This recipe is 100% safe for Candida Detox! I take NO credit for this recipe. My friend Katy found it on Yummly.com & we borrowed it to share with you :)
It's Gluten Free, Grain Free, Dairy Free, Low Carb, Sugar & Yeast Free!! WOOHOO!!
Blend all dry ingredients in 1 bowl and all wet ingredients in a separate bowl. Combine wet and dry ingredients. Pour into a 7.5 “x 3.5” loaf pan and smooth the top. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 - 50 minutes. Let cool before slicing. Double the recipe to make a larger loaf of bread. This makes 1 small loaf.
Top with unsweetened almond butter, raw coconut oil, grass-fed butter, coconut butter, hummus...or make a sandwich that you've been dying to enjoy!!
Thank you www.healthextremist.com for your lovely creation! My patients, friends & I are so very grateful!!
This makes a great dressing, sauce or even a dip!! FOOD IS MEDICINE!! Between the fresh garlic, lemon juice & raw apple cider vinegar, this dressing will help knock out any cold, fungal infection & just straight up keep you HEALTHY!! It's loaded with good fats & protein too! It might even keep your friends away ;)
NOTE: If you are a patient and have been put on a Candida Detox, be sure I have cleared you to eat honey before you make this. You could try adding a little more coconut cream or a tiny bit of canned coconut milk + liquid stevia only (no honey) to get by for the 1st couple months.
4 Ripe avocados
1/4 cup Coconut cream (not milk)
1/4 cup RAW honey
3 droppers Liquid stevia (or to taste)
1 Tbsp Vanilla extract (alcohol-free ideally)
1 cup RAW cacoa powder
Add all ingredients to food processor and blend until smooth. Serve as chocolate pudding or fold in some of my Happy Healthy Whipped Cream to make it more "fluffy", like mousse. Top with fresh berries, unsweetened coconut flakes, or get creative and use this recipe for a chocolate frosting ;)
NOTE: Since we posted this recipe, Trader Joe's started carrying a different coconut cream which DOES NOT work with this recipe. Most other organic coconut cream will work.
NOTE: If you are in the first part of a Candida Detox (and I haven't cleared you on adding berries back into your diet yet), then just skip the berries and add the rest.
It's still yummy...and berries are coming back soon enough. Remember: it's a fast, not a diet ;)
I named this the Sweet Tart Superfood Smoothie because it's the perfect balance of sweet (from the vanilla protein powder) + tart (from the Detox tea/Lemonade).
You are getting MORE THAN 15 servings of fruits & veggies if you drink this whole smoothie (or half if you split this recipe with someone).
BOTH the IONIC MINERALS & LOVE & PEAS (sugar free) PROTEIN POWDER can be purchased at wholesale through my ONLINE STORE. The Superfood blend came from Costco.
Don’t you love a fresh fruit pie??
Kids & those who aren’t looking for a “healthy recipe” have even raved about this one!!
HAPPY HEALTHY BERRY COBBLER FILLING:
1 large bag Frozen mixed berries, Costco (or 6 granny smith apples, peeled after you have "graduated" from the 1st phase of Candida Detox)
Optional: 1/2 cup Xylitol or Swerve (this doesn’t NEED sweetener in my opinion)
Optional: 1/2 cup Chia seeds
1/4 cup Coconut oil
1.5 cups Pecans, finely chopped (other nuts would work too)
1 cup Coconut or almond (or other GF) flour
3/4 cup Hemp seed
1 Tbsp Cinnamon
1 tsp Nutmeg
1/2 cup Swerve (granulated) sweetener
Preheat oven to 400. Fill large rectangular glass (pyrex) baking dish with your bag of berries or peeled and sliced apples. Lightly sprinkle the top of your fruit with your sweeeter (optional) and 1/2 cup chia seeds (optional), and mix. The chia seeds will give the filling a little more “gelatinous” texture, will soak up some of the liquid, and adds nutritional value to your recipe! Place your filling in the oven to start cooking the filling for ~15min while you prep the crumble.
Next, add your coconut oil to a non-stick skillet. After it melts, add the chopped nuts. Blend these into the oil before adding the coconut or almond flour, then mix again. Add the hemp seed, cinnamon, nutmeg and swerve and make sure everything is mixed well. It should be barely moist. If you get the “crumble” too moist from too much coconut oil it will not bake/harden into a "crumble" properly. You can always add more dry ingredients OR more coconut oil to find that balance.
