Recipes for Delicious Probiotic Foods
by Health Researcher Sue Visser. www.naturefresh.co.za
HOW TO MAKE SALTED LEMON
Take 1 or 2 lemons with thick skins. Choose Meyer lemons or ones that have a thick layer of skin. Rough skin lemons are not as suitable because they are very bitter. Wash or scrub the lemons very well if you bought them.
Quarter the lemons lengthways and cut into very thin slices. Some people squeeze out most of the juice before doing this, to use for other purposes but you don’t have to. Spread the sliced lemon out on a dinner plate and sprinkle with 1 or two teaspoons of Himalayan or other natural salt. Leave the plate in the sun or in a warm place for a day. Then transfer to a jar, keeping it closed for a few days until the white parts become saturated and clear. It can now be eaten or kept in the refrigerator for a few weeks.
Enjoy the lemon pickle with just about any meal. It goes well with spinach, dhal, fish, curries and cheese. It is great in a sandwich and with snacks. Lemon skin is very good for bile stimulation and will thus help with the alkalinity of the small intestine. It is good with greasy food and cleans the palate. Eating at least a tablespoon of lemon pickle a day helps with arthritis and skin disorders, according to some naturopaths.
HOW TO ENJOY FERMENTED MILK (MAAS)
Buy the organic Maas in the dairy section of the supermarket. (e.g. Fairview Maas at Woolworths or Pick n Pay). Start by taking ½ cup of it first thing in the morning. Maas does not suit everybody, so after a week you can decide to continue with it or not. Some people find it eases constipation whilst others find that it causes it!
For cottage cheese: mix 1 or 2 cups of Maas with ½ teaspoon of natural salt. Pour this into a sieve that has been lined with a finely woven cloth. Allow the water to drip out for a few hours until the desired consistency and transfer to a closable container. You can flavour this cottage cheese with caraway seeds if you like. Some people recommend a mixture of cottage cheese and ground-up flaxseeds as a spread. * You can add Marmite as well for even more benefit. For a harder cheese: Fold over the sides of the cloth. Wrap with paper towel and press the package between a few sheets of newspaper with the bread board on top of it to for a few hours. Longer means harder: (and a smaller lump of cheese!) This process produces a harder cheese like the Indian pannier. It is great with cooked spinach or curries.
* The Budwig diet for treating cancer makes use of this combination. (See my research and articles on Natural Cancer treatments. www.naturefresh.co.za )