Fermented vegetables are an excellent way to keep your digestive system healthy!
Here’s a great recipe and a video showing why that maintaining a healthy gut is so important!
Sweet and Spicy Kimchi is an easy and tasty solution.
This traditional Korean dish dates back 3000 years and is delicious. The flavour of this cultured vegetable dish is spicy and rich in flavor. Use fabulous Kimchi is a healthy side dish, topping to a sandwich or eaten alone. You’ll soon grow to love it!
- 1 Napa cabbage, finely shredded
- 3 Carrots, finely shredded
- 2 Cucumbers, de-seeded and finely shredded
- 2 Bunches scallions, thinly cut into diagonal pieces
- 1 Apple, finely shredded
- 2 Small oranges, peeled, sectioned and chopped into small pieces
- 2 teaspoons, garlic minced
- 1/2 teaspoon, cayenne
- 2 tablespoons, sesame seeds
- 2 teaspoons Himalayan pink salt
1. Place the shredded cabbage in a large mixing bowl with salt and gently massage to release the cabbage juice. Do this several times, cabbage needs to be floating in its own juice.
2. Add the remaining ingredients and mix well.
3. Firmly pack the vegetable mixture with the juice into a gallon glass jar. Place a pint size, water filled, tightly covered glass jar on top of the veggies to keep them submerged in the liquid while fermenting.
4. Cover with a clean tea towel and store in a warm dry place for 2 days. After 2 days check flavor, and if it’s to your fermented taste, you’re done. If you like more tartness let it go for another day and check again.
I learned this recipe from Chef Tina Jo.
This video explains why you want to keep your gut healthy. Did you know your gut is your second brain?