Get creative: I’ve made an apple-berry crumble with half chopped apples and half mixed berries. You could do this with almost any fruit. You can also vary the “crumble” ingredients. I’ve used different combinations of hemp seeds, coconut flour, chopped walnuts, sesame seeds, protein powders, and other grain-free flours, as well. I cannot have oats in my topping so this is my substitute and it is YUMMY!! I also want my recipes to be a complete meal (protein from nuts/seeds, good fats from butter/oil/nuts/seeds, and healthy carbohydrates from healthy flour and fruit with very little sugar)… so this is my healthy and whole food version of "pie", and I don't feel crashed OR gulity eating it for breakfast...or EVER for that matter!! Cheers!
Check out my HAPPY HEALTHY WHIPPED CREAM recipe here!
PREP: Put can of coconut cream in the fridge the night before you want to make this.
This is another MUST-HAVE recipe shared by Careen!! She has been a HUGE contributor to this blog. This servant friend has done everything from building and editing this website, to creating, re-creating, and experimenting recipes for me and with me! I am so blessed to call her my friend and to get to throw down in the kitchen with her...AND to get to eat her food experiments!!
WORK IS ALWAYS A PARTY WITH MY CAREEN AROUND!!!
Note: Since writing this recipe, Trader Joe's has changed their Coconut Cream and it really does NOT work. I recommend Sprouts Brand, Native Forrest or Thai Kitchen for better results.
1 can Unsweetened coconut cream
1/2 tsp Organic vanilla extract (alcohol-free)
Liquid stevia, to taste (1-2 droppers)
Optional: For an extra bit of protein... Add 1 scoop of plain protein powder (it will also act as a thickener if needed).
Optional: Cacao powder, to taste (1+ Tbsp) - to make chocolate mousse!
or add pumpkin pie spice to taste.
Open your can of chilled coconut cream (DO NOT SHAKE IT UP!). Scoop out the solid (cream) portion, being careful not to include the water/liquid/milky portion. Place in a mixing bowl with other ingredients, and beat with an electric hand mixer until you get "whipped cream". Nummies!!
Note: The thickness of each can of coconut cream varies and it is crucial that it is VERY CHILLED (I store mine in the fridge) NEVER shake as it will combine with the water at the bottom, resulting in a thin cream that will not thicken.
Optional: Add the cacao powder to turn this recipe into whipped chocolate mousse!!
Coffee is VERY acidic, over-stimulates the adrenal glands and sympathetic nervous system (hence, the JOLT!) It’s contributing to your FATIGUE, is loaded with chemicals and pesticides if it's not organic, and is a high mold carrier (no bueno for Candida Detox…we need to KILL mold/fungus/yeast).
Drinking matcha instead of coffee, you’ve substituted super acidic coffee with highly alkaline and nutritious green matcha powder, which promotes healing and oxygenation in the body. Matcha powder is LOADED with antioxidants and blows traditional green tea out of the water. This is also an excellent way to get an energy boost plus 1-2 Tbsp of (brain activating) coconut oil in 1st thing in the morning… or drink 2 Matcha Lattes/day to get in more!
Nature's Sunshine's Liquid Chlorophyll ES: By adding this extra strength chlorophyll to your latte you are significantly increasing its nutritional value! The most critical molecule in the plant world, chlorophyll, is found in all green plants and vegetables. It’s particularly concentrated in spinach. This brand's proprietary complex also includes refreshing spearmint oil, a natural odor fighter. This means that this product tastes like mint (other brands will taste like grass....and you WILL NOT like your matcha latte... yuck!).
The sodium copper chlorophyll form contained in Nature’s Sunshine Liquid Chlorophyll ES is soluble in water. With the exception of a magnesium atom, chlorophyll’s structure is identical to hemoglobin, the molecule that carries oxygen in the blood. Chlorophyll is known to have the following benefits:
Collagen Powder: Adding a scoop of this to any drink, soup, yogurt, etc adds ~13g of protein and packs some serious punch for gut healing, skin health and elasticity, and improving joint pain. If you add it to anything in a high-powered blender or mixer it will make your drink/recipe "frothy" like a cappuccino! Great for creating healthy lattes, etc. Get creative! Be sure to purchase a clean, grass-fed powder. Collagen powder can be bovine (beef), porcine (pork), or marine (fish) sourced, depending upon your specific nutritional needs/preferences.
