What to with Kambucha that tastes like Vinegar.

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Use it recipes in that call for vinegar.

My Kambucha got away from me!

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Add Green tomatoes…

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I used this Green Tomato Pickle Recipe.

And substituted Kambucha for Vinegar. I did not cook the tomatoes, I like them crunchy.

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Zesty Sprouts.

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And oven roasted red Cherry Tomatoes.

Dressing:

1/2 Kambucha vinegar, 1/4 cup olive oil, 1/4 honey, tsp. Mustard seeds, crushed.

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I Love Growing Sprouts!

I’m amazed at how easy it is to sprout, once you get over the initial,’ I don’t know anything about it’. I failed at my first 2 attempted, but a friend encouraged me to keep trying, and I’m so glad I did!

Sprouts can contain up to 100 times more enzymes than raw fruits and vegetables, allowing your body to extract more vitamins, minerals, amino acids and essential fats from the foods you eat.

Both the quality of the protein and the fiber content of beans, nuts, seeds and grains improves when sprouted.

The content of vitamins and essential fatty acids also increase dramatically during the sprouting process. Depending on the sprout, the nutrient content can increase as much as 30 times the original value within just a few days of sprouting.

I miss gardening in the winter. It’s an easy way to grow food in a jar, on your counter.

Most people think bean sprouts, but beans are just one type of seed that can be sprouted. I’m selling 5 kinds at the moment, so I’ll show you those.

French Garden Mix- Clover, Arugula, Cress, Radish, Fenugreek, and Dill.

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Easy, delicious, and fast. It’s a small sprout mixture great on chips and hummus. I also love it on a wrap in place of lettuce.

Zesty Mix- Clover, Fenugreek, and radish.

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Mung Bean- These are the bean sprouts you buy in the store. I like these for Chinese dishes, salads, and stir fry.

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Carnival Sprout Mix- Green, Speckled, Marrowfat, Tiny Mottled Bill Jump & Yellow Peas.

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Peasant – Green, French blue, Crimson, Black, Eston, Pardina, White, and Red Chief Lentils.

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These mixes are all done all in a jar.

Soak for 8-12 hours in water, then rinse every 8-12 hours for 4 days.

Buckwheat Lettuce

My new favorite! I love them in place of lettuce.

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Soak in water for 8-12 hours
Rinse and drain well every 8-12 hours 2-3 Days
Plant in shallow dirt. Ready in 8-12 days.

Diabetes and Candida (yeast infections)

This is meant to be simple, from a diabetic, not a doctor.

Diabetics do not make (type 1), or do make enough (type 2) insulin. Insulin is a hormone that takes the sugar, starches, and other food, and converts it to energy. Without insulin, a type one diabetic would starve, even if eating. The sugar is trapped in the blood, and unusable.

Because it takes time for the insulin we take as diabetics to work, sugar stays in the blood longer. Sugar feeds yeast.

In my opinion as a diabetic, eliminating as much sugar, and starch as possible, and adding Probiotics (friendly bacteria) are the best defense.

Probiotics pills are expensive. I’ve stopped buying the expensive pills, and started making my own yogurt, fermenting vegetables, and extracting oils from herbs.

Low Carb Eating, and Diabetes

I started taking Amino Acids a few weeks ago, in an attempt to feel better more consistently. In these changing times, I get very high mood highs, and when the shadow shows up, it feels pretty awful in contrast!

The very first thing I noticed, was my blood sugar dropping. After a week of chasing lows, which means eating quick carbs, I felt fat! I slowly decreased my basil rate, which is the rate of insulin being given throughout the day. I went from a total 14 units per day, to a total of 12. Pretty good right?

Now to get rid of this extra belly. I started eating very low carb, and notice two big things.

First, a massive headache! Because of the extra sugar always in my blood, I have a problem with yeast. I’m sure I’m going through die off. Added extra Probiotics, starting drinking more water.

Second, and this is the exciting part, I went from taking a total of 45-55 units of Insulin a day, (basil and bolus combines) to 16-17 units! My blood sugar normally goes up after eating, until the Bolus for the food intake has time to work. It is why Diabetics wait 2 hours after eating to check. I’m barely taking any Boluses, and not getting the spike after eating. My blood sugar is almost normal, all the time.

There are carbs I really enjoy, and the thought of giving them up entirely is sad, however I have to ask myself if it would be worth the benefits of less Insulin, less yeast growth, and over all Imagestable blood sugar.