How do you serve my cultured veggies (CVs)?
• Toss CVs in your salad along with an unrefined, organic, cold pressed oil. This makes a tasty alternative to vinegar.
• Add CVs to a sandwich or wrap along with lettuce, tomatoes, and other fresh veggies.
• Add CVs to raw sour cream, homemade organic mayonnaise, or organic Dijon mustard for an incredible dip to serve along with raw veggies.
• Spoon some CVs over an organic avocado. Add sea salt and a little roasted pumpkin seed oil, pine nut oil, or macadamia nut oil.
• Serve CVs as a side dish to complement organic scrambled eggs cooked in coconut oil. Sprinkle with sea salt. You'll be surprised how the flavor of your eggs is enhanced.
• Melt raw butter on your baked or roasted red potatoes or sweet potatoes. Add sea salt and allow to cool for a few minutes. Spoon CVs over the potatoes and enjoy them like never before.
• Spread raw, organic sesame tahini on a sheet of Nori seaweed. Sprinkle with sea salt and dulse flakes. Add organic chicken or turkey slices, organic romaine lettuce, thinly sliced cucumber and CVs. Roll up into a log and enjoy!
• Serve CVs mixed with a tasty oil and sea salt along with baked blue corn chips as a healthier alternative to commercial salsa.
• Serve CVs as a side with any meal for added flavor enhancement and digestive aid.
• Add CVs to raw kefir or yogurt along with shredded cucumber, dill, and sea salt for a delicious cold and creamy summer soup.
• Whenever I travel I take a jar of CVs and add it to warm (never hot) miso broth.
• I love to add CVs on top of a collard leaf. Add mung bean sprout salad and avocadoes, then roll it up like a burrito.
• They make a GREAT substitute for salsa.
• A jar of CVs and a can of herring fish make a lovely 2 course meal.
• Gluten free bread, some CVs, an avocado, and some raw goat cheese makes a great sandwich.
• Pour melted butter over CVs. Add sea salt and a dash of cayenne pepper. Stir well and consume immediately.
How To Store Your Cultured Veggies:
Even though CV's are not a perishable food, they will continue to culture inside the refrigerator if the temperature rises above above 40 degrees. Ideally, your fridge should be kept at 38 or 39 degrees in the FRONT and 37 or 38 in the BACK. CV's will not continue to culture below 40 degrees, therefore their texture, tartness and over all flavor will be locked in for as long as it takes you to consume them.
The L. Plantarum cultures we use are very hardy and cannot be destroyed by antibiotics.
I use organic vegetables that are locally available and I put a lot of love into each jar that I pack for you to eat. I hope you enjoy them as much as I have.
I only wish I had known about this wonderful concept sooner. Now that I've found it, I'm bringing it to you (Moms, teenagers, children, and babies in Lenexa and Kansas City, KS) one loving spoonful at a time to help you maintain wellness.
In the afternoon when you get that tinge of hunger and want a snack, instead of reaching for chocolate reach for cultured veggies. You will be glad you did.
Personally, I'm over the moon about the mung-bean sprout salad. Just sprout mung beans, add cilantro, purple onion, red bell pepper, Anaheim pepper, lemon, olive oil, apple cider vinegar and toss. Bon appetit!
I love eating cultured food and I know you will too. In my busy, hectic life, CVs have helped me maintain proper nutritional balance in my diet. Plus, I actually feel better eating this way. Diabetes runs in my family and Candida has been a challenge for me for years. Eating CVs, I have noticed my cravings for sugar have diminished significantly and my grocery bill has gone down a great deal. I feel well nourished and less hungry throughout the day. Even more exciting to me is the fact that I've lost weight and trimmed up since I started eating this way. I've even gone down two pant sizes! I've realized it's food that makes you ill and it's food that can make you well again. Proper diet is an important key to achieving longevity and a satisfying quality of life.