Open the can of coconut cream. Scoop the coconut cream off the top of the can and add it to a large bowl, leaving the coconut water in the can.
Add a few Tablespoons of the coconut water into the cream to thin for dressing. Blend with a hand mixer until smooth. Save left over coconut water as you may need it to thin a little more after refrigerating depending on your desired thickness.
Add in the shallots, garlic, apple cider vinegar, chives, parsley, basil, dill, sea salt, and black pepper. Stir to combine and refrigerate dressing for at least 30 minutes.
Note: Trader Joe's Coconut Cream does nor work for this recipe.
Makes 2 cups
NOTE: This soup will not sit well with those patients who have severe Candida overgrowth (severe symptoms) and are in the 1st couple months of a Candida Detox due to the heavy tomato & carrot content. If you try it but feel bloated, foggy, constipated or achy afterward then you know it's best to not eat this and try again in a few months. Once your gut heals you will be able to handle all kinds of whole foods again and thrive!
1 Tbsp coconut oil
1 white onion, chopped
5 garlic cloves, chopped
1 can (14 oz) plum tomatoes or approx. 6 fresh tomatoes, chopped
1 can (14 oz) full fat coconut milk
*2 capsules Nature's Sunshine Curcumin BP (see note below)
1 tsp Himalayan (pink) sea salt
10 medium carrots, rinsed, ends chopped off, broken in half
Black pepper, to taste
Heat coconut oil in a skillet. Saute your onions and garlic and until soft and fragrant. Set aside.
Add tomatoes, Curcumin BP (or turmeric), salt and 1 can of coconut milk to a high speed blender and puree on high until you get a smooth consistency. Pour the puree into a large pot on medium heat. Next, add your raw, broken carrots to the high speed blender, adding only the necessary water to get them to puree. If you have a Vitamix, add the cooked ingredients to the blender & continue blending until your soup is just warm enough to enjoy... less cooking/heating = more nutrition/medicine!
If you do not have a Vitamix to heat the soup simply from high-power blending, then pour your carrot puree into the pot with the tomatoes and mix together. Add black pepper to taste. Again, only cook until you reach your desired heat. Add additional salt or garlic to accommodate your palate.
NOTE: I always add a spoonful of coconut oil to soups and warm things for added nutrition and sun screen ;) Yep, eat your sun screen daily (good fats) and you won't have to lather yourself in cancer-causing chemical sunscreen in the sun/summer.
*The Curcumin BP is a powerful propietary blend I carry that is 2000x stronger (anti-inflammatory & so much more!) than simply using ground 1 tsp turmeric and a sprinkle of black pepper. If you really want the medicinal benefits (helps with arthritis, Candida overgrowth, auto-immune disease, digestion, etc), I do recommend purchasing this product at wholesale cost through my ONLINE STORE. Many of my recipes incorporate herbs & essential oils so that our food is ALWAYS medicine!!
DON'T FEEL GUILTY IF YOU EAT THE WHOLE BATCH OF SOUP!!! (for me it serves 2, not 6...ha!)
In a pot, bring water to a boil. Add potatoes and par-cook until tender but not mush. Cool until they are cool enough to handle. Grate the potatoes into a mixing bowl. Add eggs, salt and cinnamon. Add enough coconut flour to thicken and bind potatoes. Scoop potato mixture into balls or "tots". Heat a generous amount of coconut oil in a frying pan. Fry on med to med-high until golden brown on all sides. When done place on a plate or paper towel and sprinkle with salt immediately to taste.
WARNING: These are addicting!!!
ENJOY after the initial phase of a Candida Detox (month 2 for MOST people, but sometimes longer in severe cases like Fibromyalgia, auto-immune disease or any other severe symptoms that haven't started to clear yet)
NOTE: These can be made Candida-Detox safe by using liquid stevia as your sweetener for the bars, as well as the topping. See option below under "Ingredients". They may not stick together QUITE as well as with honey, but they are still delish, filling and energizing! These hold me over and wake my brain up for a few hours! However, it is a LOT of nuts. Most people do not digest nuts perfectly because of the high fat and protein content. If you have Candida overgrowth, then you know your digestive system is STRESSED OUT and weak at the moment. No way around that. You likely need a full spectrum enzyme such a my PROACTAZYME or PROTEASE PLUS if you notice constipation after eating these. Another option is to eat some RAW sauerkraut or drink a little bit of diluted RAW apple cider vinegar to help you digest anytime you feel bloated or constipated. ;)
MAKE YOUR BARS FIRST:
Add all nuts, seeds and almond butter to a food processor and process for approximately 10-20 seconds depending on how chunky or fine you want it.
In a small sauce pan, heat coconut oil on low until just melted then add honey (or liquid stevia to taste) and vanilla extract and mix together until well blended.
In a large bowl, add the nut mixture and coconut oil/honey mixture together and mix together until well blended.
Put the mixture in an 8 x 8 glass baking dish (lined with parchment paper). Then place in the freezer for 15-30 minutes before adding your topping.
MAKE YOUR TOPPING:
Mix the coconut oil (melted/liquid), cacao and liquid Stevia, to taste, and stir until well combined.
PUT IT ALL TOGETHER:
Pour the chocolate topping over the chilled bars and VERY QUICKLY spread in a thin layer.
Put bars in refrigerator for approximately 15 - 30 minutes to allow the chocolate topping to completely harden.
Cut using a large knife or clever to press instead of cutting.
Store in the refrigerator or freezer because the coconut oil will become softened at room temperature. If you pack them for a to-go snack... be sure to pack them with an ice pack.
This YUMMMM-mazing recipe is from my dear friend, Careen Lewis. She blessed me with a batch (Lord, bless those hands!) and shared her recipe. Now we ALL get the honor of sharing in this savory goodness!! THANK YOU Lord for friends who share their recipes freely to help others get healthy to serve you better!! If you have a gluten-free, dairy-free, Candida-Detox-friendly recipe to share (with photos), please CONTACT US and I am happy to credit you appropriately..OR name the recipe after you! ;)
Place your chicken in a large crock pot or large stock pot on the stove and stuff all other ingredients in and around the chicken, breaking the carrots and celery in half, as necessary. Heavily salt your mixture and add water to fill ALMOST all the way to the lid. Cook on low for 6-12 hours total. After 4-5 hours, remove chicken (carefully) to remove the meat from the carcass (meat should easily fall off the bone). Save the meat to make chicken soup (see below) OR another recipe that calls for delicious, moist chicken (if you can control yourself from eating half of it while you clean the chicken!). The chicken will freeze well in a freezer bag, if necessary. Place the chicken carcass back into your pot and continue cooking on low another 2+ hours.
After desired cooking time, place a LARGE bowl (ideally one w a pour spout) in the sink and top w a colander lined with a nut bag or doubled up cheesecloth. Pour the contents of your pot into the colander to strain into the bowl. Use immediately or jar it up for later. My bowls do not have a pour spout, so I use a glass measuring cup with a pour spout to transfer my broth into jars for storing.
*This broth freezes very well and is nice to have on hand for other recipes that call for chicken broth like rice, quinoa and other chicken broth based soups. Freeze in gallon freezer bags and freeze flat for easy thawing.
FOR BADA-BAM! CHICKEN BROTH:
1 small bulb Garlic, minced (please do not buy pre-minced, preserved garlic)
1 medium White or yellow onion, chopped
Avocado or Olive Oil
1.5 tsp Dried dill (more if fresh)
Sea salt, to taste
Optional: add additional herbs like rosemary or those of your choice. The dill and rosemary mixture was JUST AS GOOD as the straight dill!)
Saute' all of the above ingredients together and add to your mixture after you've removed the meat from your chicken carcass. Let this cook for AT LEAST 1 more hour, but I prefer quite a few more hours, or even overnight (if time allows) for deeper flavor. Salt, to taste.
After desired cooking time, place a LARGE bowl (ideally one w a pour spout) in the sink and top w a colander lined with a nut bag or doubled up cheesecloth. Pour the contents of your pot into the colander to strain into the bowl. Serve immediately or jar it up for later. My bowls do not have a pour spout, so I use a glass measuring cup with a pour spout to transfer my broth into jars for storing.
