Kimchi is like the heart and soul of Korean cooking. This traditional Korean side dish is made from TASTY salted and fermented vegetables and Korean flavours. Just like Remedy Kombucha, kimchi is alive and kickin’ with the goodness of organic acids! Try this delish I Quit Sugar-approved ferment today.
KOM-CHI Kombucha meets kimchi
Makes: 2 x 1 litre jars
Prep time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Cooking time: NA
- ½ head Napa or savoy cabbage,
- chopped into quarters
- 5 cloves Garlic
- 3cm ginger, fresh
- 6 spring onions
- 1 small brown onion
- 1 tbsp Tamari
- 1 tbsp fish sauce
- 1 tbsp sea salt
- 1/2 cup Remedy Kombucha
- Ginger Lemon
- 1 apple, sliced into matchsticks
- 1 carrots finely sliced into matchsticks
- (or just grated)
- ¼ to ½ cup Korean red chili flake*
- (or regular chilli flakes)
- 2 x 1 litre jars, or a few smaller 500ml jars.
Remove the bottom core from the cabbage, and slice into quarters.
Add cabbage to a large bowl and sprinkle over sea salt, start lifting up the leaves, and sprinkling the sea salt between the leaves, to ensure the salt is covering everything!
Place a plate over the cabbage and weigh down, with a book or any heavy object! This will help draw the water out of the cabbage.
Every 30 minutes, toss the cabbage, and place the plate and weight back on top to continue to draw moisture out. Continue to do this for 2 hours. Meanwhile, to prepare the chilli sauce, add the garlic, ginger, chilli flakes*, onion, tamari, fish sauce and kombucha to a food processor and blitz to combine.
Add the kimchi chilli paste into a large bowl and add in the carrot, spring onions and apple and toss to combine.
Rinse the cabbage leaves under a running tap to remove excess salt and shake dry. Roughly tear cabbage apart, add it to the bowl with the chilli paste. Use your hands to mix everything together and coat evenly in the chilli paste.
Shove the kimchi into clean jars and pack the mixture down as you go with your fingers or a spoon.
Place the jar/s into a cool spot away from direct sunlight, like the pantry. Allow kimchi to ferment for 7 days. A sign that your kimchi is fermenting is tiny bubbles on the surface.
Each day, you’ll need to ‘burp” the kimchi to remove excess pressure by opening up the lid, and then also push down the contents to ensure the kimchi is kept below the liquid.
After 7 days, move your kimchi to the fridge to store. It will last for 12 months.
NOTE: Add LESS chilli flakes if you don’t like much heat.
Finally scraping the barrel of iso-recipe ideas? We're in the same boat. One more curry and we may just have a new turmeric-coloured wallpaper on our hands. It's either that or the beans get a spin in the microwave again. Luckily our main gal and Remedy nutritionist Jacqueline Alwill came in to save the day with this banger of a burger recipe. Plant-based deliciousness which uses simple ingredients and is oh-so easy to make (it also happens to go REAL well with a Remedy Ginger Beer). Get on it!
Deluxe Plant-Based Burgers by Jacqueline Alwill
Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegan
- 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
- 1 cup (200g) frozen peas, defrosted
- 1 cup (200g) cooked chickpeas or tinned, rinsed and drained
- 1/2 cup (70g) cooked brown rice
- 1/2 cup (48g) almond meal
- 1/4 cup (60g) caramelised onion
- 2 tablespoons (40ml) extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped coriander (or your herb of choice)
1. Start by making the flax egg. Combine ground flaxseed with 2.5 tablespoons water in a small bowl, mix and set aside.
2. In a food processor combine defrosted peas, chickpeas, brown rice, almond meal, caramelised onion and oil and pulse to chop a few times. Add flax egg and blitz briefly so the mixture comes together but you can still see small pieces of peas and chickpeas.
3. Shape into 4 even sized burgers approximately 10cm in diameter, pop on a plate, cover and set in the fridge for 20 minutes.
4. Heat the oven to 180°C and line a large baking tray with greaseproof paper. Place burgers on baking tray, spray lightly with extra virgin olive oil and bake in oven for 40 minutes.
5. Team with your favourite burger bun (bread or lettuce) and choice of juicy burger extras - pickles, hummus, mustard, beetroot, tomato, sprouts, onion, kraut and serve with sweet potato wedges for extra delicious trimmings.
Looking for a healthier option this Easter that's DAMN tasty? Remedy nutritionist Jacqueline Alwill whipped us up this Easter Bunny Bread we couldn't help but share!
Easter Bunny Bread by Jacqueline Alwill
Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Makes 1 loaf, serves 8-10
- 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 3 free range eggs
- 1/2 cup coconut sugar or 1/3 maple syrup
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 2tsp gluten free baking powder
- 1/2 tsp bicarbonate soda
- 1/2 cup (75g) dark chocolate, roughly chopped
- 1/2 cup sultanas
- 2 cups grated carrot
- 1 1/2 cups (225g) gluten free flour or spelt flour (for those not gluten free)
- 1 cup shredded or flaked coconut
1. Preheat oven to 170c and line a loaf tin (12x24cm) with greaseproof paper.
2. Whisk together olive oil, coconut sugar, eggs, spices, baking powder, bicarbonate soda in a large mixing bowl until creamy.
3. Add dark chocolate, sultanas, gluten free flour and grated carrot and mix to combine. Pour into lined loaf tin and place in oven to cook for 45-55 minutes.
4. Cool in tin for 20 minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely before slicing and serving!