Fermenting Beetroot

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I just love beetroot!
So juicy and sweet and full of iron!
Fermenting thin slices together with dill (so helpful for digestion) and red cabbage (great for detoxing) upgrades the nutrients.
The result tastes delish and goes perfect with your Christmas lunch.
If you need more iron but don’t  want to include meat beetroot are a great alternative. And if you have teenagers at home who do a lot of sports you might want to include beetroots in their diets to make sure they get enough iron.

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Fermenting Beetroot
Ingredients:

– 450 gram beetroot

– 220 gram red cabbage plus the stem

– handful of dill

– Brine: 15g himalayan crystal salt to 1 litre of water

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Fermenting Carrots with Turmeric

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Fermentation is natures way of upgrading your ordinary eats to nutrition dense super foods!
We all know about the importance of a healthy gut and making sure we have a diverse array of gut microbes can help with a whole host of health concerns.
Everyone can make their own healthy bacteria at home, it’s so simple and cheap!
Now It’s bit colder (writing this from London town) it can take a little bit longer than in summer but this recipe should be ready in 10-14 days.
Just taste (with a wooden spoon) as you go along and don’t forget to burp your little baby once a day or once every other day.
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Fermented Carrots with Turmeric

-4 carrots (about 400g)

– 2 fresh turmeric

– handful of dill

– 15g of sea salt for 1 litre of water

– plastic bag with brine to press down the carrots

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Turmeric Latte

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As the winter nights draw closer bring in some warmth and sunshine with this Turmeric latte!
The spice turmeric contains a super powerful pigment called curcumin.
It’s one of the most powerful antioxidants found and it comes with strong anti-inflammatory action so really good for auto-immune disorders.
Researchers  has also found it has anti-carcinogenic action so may protect the body against cancer.
The only problem is it’s not easily absorbed by the body, so to boost absorption I blend it  in warm milk and also add some black pepper.
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Turmeric Latte

– 1 and 1/2 cup almond milk

– piece of fresh turmeric

– piece of fresh ginger

– stevia or maple syrup

– cinnamon

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Kombucha for Beginners

Kombucha is a drink, where bacteria and yeast from the mushroom or scoby (symbiotic Culture of bacetria and yeast) work together with tea, sugar and water and ferments into the final health promoting kombucha drink.
It’s full of probiotic microorganisms, active enzymes, beneficial bacteria, C and B vitamins.
According to researchers it can have a positive effect on stomach ulcers and liver/kidney function.
The drink originally comes from China, but it’s also consumed in eastern europe and Russia, and is used for treatment of a whole host of disorders.

I love it that I can grow my own probiotics at home, It’s really empowering, easy and cheap, and it tastes so good as well!

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Kombucha for Beginners
Ingredients:

– Scoby medium size (mine was from here)

– 4 teabags

– 1 litre filtered water

– 90-100 grams sugar about 1/2 cup

– 1 tablespoon raw vinegar

Simple Steps:
Wash your glass container in the dishwasher on a high temperature or put it in the oven 150 C for 20 min to sterilize it.

Boil your filtered water and add tea and sugar, seep for around 20 min, remove tea bags and let it cool.

When luke warm add the scoby and vinegar.

Cover the container with a cheesecloth, muslim or thin kitchen towel. Place in warm dark place like an airing cupboard.

Leave it for 5 days, then with a wooden or plastic spoon taste it every fem days until it has the strength you like.

When it’s ready take the culture out together with some of the kombucha and start the next batch.

It’s now ready to drink!

(look out for my post about 2nd fermentation where you add flavourings! Coming soon)

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Miso covered Aubergine

 

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Miso covered  Aubergine is one of my favorite foods to make at the moment!
It tastes amazing and is so easy to make!
As you know when don’t do complicated here🙂
Aubergine is a super source of fiber, vitamin B1, B6  copper,folate and potassium to name a few it also contains phytonutrients that comes with antioxidant action.

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Miso Covered Aubergine

– 1 aubergine

– 4 tablespoons miso paste (I like white miso)

– 2 tablespoons maple syrup

– 1 tablespoon tamari sauce

– 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil and 1 tablespoon for topping

– 1/2 inch grated ginger

– 1 grated garlic clove

– 4 spring onions

– 1/2 red chili

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Pea and Mint Quinoa

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I love Quinoa It’s my favorit grain hand down and I’m in good company: it’s been voted a super crop by the UN!
The power-packed quinoa is considered a complete protein as it contains all 9 essential amino acids, and contains almost twice the amounts of fibre of other grains, it’s gluten free and very easy to digest.
I adore the gorgeous nutty taste and I could easily just eat it on it’s own with some salt and olive oil.
My kids like their quinoa less plain and this recipe is there favorite.
The fresh mint, peas and dressing makes it  more like a dish on it’s own and I sometimes have it as a quick lunch – hot or cold it works equally well!

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Pea and Mint Quinoa

– 1 cup quinoa

– 1 cup peas

– 2 spring onions

– 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint

dressing:

– 3 tablespoons olive oil

– 1 1/2 vinegar

– 1/2 tablespoon maple syrup

– 1/2 teaspoon salt

– black pepper

How to cook Quinoa:
I like mine fairly dry so this is what I do:
Rinse, bring one part quinoa one part water to boil under a lid.
Lower the temperature and let it simmer for 10 min, take it off the heat and leave for another 10 min.
Fluff it up a few times.
serve.

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Healthy Pumpkin Spice Balls

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Celebrate  Halloween with these healthy Pumpkin Spice Balls!
Make a big batch of 47 balls of gorgeous goodness, put them in the freezer and take them out and snack through out the season.
They never truly freeze so you can just pop them in your mouth to instantly satisfy any sweet cravings you might have.
They are also filling and provides you with a nourishing nutrient rich hit.

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Add a bit of water if you need to.

Healthy Pumpkin Spice Balls

– 25 majool dates

– 2 cups coconut meal for baking

– 1 + 1/4 tablespoons mixed Pumpkin Spice Mix

– 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

– 1/2 teaspoon Himalayan crystal salt

– a few tablespoons water if you need

– 1/4 – 1/2 cup chopped pumpkin seeds to roll in

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