This is a basic lentil dhal recipe and one of my favourite vegan dinners. If you're new to vegan cooking, this recipe would be brilliant to start with. I always use red split lentils and rinse them and soak for about 24 hours before cooking, changing the soaking water at least twice. That way the phytic acid content is reduced and the lentils are easier to digest. And did you know that lentils count towards your 7-a-day???
I'm making sauerkraut today. Store bought version is often pasteurized, which means that all the good bacteria is gone! Homemade sauerkraut is very easy to make and should be ready within 5-10 days, depending on how warm it is in your house and how sour you want it to taste.
So what are the benefits of eating FERMENTED FOODS?
Some of the beneficial effect of lactic acid bacteria, normally found in fermented foods, include: