Vegetables

Millie's Cultured Autumn Salad

yield 1 quart

Millie says: "Watching your sugars?  Don't worry about the apple in this salad - according to Donna Gates, Body Ecology Diet expert, the sugars in cultured apples get eaten up during the fermentation process. In fact, she suggests using apples in cultured recipes even during Candida treatment.  Taking a cue from her, I added one to this mix; it adds a nice hint of tart/sweet flavor that compliments the other flavors well.  Trust your own intuition and tolerances; choose to include it or leave it out!"

1 organic apple, diced
1 c cauliflower florets

Nancy's Apple-Cranberry Kraut

From Nancy, via Millie, comes this recipe, adapted by me:

1 part cabbage (very pretty with purple)
1 part peeled apples
1 pint fresh cranberries, or 1/2 bag frozen ones, whirled in the food processor until just chopped
1 tbsp. salt
1/2 cup sauerkraut juice/starter (optional)

Mix all ingredients, cover carefully (so that liquid covers the veggies/fruits) and let ferment for about two weeks.

Proportions: 4 lbs. cabbage and 4 lbs. apples, along with the cranberries, fits into 2 gallon jars, each filled halfway.

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Update on this recipe:

How to Make Sauerkraut

As you know (since you know me!), fermented vegetables are essential for good health, and should be eaten morning, noon, and night.

Millie's Easy Kimchee

Millie says: "According to the Korea Food Research Institute, correctly fermented kimchi contains higher amounts of lactic acid and lactic acid bacteria than dairy fermented products such as yogurt. Kimchi contains protein, calcium, phosphorous, vitamins C, B1, B2, and niacin. The following recipe uses common ingredients usually kept on hand or easily found. The ingredients are cut into small pieces for easy eating and quicker fermentation."

1 head Chinese or Napa cabbage, 2 ½ - 3lbs.
1 medium Asian radish (daikon or similar)
¼ cup coarse sea salt
4 scallions (cut into 1" pieces)

Dilled Cauliflower Pickles

These are really tasty, just like pickles except...they're not. Recipe is adapted from someone on the GAPS yahoo group.

3 c cauliflower, cut into chunks
1 large garlic clove, crushed
1 T dry dill
3-4 peppercorns
1 bay leaf
2 T sea salt
2-3 c filtered water

Wash cauliflower well, and cut into chunks.

Crush garlic clove, and add to jar with spices. Add cauliflower, pressing down firmly into jar so chunks are tightly packed, leaving 1" space at the top of the jar.

Beet Kvass

Adapted from a recipe that someone posted on the GAPS yahoo group.

Beet Kvass

1/2 c starter (either juice from last batch, or whey, or sauerkraut juice), optional
1 med beet, peeled and roughly chopped
1 tbsp. salt
5 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
1 head (or so) cabbage, roughly chopped (big hunks)

Wash beet pieces, and put them into a one-gallon jar. Add the garlic, and then cabbage chunks until the jar is full. Add salt, and fill with water to within one inch of the top (make sure veggies are submerged).

Kira's Delicious Zucchini Latkes

I adapted this great recipe from someone on the GAPS yahoogroup. They're slightly softer than potato pancakes, but really tasty.

3 medium-large size zucchinis or yellow squash (3 lbs. total)
1 tsp sea salt
1/4 - 1/2 onion grated (depending on your taste). Or you can use 1 shallot.
2 eggs, well beaten
fresh ground pepper
lard or duck fat

Grate up the zucchinis on the largest shredding side of a box grater. Add salt, stir well, and let sit for 10 minutes.

Creamy Basil Pate

1 head cauliflower, steamed and cooled
lots of ghee, to taste
salt and pepper, to taste
large handful of fresh basil
3 large eggs

Blend in Vitamix or good blender; pour into greased loaf pan.

Bake at 350f for ~1 hour.

Crispy Cauliflower-Egg Patties

These are easy and delicious!

2 c. steamed cauliflower, mashed
3 eggs
2 minced scallions
1/2 tsp. salt, and pepper to taste.

Stir ingredients together

Fry in lots of coconut oil and or ghee, over medium heat.

Squash Crepes

There are lots of versions of this recipe available in the SCD community. This one works well, although these are time-consuming to fry, because they're so thin and little.

4 eggs
1 cup mashed cooked zucchini or other cooked vegetable
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
1 T. melted coconut oil

Blend all ingredients well. Cook pancakes over medium heat in plenty of coconut oil, making little cakes so that you can flip them without breaking 'em.

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