How to eat fermented foods.
Fermented or aged foods are packed with bacteria that will help to digest our food and colonise our guts. Fermented foods sound quite foreign however you're probably already eating more than you know!
Here's a list of common fermented foods ard how to eat them:
-Cheese, choose whole milk well aged cheeses and add to salads, sandwiches, roast vegetables to make a salad or on top of pasta dishes.
-Yoghurt, whole milk natural yoghurt and add your own flavours.
-Raw honey, great to add to yoghurt and smoothies, also manuka honey. Not technically fermented but still full of good bacteria and enzymes.
-Pickled vegetables, gherkins, kimchi(korean cabbage with chilli), sauerkraut (european cabbage with herbs or spices), pickled onions. They're great in burgers, sandwiches and in salads.
-Miso paste, pay for an organic authentic miso, there are many impostors, smear on veg or meat before cooking to add a meaty salty depth of flavour. Mix with water for a hot drink or soup base or add oil and citrus to make a delish dressing.
-Kefir, like a liquid yoghurt, now available in supermarkets, drink or add to smoothies or muesli.
-Kombucha, it's like a less sugary softdrink with a slightly fermented taste, drink straight or add a bit to fresh juices or dairy free smoothies.
-Cured aged meats, and fishes, without nitrates!
-Tempeh, organic, add to stirfrys, use to make a vegan san choy bau or just use in place of meats in recipes.
-Real artisian olives, pickles, buttermilk and sourcream, most supermarket verions of these aren't genuine and chemicals have been added to speed up processing so you need to spend a bit more to get the genuine bacteria filled product.
Pic: Breakfast bowl with @nakulaorganic passionfruit coconut yoghurt, @driscollsberry blueberries, LSA, chia, cacao nibs and edible flowers.