Yes you can make your own fermented vegetables at home! It only takes a few basic instruments and ingredients. Basically, most lacto-fermented foods are
nothing more than whole, chopped, sliced or grated vegetables placed in a brine of salt and water for a period of time at room temperature to let the
beneficial bacteria develop. Here is a suggestion for vegetable combination--but feel free to use any vegetables you like!
You won't miss the bread crumbs or cheese in these delicious meatballs! Using delicate chicken or turkey means you need to be careful to not overcook them, but you'll also be rewarded with a light, yet delicious main dish. Don't skip the anchovy paste! It adds just the right piquant, salty flavor that enhances without overpowering these meatballs! You could also use anchovy fillets if you prefer.
Serve on top of a romaine salad or vegetable noodles, such as spiralized zucchini or spaghetti squash. These are great leftover--cold from the fridge for a protein snack. See the Asian variation below too!
Chia seeds are an excellent source of Omega-3! You can add them to many recipes, including smoothies, puddings and salads. Here we've toasted them and sprinkled on zucchini--try it with another favorite green vegatable as well. Read our blog post here for more information on vegan sources for Omega-3View Recipe >