FOR MISS CAREEN'S CHICKEN SOUP:
1 small bulb Garlic, minced (please do not buy pre-minced, preserved garlic)
1 medium White or yellow onion, chopped
Homemade Basic Chicken Broth (see above)
Carrots, sliced or chopped
Celery, chopped (optional)
1.5 tsp Dried dill (more if fresh)
1 handful Fresh parsley sprigs
2 cups Cooked chicken (from the carcass - see above)
Optional: 1-2 cups cooked GF pasta or cooked brown/wild rice
Begin by sauteing the onions in avocado oil to soften or until they become translucent, adding the minced garlic about a minute before onions are done (add sea salt while cooking).
Add BASIC CHICKEN BROTH (see above).
Add dill (herbs), chopped carrots and parsley. Bring to a boil then simmer 45 minutes or until veggies are soft to your liking for chicken soup. Add more sea salt to taste. Remove parsley sprigs with tongs or a slotted spoon.
For Chicken noodle soup or Chicken wild rice soup, add COOKED gluten-free pasta or COOKED rice to the mixture right before you are ready to serve it. DO NOT add un-cooked rice or pasta as it will soak up all your liquid and leave you with a super thick "stew". Be prepared to use more broth for either of these soups as there will still be SOME liquid absorption from the noodles/rice.
ADD A WARM FIRE, RAINY DAY, SICK DAY OR COOL WINTER DAY & ENJOY!!
WARNING: THESE ARE NOT SAFE FOR A CANDIDA DETOX DIET. YOUR BODY MUST BE CLEAR TO EAT DATES/TOLERATE HIGHER SUGAR CONTENT BEFORE INCORPORATING THIS INTO YOUR DIET OR YOU WILL GO BACKWARDS, BOWELS WILL SLOW DOWN, AND YOU COULD LOSE PROGRESS. USE DISCERNMENT OR MAKE SURE I HAVE CLEARED YOU FIRST ...FOR THE AVERAGE PERSON, THESE ARE ALLOWED AT THE 3 OR 4 MONTH MARK :)
Add all ingredients (except chocolate chips) to a large food processor in the order listed above. THEN fold in your chocolate chips. Form batter into balls less than 1/4 cup each in size. The dough will be quite greasy because of the almond butter. Place on a baking sheet with parchment paper or reusable silicon baking mats. DO NOT FLATTEN your cookies.
Bake for 9 minutes at 350 degrees. (Oven cooking times may vary– keep an eye on
them to ensure your desired doneness – we like them soft in the middle!! num num!) Place cookies on cooling rack. Try not to eat the entire batch!! SELF CONTROL ... fruit of the Spirit!
Galatians 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness AND SELF CONTROL :)
**Ask for a fresh filling of the Holy Spirit BEFORE you bake!! haha
Preheat oven to 300°F (150°C). Line a standard 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners. In a medium bowl, whisk together the almond flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Add the oil, eggs, honey or stevia, and vanilla to the dry ingredients and stir until the batter is smooth. Using a silicon spatula, gently fold in the blueberries or raspberries just until they are evenly distributed throughout the batter. Divide the batter between the muffin cups.
Bake the muffins on the center rack for 30-35 minutes, rotating the pan after 15 minutes. A toothpick inserted into the center of the muffin should come out clean. Let the muffins stand for 15 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack and let cool completely. Store the muffins in an airtight container at room temperature for up to three days or freeze for up to three months.
SERVE: "Butter" your muffins with Coconut oil for added flavor, moisture and nutrition!!
NOTE: The more Coconut oil, the stronger your immune system, the happier your hormones, the healthier your skin, the greater your energy and the better protection against disease, free radical & sun damage!! You could also experiment subbing out a fraction of your flour with protein powder such as hemp protein powder or plain egg white protein to make these even MORE of a complete meal.
NOTE: To make this recipe Candida Detox friendly, skip the berries and add a bunch of lemon juice or substitute (some of) the water for my Detox Lemonade instead :) It's yummy and it works!
This smoothie recipe, as is, is for the person who is either not battling Candida overgrowth OR the patient I've cleared to start adding small amounts of sugar from low-glycemic index foods like berries and sweet potatoes. For the patient with severe symptoms or diagnoses (like fibromyalgia, severe constipation, auto-immune disease, etc) it may take longer to get the yeast under control and the liver filtering properly. IT IS BEST TO WAIT until your body can handle the extra sugar, YES, even from berries. Fruit IS very healthy, just not good for us when yeast is growing out of control in our guts :) Sugar is sugar when it comes to yeast. Avoiding it for a time (and that length of time is different for everyone) is a TEMPORARY FAST in order to allow your body to heal.
