DIY fermentation is HUGE at the moment. Everyone is drinking kombucha and eating kimchi.
But what’s so great about it? Besides from the fact these fermented food & drinks taste great, they’re also brilliant for your health and a great way to store food all year round.
I have long been aware of the health benefits from ingesting fermented foods. Adding good bacteria to your diet is amazing for your gut and can help with a whole host of health problems. So it’s a great excuse to try out some delicious fermented recipes such as kimchi, sauerkraut, water kefir, kombucha and many many more.
Unfortunately, store-bought fermented foods are nearly always pasturized, meaning all the beneficial bacteria has been killed. So making your own is the best way to get the full benefit and Mortier Pilon have set out to make that as easy as possible.
Mortier Pilon are based in Montreal but have just launched their products in the UK. And to celebrate this, they’re giving away this fantastic fermentation crock. Scroll down to enter!
The first thing I tried with my crock is kimchi – one of my favourite fermented foods, originating from Korea. It’s made up of cabbage and chilli flakes for a delicious kick!
The fermentation crock does come with a recipe leaflet but unfortunately their kimchi recipe contained some non-vegan ingredients so I used a slightly adapted version of Simple Veganista’s recipe instead. And it’s AMAZING.
The crock is designed for a special anaerobic environment, ideal for fermenting. So you know what you’re making has the best chance to ferment.
It comes in various sizes and they even provide specific crocks for different recipes. I’ll be trying out the kombucha one next, so stay tuned for that! This crock is 5 litres so it’s pretty big and made about 8 large jars of kimchi. The great thing is though that I now have kimchi to last me months and months and was so cheap and easy to make!
THE GIVEAWAY (UK)
Moriter Pilon are giving away one of their five litre fermentation crocks! So to be in with a chance, enter via the widget below. If no widget appears, please use this link (but don’t share this link elsewhere).
Closes 11/08/2016. Open to the UK Only. Full T&Cs in the widget.