All in Nourishing Recipes
Learning how to brew water kefir is easy and fun! Water kefir is a sweet, probiotic drink made using water kefir grains (or Tibicos), purified water and organic sugar. Our water kefir recipe also incorporates a small about of unrefined salt and maple syrup. Once you culture up some water kefir, you can bottle it for a second round of fermentation that results in a probiotic, flavorful, fizzy drink. It is similar to the popular drink kombucha, but we prefer the microbial make up of water kefir.
Since summer time, aka grilling season, is right around the corner we've been recipe developing to create a gut-heathy & grillable veggie burger. I know I'm not the only one whose veggie burgers usually fall apart on the grill... Sandwich like foods are notorious for being ugly in photographs, so in order for these blog pictures to be colorful and beautiful, we added shredded beets! These turned out to be the best veggie burgers we've ever made! Scotty even want's tore-make a bunch of them for quick lunches. Obviously we used our Fermented Dill Pickles as a topping, adding billions of gut healthy probiotic bacteria!
We've really been enjoying rephotographing our blogs since we redesigned our website. I particularly enjoyed redoing this Thai Curry Soup Recipe, because I wasn't feeling very well (period problems). I take this approach of listening to my body, and I knew I needed something warm and nourishing with anti-inflammatory turmeric and our Fermented Kimchi. After all, food is medicine. Scott was of course on board because soup is his favorite food!
The health benefits of oats is based around their ability to help lower bad cholesterol and the fiber they add to meals. Lower cholesterol + beta glucan fiber = SUPER heart healthy. Plus all that beta glucan from oats is perfect to feed the gut microbiome, keeping your microbes thriving and at their fullest protection potential. You microbiome helps to protect you from disease and helps you to derive the most nutrients from your food, so you always want to make sure it's nourished and ready to do work by supplying many prebiotic foods... like oats.
Sometimes you just need a snack. Am I right, or am I right? Obviously it's best if snacks are healthy and shareable, which brings us this vegan snack board aka vegan cheese board aka vegan charcuterie board.
This vegan and gut healthy potato salad recipe is what I would consider an inspired-by version of German potato salad. I came up with this potato salad recipe while trying to find something creative to do with our probiotic, fermented pickles! Potatoes are a staple in our house, and are they super nutritious and great for gut microbiome health. So combining them with our Fermented Dill Pickles makes quite a healthy dish.
Brussels sprouts… most people either love them or hate them. They’re definitely a food worth loving though, because Brussels sprouts are one of the most nutrient dense vegetables you can eat! They’re an amazing prebiotic foods, with significant health benefits. There are tons of fun Brussels sprouts recipes out there that you can try too, including an amazing one in this blog post!
Ma Po tofu is traditionally a dish from the Chinese province of Sichuan containing chili oils, fermented broad bean paste, a type of chili paste, fermented black beans and ground pork. There are many variations of Ma Po Tofu with flavors adapted to suit local flare or dietary restrictions. We left out the pork making our recipe vegan, used what ingredients we could find, and added Cultured Guru Kimchi for flavor and nutrients!
Vegan Summer rolls are our favorite way to get a heaping dose of many prebiotic foods. You can really load up summer rolls with a lot of fibrous , nutritious veggies....Then, when you add kimchi too, the health benefits sky rocket. You can also use sauerkraut instead of kimchi if you aren't a fan of spicy food!
A lot of Cajun folks sure do hate when people make plant based Cajun food. I grew up in an extremely tiny town in South Louisiana, and now I follow a plant based diet. Why should that mean I can't have/cook/create cajun food? Oh yeah... it doesn't. Here is my recipe for Plant Based friendly pastalaya!
This post is all about out newest quick meal obsession that we came up with to promote meatless Monday: this vegan sandwich with probiotic fermented dill pickles! It is packed with gut healthy veggies and our favorite sauce.
Purple sweet potatoes are an amazing, versatile superfood. They are also an excellent source of prebiotics. Prebiotics are natural plant-based materials from foods that make it to the intestines undigested, providing a nutrient source for gut microorganisms to grow and thrive; essentially it's just nutritious microbe food.
We love a good veggie burger, especially to promote Meatless Monday. We developed this veggie burger recipe as a go-to option for a quick meatless meal!
When it's cold out and I crave a warm bowl of soup... I don't think about cajun gumbo and stews like most people who grew up in the South. Instead, I think about Vegan Ramen, specifically the miso soup with kimchi that our best friend Sidney made for Scotty and I one night.
Ahh Reubens, my favorite sandwich from my days of eating meat. I never imagined that I could recreate a vegan recipe for Reubens and that they would actually taste way better than the meat version. Plus this Tempeh Reuben Sandwich Recipe includes Probiotic Sauerkraut!