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.

Gluten Free Pear Upside Down Cake with Warm Butter Sauce

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In response to earlier post, I made a gluten free, lower carb, good for diabetic substitute for apple upside down cake, with warm butter sauce. It came out a cross between an apple pancake, and the apple cake. Since I have Asian Pears coming out of my garden, I used those instead of apples.
Core and slice the fruit in a pan like this. I added coconut oil, and Brown rice syrup, and cinnamon, then baked for 10 minutes at 400 F.

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While that’s cooking, warm 1/2 cup milk, and 2 eggs to room temp, by placing them in a warm water bath.

Mix 1/4 cup rive flour, 1/4 cup coconut flour, the milk, 1 tsp. vanilla, and sweetener of choice (Stevia for me). Beat eggs, then add to mixture. Don’t over beat, just enough to mix it. Pour over cooked pears. Bake 400 until browned, about 18 minutes.

While that is cooking…

Sauce

Blend over low heat, 1 stick butter 2 TbLs. Flour, when the butter is melted, SLOWLY add 1 cup of boiling water, cook until thick. Add sweetener of chioce, and a sprinkle of Nutmeg.

Note: If the heat is to high, or you add the water to fast, it will break.
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