Happy Father’s Day!

Happy Father’s Day to all the father figures in your life. Let’s give these individuals some extra love today!

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The weatherman was calling for rain today; however, it has turned out to be a beautiful day! Whatever your plans were today, I hope it was filled with lots of love and laughter.

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Looking for a last minute easy to make side dish? Try making this Kéfir Coleslaw. The recipe can be found on pc.ca. I made adaptations (see below).

Have you ever tried kéfir? Kéfir is fermented milk; because it is a fermented product, kéfir will contain probiotics (i.e. the good bacteria your gut needs) to help build a stronger immune system and digestive system. By having a better digestive system, your skin health can improve as well.

By incorporating kefir into a dressing, this is a very non scary way to introduce a new product into your diet. How does kéfir taste like? I would say that kéfir tastes very much like buttermilk.  Do you have leftover buttermilk in your fridge? In this recipe, you can also choose to use buttermilk instead of kefir. Buttermilk won’t have the probiotics though. 😉

organic meadows kefir

There are many kefir options on the market. I personally like the Organic Meadows option because it’s got a higher amount of probiotics. Worried about the lactose? There are also coconut milk based kéfir options which taste absolutely delicious!

Kéfir Coleslaw

Ingredients

  • 8 cups (2 L)  thinly sliced cabbage*
  • 1 cup (250 mL)  shredded carrots*
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL)  chopped fresh parsley
  • 1  shallot OR 1/4 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup (250 mL) Plain Kéfir OR Buttermilk
  • 2 tbsp (25 mL)  olive oil
  • 2 tbsp (25 mL)  red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL)  honey
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL)  salt
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL)  freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Stir together cabbage, carrots and parsley in large bowl. Whisk together shallot, kefir, oil, vinegar, honey, salt and pepper in another bowl; pour over cabbage mixture and toss to coat. Let stand for 15 minutes before serving.

*If you don’t have a food processor at home, you can always save time by buying the pre-chopped vegetables.

Food For Thought: Tired of your usual coleslaw combination and/or dressing combination? Try this kéfir dressing. It will make eating salads exciting again. 🙂 

kefir coleslaw

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