Have you ever had those moments when you just don’t know how you can fit everything in? Live well eat well requires time, effort and energy doesn’t it? Well this lazy bitch recipe is what I use as a back up. Not an everyday way of fermenting for me, but on those busy days when I know I need to get a kraut down and haven’t got the extra time I’d like this is how I’m going to do it:
I ferment for food medicine so the most important thing is to buy quality ingredients. I really enjoy the process of fermenting and find it helps me to reduce stress. It’s become a part of my self care regime. It brings me peace of mind knowing that I’ve got enough medication to treat my autoimmune dis-ease.
1 organic small cabbage
2 organic small pink lady apples
1 organic brown onion
1 tbsp of salt (or thereabouts)
1 dstp caraway seeds
1 organic lime juiced
Wash apples, peel onion and remove outer leaves from cabbage.
Chop apples and onions into quarters. Chop cabbage small enough to fit through the food processor tube.
Use large grating blade (I made the mistake of using the fine grate blade) and process all ingredients in batches. Empty the food processor into a very large bowl. I use a stainless steel bowl, but glass is fine too. Just avoid plastic!
Once you’ve blitzed the first 3 ingredients, add the salt, caraway and lime juice to the bowl and massage slightly. You won’t need to do too much as the food processor will probably have created liquid.
Pour into clean glass jars, allowing a bit of space at the top of the jar.
Label and leave for 4 days on your bench top, releasing the lid daily. In very warm climates, refrigerate after 4 days and leave to finish fermenting at the back of the fridge for up to a month.
The benefits of this blend are that you are adding prebiotics to your ferment via the apples and onions. Prebiotics stimulate the growth and survival of good bacteria and discourage the growth of harmful bacteria.
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