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Pink Peppercorn Pickles

I have two big pink peppercorn trees in my yard. I dry the peppercorns and use them in my pepper grinder and also when I make pickles. I love the mild pepper taste and I like to see them floating in the jar while my pickles ferment. I like to make these in quart jars but you can use a half gallon jar, or pint jars too. Just make sure each jar gets an even amount of the spices, seasonings, and culture. Check out my blog on how to make pickles crunchy!

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Basic Kraut

This is a basic kraut recipe and you can modify it and add more veggies and fruits if you desire. Its fun to experiment and I have over 76 recipes you can try on my recipes tab. You can make this recipe again and again so you’ll always have a jar of delicious probiotic veggies in your fridge that can last for nine months, perfectly preserved.

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Kefir Nut Butter

This recipe has only two ingredients and is so easy to make. And, it tastes just like nut butter—you can’t even tell that there’s kefir mixed in—which is why I love it so much. You can use this any way you’d normally use nut butter. Stuff it in celery—fermented or regular. Make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Spread it on apples or other fruits – whatever you want. You’re sure to love its creamy texture.

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Blueberry Spinach Kraut

This pairs well with sprouted tortilla chips. They are becoming more popular and there are several on the market now. I am loving Unbeatable Blue Tortilla Chips.

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Kefir & Kombucha Fruit Salad

Here are some of the benefits of eating this salad. Apples help to activate the muscle cell insulin receptors keeping blood sugar levels in better balance. Strawberries have strong anti-inflammatory properties. Blueberries have compounds called proanthocyanidins that prevent bacteria from sticking to the walls of the urinary tract, preventing UTI’s. Walnuts also have a positive effect on thermogenesis. Thermogenesis helps to increase your metabolism (the rate at which you burn calories), suppress your appetite, and promote weight loss. Kefir & Kombucha are probiotic powerhouses that give you tons of probiotics. All of the fruits are prebiotics and the kefir and kombucha are probiotic so this salad has numerous benefits!

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SCOBY Fruity Popsicles

Just another sneaky way to add extra probiotics into your life and use up that ever growing mound of Kombucha Scobys. Don’t be afraid of eating your scobys. They are made of cellulose, or long strands of linked glucose, which we know more commonly as fiber. They aids in waste removal, including metabolic waste normally excreted in bile. They also have no calories. Check out this blog to find More ways to use your scobys.

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Kefir Cow Pies

No baking and you can make these in a flash! We love to make these when we watch football games. They take just minutes to throw together.

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Pina Colada Kefir Smoothie

I love to top this with fresh coconut. Toasting the coconut is even more tasty, but I never do this. I’m always in a hurry and hungry and can hardly wait to eat this yummy smoothie. If you don’t have coconut kefir, no worries. Use regular kefir and add some extra shredded coconut to the smoothie.

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Kefir Acai Bowl

You can add or change the toppings. Here are some I recommend: Granola, flaked coconut, walnuts, chocolate chips, sliced almonds, pecans, goji berries, or fresh fruit like blueberries, cut up bananas and strawberries, or dragon fruit!

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Cultured Carrot Coins and Celery Sticks

These fast-fermenting veggies taste almost the same as regular carrots and celery. If ginger is added, it gives it a zesty note. But you can leave it out if you think your kids would prefer them plain. I love seeing little kids hold the little carrot coins in their hands. I also love to fill the celery with nut butter and raisins for a quick snack that even I enjoy.

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Cultured Vegetables Using Kefir Whey

These can get a different taste than veggies made with a starter culture depending on the taste of your kefir whey. Always use fresh kefir whey when making cultured vegetables for the best taste.

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Apple Kraut

Apples and kraut are a wonderful combination and one I use a lot when I’m making kraut. Apples are a prebiotic and so you will get lots of extra probiotics from adding apples to your kraut.

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Holli’s Morning Greens

You can make all kinds of juices and add cultured veggies or kombucha to the juice. The combinations are endless. Stay tuned – we are going to be adding a lot of juice recipes to my Biotic Pro membership site.

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Five Minute Sourdough Bread

This is the bread is a fun loaf to make. Four ingredients, 5 minutes of prep and overnight in the fridge. Then bake fresh in the morning or later in the day.

