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mango smoothie

Probiotic Mango Turmeric Smoothie Bowl

In my attempt to grasp at all things summer and consume copious amount of fresh produce, I forgot for a minute that mangos and turmeric are not particularly local to Chicago. I must have gone through gallons of this Mango Turmeric Smoothie in the past couple of weeks without admitting […]

dr. Bieler's soup

Dr. Bieler’s Soup

It’s finally summer, and my life starts to feel like a giant whirlwind again – kids’ activities, work travels, unavoidable dinners out, cookouts.. During times like this I crave simplicity and moderation more than ever. That’s when I turn to my tried and true fermented oat kissel, kefir flax seed […]

Roasted Beet Panna Cotta

Roasted beet panna cotta is a lush pudding-like dessert with an absolutely stunning color. Dare I say it has potential to convert beet haters into men of uncertainty (‘hmm.. what else have I been missing..”)? I have a soft spot for this Roasted Beet Panna Cotta. It reminds me of […]

coconut buckwheat chai porridge

Buckwheat Chai Porridge + Video

Porridge is a permanent breakfast fixture in my house, as my youngest one has a bowl every morning. With buckwheat being one of his favorites, I often wind up with a surplus of cooked buckwheat. No complaints here, since the little guy inherited the love for buckwheat from his mama. […]

Poached Salmon with Probiotic Avocado Dill Sauce

Poached salmon is one of my favorite ways to prepare this fish. It’s very easy and flavorful, plus it doesn’t stink up the house during cooking like oven-baked fish does. Salmon and fresh dill are marriage made in heaven. Tangy fresh sauce made with kefir, avocado, dill and chives beautifully […]

Probiotic Chocolate Pudding {with sweet potato and dates}

In my quest for kid friendly recipes that incorporate ‘makes mom happy’ ingredients, I stumbled on this fun recipe of chocolate pudding with sweet potatoes. Just by looking at it, I could tell it had potential but I was very pleasantly surprised by the outcome. It was creamy and smooth […]

orange gummy bears

Homemade Orange Gummy Bears

Gummy bears are such cute little treats, I always feel like I should be playing with them rather then eating. My kids really enjoy them as well but even my favorite natural brand is overly sweet and has some ingredients that make me wonder why they are there. Since I […]

Lemon Pudding {self-saucing}

Reminiscent of souffle, lemon pudding is a combination of melt-in-your-mouth spongy cake with a layer of cream. I have all the ingredients on hand any given day, and can quickly whip it together with no special prep. The layers separate on their own, with the cream collecting at the bottom. […]

kefir panna cotta

Kefir Panna Cotta

Kefir panna cotta is a variation of traditional panna cotta made with probiotic kefir and grass-fed gelatin. Serve with fresh fruit for a healthy dessert!

Homemade Strawberry Kefir

Creamy and silky homemade strawberry kefir, the richest source of probiotics, tastes just like store-bought but without any unnecessary ingredients.