Fermented Vegetables

Ingredients

  • 1 or 2 medium carrots, cut into matchsticks
    Carrots - Matchstick
  • ½ lotus root, thinly sliced
    Lotus Root - Thinly Sliced
  • ½ cup burdock root, cut into matchsticks
    Burdock - Matchsticks
  • A glass jar
  • Organic soy sauce or Tamari
  • Spring water

Preparation

Vegetables in JarPut carrots, burdock, and lotus roots into the glass jar. Fill the jar ½ water and ½ soy sauce or Tamari, to cover all the vegetables.

DO NOT seal or close jar with a lid for 3 days and leave on counter-top. This needs to be done because a sealed container during the fermenting process will explode if not left ventilated. Put a small heavy object inside the jar to keep all the vegetables submerged under the liquid. I use a clean stone.

 

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After 3 days, the fermentation process is finish and you can start eating a Tbsp of these vegetables with your meals. You are now free to seal the jar and store it in the refrigerator. Where it will keep for a month.

When all the vegetables are finished, you can reuse the same liquid for another batch. No need to waste the left over brine.

Fermented Vegetables fermenting

 

 

If the pickles are too salty, you can rinse them under running water, before serving them.

 

Fermented Vegetables

 

 

 

*Fermented vegetables are a very healthy way to add strength to the intestinal flora and to improve digestion. It’s always good to eat a small amount at the end of your meal.

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