Fermenting veggies to welcome the New Year

fermented cabbage

Today is our 13th wedding anniversary. With dinner, we had sauerkraut, the fermented cabbage I made for the first time. I mixed the red and green cabbage and that’s how the rich fuchsia color emerged. I suppose I don’t have to tell you the amazing health benefits of fermented veggies–they contain lots of minerals and healthy bacteria that help restore/maintain the flora of your gut. The healthier your gut the stronger your immune system. Sauerkraut also aids digestion. Continue reading »

Breaking Habits is Groundbreaking

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The Glowing Green Smoothie by
Kimberly Snyder:
http://www.kimberlysnyder.net/blog/2009/07/11/green-smoothie-recipe/

Vic & I have just began drinking the Glowing Green Smoothie┬áin the morning, making variations of Kimberly Snyder‘s version. I have to admit, mixing kale, lettuce and fruits sounded gross… until I tried. Fruits actually dominate the taste and the greens add a full-body type of flavor, just the way a well-balanced wine tastes. And you can experiment with fruit and green combinations to make the smoothie different each day. What a healthy alternative to all the gluten/sugar-filled breads/cereals/pastries, which perhaps taste good, but do not have to be enjoyed on a daily basis! Continue reading »