Thanks for all the wonderful comments (and welcome to our new readers!!) in regards to late night eating and getting to bed. We did manage to have our dinner (smoothie) around 7pm last night, k it was more like 7:30, but we did pretty good. Each day we hope to do better. We both felt better getting up this morning, no major tummy aches and slept a little better. Got our new morning workout routine done ; ) So far a great Friday!!
Well as you all know we love our homemade fermented foods from raw sauerkraut, kombucha, raw yogurt, water kefir, and coconut kefir, and today we are showing you how we make fermented veggies! Let us know if you would like to see more videos of us making things, just leave us a comment of what you would like see!
Is very easy so no excuse not to give it a try ; )
Now you might see other ways of making fermented veggies, but this is how we do it. We love how simple it is and does not require any fancy equipment (okay besides a food processor for the shredding)
A mix of your favorite veggies
We did a about 5 pounds of leeks, carrots, beets, radish, butternut squash, chinese cabbage, and green onions.
2-3 tbsp sea salt
Shredded the veggies into thin strips, we used a food processor, but you can hand chop, use a mandoline, or cheese grater of course.Then place veggies in a large bowl, sprinkle with salt and start massaging till water steeps out and veggies get smaller and softer. Then place in glass jars, lightly cover (needs air to ferment), leave out at room temperature for 3 days. Then place ready jars into fridge and enjoy!
Why should you eat fermented veggies??
- easy to digest, so great for all of us who have weak digestive systems
- taste yummy (well some fermented foods did take us awhile to get use too)
- great way to jazz up any salad
- easy to travel with, just take your jar (and maybe some tahini stirred in) and go
- been eaten for years to help with many health problems
- adds friendly bacteria into your diet
- helps with candida
- full of enzymes to enhance a healthy life
- full of fiber and helps with constipation (great thing for us)
- low in calories while full of nutrition
Did you know over in Europe, China, and many other countries they have some form of fermented foods at EVERY meal!! What don’t we do that here?? Well like our friend Kristen we hope to change that ; )
We hope you give fermented veggies a try. We think you will love them as much as we do and we know this amazing lady enjoys her fermented foods. Check out her post on Crazy Sexy Life to learn even more about the benefits of eating fermented foods.
Have a great Friday!
Till next time,