My current favorite is the Chickpea Stew with Sweet Onions. I’ve made it many times now with many variations. For example, if you want it to cook faster,
just use a smaller bean. I’ve also had fun experimenting with the spices. And I’ve added other ingredients, such as mushrooms. I’ve replaced the red onions with fresh fennel bulbs. Etc. Basically, I’ve twisted it so many
different ways that it doesn’t really resemble the original in some of my experiments. But that just means to me that the recipe is an awesome base to start with that lends itself to a lot of creativity so that you don’t get bored.
I would love to see this subject revisited on this site as well. I went ahead and looked at the research sited in the kimchee video and the items in the fermented foods list – in the research – included animal products. So I’m not sure that this video has sufficiently teased out the issues and questions around fermented vegetables. I’ve heard that the issue with fermented foods is the high amount of salt which is not good for our blood pressures or our gut. Supposedly Asian cultures, which eat a lot of fermented products, have high gut cancers supposedly from the high salt. And I use the word “supposedly” because I really don’t know.
Before the kimchee video came out I used to make my own. My understanding is that the salt is used to protect the vegetable from acquiring undesirably bacteria and thus creating a poisonous ferment. But I’ve experimented with using less than half the salt called for, letting the vegg cure with the salt overnight, and then rinse all of the salt off before fermenting to make the final product a less salt-heavy food.
I also, for “fun”, added my own probiotic caps (taken apart of course and spread) to my mixture.
My grandmother made fresh sauerkraut and my Father made pickles which we loved to eat growing up.
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