra seaweed cultured into it. Research suggests that seaweed can also help regulate estrogen and reduce the risk of breast cancer. It is also know to reduce inflammation. Use seaweed when making cultured foods and it becomes a superfood!

Mexican Carrots

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Super spicy, throw them in any Mexican dish for extra flavor and probiotics. I try to eat a lot of carrots. Vitamin A that is found in carrots (from beta-carotene), can make a big difference in the health of the body. Researchers at the Jules Stein Institute at the University of California at Los Angeles found that women who consume carrots at least twice per week – compared to women who consume carrots less than once per week – have significantly lower rates of glaucoma (damage to the optic nerve often associated with excessive pressure inside the eye). Check out my article on many ways to ferment carrots. Carrots are superfoods!

Fermented Garlic

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Garlic contains anthocyanins, water-soluble pigments that turn blue, green, or purple in a fermenting solution. While this color transformation tends to occur more often with immature garlic, it can differ among cloves within the same head of garlic. The garlic flavor remains unchanged, and it is totally edible without being harmful in any way. Fermenting makes the garlic more zesty and tangy but in recipes you won't notice a difference between fermented and regular garlic.
Don't forget to use this salsa in the Pico Bean Dip Recipe! This has a sweet and sour taste that gives flavor to many mexican dishes. Vitamin A is abundant in peaches, which is essential for sharp eyesight. It also protects against lung and mouth cancers, and helps maintain healthy mucus membranes and elasticity in the skin. The darker the peach’s flesh, the more vitamin A it contains. Peaches are good for you!
One of the secret ingredients in this recipe is the Nutritional Yeast. It has a cheesy flavor and is really tasty. A spoonful of nutritional yeast is like taking a high-potency B-vitamin complex. A serving will generally stock you up with a couple of days worth of thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, B6, and B12, and a substantial amount of folic acid. You can find it at most health food stores.

Cultured Chile Salsa

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Use this salsa and Fermented Jalapenos to spice up your Mexican dishes. Cultured salsa is one of the easiest ways to get your family to try cultured foods. They are made in a blender so they're super simple. I don't know of a person who doesn't like salsa. Salsa is chocked full of nutrients and this one has probiotics too!
This yummy salsa is a snap to make. It's super easy and it's made in a blender. This is a great way to get people to eat cultured veggies. Everybody loves salsa, so just ferment it and they'll never know they're having billions of probiotics in every bite. Tomatoes are one of natures wonder foods and with added spices and probiotics it becomes a super food!
You can also make these into bread and butter chip pickles. Just leave the cucumbers and onions in thin slices instead of chopping and dicing them. These are really good on sandwiches.
Only two ingredients and a little patience and you will have your own apple cider vinegar. It makes a wonderful gift. The taste is quite addictive.

Cultured Ketchup

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This ketchup is super easy, and it is also probiotic. Ketchup historically was a fermented food. This recipe captures the wonderful ingredients that were originally used to make ketchup. The taste is wonderful and most won't be able to tell the difference between homemade and store-bought ketchup. Make your own, it's fun and delicious.

Mustard

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You can buy mustard seeds and grind them into powder for different flavors. Black mustard seeds are the most pungent. Brown mustard seeds are used mostly in Europe, and yellow and white are the mildest flavor. To grind them, use a mortar and pestle or a coffee grinder, cleaning it well when you're done.
This recipe was created for my Veggie Delight Sandwich. I love this dressing on a salad or also as a spread for a sandwich. It's super fun to make and if you don't have all the fermented ingredients, use what you have and then use regular versions of the other ingredients. It's so easy to make your own dressings and it's a good habit to get into. Then you know the ingredients and they can last a longtime in your refrigerator. Homemade is always best!
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