3 cups Liquid: water or unsweetened almond or coconut or hemp milk
2 scoops LOVE and PEAS - sugar free (available through my online store at wholesale)
1 scoop NATURE'S HARVEST (available through my online store at wholesale)
1 cup frozen mixed berries
1 large handful mixed leafy greens
2 Tbsp unsweetened almond or cashew butter
2 Tbsp raw/virgin coconut oil
Optional: RAW bee pollen, chia seeds, unsweetened coconut flakes, hemp seeds, maca powder, l-glutamine powder, collagen powder, etc
*You can replace (some of) the water with my DETOX LEMONADE for a sweet tart treat, even if you are doing berries!
Add all ingredients to high powered blender, add a few cubes of ice if necessary, and enjoy as a meal replacement or snack!
Add ingredients to a small bowl, mix and let sit for 10+ minutes. Pour over any salad, pasta, quinoa/rice, or use as a marinade for chicken or fish. BE CREATIVE!!
Save leftover dressing in a sealed bowl/jar for up to 1 week in the fridge.
HEALTH BENEFITS: This is 100% Candida Detox friendly! It will serve as an edible antibiotic, antiviral, antifungal, energy booster, digestive aid, liver and blood detoxifier and so much more!! The more raw, whole foods you learn to incorporate into your diet, the less you have to supplement, and the easier it is to maintain good health for a lifetime!
Grate your cauliflower directly into a large pan. Add 4-5 Tbsp coconut oil or butter and begin to cook. Add your coconut milk and lime juice, and then dust the top of your cauliflower with garlic and sea salt (to taste). Lightly simmer until cauliflower is soft but not mushy. Garnish with a basil leaf, twist of lime or lime zest sprinkles :)
SUPER EASY. Loaded with nutrition. Candida detox friendly. Great for constipation, hormone and liver issues. Expect that ANY cruciferous veggies (sulfer-containing veggies like cauliflower, broccoli, kale, spinach, etc) will make you gassy at first as they immediately start to heal and detox the liver. This means you need to incorporate more of these into your diet. Making it a goal to eat AT LEAST 1 serving of cruciferous veggies per day is a great goal (5 is excellent!...haha).
Bring a pot of water to the boil. Add pink salt.
Trim stems of sprouts and cut in half.
Blanch brussels sprouts for 4 minutes (longer if they are really large) then drain.
Heat coconut oil on high. Add bacon and cook a few minutes.
Add Brussels sprouts and shallots or onions and fry until they start to brown around the edges and the bacon crisps. Add garlic about halfway into cooking so they don't burn.
Drain brussels sprouts to remove excess oil. Serve hot.
*OPTION- You can also use 1 bag of shredded brussels sprouts (Trader Joe's)
No need to par boil them... just add them to the partially cooked
bacon and continue cooking until browned.
These are great as a side dish or with scrambled eggs for breakfast!
Recipe credit: http://morselsandmusings.blogspot.com/2011/07/crispy-brussel-sprouts-w-bacon-garlic.html
Add all ingredients in order listed to high speed blender. Add more or less ice and pumpkin pie spice for desired thickness and pumpkin pie flavor.
To cut the pumpkin, simply quarter it, keeping seeds intact. Then turn each quarter of the pumpkin on its side and cut off the skin (see photo). Use the same technique for a larger pumpkin and add ~1 cup of pumpkin (+seeds) to your smoothie.
RAW Sauerkraut is super easy to make!
I was so intimidated by raw foods, fermented foods, and sprouting for a long time… I am NOT a chef and I can do this…so you can too
Optional (get creative):
1 Tbsp Caraway seeds (traditional sauerkraut flavor)
2 Tbsp Dulse flakes (great for the Thyroid)
Sliced Garlic cloves (enhances Candida die-off)
WILD OREGANO ESSENTIAL OIL (2-4 drops; enhances Candida die-off! Start slow & Mix well.)
Any herbs: sage, thyme, rosemary, lavender (these 4 combine well! And boy do they enhance Candida die-off together. You could do the actual herbs or use 1-2 drops of each of these essential oils IF they are 100% pure, unadulterated essential oils. ALL of the essential oils I carry on my ONLINE STORE are safe to ingest; NOTE: few brands are safe for ingesting).
Massage & smash your cabbage (with your hands, tongs, the bottom of another jar, or a wooden spoon, etc) until it produces moisture and shrinks down. Mine only took about 2-3 minutes to break down.
