For thousands of years, people have been making naturally fermented vegetables, fruits, dairy products, and ales. Japanese cuisine features many fermented foods, such as umeboshi (pickled plum), miso and natt?, which are both made using fermented soy beans. In South Korea, live cultured cabbage, or kimchi, is a culinary mainstay and is spreading far and wide. Sourdough bread, made from naturally fermented dough is now coveted across the world. These fermented foods transform sugars and carbohydrates into probioticve powerhouses, containing friendly bacteria that help to maintain a healthy digestive tract. This can help increase energy levels, stabilize blood pressure, improve sleeping patterns, 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. Start the day with Banana and Blueberry Kefir Muffins or Comforting Cacao Oatmeal. Lunch & Dinner ideas include Probiotic Gazpacho and Egyptian-inspired Rice and Lentil Stew. Try Red Lentil Dosas and Pesto Focaccia in the Breads & Pancakes section and Turmeric and Chile Kimchi in Condiments, Dressings, & Dips. There are also health-boosting Probiotic Drinks, while Something Sweet provides recipes that will delight and surprise, like Sweet Cinnamon & Yogurt Scones.