Cultured Food for Life

Cultured Food for Life

How to Make and Serve Delicious Probiotic Foods for Better Health and Wellness

Book - 2013
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"Cultured Food for Life is a part of a new genre of cookbooks gaining popularity among a growing demographic of health and wellness aficionados. In this work, fermentation guru Donna Schwenk introduces readers to the healing properties of kefir, kombucha, cultured vegetables, sprouted flour, and sourdough. Fermentation has been used in food preparation for thousands of years, but in the past few decades it has moved from being a commonplace kitchen ritual to being something done only by a few health-conscious proponents. Most fermentation now is done at factories, whose processes strip away some of the abundant vitamins, minerals, and healthy bacteria that make this way of preparing foods so beneficial. But Donna Schwenk is working to bring this staple of food preparation back to readers by showing that these now-unfamiliar processes are actually easy and fun. And by doing this, she opens the door to a world of foods that can help rid readers of health problems including high blood pressure, diabetes, allergies, acne, hypertension, asthma, and irritable bowel syndrome. After telling the astonishing story of how she healed herself and her family with these probiotic foods, Schwenk walks readers, step by step, through the basic preparation techniques for kefir, kombucha, cultured vegetables, sprouted flour, and sourdough plus more than 120 recipes that use these foods to create dishes to please any palate. With recipes like Herbed Omelet with Kefir Hollandaise Sauce, Sprouted Ginger Scones with Peaches and Kefir Cream, Kefir Veggie Sprouted Pizza, Apple Sauerkraut, and Sprouted Brownies Kefir Cupcakes, along with inspirational stories from Donna's family and friends, readers will enjoy a diet that's as delicious as it is healthy. Schwenk originally self-published a portion of this book through Balboa Press. It garnered solid sales and positive reviews"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Carlsbad, California : Hay House, Inc., [2013]
ISBN: 9781401942823
Branch Call Number: 613.2 Schw
Characteristics: xvi, 221 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of color plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Your cultured food guide
Welcome to the world of cultured foods
The living food you should be eating. coming into culture ; Meet my friend kefir ; Kombucha : a magical tea
The wisdom and magic of cultured vegetables ; Sprouted grains and sourdough : the answer to so many problems
Recipes with cultured foods. Breakfast treats and smoothies ; Dips and appetizers ; Main courses ; Side dishes and salads ; Breads, buns, and other doughs ; Desserts ; Beverages ; Condiments, dressings, flavorings, and pickles
Finding your harbor of healing


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Sep 15, 2014

Dog damaged this book. Need to bill.

Jul 05, 2014

Cultured foods are very interesting--from their aromas, flavor proiles to the added nutritonal value. Most are easier to do than one might expect and there is more of a variety of foods that can be cultured, some more common than others.

The nice thing is, most of them are about starting them, then leaving for a few days & having a finished product. Nice to have around the house & include in daily food plans.


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