Then transfer your wet cabbage (and every drop of juice) into your jar(s). Be sure to fill them to the top, packing your kraut to maximum capacity. You want to top each jar with a couple layers of your outer cabbage leaves that you had set aside, and make sure the liquid in the jar covers the top of the whole cabbage leaves. Add water (NOT tap water) to top off your jar so that there is NO AIR left in the jar. See photo.
Put your clean lid on tightly and store in a cool, dark place for up to 1 month. You can start checking your kraut for flavor after a few days. The warmer the room temperature, the faster the fermentation. The more sour you like it (I LOVE SOUR-kraut)…the longer it takes. 1 week in our coastal Southern California home without air conditioning is usually plenty.
Place your jar of kraut in the fridge once it reaches the flavor you like, and this will stop the fermentation process EASY! It will keep for months (but be sure to woof it down sooner than that!)
Enjoy a little each day. I love sauerkraut on a bed of salad greens with ground (taco) meat, chopped veggies (whatever I have in the fridge), avocado, and healthy hot sauce (Melinda’s Original Hot Sauce to be exact..haha). I eat a couple bites before any meal to help with digestion. It pairs perfectly with any sausage, roast, steak, poultry, etc. Great condiment OR side. It even goes with eggs (true german style!).
NOTE: DO NOT COOK IT! It is RAW for a reason…that’s how it produces and maintains all those YUMMY probiotics that heal your gut and immune system!! For the same reason, store-bought kraut that says “Organic” but is not RAW, will have zero probiotic cultures in it and will make your Candida overgrowth WORSE. It is still pasteurized (aka: dead) if it only says Organic. Organic IS NOT the same as RAW….RAW ORGANIC would be BEST!!
THE BENEFITS ARE ENDLESS:
1. Natural source of probiotics
2. Rich in Calcium, Vitamin C, Vitamin K1, Beta-carotene
3. Naturally kills Candida overgrowth & helps heal your gut
4. Detoxes liver
5. Builds energy
6. Builds immune system to protect you all year round
7. Rich in Sulfer & natural antioxidants (glutathione & superoxide dismutase) which lowers free-radical damage.
8. Cancer prevention, particularly breast cancer.
9. Helps break down hard-to-digest lactose from milk/dairy into the more easily digestible lactic acid
10. Helps digest proteins; essential for ALL healing
11. Helps heartburn/GERD
13. Traditional “treatment” for peptic ulcers in Europe
14. Clear skin (because most skin conditions start with an imbalanced gut, liver, immune system.)
15. Better bowel movements (can help with diarrhea OR constipation).
16. Healing the gut is the start to naturally balancing hormones and healthy thyroid function! It is all related!!
FOOD REALLY IS MEDICINE!!! WHAT TO EXPECT:
You MAY break out, get (BAD!) gas…stinky gas, have an itchy bum (no pain no gain!), notice some cloudy urine, get stinky pits, or notice bad breath at first because of the initial die-off reaction that is taking place in your body. CONGRATULATIONS!!! IT’S WORKING!!! Keep going kraut warrior!! It will eventually subside and you will benefit greatly from making this a staple in your diet If the gas or bloating is too bad, eat less for a week, then increase. RAW, FERMENTED foods are nearly absent from the American diet (and replaced with DEAD, sugar-laden, genetically modified, processed foods) leading to endless health problems that are 100% within OUR CONTROL. Take responsibility for your health and eat yourself healthy.
Let me know your feedback. I LOVE hearing from you guys!
Read more about Candida overgrowth if you suspect you have this! 90% of the American population does now. CHECK OUT THESE OTHER BLOGS ON CANDIDA OVERGROWTH:
WHAT IS CANDIDA OVERGROWTH?
BALANCING YOUR MICRO-BIOME
HOW KOMBUCHA HEALED MY GUT
NOTE: THIS IS NOT A RECIPE FOR SOMEONE IN THE 1ST FEW MONTHS OF A CANDIDA DETOX DUE TO THE VINEGAR IN THE CAPER BRINE. IF you can find capers without white vinegar then you could make this while on a Candida Detox (RAW apple cider vinegar would be ok). OTHERWISE, wait AT LEAST 6 months to make this OR make the recipe with olives (in a non-vinegar brine - read the label) in place of the capers...or ditch the capers all together.
