Probiotic Shots

Posted by Bonnie Rogers on 11/30/2016 to Probiotics
Probiotic Shots
There are days that you just don’t want to eat sauerkraut or kimchi to get your probiotics.  These probiotic shots will fit perfectly into your daily schedule

Turn your fresh vegetable juice or bottled vegetable juice into fermented tonics. And the best part: it has the same potent nutrients as a fermented pickle. It takes only minutes to create a batch of Probiotic Shots: just water, salt, juice and brine left over from lacto-fermented pickles.

Why Fermented Foods? (amazing lacto fermented Kimchi recipe below)

Posted by Bonnie Rogers on 7/2/2015 to Healthy Recipes
Why Fermented Foods? (amazing lacto fermented Kimchi recipe below)

My “gut” tells me that most people have no idea that there is a difference between the pickles or sauerkraut that you can get in the supermarket vs the lacto fermented vegetables you can purchase (in a few places) or make in the privacy of your own kitchen.

So what really is the difference?

Lacto fermented vegetables are filled with probiotics that help our gut digest and assimilate our food

Lacto fermented foods are raw and without any chemicals added

All pickles are not created equal

Posted by Bonnie Rogers on 9/5/2014 to Healthy Recipes
All pickles are not created equal
Did you know that all pickles are not created alike? Most times when you purchase pickles, sauerkraut or other pickled vegetables you are getting pickles that are made with vinegar and are pasteurized. (even many farmers market pickles). They are pasteurized to kill any stray bacteria and make them shelf stable.

Lacto-fermented pickles (aka raw lactic acid fermentation or naturally fermented) are not pasteurized. They are made by allowing the bacteria, particularly lactobacillus which is on most living things to ferment.