Saturday, May 21, 2011

Sauerkraut

I grew up with fermented foods but I never cared for them.  Only when I started doing GAPS did I really get into fermented vegetables.  So far my favorite is sauerkraut.  The first time I took a bite, I had to spit it out.  However, as time went on, I grew to love it.  Now I'm hooked for life. I eat it with lunch and dinner and even drink the juice(brine).  My daughter had the same reaction.  Immediate reaction was hate & disgust but grew to love it after a while.

I apologize that the picture is not the best. I sort of drank the juice prior to this picture :).



Here's my kraut recipe.

I medium sized organic cabbage
2 TBSP celtic sea salt (or sea salt)

Cut the cabbage into small pieces.  Put in a bowl, add the sea salt.  Mash and wring them until liquid comes out.  Transfer into a jar large enough to keep the cabbage submerged.  Add some water if you didn't get enough from wringing the cabbage.  I ferment mine for up to 2 weeks. I add a few TBSP of the brine from a previous batch.  Cover and let it sit.  

Note:  I use a  Picklemeister.  You can use any glass jar.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Coconut Waffles

This is quick and easy and paleo!   It's always a hit at my house.  I eyeballed everything so I'm giving you approximate measurements in this post.

1/4 cup coconut flour
2 large duck eggs (you can use chicken eggs too but you may need 3).
1 tsp GF vanilla
2 tbsp coconut milk(I made my own)
a dash of salt
1 tbsp honey
1 tbsp virgin coconut oil

Pre-heat your waffle maker.  Mix everything and make sure to remove all lumps.   Cook! Serve. I served this with honey lemon creme that I purchased from an SCD-legal website.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Pumpkin Seed Crackers

I didn't have a chance to take a photo of this. They just went fast! So I suppose that means that it was good.  It's really easy to make.  I just eyeballed this recipe.  I believe I used a cup of soaked/dehydrated/ground  pumpkin seeds and 1 duck egg.   I pre-heated the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.   I baked til it browned on the sides.  I added some Celtic sea salt after I took it out of the oven.  Enjoy!  It's easy.  I promise to take a picture the next time I make it.

I just broke mine apart, no need to look perfect. I rather liked them looking quite rustic.

I've also made this recipe with pecan and walnut with great results.  I'll be continuing to tweak this recipe.