Well it feels like Monday but it isn't - total bonus! More bonus - I didn't gain any weight over the weekend, YAY!!!! Third bonus - I get to add almonds today!!!! Does it get any better than today? I think not.
Plus, I'm wearing a new skirt that I picked up in Madison, and it's a Medium. Good times.
Got home last night after spending the entire day reading at airports on planes, and started a mad dash to get things ready for today. I made cereal out of the acorn squash I froze last week, added some frozen cherries that I picked up a couple of weekends ago, pitted and froze, I poached some chicken for my lunches and took my 3-week old fermented veg from the cupboard to taste.
OH. MY. GOD.
It is unbelievably good. I'm so so so so pleased! It's the shaved brussel sprout version with green apple slivers - even I can't believe how delicious this is! I'm going to have to get another batch of that going ASAP, because WOW. I tucked into it pretty good last night, probably noshed a cup or so before I put it away. Highly recommend this to anyone! And it was so easy, here goes:
2 packages of Trader Joe's shaved brussel sprouts
3 Tb sea salt
1 Granny Smith apple, peeled, cored and sliced into a fine julienne (you can shred if you prefer, I like bigger chunks in my kraut)
Place the sprouts in a large bowl in layers, sprinkling salt on each layer (3 of them, 1 Tb of salt each - make it easy). Then get comfy with your bowl because you need to massage the veg with salt for 10 minutes or more, until they become soft and you see water in the bottom of your bowl (these take longer than cabbage because they are pre-shaved and get a little dry - you can always get fresh sprouts and shave them yourself - I say no thanks to that!).
Add the apple and mix with your hands to combine. Let sit in your kitchen for 20-ish minutes, then squish into a canning jar that has a rubber gasket and air tight seal. I use these from Ikea: