HAUTE KRAUT

My sauerkraut has to be the totally best ever kraut in existence ANYWHERE. Why? Because its only 10 minutes + 8 - 10 days to make a few jars of organic pre-digested krauty goodness you can pop open anytime enjoying its immediate benefits on digestion, beauty & nutrition. PLUSSS its haute PINK ;) & I loovee hot pink ANYTHING. Pictured are two of my lunches this week: salad with HAUTE KRAUT & PESTO, & a quinoa green salad, which is now all hauted up.

All you need is:

One big head of organic red cabbage

1 tablespoon sea salt + 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

A food processor (to shred it quickly) or really good sharp knife & chopping board.

 

 

To make finely shred the cabbage as if making coleslaw. Put into a large bowl & squish with your hands along with the sea salt. The vinegar is optional. Keep squishing until the cabbage becomes juicy & bruised. Using a clean spoon & a some squeaky clean jars (any will do) compact down portions of squished cabbage until about 1 cm from the top of each. This will allow room for the kraut to expand slightly as it ferments. Put all your jars onto a serving tray & place in a cool dark place for 8 - 10 days. The tray is to catch any liquid that may bubble out!

Enjoy it with anything & everything. I love it on salads, toasted sourdough bread with goats cheese, eggplant pickle & kale or with steamed vege's to add enzymes & good bacteria. Anything that promotes good bacteria in the gut makes you GORGEOUS. You knew that though right?!

Love & chocolate xxx Abigail


Activated Pepita Snack

SNACK TIME :) Pepitas = Pumpkin Seeds = Vitamin E (skin +) & Niacin (read - amazing amazing for your brain = mood food!) & sooo much more. Google the happy little dears.

Many of you will already be up on the know of how damaging heated oils are to your health. Roasted nuts & seeds are so tasty & morish but also high in heated oils even when they're dry roasted. Here's a simple snack you can make which will satisfy your body's true need ~ FOR NUTRIENTS. Perfect along with a few carrot sticks in the handbag, they are high in protein too! This is how I prefer to eat my pumpkin seeds. My family do like theirs roasted & I make a three seed mix for them (roasted!) I prefer the recipe 'activated' which means they've become a living food & ready to GROW! Activated foods are much easier to digest, more alkalising to the body & even richer in vitamins & minerals :)

Recipe:
Organic soaked pepitas, drained
Tamari
Celtic salt (opt)
Cayenne pepper (I like lots!)

Add seasonings to *soaked drained pepitas, to taste. Dehydrate overnight in a dehydrator or very slow oven (say 40'C). Store in a jar ready for snacking or packing! MMM! I also love these sprinkled over salads, steamed garlic broccoli with my seed cheese for a quick, light, nutritious meal.

*To soak any amount, double the measure of pepitas with water & leave 3 hours at room temperature

Love & chocolate (there is a raw chocolate recipe in my book you'll love using pepitas, can't wait to share!) xxx Abigail