I love these wee radishes, they are such a gorgeous colour and look great sliced in salads or added to stir fries at the last minute . One of my favourite ways to use them are in a delicious potato salad. Cold potatoes are high in resistant starch, which our gut bacteria love!!
These wee bombs are also a great digestive aid and will get your digestive juices flowing! The brine is a beautiful pink and can be used in salad dressings or just drink a small glass as a great tummy settler!
The brine is packed with probiotics and is really delicious!
Kombucha, for those of you not familiar with it, is a lightly carbonated fermented green tea, a real health tonic and absolutely delicious!
It’s an adaptagen, not a cure all, and brings the body back into balance or homeostasis, which benefits the entire body, rather than a specific organ or system.
Kombucha gradually detoxifies the body so the immune system can function optimally. Think of it as a filter cleaner, where the filter is your liver!
It contains a myriad of beneficial compounds including organic acids, antioxidants, vitamins, probiotics including many strains of beneficial bacteria and yeasts.
Here are some of the ways that regular kombucha drinking can improve your health!
That’s a pretty impressive list for a delicious sparkling drink you can make yourself at home.
If you want to join me on any of my Fermented Drinks Workshops to learn how to do Kombucha, Kefir and other drinks, just click here
I adapted this recipe from Italian minestrone so it has the same base flavours of tomato, onion and garlic. I decided to replace the white pasta with much healthier brown rice which makes the soup gluten free and the addition of some beans adds fibre, protein and minerals and really makes this a complete meal in a bowl!
You can add whatever veggies you have to ring the changes but peppers, green beans, carrots, leeks, courgettes, frozen peas and finely shredded greens of some sort all work really well and add loads of antioxidants, minerals and vitamins, strengthening literally every body system.
It's still wild garlic season so I am making the most of it by adding it to as many dishes as I can.
It's delicious, highly nutritious and it's free so get yourself out to your nearest woodland and let your nose guide you to swathes of gorgeous wild garlic!
Any beans work, flageolet, cannelini, haricot, butter beans are all great.
I am a big fan of nutritional yeast flakes so add a couple of tablespoons to your soup or sprinkle some on as a garnish. They add great flavour, loads of minerals and vitamins and make the soup lovely and creamy!
So without further ado, here is the recipe, I hope you enjoy it....!
VEGAN RICE AND BEAN SOUP WITH WILD GARLIC
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