As the weather grows colder, the season for harvesting cucumbers for pickling is over, but the pleasure of eating pickles is not! There are many different types of pickling recipes, but often, they include sugar which we avoid on the Paleo diet. Honey is a great substitute for sugar in most recipes.
In addition to pickling cucumbers, there are abundant vegetables that are crunchy and delicious when pickling. Check out the two links below to learn great recipes for quick pickling cucumbers and quick pickling a beautiful red onion.
Considering the many different recipes for pickling liquid, one of the greatest additions to some recipes is Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV). ACV has a multitude of health benefits, including improving weight loss, dropping blood pressure and cholesterol levels, stabilizing blood sugar, enhancing skin health, and relieving acid reflux symptoms! The best type of ACV is raw and unfiltered and often appears smoky inside. This is because it contains a lot of natural probiotics which are fantastic for enhancing our gut health.
The recipes below are fun and easy but as you become more familiar, get creative with your veggie choices and mix up the spices/seasonings– add some chopped ginger or garlic to the recipes and see what type of new flavor profiles you create!
Click on the links below to watch a cooking demonstration with me creating these recipes and learn a secret tip on how to make your pickles crunchier!!!
And don’t forget about the next Facebook-Live episode of Simply Paleo with me next Friday, October 19th at 9:30 am (EST)! This episode will be focused on ‘all things pumpkin’ where I will show you how to make pumpkin soup and some other sweeter pumpkin goodies!
UPCOMING LIVE COOKING CLASSES WITH AYELET CONNELL PHD:
Location: The Cookshop Plus, 977 Farmington Ave, West Hartford, CT
Click on links below or call to register: 860-461-0667
October 17, Wednesday, 6:30 pm:
Menu: Butternut squash & apple soup, roasted chicken with braised Brussels sprouts in pomegranate/mustard sauce, & apple cinnamon filled sweet crepes.
November 1, Thursday, 6:30 pm: Healthy Thanksgiving Options:
Spice-rubbed turkey breast, grain-free stuffing, & orange-cranberry sauce
December 2, Sunday morning, 10:00 am: Healthy Breakfast Options:
Fritata muffins, banana/chocolate filled sweet crepes, & mixed berry waffles
December 12, Wednesday, 6:30 pm: Healthy Holiday Desserts:
Decadent chocolate layer cake, holiday cookies, chocolate avocado mousse