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Sunday, November 16, 2014

Fermenting continues



The fermentation project continues. I'm trying to come up with good probiotic items that Gerry will also like. I like the salty vinegar brine of fermentation but he isn't really into that so much. So today, I experimented with ways to get the fermented veggies into things that would mask the fermentation. I  made these kimchi spring rolls with rice paper wrappers, added the fermented kimchi with some spinach leaves and some of the tomatillo salsa. Really good.


I also made some spinach hummus. I fermented the chickpeas by soaking them overnight in apple cider vinegar that had the mother, the beans sprouted after a 12 hour soak and I mixed them with tahini, lemon juice, garlic and spinach for a really great fresh hummus. Big hit. Looks pretty on the pottery doesn't it? I like that there are ways to get the probiotic benefits from other foods than just sauerkraut and pickled beets. 


For lunch today, I made veggie wraps with the fermented vegetables. Just cut them into matchstick size, added some olive oil, cheese and lettuces from the garden and served with the tomatillo salsa, some chips and some chile sauce, also fermented. So far so good. Everything has been tasty and extremely healthy. I made a batch of vegan chocolate chip cookies, mostly out of curiousity to see how they would taste. They were fine, but you can't touch a buttery chocolate chip cookie with real chocolate and eggs and butter. 

Feeling pretty healthy with all of this eating of the veg.  I can just feel my gut flora having a party in there already, haha! Still blogging with my iPad, I find it incredibly annoying, but my computer with its blinky screen is more annoying, so whatever. Maybe one of these days I'll do something about it......

5 comments:

Anna M. Branner said...

I would like to eat at your house.

Michèle Hastings said...

Kimchi is also delicious dropped into any type of spicy Asian style soup.
Your spring rolls look so pretty. They are such fun to make... so many possibilities.

cookingwithgas said...

I am going to say we need to have lunch at your house!!

Tracey Broome said...

Everyone come on over!
Michele, I like the soup idea, a little kimchi in some miso? Yum.....

June Perry said...

Those looks wonderful. I love vinegar and anything tart-lots of lemon, etc. but husband does not like any of it!
I ordered a couple of books on fermentation from our local library a couple of days ago. There's a long waiting list for one of them but I should have the other one sooner.
I'm normally not a fan of wraps, but those look light and wonderful!
-PS: Made my first cold process soap. Details will be on my blog later.