A Side: Kimchee

Probiotics are friendly gut bacteria. They enhance immune function and improve digestion. Fermented vegetables are full of probiotics without the added sugar of shop bought products.

Kimchee is Korean fermented cabbage and is a great tangy substitute for coleslaw. It has many health benefits, in particular for gut bacteria. It is easy to make and it beats all your shop bought probiotics hands down!

Ingredients:

  • 1 litre of water at room temperature
  • 100g of salt
  • 1/2 head of white cabbage
  • 10 radishes
  • 2 carrots
  • 2 chilis
  • 2 thumb size pieces of ginger

Method:

  • Add the salt to the water and stir until fully dissolved.
  • Shred all the vegetables in a food processor.
  • Place the shredded vegetables into a large bowl and cover with the salt water. All the vegetables must be covered to avoid them going rancid. Weight the vegetables down with a plate and heavy object on top to ensure this happens.
  • Soak over night and then transfer to a tightly sealed container.
  • Leave for about a week to allow the probiotics to form and then it’s ready to eat. More recipes to follow with Kimchee as a side!

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