Frozen grass-fed chuck roast, partially defrosted
Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)
Fresh cracked pepper
Himalayan sea salt
Fresh lemon wedges
Caper berries (preservative-free)
1/4 cup red onion, diced
Shave very thin slices off of your half frozen chuck roast and place your slices on a large plate, only 1 layer thick. Partially defrosting a frozen chuck roast is essential to being able to slice the beef super thin...which is what makes carpaccio...CARPACCIO! A fresh, raw roast will NOT slice properly, nor will a frozen solid roast.
Drizzle the carpaccio slices with olive oil, caper berries, fresh cracked pepper, sea salt, and a drizzle of fresh lemon juice. Be sure not to get any caper juice on the carpaccio if you are on a Candida Detox, as the brine contains a lot of white vinegar. Pile some arugula and diced red onion on in a creative fashion to make a presentable appetizer to serve.
Throw all into pot of boiling water cook until cauliflower is soft.
You can roast cauliflower instead, but it needs to be very soft.
When cooked, drain excess water and add 1/2 stick butter, 1 cup broth, and 1 cup cashew/almond milk. Add more liquid if it needs to be smoother. Season with Himalayan sea salt and pepper to taste.
Blend until smooth with immersion blender. Enjoy!!! WOWzers!!
Add all ingredients to high power blender and blend on medium to high until you have an icing consistency. Place in the fridge to set or immediately frost over your carrot cake or dessert.
HAVE FUN: Spoon your icing into a sandwich or quart-size ziploc freezer bag. Squeeze your icing to one bottom corner of the ziploc baggie, snip the icing-filled corner of the baggie off with scissors, and spiral-squeeze your icing onto raw cup cakes or other bite-size treats with your prairie-style icing applicator!! Heck, put a fancy icing trim on your next carrot cake or write “Happy Birthday” on a homemade (raw) cake!
1/2 cup Coconut Flour
1/4 cup Coconut Sugar (sub 1/4 cup xylitol or stevia to taste if on Candida Detox)
1 Tbsp Ground innamon
1 tsp Ground ginger
1 tsp Ground nutmeg
1 tsp Baking powder
1 tsp Sea salt
1/4 tsp Ground cloves
Optional: Substitute Zucchini (grate and let sit in colander for 10 min to let the water drain and then press excess liquid out)
Optional: 1 cup chopped Walnuts
Optional: 1 cup Raisins (skip if on Candida Detox)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix all wet ingredients (except for carrots) together in electric mixer (or in bowl with whisk if you don’t have one). Next, mix dry ingredients (minus walnuts and raisins) in a separate large bowl. Then add the mixed wet ingredients to the mixed dry ingredients (except for walnuts and raisins). Mix well. Next, gently fold in your peeled and grated carrots, walnuts and raisins (turn mixer to lowest speed). Pour your cake batter into a greased (i use my hands and grease with raw coconut oil) square cake pan (for thicker cake) or into cupcake trays.
Bake for 25-30 minutes but make sure to keep checking on your cake because ovens vary. Cupcakes will cook faster than a whole cake Cake is done when it’s a little golden brown and your toothpick comes out clean. I prefer mine a little moist in the middle.
Once your (cup)cake is completely cool you may frost it with my RAW CREAMY LEMON ICING!! I made this for Zach’s birthday party and it was a hit!!
GARNISH IDEAS: lemon zest strings/crumbs/twists, chopped walnuts, shredded unsweetened coconut shreds, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, or some carrot shreds… to garnish your treats with LOVE
CHEERS to tricking your friends and family into eating healthier! They’ll never know it’s gluten-free… AND dairy-free… AND GMO-free… AND preservative-free…AND IT CAN BE SUGAR-FREE, TOO!!!!!! YIPPY YUM YUM! Be a pioneer and make getting healthy more fun
NOTE: If you’re on the Candida Detox, add your sugar substitutes (xylitol, erythritol, stevia) conservatively and taste your batter at the end. You can always add a bit more if necessary just before you fold in the carrots and walnuts. Since this recipe is made with so much egg and some almond butter, it contains a fair amount of protein to make this a very healthy snack. Add some unsweetened egg white protein to the dry ingredients and now it’s more of a “breakfast”/ small meal replacement!! Nuts add even more protein. Zero guilt! Be creative…pray through it…have fun…it’s good for you.