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Donna’s Sourdough Date & Flax Bread

Allowing the bread to rise in the refrigerator allows the bread to continue to work slowly adding special bacteria to the bread and reducing the inhibitors that are so hard on the body. This also increasing nutrients to allow the bread to become more digestible.

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Cultured Vegetables Without a Culture

This is delicious with just cabbage but you can add other ingredients such as spinach, carrots, seasonings, etc. You must use salt if you don’t use a starter culture. It is necessary to keep the PH correct and keep the bacteria at a safe level.

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Cultured Broccoli Salad In a Jar

This is a fun way to culture your broccoli. If you like broccoli salad made with raisins and carrots, you will love this. Just take it out of the jar and mix with some of my kombucha mayo (recipe in my book). You can also just use it as a topping for your salad. Add a head of fresh lettuce to a bowl, scoop out these veggies, and serve with your favorite dressing.

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Christmas Kraut

Unbelievably good kraut that tastes like Christmas!! Feel free to experiment and add different seasonings, like a pinch of cinnamon or cloves. It’s a holiday kraut you’ll want to enjoy every year as a family tradition.

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Dilly Beans

This is finger food. Kids and adults alike love dilly beans. You get lots of fiber in green beans which helps feed your microbes — prebiotics!. They also act as an easy source for acquiring vitamins like vitamin A, C, K, B6, and folic acid. They ferment fast and last for months in your fridge and are super easy to make.

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Mexican Carrots

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!

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Fermented Hummus

Hummus is a gateway to everything else in your refrigerator. Scoop out some hummus with cultured carrots or cucumbers are yummy too. Hummus is a good source of protein and fiber, chickpeas used in hummus are high in iron, folate, phosphorus and B vitamins. Hummus is something I always have in my fridge.

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Cultured Peach Pico Salsa

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!

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Tuscan Tomatoes

Tomatoes tend to get soggy the longer they ferment. This is due to the acidity of tomatoes. Salt will help keep vegetables that are fermenting firmer and crunchy, so don’t skip the salt. This is one of my husband’s favorite cultured vegetables and one he will actually make himself. We love to serve this with Tomato Bruschetta, check out the recipe!

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Cultured Chile Salsa

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!

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Cultured Border Salsa

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!

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Donna’s Dill Pickles

If you have ever had Bubbies Pickles, then you will like these pickles. You can even use these ingredients to make Dilly Green Beans. Fermented pickles have billions of probiotics and I have a pickle almost everyday. It only takes three days to make them and they will last up to nine months in your fridge. Give them a try!

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Chocolate Kefir Nuts

I love, love chocolate. Sometimes I think it is the magnesium that chocolate contains that I crave and need. At least this is what I tell myself. This has just a little kefir mixed in the chocolate that makes the chocolate extra creamy. So I always say, if you’re gonna have sugar, have a cultured food with it. This way those little microbes can help consume some of the extra sugar and keep you in balance.

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Kefir Cheese & Whey

Homemade kefir is the way to go if you are making kefir cheese. This does not always work the same if you are starting with store-bought kefir. It never really thickens right and remains runny. You also get the added benefits of large colonies of beneficial bacteria that is in homemade versus commercial brands.

You can use kefir cheese in place of recipes that call for cream cheese and sour cream, and it will have probiotics too! We have lots of recipes on my site that call for kefir cheese, and it’s simple and easy to make. Check out 43 ways to use your kefir cheese.
The longer you strain your kefir, the denser the cheese will be. Depending on the recipe, you may want to let it strain longer to achieve a thicker curd. I make this at least once a week and use it often. Make the switch and swap kefir cheese for sour cream, your body will thank you!

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Kombucha Black Bean Salsa

This is one of my favorite summer dishes. Super easy to throw together and a real crowd pleaser. Black beans contain quercetin and saponins which can protect the heart. Black beans also contain potassium, calcium, and magnesium, all of which have been found to decrease blood pressure naturally. You can let this ferment for an hour or eat immediately. You can also store this in the fridge for a couple days. It’s a very versatile dish and one I love!

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