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5 Uses for Leftover Pickle Brine

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5 Uses for Leftover Pickle Brine

Oh man, you’ve reached the last pickle of our Kosher Dill Pickles! No more pickles but a jar full of brine. No worries! There’s lots of other ways to savor every ounce of that pickle brine and flavor.  (And no, we're not just gonna tell you to drink it plain... although there are health-benefits to doing just that!) Check out these 5 unique uses for your leftover Olive My Pickle brine: Use as a Meat Tenderizer Yes! Pickle brine makes a great meat tenderizer. Slip a few steaks in a bag and combine with some pickle juice, spices, and a bit of oil. The brine contains...

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Happy Microbiome Recipe: Sweet Potato Fries Topped with Kimchi + Curry Fry Sauce

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Happy Microbiome Recipe: Sweet Potato Fries Topped with Kimchi + Curry Fry Sauce

 Looking for some Kimchi inspiration? Well you found it here-- these Sweet Potato Fries topped with our fermented Vegan Kimchi is a simple dish packed with delicious flavor. It's also great for your microbiome health because it's live, raw and full of prebiotics and probiotics.   This Korean staple is typically served as a side dish, however today we’re featuring it as a tangy topping on our sweet potato fries. Our Vegan Kimchi is made without the use of fish sauce typically found in authentic kimchi. Napa cabbage, kale, bok choy and Korean spices are fermented to make this a perfect probiotic topping! Making this...

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The Gut + Brain Connection: How Microbiome Health Affects Your Emotions

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The Gut + Brain Connection: How Microbiome Health Affects Your Emotions

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Eating Probiotic-Rich Foods to Fortify and Nurture Microbiome Health

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Eating Probiotic-Rich Foods to Fortify and Nurture Microbiome Health

To start off this article, we quote Dr. David Perlmutter, a leading medical expert on microbiome health, and the board certified neurologist who authored Brain Maker, The Power of Gut Microbes to Heal and Protect Your Brain – For Life: “It’s now undeniable that our intestinal organisms participate in a wide variety of actions, including immune system functioning, detoxification, inflammation, neurotransmitter and vitamin production, nutrient absorption, signaling being hungry or full, and utilizing being carbohydrates and fat. All of these processes factor mightily into whether or not we experience allergies, asthma, ADHD, cancer, diabetes, or dementia. The microbiome affects our...

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7 Common Questions About Lacto-Fermentation

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7 Common Questions About Lacto-Fermentation

We get a lot of questions about our process, starting with the name. Lactic acid bacteria is the type of good bacteria that results from the process-- hence the name. 'Lactic-acid fermentation' is shortened to lacto-fermentation which is again shortened to simply 'fermentation.' Here’s the Top 7 list of the basic questions we get about the process, its results and fermented pickles: Are all pickles equally healthy? How a pickle is made determines whether or not it is a probiotic-rich superfood or simply a salty snack. It’s lacto-fermentation, and not pickling, that creates the live, raw, probiotic-rich pickles that are...

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