Wow, that was a pretty quick and an easy week of going raw! I've done juice fasts that nearly killed me! Raw with chewing is SO much easier. Keeping the variety going hasn't been that hard and yes, there have been several days that I just wanted to roast or cook something!
So, in my need for more....I decided to ferment a jar of fresh pineapple, butternut squash, fresh cranberries and cilantro! ( I've done the pineapple before with cilantro but not the other foods added...and it's SO good....you know how your brain is expecting sweet from the fruit...well the fermentation makes it sour...the brain gets a surprise!)
It's going to sit for a couple weeks but should be SO good!!!
I am SO in love with all the color! Adding foods of ALL colors is one of the healthiest things you can do!
Of course from an artist....THINK COLOR!!!
Pound out the juices, then add the brine. My ratio is 2 Tbsp salt to 1 Quart of water. Mix the brine and pour what you need over the veggies and fruit.
You know I've been doing this for so long, I don't need the fancy fermenting gadgets. A quart ziplock is good enough for me. Weight it down with a bag of water, then cover with a dish towel. Let it do it's thing.
The idea is to keep all the food under the water line. The weight of the bag does just that.
Now let it sit and do what fermented foods have been doing for centuries....create it's own pro-biotics. It's a predigested food!