Cooking can be fun & healthy!
Healthy food preparation can be simple and fun. Stucky Chiropractic Center hosts a Cook Well class to help demonstrate some tricks of the trade.
Cook Well Recipes and Preparation Tips
What is Kimchi?
Kimchi, or as you may have seen spelled kimchee or gimchi, is a fermented, traditional Korean side dish. It’s typically made of vegetables with a variety of seasonings. There are many different varieties of kimchi, made with cabbage, radishes, scallions, garlic, ginger or cucumber as the main ingredients.
Kimchi’s main ingredients are typically napa cabbage and daikon radish. Kimchi can also be used in a variety of cooked dishes, such as a sauce for Brussels sprouts or braised with short ribs. The versatility of Kimchi makes it great and healthy addition to use in everyday cooking.
Because it is a fermented dish, Kimchi needs additional time to ferment. We recommend starting a batch about a week before you plan to use it. You will need a clean 2-quart or 2-liter glass jar with a tightfitting lid to hold the Kimchi while it ferments. Do not use plastic, as the odors from the Kimchi can be hard to remove from plastic.
Korean red pepper powder or kochukaru is what gives kimchee its spiciness. It can be found in Korean markets in large resealable plastic bags, in different grades of coarseness and spiciness. Choose a grade based on your personal preference. Also known as saeujeot, Korean salted shrimp are very small, naturally fermented shrimp that impart authentic flavor to Kimchi. They are sold in jars and can be found in the refrigerator case of Korean markets.
Why is Kimchi Good For You? For more information: click here.
A great way to use farm-fresh produce throughout the year is to harvest or purchase your vegetables and then store them in a sand pack. A sand pack is a simple way to extend the life of your purchases. This article is a great way to explore this option.
Then you can pull those fresh veggies out and create wonderful smoothies. Chef Jason’s Smoothie Recipes included the Kale Almond-Milk Smoothie.
Apple Cider Vinegar
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Wild-Caught Alaskan Salmon with Kimchi Fried Rice
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