A healthier gut is the key to a healthier life, so banish those all too common symptoms of a bloated stomach and enjoy new levels of physical and mental vitality. Scientific studies have shown that the levels of good bacteria which live in our tummy can affect more than we realize – from our mood to our skin, weight control, immunity, and common ailments like mouth ulcers, acne and heartburn. The state of our gut is responsible for a lot and looking after it can prove highly beneficial in the long run. Levels of the precious good bacteria in our stomachs can become diminished over time through eating too much sugar, processed or artificial foods or even lifestyle factors outside of our control such as taking antibiotics. One way to repair this is by introducing naturally fermented foods that contain high amounts of the friendly bacteria into your daily diet. This helps to maintain a healthy digestive tract, which can help increase energy levels, stabilize blood pressure and lead to healthier, radiant-looking skin. Creative chef, teacher and health-food expert Dunja Gulin presents over 60 tantalizing ways to introduce fermented foods to your everyday diet and start looking after your gut. Begin the day with Banana and Blueberry Kefir Muffins or Comforting Cacao Oatmeal. Lunch & Dinner ideas include Probiotic Gazpacho and Egyptian Rice and Lentil Stew. You’ll find globally-inspired recipes in the Side Salads & Snacks section, from a Scandinavian Chanterelle Salad to Tender Spring Rolls with Fermented Onion. In the Breads & Pancakes section, Dunja presents delicious recipes for Red Lentil Dosas and Pesto Focaccia, among others. The Probiotic Drinks section includes health-boosting concoctions like Coconut Kefir Smoothie, while Something Sweet provides delightfully tempting recipes, such as Sweet Cinnamon & Yogurt Scones. Show your gut some love with these stomach friendly fermented food recipes full of probiotics to boost your digestive and immune systems and leave you feeling great.
|Publisher:||Ryland Peters & Small|
|Product dimensions:||7.60(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.00(d)|
About the Author
Dunja Gulin received her first valuable culinary experiences early on in life in the kitchens of her Istrian grandparents, parents, aunts, neighbors and family friends. Her passion for healthy food led her to attend natural cooking training programs and to assist many health-food chefs in Croatia and abroad. For almost a decade she has been a cooking teacher and chef – both on retreats and for private clients – and contributed to several healthy cookbooks. She is the author of a popular book on vegan breakfast published in her native Croatia, and of The Vegan Baker, Raw Food Kitchen, The Vegan Pantry, Falafel Forever and most recently Hummus Where The Heart Is. Dunja has hosted cooking workshops and demonstrations in the US and the UK, and she runs her own fermentation courses. Visit her website at www.rentajchefa.com